by kmoro » Feb 10, 2019 I thought that I preferred claw prongs - loved them on a setting that I had in October. For the setting I have now, I was going to ask for claw prongs, but then I thought it would be fun to see the prongs as intended by the designer, since they looked quite small ... I don’t regret it. The prongs are very tiny with a rounded end; they are very subtle and I like them as much as the claws. That experience showed me that I actually like all prongs as long as they are tiny and, as someone else mentioned, allow the diamond to be the star of the show. One thing though: the longer that I have my current setting, the more that I’m bored with it. I thought that I wanted a solitaire with no other diamonds viewable from the top. However, the prongs are so tiny and unnoticeable that the diamond looks kinda plain sitting there in a perfect circle above a very thin band. No one can say there is anything about the setting that doesn’t make the diamond the star of the show, but I’ve come to realize that the prongs could have had some pizazz. For example, not prongs that blend into the sillouette of the round diamond, but ones that stick out a little along the parameter - like the Tiffany style settings. My next setting is sort of a pseudo halo (never thought that I would go for such a style but I fell in love with it), and it just happens to have the claw prongs. Not sure if that helps .... I just think that those big blob prongs are out, lol.