Recently I had the opportunity to make a custom tulip engagement ring setting with a Montana sapphire.
The reason for the term “tulip” ring setting has to do with the way the prongs are shaped and designed.
6 Prong Tulip Head
Tulip ring settings can be made a number of different ways. This particular ring was designed with rounded tops and six prongs.
Some tulip ring settings are made with 4 points of contact (basically similar to a 4-prong ring setting) and other tulip designs are not rounded at the top, rather come up to form a “claw” or point.
Tulip engagement ring settings can be custom made to fit many different stone types and sizes.
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4 Prong vs 6 Prong Tulip Setting
In our experience crafting custom tulip engagement rings, we have found that a 4 prong tulip is good for emerald, cushion, and princess cut stones.
When designing jewelry, we keep the end in mind. One aspect that we focus a lot on is symmetry. A princess cut or emerald cut will have 4 corners or points, thus a 4 prong tulip head will compliment it nicely.
When it comes to round or oval stones, both 4 and 6 prong tulip heads can work, although 6 prong is generally considered the safer option.
Choosing A Stone For A Tulip Ring Setting
There are many great options for stones. With this particular custom ring project, our client supplied their own sapphire sourced from Montana.
We are able to use our clients stones to craft beautiful engagement rings. Read more about using your own stone for a jewelry project.
If you don’t have your own stone to bring to the table, a goldsmith can help. We specialize in creating sustainable custom jewelry using lab grown diamonds, moissanite, and more. Contact us to learn more.
In conclusion, if you are looking for the perfect ring setting that gives off a floral vibe, a tulip ring setting is a stunning option.
Because of the openness of the head design, a lot of the stone is visible when looking through the ring.
Now that is an added bonus!