Pros and Cons of Choosing Prong Set Emerald Cut Diamond Rings
Naturally sophisticated and classy in appearance, an emerald cut diamond is a gemstone cut that is usually affordable than other fancy shapes. This gives buyers great value for money. This type of step diamond cut also makes the stone appear big as well as enhances its appearance.
If you have decided on emerald cut diamond rings, it is also important to select a setting that shows the stone off while keeping it secure as well as protected.
Claw settings are the preferred option of most couples who are in search of an emerald cut diamond engagement ring. The engagement ring setting makes its center stone or diamond appear big since the stone is its focus. By setting a diamond with a thin metal band, you can emphasize the size of the stone even more.
Claws do not fully obstruct the centerpiece stone’s view, which allows it to be seen just about clearly. It provides maximum protection to the stone while letting the maximum amount of light enter and leave it. This is what makes for fire and brilliance in prong than in a bezel setting, which is relatively more protective of the stone nonetheless.
Emerald cut diamonds are step cut, and not brilliant cut. Instead of the brilliance, their elegance lies in contrast of light as well as shadow, which creates an effect known as “Hall of Mirrors”. The setting maximizes the said effect, which allows optimum reflection of light. It then allows for a contrast between dark as well as light in steps to show, which adds depth as well as dimension to an emerald cut diamond.
While most emerald cut diamond rings feature four claws, holding their corners firmly in place, it is better to select six or eight claw settings for bigger diamonds. This makes sure that it is securely held, without the risk of the stone falling out from the setting.
As with any other engagement ring setting, the claw setting necessitates maintenance and regular inspection to make sure metal claws are still strong as well as in place. Gradually, claws can wear thin, which can bend or even break metal prong. This then puts the center stone held in place by prongs at risk of falling out from the setting.
Another relative risk of the setting is that since the stone is exposed, it may be bumped against everyday objects, which can damage it. However, this mostly depends upon whether you lead an active lifestyle and use your diamond engagement ring on a daily basis.