Sterling Silver Vintage-Style Bridal Ring - Six-Prong Solitaire Ring
This timeless Opalescent Topaz Classic Solitaire in Sterling Silver features a 6 mm (approximately 1 carat) sparkling Opalescent Topaz, securely held in a six-prong mounting. This has been the archetypical engagement ring style since its introduction in 1886. This ring features delicate shoulder detailing, and tapers gracefully to a 1 mm wide band. Although this ring isn't wide enough for our inside ring engraving, it pairs well with many of the other bands we offer!
Opalescent Topaz is created by bonding a metallic salt to the bottom of a faceted white topaz stone. This treatment both makes it more durable and gives it the trademark hypnotic color. When treated gently, they look amazing for years without any loss of color or fear of scratching. This ring makes a beautiful addition to your personal jewelry box, a lovely promise ring or engagement ring, or just a special love token!
When I first began working at the jewelry store that was my first job, I was puzzled to learn that the typical four-prong solitaire mounting that I had grown up seeing was actually considered one of the least secure ring mountings. The jeweler would often shake his head over the number of these broken mountings that found their way across his bench. The reasoning was simple. With a four-prong mounting, if one of the prongs becomes damaged there is a fairly good chance that the stone may be lost. However, with a six-prong mounting, losing or damaging a prong will not lead to loss and sorrow - there are five other prongs that hold the stone safe.
Material - Sterling silver six prong solitaire mounting, 6 mm faceted Opalescent Topaz