The prong setting is synonymous to solitaire, which is probably why, a prong ring is both the most popular and common among other setting styles. A prong setting engagement ring has several types, which include four prong and six prong. These two types of prong setting are considered to be more prominent than the rest. Four prong diamond setting is known to expose the diamond more, however the six prong is considered to give the stone more security. Other engagement ring settings under this category are eight and ten, double claw, heart, v-prong and fishtail.
Prongs are popular because this engagement ring setting technique allows the diamond maximum exposure for all to see. This setting technique, which is characterized by metal claws, help keep that single diamond in place. The stone seemingly sits on a throne gaining access to the light it all needs eventually showcasing the stone’s true brilliance. Whichever prong setting ring you prefer, always remember that the type of mount for your fine jewelry, especially an engagement ring, will set the mood for the style, design and overall aesthetics of your ring.