Prong-set rings and cashmere sweaters

gnaw

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Do your prong-set rings catch tiny threads from your cashmere sweaters (or really thin scarf)?

Just wondering as I think this happens quite often to mine.

Thanks!
 

missD

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Happens to me. It's REALLY REALLY minuscule fibers though, I don't even see them until I really STARE or put my rings up to light.

If you're catching threads where you can see it easily, get your prongs checked.
 

ame

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Do your prong-set rings catch tiny threads from your cashmere sweaters (or really thin scarf)?

Just wondering as I think this happens quite often to mine.

Thanks!
Yes and it's super annoying. My eternity band is the worst bec the prongs are not very smooth. My new e-ring setting hopefully wont now that it is a new ring and I hope they made the prongs smooth. But the one I am replacing was like the bane of my existence. I would not use my hand to finger comb my hair because I'd end up stuck.
 

Gimmethebag

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I wear my e-ring at work and I work in a clothing store, fortunately without any problems. I know this sounds BSC but this was a big concern of mine, given what I do right now. I think the prongs from Tiffany are pretty flush to the ring. When I rub my hand over my ring, it feels different than some other rings we looked at. I couldn't help but think of snags with those rings with the diamonds in the prongs.

My ring also sits more like a band. I wear a three stone, not a solitaire. I think that also helps from having my ring catch on a cashmere sweater.
 

gnaw

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Yeah I stare at it and I know it's going to catch thin threads off of cashmere stuff. I always have to turn the stone when I am putting on a cashmere sweater.

Just don't want it to always happen and I think this could eventually loosen the prong?
 

Contessa

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Great question!!!

I recently re-set my ring and asked about having "dragon claws" as the style for my double prongs. (Leon Mege's are gorgeous!)

Anyways.....to make a long story short, I was talked out of it as my jeweller told me the pointy prongs will snag on everything & will drive me insane.

That being said, Mark Morell is famous for claiming his settings being "snag-free".....even pantyhose aren't an issue.
 

ame

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Great question!!!

I recently re-set my ring and asked about having "dragon claws" as the style for my double prongs. (Leon Mege's are gorgeous!)

Anyways.....to make a long story short, I was talked out of it as my jeweller told me the pointy prongs will snag on everything & will drive me insane.

That being said, Mark Morell is famous for claiming his settings being "snag-free".....even pantyhose aren't an issue.
Yes, but the finish he gives his items is incomparable to pretty much ANYONE. That's part of why I almost went with him, despite the astronomical pricetag.
 

Contessa

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Yes, but the finish he gives his items is incomparable to pretty much ANYONE. That's part of why I almost went with him, despite the astronomical pricetag.
LOL.....I know. I almost had him make me a setting 2 years ago.......phenomenal work. You'd have to get a matching band as well......"just because"!
 

gnaw

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Looks like I am not the only one!

This is annoying but we got to live with it. I am planning on getting a prong-set eternity band. I am really hoping that the prongs won't catch on things; can't imagine how much catching that's going to be if they do!
 

park56

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Do your prong-set rings catch tiny threads from your cashmere sweaters (or really thin scarf)?

Just wondering as I think this happens quite often to mine.

Thanks!
All the time - and it's a nightmare because I also love Loro Piana shawls (the woven cashmere ones) and Hermes cashmere shawls!