Engagement Rings With Prong Settings
Often in the excitement of searching for types of engagement rings that will symbolize your love, diamond ring buyers completely forget about the
practical aspects of the rings. Diamond engagement rings will typically be a daily wear part of a woman's jewelry collection, so ensuring that the ring is
well constructed and the diamond secure on the ring is just as important as the overall beauty of the ring.
Settings on engagement rings can also be called mountings, and they are the visible or invisible ways that he diamond is held onto the ring. In some
cases and ring designs the setting is actually part of the ring's beauty while in other cases the settings are as small as possible and not really
One of the most common types of rings settings found on most types and styles of engagement rings are the prong settings. A prong setting is most
commonly seen with larger stones, especially on solitaire rings or rings that feature groupings of larger stones in some pattern or shape across the ring
band. Prong settings are literally metal hook-like spindles or prongs that clamp over the surface of the diamond and attach to the band. They hold the
stone in place and prevent the stone from dislodging.
Engagement rings will have different number of prongs depending on several factors. Generally there will be a prong at each corner on shaped
diamonds but there may also be others down the length of the diamond.
Evenly spaced prongs on engagement rings with round or oval stones secure the diamond in place. Typically there will be four to six prongs, but larger
or smaller stones may have different numbers. Unique shapes such as marquis, heart or pear shapes will also typically have four to six prongs.
Prongs serve to both provide security to the diamond but also to lift or elevate it off the band itself. This focuses attention on the diamond plus it also
allows more light to enter into the gem. Engagement rings with raised diamonds will really sparkle and shine with movement