Prongs: Which Type Should You Choose?
Designed to safely secure your stone while optimising its appearance and style, basket and cathedral settings rely on the use of prongs to elegantly showcase your divine cultured gemstone, and keep it in place. These very popular choices embody a modern and minimalistic style with typically 4-6 prongs holding the stone in place.
The purpose of these prongs is to provide your beautiful dream ring with the structural integrity to withstand a lifetime of love. Despite how it may visually appear, your choice of the number of prongs does not concern the structural integrity of the ring - rather the width of the prong.
Prongs work by extending up from one central point on the base of the band and are linked by a metal gallery rail that sits horizontally around the stone for extra structural integrity, forming a basket. At The Moissanite Company, our prongs are crafted at a 1.4mm width, tapering to 1.2mm at the point of the prong - providing durability and longevity of every piece, no matter the carat size. Our prongs then typically extend 1.0 - 1.5mm onto the face of the gemstone, however, this does differ depending on the carat weight of the stone. Each piece is individually examined by our expert jewellers who then make a calculated decision to determine the perfect balance between structural integrity and aesthetics of your dream ring.
Here at The Moissanite Company, we offer our pear, round and marquise shaped stones with a choice of two alternative prong settings to suit your taste, ranging from four to six prongs depending on the shape.
As seen below, the number of prongs you select is entirely your choice, and each option can bring a different look and feel to your ring.
Set in a minimal four prong basket setting this design exudes simplicity and sophistication. The four prong Sophia Ring is simply exquisite.
A timeless design. The five prong Sophia Ring boasts classic beauty, with the fifth prong hugging the point of the gemstone in our precious yellow gold.
Simple and timeless, our four prong Isla is the epitome of a modern classic.
Classic and elegant, our six prong Isla exudes sophistication and timelessness.
Chic and contemporary, the four prong Arie is a minimal, and modern design that exudes luxury.
A unique yet timeless design. The six prong Arie Ring accentuates the elongated shape of the gemstone, making for a divine forever piece.
Here at The Moissanite Company, we value your love story. Based in Brisbane, Australia, we utilise the highest quality Moissanite and pair this with impeccable craftsmanship to bring your forever ring to life. We pride ourselves on being Bespoke, Ethical and Affordable. We also commit to a sustainable ‘now’ and ‘future’. We are on a mission to positively influence the jewellery industry, and provide customers with the sparkle they desire, at a price they can afford, with the environment in front of mind, always! Here at the Moissanite Company, we plant a tree for every ring sold, by donating to Trillion Trees - an Australian organisation that is dedicated to improving our mother earth. Get in touch today to receive a no-obligation quote from one of our jewellery experts.