Yellow or white prongs on a yellow gold band? Please vote!!

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  • poll: Yellow or white prongs?

    Yellow

    White

  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee

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    @makb1029:  

    I bet you’ll get a pretty even split. People have their preferences. I find that jewelers push platinum prongs because of durability and they threaten that yellow gold prongs will make the diamond look yellow. My husband’s grandmother had platinum prongs on her yellow gold ring for those reasons and the prongs ended up getting really bent and she had the head switched out for yellow gold prongs on her engagement ring and they held up better. The diamond was and is gorgeous. My sister in law has it as her e-ring now. Personally, I really like continuity. Platinum shank then platinum prongs. Yellow gold shank then yellow gold prongs, same for rose gold. I really like the look and luster of yellow gold and enjoy seeing it on the side view of the prongs. Also, that bit about making the stone look yellow… I find the opposite to be true. The contrast with the color of the metal helps make a warm stone look whiter.

    My E VVS1 pear, 18kt yellow gold shank and prongs.

    Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

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    @makb1029:  Yellow on yellow!

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee

    Another ring I owned briefly but returned. G SI 1 oval in 18 kt yellow gold shank and prongs.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2021 - Australia

    I think it depends on the colour of the diamond. Yellow prongs might bring out the warmth in a diamond which might not be what you want to do. 

    For example, I have a peach sapphire set in rose gold, and the sapphire has rose gold prongs to bring out/echo the peach of the stone. The diamonds on the sides, however, are set in white gold with white prongs, to emphasize their colour (or lackthereof):

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    Post # 6
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    Busy bee

    It’s really a matter of personal preference. I personally think white prongs look good with halos and really white stones. I prefer the continuity of one color for simple solitaires and warmer colored stones. That said, I recently got a two tone solitaire and adore the rose gold shank with white gold prongs in this particular setting. Note that people will say yellow or rose gold prongs will make the center stone look warmer. I have not found this to be the case in my experience. 

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    Blushing bee

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    @makb1029:  I vote white I think, but it depends a bit on the color grade of the stone. If the stone is lower in color, yellow prongs might make it appear more yellow. Maybe you’d prefer the diamond look more white instead. On the other hand, you could save your budget on color grade and embrace that, go lower in color with yellow prongs. There’s a few ways to look at it. I would see how both colors look with the diamond you like! 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    While I think all the rings posted thus far are beautiful, I prefer platinum prongs because my preference is for the prongs to disappear as much as possible so the focus is on the stone. This is why I chose a four prong setting, too, instead of a six prong. My ring is 18K yellow gold with platinum prongs:

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2007

    I prefer platinum prongs, I feel it compliments the center stone nicely. 

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee

    I voted white! Unless your diamond is a lower color grade, go with white. My diamond is a G, I was initially POSITIVE I wanted yellow prongs…but it made my diamond look warmer… he paid for a G and I wanna see a G! 😉 

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Shreveport, LA

    I like both and don’t really have a preference, here’s my oval moissy in rose gold with rose gold prongs and my asscher moissy in yellow gold with white gold prongs. I think they both look great and it just depends on the look you like 🤷🏼‍♀️

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee

    Colorless (DEF color) moissanite in rose gold with white gold prongs

     

    Near colorless (GHI color) moissanite in yellow gold with yellow gold prongs

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2020 - Titusville, FL

    I don’t have a strong preference, but of the two photos you shared, I prefer how the gold prongs look (I also LOVE the claw prongs). My ring is rose gold with rose gold prongs and I love it. I think it just depends on what you prefer, both options are gorgeous!

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee

    I prefer white prongs because they blend in better. But you really can’t go wrong with whatever you love!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

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    @makb1029:  What’s the color grade of the center stone? 

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