The prong setting style is most common, particularly for solitaire rings. Similar to the invisible setting, the prong setting does not impede light from entering the stone. Furthermore, the center diamond can be raised above the band to make it appear larger. Prongs are attached to the band beneath the stone and grip around the diamond, forming an arch at the top. Most often, four prongs are used; however five or six can be used at evenly spaced intervals. This setting can be used for a variety of shapes, as it is effective in preventing damage to even the delicate pointed tips of the diamond. One drawback is that the prongs can snag on clothing if they are especially high-set. Those with active lifestyles may prefer the lower-set prongs.