(Closed) Claw set or channel set wedding band?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
1532 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I have had both channel set and prong set diamond rings. The only diamond I ever lost was from a pave ring (years ago) that had just been sized. I still wear that ring (a lot) and it’s been fine ever since. 

I think you should get what you really like and see yourself wearing. 

Post # 4
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4602 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would go with what you like best. Even if a stone does need replacement down the line, they are small stones and not superexpensive to replace. Also, some places will warranty their work and even cover stone replacements!

Post # 5
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337 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

We bought a channel set band and both me and my FI just decided we didn’t really love it and returned it. I will be getting a shared prong set eternity band instead and am very happy we decided against it in time to return it. Just make sure you get what you love, and damage can happen to any ring. 

Post # 6
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840 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I agree, get whichever ring you like best. (Im assuming your first post has a typo and you actually like the claw set best).

Keep in mind, a full eternity channel set band (with diamonds all the way around) will be extremely dificult if not impossible to get resized. Lots of girls will have larger fingers as they get older, have babies, etc. If this happens to you and you have a full eternity band, you’ll have to get an entirely new band

Post # 7
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1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

I have a slightly different opinon than the PPs: if you like how a channel set looks with your ring, I say go for it. reason: it will be more comfortable (and protect your stones better). 

I have a prong set band and find that the prongs dig in. I got slightly used to it, but after a few weeks I stopped wearing it to bed becaue it’s just not comfortable enough. 

one other option you could consider is a bezel set wedding band. there are a ton of different designs for this, and a bezel is just about the most secure setting for a stone (and very comfortable too). 

Post # 8
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1608 posts
Bumble bee

I’m in the same boat. I really don’t want a channel set eternity band, but I do agree that there is less worry of losing stones, and I am not nice to my jewelry. I’ve had my platinum e-ring since Christmas and it could already use a good buff.

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