Post # 1
I’m not engaged YET….but my boyfriend and I have looked at rings and I have a question for those of you ladies who may have a ring similar to those posted below.
I’m in love with the 3-stone ring I posted…but my boyfriend is concerned that the pave diamonds coming lose and/or falling out. If any of you have this kind of diamond…should that be a concern? Thanks so much!
ps- this is my first time posting photos so I hope it works!
Post # 4
Stones coming loose from pave set rings is pretty much a fact of life with that type of setting. It’s just not as stable as a prong or channel setting. Can others share how much aggravation it is to repair pave settings?
Post # 5
I’ve been engaged for 9 months, and I’ve lost two pave diamonds. It really is a fact of life with these rings, like chelseamorning said, and as much as I LOVE my pave/halo, I’m seriously torn on the wedding band. I want it to match, but I don’t want TWO rings I have to constantly watch.
It’s not so bad to get the pave’s replaced, any jeweler can do it but the cost varies and it can get steep for one little pave. I had to hand over the ring for two days each time, which was more annoying than anything.
Post # 6
Gorgeous ring…is it possible to have it with the diamonds in the halo bead-set instead of pave? Mine is, (I’ve got a Tiffany Legacy replica that I love, love, love) and I was told that it would hold the stones much more securely than pave…so far, so good, but it’s not that old yet!
Pave or otherwise, I think that ring would be worth the hassle! Good luck!
Post # 7
I’ve lost two stones since my engagement just over a year ago. Luckily my fh bought the warranty and they’ve replaced them for free.
Post # 8
yep I’ve lost one too – well the same diamond twice actually. (It wasn’t fixed very well the first time but that was because I was overseas and couldn’t bring it back to the place we bought it.) It’s fixed now though, for free. It wasn’t that big of a hassle to get it replaced. You just have to be a little more careful with it and be prepared to take it off when you are doing rough things with your hands where you could bang it (dishes, carrying groceries etc.) I keep a cute little vintage salt dish in my kitchen to put my ring in when I take it off. All in all, it depends if you would rather have the style you love and just have to be more aware of your hands or a different style you can just forget about and never take off.
Post # 9
Yeah, I had one pave diamond fall out and it took Zales a MONTH to ship and fix it. I got a “stunt double” ring off Amazon.com in the meantime. Then, two days after I got my ring back, ANOTHER diamond fell out. I’m going to have a serious little talk with Zales about their supposed “inspection” when my ring was gone for a month. I know it’s inevitable that they’ll fall out from time to time, but it’s unacceptable to have it fall out right after a full-on inspection. And it’s unacceptable to have to take that long for it to be fixed.
Sorry ladies. /rant
Post # 10
Thanks so much for the advice ladies! I love these rings soooo much that I’m pretty sure I can deal with the possiblity of the pave diamonds falling out. It’s my boyfriend I need to convince! 😉
Post # 11
Both my engagment ring and wedding band are from the Tiffany Legacy collection. I have been wearing my engagement ring for 1.5 yrs and my wedding band for 8 months, and have yet to lose a diamond. I keep waiting for it to happen because everyone on here always says that pave settings lose diamonds, but it has yet to happen. (Knocks on wood!).
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I’ve had my e-ring since march and I haven’t lost a stone yet (watch, now after writing this I lose one today or something…). I think it’s not uncommon to lose one but doesn’t happen to everyone….The rings you put up there were sooooo pretty, I hope you end up with something like that!
Post # 13
Could you have the halo “look” recreated by a jeweler who utilizes a shared prong setting? Or a channel? Then it’s sturdier?
Personally I love the look, but the cost of replacing stones over and over again adds up to a ridiculous amount. And hassle.
The second ring (gorgeous! i love it!) looks pretty stable! I’d insure it or make sure that you stick to the jewelers’ “check it every 6 months” rule. If i check mine every 6 months and I lose an engagement ring stone, they fix it. Mine are bar-set and when i got my ring in, a baguette was loose but they tightened it asap.
Post # 14
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony: Catholic Church, Reception: Hotel Ballroom
Hmm, I might be in the minority here, but I haven’t had any problems with my pave setting so far (knock on wood!). Maybe I’m just lucky or not very hard on my ring, but it really surprised me to see that other people have had problems.
If you really love the ring that much, I say go for it! 🙂
Post # 15
I have a halo ring as well however my stones are claw set . My FI did a ton of research before he got my ring and went with the claw set over the pave setting since the pave setting does tend to lose stones over time.
Post # 16
MstoMrs…do you have a photo of your ring? I would be interested to see a claw setting! Thanks!!