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Will a four prong eternity be really safe?

Orchid Lei

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I have an 11 stone shared prong band (with 0.07 stones) from ID Jewelry and it's the second time in 6 months of wear that I have loose stones (the same two). One is about to fall out, so I've had to stop wearing it. :(

I'm going to return the band and upgrade to something sturdier. Will a 4 prong eternity band be much safer, like I don't need to worry about checking my stones every time I wear the ring? Or is the absolute safest way to go is the channel setting? I don't like thicker bezel bands, so that's not an option.
 

Farleysmom

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I had a shared-prong eternity ring and I had multiple problems with loose stones. I had the ring remade into a four-prong and haven't had any issues since. I would highly recommend a four-prong.
 

mrssalvo

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I believe a 4 prong eternity will be safer just b/c you have more metal/prongs holding onto the stones...
 

dreamer_dachsie

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Agree with the OPs.

But a well made shared prong band should not lose stones that often either. Make sure the quality is good on the new setting.
 

Orchid Lei

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Farleysmom|1306636283|2932816 said:
I had a shared-prong eternity ring and I had multiple problems with loose stones. I had the ring remade into a four-prong and haven't had any issues since. I would highly recommend a four-prong.
I'm glad that worked out for you! I hope to have the same success. :)
 
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