Post # 17
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
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
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
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
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