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Does anyone not like claw prongs? Why or why not?

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  1. pearaffair
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    by pearaffair » Jun 15, 2019
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    Chubby claw?
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    Love above tab prongs - I have bad taste though... (all too often) 6E3D1575-3671-4E3F-9A2B-DAE49DDFC683.jpeg
    I thought these were ball prongs but they look tapered.

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    Defined claws. I think are too delicate for the crown setting. 647B976D-B497-4E79-AE66-03B9E609FE29.jpeg
    Ugly!

    I’m being crazy and I’m attracted to tab prongs but I think claw prongs are safer because everyone likes them... right?

    I don’t like the bead/ball prongs, that I know for sure.
     
    


    


  2. pearaffair
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  3. TweetyBird23
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    by TweetyBird23 » Jun 15, 2019
    I dig the chubby claw prongs! It looks like a prosperous and well fed ring. :lol:
     
  4. mrs-b
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    by mrs-b » Jun 15, 2019
    Chubby claws. Yum!
     
    


    


  5. JPie
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    by JPie » Jun 15, 2019
    For the style you want, I think the prong shape comes down to personal preference. Get the tabs!
     
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  6. eapj
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    by eapj » Jun 15, 2019
    I’m with @mrs-b - chubby claw prints are nice but I don’t like the ones that look like long talons. I think tabs and blobbier ones (that’s a technical term!) are more classic, too. But we all like what we like!
     
  7. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Jun 15, 2019
    Heh. I have sort of tabby claws... lol.


     
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  8. elizat
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    by elizat » Jun 15, 2019
    I think it's preference. A lot of designers are doing claws and tiny ones, so I think we just see them a lot.

    I like tab prongs a good bit. They look vintage to me.
     
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  9. miimac7
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    by miimac7 » Jun 15, 2019
    It’s my understanding that the prong shape is personal preference. I like the tab and the claw, so I’m no help. If I was getting a 6 prong setting I would choose the more delicate prong which to me is the claw, and I would get tabs or bigger claws for a 4 prong. I prefer 4 prongs over 6. I totally do not think you have poor taste;)2
     
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  10. pearaffair
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    by pearaffair » Jun 15, 2019
    Oooo more pics please?

    Do you love the prongs?
     
    


    


  11. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Jun 15, 2019
    I do quite like the prongs! The tabby claws sort of gave me the best of both worlds.



     
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  12. yssie
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    by yssie » Jun 15, 2019
    Can’t go wrong with Tiffany tabs :kiss2:
     
  13. marymm
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    by marymm » Jun 15, 2019
    I like claw prongs, both smaller triangle claws and longer slimmer claws ... but I do love well-done tab prongs too.

    For me I consider the stone and setting first and then choose the most complementary prong style.
     
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    by bludiva » Jun 15, 2019
    I like them all, claw, tab, heart, the teeny tiny ones that seem to be popular these days. Not so much a fan of the random ones you see on "rustic" jewelry. Just b/c the vibe is bohemiam doesn't mean the prongs have to be ugly imho.

    That last gabriel ny one looks like it's unset btw which is why the prongs looks weird. At least I hope that's why b/c they definitely look clunky
     
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  16. BMI
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    by BMI » Jun 15, 2019
    I usually prefer classic tab prongs. However, the Stuller crown setting tapers pretty thin near the head and I feel like maybe the short claw prongs are a bit more complementary with the band. Either style will look great though, so get what you prefer!
     
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  17. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Jun 15, 2019
    I’m sort of over them as my hair gets stuck in the claws sometimes
     
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  18. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Jun 15, 2019
    I personally don't care for long, claw prongs on a stone. I am probably in the camp of stubby claw prongs or tabs.
     
  19. pearaffair
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    by pearaffair » Jun 15, 2019
    Ok, my thoughts exactly! I was gaga for claw prongs for a good long while but now I see them as trendy, whereas if Tiffany is digging the tab-like prongs still... well then they must be somewhat timeless. Anyways that's my theory.

    Such a good point. There is a flowy floral type six-prong setting which in my opinion demands claw prongs. This one, because of the kind of squat and solid head, made me lean towards the tabs. Despite the thin shank. Shrug.

    This was SO helpful, thank you so much for taking the time to group those for me!

    Yeah hopefully that ring is unset because UGH.

    Ok, cool, glad I'm not the only one that kind of likes tab prongs! I agree that the setting tapers so thin, that claw prongs would look great from the top... but the side view looks so solid and somewhat antique to me. Oh well, I'm going for tab, I'll post pics and we'll go from there!

    I feel similarly: sort of over them. They were revolutionary to me when I had never seen them before! That's for sure.

    Yay! I love your style, so it helps me to think of you digging tab prongs.
     
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  20. dk168
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    by dk168 » Jun 16, 2019
    I don't like any prongs may be except bar prongs due to bad experience of losing the centre stone of my mum's imperial Jade ring years ago.

    DK :roll2:
     
  21. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Jun 16, 2019
    A lot depends on the setting style for me. I have claw, bezel, and tabs on various pieces. I chose tabs on the Tiffany style setting as I wanted to be as authentic as possible. I have wider ribbon tabs on my antique asscher. I have a bezel and claws on my Casablanca setting. The only thing I hate is round blob ball prong tips. :lol:
     
  22. pearaffair
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    by pearaffair » Jun 17, 2019
    I hate blob ball prong tips too!!!!!!! STRONG DISLIKE :nono:
     
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    by Slick1 » Jun 17, 2019
    Honestly, this why I am not a fan of them. My hair gets caught up and so do hand towels. I like bezels, tabs, and short thick claws in that order. :lol:

    But....you do you! =)2
     
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  24. pearaffair
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    Omg I have ruined so many hand towels with a different ring of mine! The worst!!!
     
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  25. JPie
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    by JPie » Jun 17, 2019
    I think that if things are getting stuck to claw prongs, then they're sticking up a bit from the gem and need to be set properly so they don't. My engagement ring has eight tiny claws and it does not get caught on anything. The same goes for my other rings with claws, and my diamond studs as well. YMMV!
     
  26. Slick1
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    by Slick1 » Jun 17, 2019
    Not necessarily, I have and have had claw prongs that were perfect, and once in that while, one would pull on a strand of hair. I think it’s inevitable. =)2
     
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    Get what you love. :kiss2: You’re the one looking at it all day.
     
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    by steviedsgirl » Jun 19, 2019
    I had Amelia re-set in a 6 prong setting where the prongs are your basic "tab" type. Though I would have preferred a pointier look to the prong tips, I didn't have the funds for anything custom. Now that more light is getting to her, Amelia outshines the prongs, anyway.
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