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

posted 3 months ago in Rings
  • poll: Yellow or white prongs?

    Yellow

    White

  • Post # 17
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2021

    I voted white gold prongs as I’m waiting for my ring upgrade and chose that.

    However, I think it depends on whether it’s a solitaire or halo as well as personal preference. I went with a halo, so for a seamless look chose a white gold head for my G colour center stone with yellow shank. However, for a solitaire, I think I would’ve gone with all yellow gold, because call me crazy, but I quite like the warmth it brings (but again I’m not a diamond aficionado)

    Post # 17
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    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2021

    I chose yellow as I prefer it when the prongs match the band. 

    It’s personal preference but I think having totally different colour head/prongs is a lot more jarring and noticeable than having tiny gold prongs next to a white stone.

    Post # 18
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    487 posts
    Helper bee

    Totally a personal preference.

    I prefer the ring to have all the same color metal so it feels more cohesive. White prongs on a yellow band remind me of the 80s and 90s.

    I also like warmer stones though, and I don’t think the white prongs blend into the stones (though other people disagree!). To me it just adds a distracting element.

     

     

    Post # 19
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    487 posts
    Helper bee

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    @anicolax:  Oh, for sure this is a good call out.

    Halos can look good with white gold heads, and clusters too, because they’re trying to blend a lot of little pieces together visually into one element.

    Post # 20
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    Newbee

    It’s completely personal preference! I have yellow gold claw prongs on my yellow gold engagement ring because I feel like it keeps a big of a vintage style to it, and it blends into the band color. I agree that the contrast between the yellow gold and the diamond is super beautiful.

    However I’ve heard that white gold prongs can help enhance diamond size, but probably not by a hugely noticeable amount 

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