Engagement & Wedding

4 Prongs VS 6 Prongs. Which is Better?


– Create more of a boxy appearance.

– A good choice for diamonds less than 1/2CT, as it allows more of the diamond to be seen.

– Less metal surrounding the diamond, which makes the diamond really stand out.

– Better security. Although there are only 4 prongs, they are thicker than 6 prongs, which allows for less wear and tear.



Makes a round diamond look more round.

– Diamonds smaller than 1/2CT may be dwarfed.

– Lighter and thinner prongs mean more wear and tear.


There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing the prongs for your center stone. Remember, a diamonds sparkle is determined by its cut, not how many prongs it  has. Although 4 prongs tend to be more durable in the long run, it really is a matter of preference. Whichever prongs you choose, just make sure you get your prongs checked every 6 months. If you come to Wheats it’s always no charge!

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