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double prongs/claw prongs vs. 6 prongs- questions !!

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by weagle, Jan 3, 2007.

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  1. weagle
    Rough_Rock

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    by weagle » Jan 3, 2007
    Hello Everyone !
    I am usually just a lurker but have recently started my "active" search for my E-ring. After much deliberation, I have decided on an oval. I know they can be tricky to find but nothing catches my eye like they do. The problem now is the setting. I want to put all the money in the middle- no side stones for me (maybe with the upgrade at a later time) My preference is 4 prongs (because I hate the way that 6 prongs make an oval look like a marquise)but I have read several threads on here and now I am very confused. Of course I am concerned about the safety of the stone (size will be around 1.5-1.7ct). Calling all experts !! If i go with double prong, or claw prong setting, will that be more safe than a traditional 4 prong setting? Would this take away from the stone and look too prong(y)? for this size stone? What are your thoughts on the security of the stone with a 4 prong setting vs. double prong setting? Thanks so much PSers !!
     
  2. JulieN
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    by JulieN » Jan 3, 2007
    I''ve dropped rings a couple times, so I hate the idea of exposed girdles.
     
  3. CJ2008
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    by CJ2008 » Jan 3, 2007
    I haven''t seen any double prongs in person...but I saw a few pictures of settings like that on this forum, and I really liked the look...I''m curious too whether there''s a difference in safety...I know this doesn''t answer your question, but I just wanted to make that comment.
     
  4. Tacori E-ring
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    by Tacori E-ring » Jan 4, 2007
    Leon set Kaleigh''s beautiful oval in a four prong so if that is what you like that is how you should get it set. Double prongs are usually *very* thin by themselves so I am not sure how much extra protection they really are.
     
  5. jaz464
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    by jaz464 » Jan 4, 2007
    With a largish oval, I prefer claw prongs. I don''t know if they are safer, I just prefer the look.
     
  6. Miranda
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    by Miranda » Jan 4, 2007
    My all time favorite oval solitaire look is the oval from Harry Winston http://www.harrywinston.com/ I''m not sure about safety issuses, but, i looooooovvvvvvvveeeeeeee it. I''d just get it and walk around with my hand on a pillow all day. I adore ovals with double claw prongs.
     
  7. MustangGal
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    by MustangGal » Jan 4, 2007
    I have a .94ct oval in double prongs. After 6 months of wearing it, I managed to crack the girdle on one of the long sides. I don''t know if this was a prong issue, or if my stone was pre-disposed to cracking. I think I hit it on the filing cabinet at work. I do love the look of the double prongs though!
     
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