When choosing your engagement ring, prong setting is among the most crucial aspects to consider. Prongs are claws of metallic that are used to keep the stone in the right place, also known as prong settings. In addition to providing great security for the moissanite in the center, Prongs are a popular choice for styles of engagement rings. It also permits a lot of light to shine on the moissanite.
We will go over the various types of ring prongs on the market, and provide tips that will help make smart choices when choosing rings for engagements.
Table of contents
- Single Claw Ring Prong
- Double Claw Ring Prong
- Round Ring Prong
- Square Ring Prong
- V-Ring Prong
- Shared Ring Prong
What is a Ring Prong?
A prong setting sometimes called a claw setting is basically a cradle for the moissanite. The prongs consist of tiny strips of steel and make a cradle that resembles a basket for the moissanite that is used to secure it. When the moissanite is placed inside, and aligned properly, the ends of prongs are bent toward the moissanite in order to keep it in its place.
In a well-crafted ring, the moissanite should be close to the prongs and the prongs shouldn't overly cover the moissanite's table. The contact points between prongs and the crown of the moissanite must be flush without visible gaps.
The beauty of a correctly constructed Prong Setting is it shows the moissanite with a beautiful display. Prongs that are crafted wrongly can cause a moissanite to appear small, and the presence of gaps could cause a loss in the security and wearability and security of the band.
Prong settings are cast in any type of metal.
There's a lot to love about a prong-setting. Let's examine their advantages and disadvantages to give you some insight.
Advantages of Prong Settings
- Prong settings require lesser metal than the other setting and permit more light to enter the moissanite, which hits the moissanite's surface to create greater sparkle.
- Unique prongs in a stunning assortment of designs.
- It is easy to clean and maintain your jewelry You can take care of the jewelry you own at home easily.
- Prong settings work with all shapes of diamonds or moissanite.
- The settings for prongs can be altered to raise the stone or set lower to match your preferences.
Disadvantages of Prong Settings
Prong settings are an ideal option to make an ideal engagement ring but like all styles of jewelry, there are a few factors to take into consideration to ensure that they're the right option for you or the person you're intended.
- Certain types of prongs, especially those designed to be above the moissanite, could scratch. Prongs made poorly can get caught on clothes or linen.
- Provide less protection to the exposed girdle regions of the moissanite.
- As time passes the prongs be worn out, or even break.
Prong Setting Types
Single Claw Ring Prong
Single claw prongs appear similar to claws, with prongs slowly tapering off to form a narrow point on the ends. This kind of ring prong is often employed in diamonds or moissanite engagement rings. Since it occupies the smallest area on the stone's surface it can help highlight the stone's outline.
Double Claw Ring Prong
Double claw prongs setting as the name implies is made up of two tips that help hold the stone to its place. They create the appearance of smaller claws and are frequently employed as split-shank designs. Another variant of the double-clawed prong is the double-rounded tips of the prongs where the prongs have a round edge instead of a pointed design.
Round Ring Prong
Round prongs are most commonly used in engagement rings. They are secure and discrete and let the moissanite shine while securing it in position. There is the option of picking between 4, 6, or eight prongs to provide added security.
Square Ring Prong
Square prong settings for rings can be a trendy option for contemporary engagement rings. They are not as well-known as claws or round prongs, squared-off prongs can make a distinctive addition to the perfect ring design.
V-tip prongs protect and secure the edges of moissanite that come to a point. are usually used in fancy-shaped moissanite such as marquises, hearts, and pears. One of the main disadvantages of V-tip prongs is that it requires extra attention.
If, for instance, the prongs are get snugged, the stone easily falls in comparison to other prong configurations. The main benefit of V-Prongs is that they don't completely cover the top of the moissanite as much as other prongs. They also protect the edges and the edge of the stones, which makes them less prone to scratching and breaking.
Shared Ring Prong
Shared prongs are typically used to set the moissanite melee (smaller size moissanite), hold multiple stones on the ring, with each stone sharing a set of prongs next to it. The shared prong provides the appearance of a variety of stones that are spread across the finger, with little metal covering the stones.
The shared prong setup is cost-effective since it helps save on materials and does not overburden the stones with the needless use of metal. However, the downside is that prongs must be used to hold the stones in close proximity to the center for additional security.
Tips to Choose the Right Moissanite Ring Prongs
✨ The first and most important thing is that your personal preferences will guide you when choosing the prong setting. Prong settings come in a vast range of styles, which allows your personal style to lead. Beyond that, your lifestyle could determine the size as well as the style of the settings you choose.
✨ You should consider choosing a prong size that is proportional to the carat size to get the ideal balance. Prongs that are large in size and placed on stones of smaller size can overshadow the stone, affecting the overall appearance of your jewelry. Determine the dimensions, shape, and style of the stone. These elements will determine the perfect prong placement to set your wedding.
✨ Style-wise, some customers might require claws to be smoothed down or slimmer to enhance the appearance of the setting to their preferences. We always recommend using prongs that are thick and slightly heavier. Prongs with thicker edges will provide greater grip and safety on your stone. They also are less susceptible to wear and breaking.
Whatever the style or shape of the moissanite ring's prongs principal function is to keep the stone and ensure its safety when in the band. In the end, the decision of the ring's style and design rests on your individual preferences.