Jewelry Definition – Pancaked Prong

Pancaked prong next to broken off oneA pancaked prong is a slang term for a prong that’s thin and worn down flat.

Worn prongs often look flattened out, or what I like to call, “pancaked.” The nice original rounded form of the prong has been worn away and what is left is a weakened, flat substitute.

Pancaked prongs should definitely be replaced.

Want to know more about prongs?  Check out my 4 part series on Ring Disasters, start with part 1:

Ring Disasters Part, 1 – Broken or Pancaked Prongs


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