Earrings: bezel or prong?

niry84

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Dear ladies i'm torn between the two options!!..i was looking for a durable pair of earring and i finally decided that i want a pair of stud diamond earrings to wear daily.
I already decided the size..they will be 0.40 each one..but i can't decide the type of the setting!

Could you please help me and suggest me on the choose!? Thank you very much in advance!!

I post the settings that i like..but please feel free to post other ones if you find something nice!!

Thankssssss again for your help!!!!!
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gahk

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I like the last picture of the bazel setting by Brian Gavin. This setting is the same as Tiffany's DBTY studs. The other choice which I also like the same is the 4-prong. Bazel setting by Brian Gavin will lie flatter to the ear lobe. It looks nice, but the 4-prong will show the diamond better. It is your choice. Perhaps I should ask you whether you have DBTY necklace. If so, the bazel setting will be the choice to go.
 

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Although I really like all of these, if it were me, I'd get the prong setting because it allows more light to reflect and show more sparkle-IMHO.
 

RosiePink

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I think prong setting looks best for diamond studs. I think a bezel setting can make the diamond appear smaller and takes away from the diamond whereas a prong setting really showcases a diamond. I personally don't like 4 prong settings on round diamonds since it makes them look a little too square for my liking so I prefer 3 prong or 6 prong settings which enhances the roundness. I have a pair of diamond studs with a 3 prong setting and it is barely even noticeable giving all the attention to the diamond which I think is important in diamond studs. When jewelry shopping, I notice diamond studs with bigger stones than mine can look smaller because they are hidden by the setting. I think the less of the diamond that is covered by the setting, the better.
 

ame

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I prefer a 3prong martini style. But a bezel is quite nice. And both sit flat to the ear.
 
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My diamond studs are around 0.40 ct each and they are in a 4-prong setting. It really does show off the sparkle more.
 

Jazz77

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I posted a pic of my three prong studs because I think it is more complementary to a round Diamond (vs. four prongs.) Gives a much less squared-off appearance. Bezels are nice if you like a more modern look, and it also gives a larger appearance when on the ear because of the extra gold on the border.
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Bitten

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You know, I really like the idea of a pair of bezel-set RB diamond studs if they're on the more modest side - there's something so understated and chic about it - with a black cashmere sweater perhaps... :biggrin:

I agree the prong setting tends to create the sensation of more light, but I think that's mostly relevant if the stone is .4 or higher.
 

cung

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For 0.8 ctw prong setting would be better option imo, but if you prefer bezel, I think #4 is the best
 

Onebagtoomany

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I prefer a prong setting. Mine are 0.25 in each ear but I have had comments that they look bigger which I think is mainly due to the setting.