By the pictures I thought that it wasn't gonna be as sparkly as the prong setting. I just figured it was because it was a more enclosed setting, so the light wasn't able to reach the diamond quite as easily. This setting is easier to keep clean while you're wearing it and doesn't get caught on stuff. This was more important since it was gonna be for a new cartilage piercing. When I got it I found out that the pictures definitely didn't do it justice! It's super sparkly! I definitely have the bling that I wanted! Between the size and the sparkle, it's definitely going to be able to be seen down in my conch. I definitely found the stud that I won't get tired of wearing every day for close to a year until it's healed! Great price, nice quality gold and looks well made. I got it in 14 karat yellow gold, 16 gauge (1.2mm) and 5/16" (8mm) for the length. This will also be great in my helix piercing later.