The beauty and durability of a diamond ring largely depends on its settings. Different types of ring settings are available in market, but all settings are not applicable for single mounted diamonds.For bigger diamonds prong setting are the most popular one, in this setting the prongs work like a paw and its clasp the stone in the middle of the ring band. This setting is used mostly for holding a larger stone.
The shape and size of the prongs largely spends on the stone size; for larger diamonds like 3 carat diamonds under 3000 USD prong setting is the most preferred one because six or eight prongs can the hold the stone pretty well. For round or square cut diamonds prong setting is the best option although for pear and oval shape diamonds also prong setting can work wonderful. For holding pear shape and oval shape, through are make in V shape. Besides holding the stone well, the prongs protect the sharp angles corners as well.
4 prong setting
One of the prime reasons why consumers choose the 4-prong setting is that there is a lesser amount of metal coverage on the diamond. It allows maximum light to enter for ideal brilliance.
6 prong setting
When 6 prongs are used to hold your 3 carat diamonds under 3000 USD on the mount, the precise prongs will obviously be lighter and sleek. In total, they cover a suggestively large share of the gemstone’s upper facet.
Ideally prongs should end on the crown; it is neither to be short nor is to be long. In case it is short, it may not hold the stone properly, if it is too long it may cover the stone and the size of the stone will look reduced. Prong setting are mostly recommended for solitaire diamond rings because this type of setting keeps entire focus on the diamond never on the metallic band. It allows optimum reflection and refraction of light hence boosts the dazzle of the stone.