Bees with Pave Bands

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@BeeinBoston:  My band is a pave band and I love it. I haven’t had any problems with it an the diamonds are or atleast seem sturdy and in their place. It might look high maintenance, but it is definitely not. Well atleast for my experience 🙂 I say go with the pave band!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 4
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1327 posts
Bumble bee

I like them too but honestly can’t deal with the stress of falling rocks especially if I may need to resize in the future!  So I may end up getting a channel-set ring instead, preferably with milgrain. 🙂

Post # 5
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146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I had to buy a stand in set because I abhor having to take off my diamond set when I’m at home. But it’s got a lot of pave and I’ve lost stones a number of times. The weird thing was when I slammed my hand/ring in the refrigerator door (hi, yes, I’m that moron) and spent half an hour combing the floor of the kitchen with my sister and bro in law trying to find the three tiny diamonds that were knocked loose. Turned out… the two diamond chips we found didn’t fit the spaces they were knocked out of. I was like, whaaaaat??? And that’s my weird pave story. I’m afraid the ring was bashed sufficiently hard to alter the setting. Ugh. It looks okay though?

Anyway that’s when I decided to get a second e-ring and wedding band set. A low-set solitaire and plain band this time. I will only wear my diamonds when we go out, now.

It bums me out too because I am such a bling person, lol. I love my pave, and so prefer it to the solitaire look (at least on my own hand, I drool over other women’s solitaires). But the stone is high set, no good for nursing, and I hate losing pave from cleaning/cooking/doing routine stuff. I also hate not wearing rings. So I don’t know how to advise you. I guess it really depends on your lifestyle. I bought my original set based on what I liked best, not considering my future at all.

Post # 6
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460 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’ve had my pave-band E-ring since June of 2011 and added my pave wedding band (multi-sided) to it on Oct 2012 (:-D). Neither ring has ever had anything fall out. I have been back to the shop a few times to have it cleaned/re-dipped and they always check for anything loose (“check ups” included for life where DH bought my set), but as far as I know, all the diamonds are still tight as can be! And for reference- I work in a research lab where I am constantly changing latex gloves/washing my hands without ever taking my rings off.

 

 

 

Post # 7
Member
219 posts
Helper bee

@BeeinBoston:  i’ve had my pave e-ring since May and no issues.  My fiance got it made with palladium from the jewlers’ recomendation. Might be something to consider either getting it in palladium or platinum!

Post # 8
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462 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I don’t have it yet, and honestly, I’m not sure if it’s really considered pave, but my ring will have small stones on the sides, and for a halo. I was worried about fallout and loose stones, so I made sure to get a setting where each stone had 4 small prongs, instead of shared prongs. I hope it lasts a long time!

Here’s a stock photo of the side:

Post # 9
Member
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have a “shared prong” band. I wanted pave, but was worried about stones falling out too. Shared prong might be something for you to think about. Each stone has its own set of prongs and they can be tightened if loose. I’ve had mine for over a year and I just went to the jeweler and everything was tight as day 1. Here’s a picture of what the setting looks like.

Post # 10
Member
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

ill ask the dumb question . whats pave and prong and bessel? I think i have prong and pave setting

Post # 11
Member
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I too have a pave style band and I lost a stone within the first 2 months of having the ring! The weird part is that I take it off to sleep, shower, clean, do dishes, do my hair, garden, work out…I mean everything! My pave stones are VERY tiny though and I think maybe this is the defining factor in how delicate the bead set “prong” thingies are and how likely they are to loosen up. It’s a heart attack moment though hwen you look down at a gaping hole!

Post # 12
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11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@BeeinBoston:  I had one fall out of my wedding band a few months ago. It’s been fine since. I have had my e-ring with a pave band for almost 2 years with no issues. I knock the crap out them too. My jeweler replaces them for free and it only takes a few hours. I wouldn’t let it discourage you if your jeweler will replace them for free. Also make sure you don’t drastically resize it and it should be fine.

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