What’s the Difference Between Eagle Claw Prongs & Standard Prongs?

For those of you designing an engagement ring, the process can be challenging and you want to make sure you get every single detail correct, even down to the prongs!

So when we ask our clients if they want what’s called “Eagle Claw Prongs” or “Standard Prongs” for their engagement, sometimes it’s just easier to show the difference rather than talk about it.

The difference between the two settings is below!


Standard Prong

This is a photo of STANDARD PRONGS for an engagement ring. They are more rounded and some consider them to be a little bulkier than eagle claw prongs.

Eagle Claw Prongs

This is a photo of EAGLE CLAW PRONGS for an engagement ring. They are called as such because they are sharper like the talons of an eagle’s claw.


No design is better or more secure than the other — it’s just a matter of preference!  Let us know how we can help you make the custom ring of your dreams!

So if you’re preparing to propose this year, be sure you do your homework and contact us! There’s a lot to cover, with topics such as:

and of course…

There’s a lot to consider when designing your future bride’s dream engagement ring and it’s important to remember that one  size does not fit all and not all diamonds are created equal.

If you’d like to ask a diamond question feel free to reach out to us.

Our diamond advice is free and I’ve helped thousands of couples get engaged. We’d love to work with you too!

If you want more info but aren’t ready to reach out, check out my free guide, How to Buy An Engagement Ring for tons of tips on how to buy a diamond and make the perfect custom ring and see how going custom and not working with a retailer can save you a ton of money on an engagement ring.


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