Welcome to the engagement ring files. During this series we’re investigating what you need to know about the various engagement ring setting options. Today we’re talking about prong settings.
A prong setting is a very similar style of engagement ring to a Tiffany style engagement ring. In fact, the only significant difference between a Tiffany engagement ring and a prong set engagement ring is where it came from! This is because a ring can only legally be described as a Tiffany ring if it was made by Tiffany & Co.
What does a prong set ring look like?
A prong set ring is a classic engagement ring that brings the focus onto the beauty and brilliance of the gem itself. They usually feature a plan metal band with a number of metal prongs attached that hold the gem securely in place on top of the ring.
The main benefit of this kind of setting is that it allows light to enter the gem from almost all sides. This means that your diamond (or sapphire, or emerald, or ruby…) appears gorgeously luminous.
Is a prong set engagement ring right for you?
A prong set engagement ring may be right for you if you’re looking for a ring that’s sophisticated, classic and timeless. It’s also an excellent choice for gem enthusiasts, as this kind of setting will show your gem at it’s very best.
One thing that may be worth keeping in mind is that prong settings are not as strong as engagement rings with inset gems. This isn’t a cause for concern for most people, but if you’re particularly active you may want to consider if this is the best style for you.
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