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Prong Settings:

The Prong Setting is by far the most popular of the setting styles. The diamond or diamonds are held securely in place by either two (shared prong), four, or six metal prongs. These prongs raise the diamond up off of the finger and into the air, allowing the maximum amount of light to reach the diamond. Allowing light to shine up through the culet of the diamond (bottom portion, pointed tip of the diamond) through the diamond and out the top (table, flat top of the diamond) will allow the diamond the maximum amount of sparkle and brilliance.

The four or six prong diamond setting is the most recommended and most preferred way to set a diamond, both for aesthetic purposes as well as security/safety settings.

+ Benefits of Prong Settings:

Allows the maximum amount of light to reach the diamond, ensuring maximum amount of sparkle.

The diamond sits high off of the finger and therefore shows off the diamond best.

Often makes diamonds appear larger than they actually are; most flattering to diamond size.

Allows for the wedding band to fit flush against the engagement ring - no gapping.

Far less expensive than settings with multiple diamonds set in to the band. Prong settings usually run $150.00 in white gold and $450.00 in platinum.*

Simple and elegant. A prong setting is the preferred setting for men who are unsure how to set the diamond

Most popular setting style; liked by the vast majority of women.

- Considerations for Prong Settings:

Diamond sits high off the finger; the prong setting not recommended for athletic or extremely active women.

Taditional Solitaire Setting:

The Traditional Solitaire Setting has four or six metal prongs holding the diamond securely in place while allowing light to shine up through the diamond to maximize sparkle. Contrary to popular belief, the four prong setting is equally secure as a six prong setting. Selecting a four prong solitaire setting or a six prong solitaire setting is purely a matter of visual preference.

Traditional Six (6) Prong Solitaire Setting

Traditional Four (4) Prong Solitaire Setting:

Traditional V-Prong Prong Solitaire Setting:

Cathedral Solitaire Setting:

The Cathedral Solitaire Setting has metal arching up toward the center diamond, drawing the eye toward the diamond. The cathedral solitaire setting can be created with either four prongs or six prongs.

Cathedral Four (4) Prong Solitaire Setting:

Cathedral Six (6) Prong Solitaire Setting:

Cathedral V-Prong Prong Solitaire Setting:

Cross Wire Lucida Solitaire Setting (low profile):

The Cross Wire Lucida Setting has basket with crossing metal the center diamond, drawing the eye toward the diamond. The cathedral solitare setting can be created with either four prongs or six prongs. The setting is a low profile setting and is preferred for active or athletic women who would like a solitare setting.

Cross Wire Lucida Solitaire Setting:

This setting is reccomended for the following shapes:

Round lucida solitare, Princess cut lucida solitare, Radiant cut lucida solitare, Emerald cut lucida solitare, Asscher cut lucida solitare.

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