Diamond Education

The timeless setting of the solitaire ring has maximum visibility due to the diamond’s prongs. The prong is the little metal pieces that hold the diamond in place. The prong is (usually) found on the corners of the diamond, as those places are the strongest points to hold the diamond. Prongs are also the holders to let the light pass through the diamond to maximize the natural shimmer of the center stone.

The four-cornered prongs are the standard setting and allow more light exposure. While the four prong setting is most standard you can have the four prong in a less standard way by having it placed diagonally. Normally for smaller carat stones like a 2 carat diamond, having more prongs is not recommended. Six or eight will make the diamond appear smaller.
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