One of the things I've noticed is that David really changes the prong style in his rings. Do you find that customers who, for example like a certain type of stone want a certain type of prong? Like princess goes with round prong, whereas asscher goes with claw? Or is it really based on the style of the ring?
This is a great question.
Nikki alluded to the fact that we have different benches working for us.
For the first 10 years, we were all ball prongs- other than a few cases where we'd use a "L" type for a point of a heart, pear or princess cut.
Due to the sheer volume of stuff we make, we became very important to a few benches. It works out great because we can get great service, and product- and focus on our stones, and clients.
Then, I have people I really trust watching over production- and there's a ton of inherent complications in that department.
Over the years we found ways to make less costly merchandise, while maintaining a nice quality.
The is primarily CAD cast jewelry- and pretty much always ball prong.
A few years back we made an affiliation with out "Uber" shop- who does as nice a claw as anyone.
Like everything else in life, everything has it's positive and negative aspects.
Both claw and ball, done as we do- are extremely durable.
There's a clear difference visually.
It has been said that the ball is less prone to catch- however we've been pretty lucky in that regard= our claws are not catchy.
We offer both, to suit all tastes