Rings with prong settings - how many prongs are ideal?

Rings with prong settings - how many prongs are ideal?

We will explain to you how many prongs you should choose.

A diamond ring with 4 prongs or 6 prongs?

Whether you choose 4 prongs or 6 prongs is of course a question of taste. On the one hand, many people ask themselves whether the diamond still receives enough light to sparkle with 6 prongs. And on the other hand, whether 4 prongs hold the gemstone securely enough. Read our facts here.

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Diamond ring with 4 prongs

  • The diamond is surrounded by less precious metal, so more stone is visible.
  • The incidence of light is higher and the diamond can sparkle better.
  • With brilliant-cut diamonds: the 4 prongs make the gemstone appear angular.
  • 4 prongs are very suitable for diamonds up to 0.4 carats.
  • The ring looks rather delicate. 4 prongs in combination with a narrow ring band are ideal for narrow hands.
  • The risk of the diamond becoming loose is slightly higher. But this also depends on the processing. In a high-quality setting, the prongs fit perfectly with the diamond.
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Diamond ring with 6 prongs

  • With 6 prongs, the precious metal is more clearly in the foreground.
  • Depending on how fine or coarse the prongs are made, less light enters.
  • For brilliant-cut diamonds: 6 prongs support the round shape of the gemstone.
  • To ensure that the diamond does not sink with 6 prongs, we recommend a weight of 0.4 carat or more.
  • The ring band is usually wider and the prongs look like a crown that sits on the ring band.
  • The gemstone sits as tightly as in a bezel setting.

Already knew? There are also rings with 3 prongs.

If you like something a little more unusual, we recommend a prong setting with only 3 prongs. The simple, understated design allows the diamond to sparkle with a lot of light.

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