Post # 1
I am in the process of choosing my wedding band to go with my solitar engagement ring. I love the look of channel set full eternity bands as I think they look more timeless and vintage although the jeweller has said that it would be at much greater risk of loosing diamonds as the claws wear down. She has reccomended that I go for a channel set ring with diamonds all the way round. This still looks good with my engagement ring. What does everyone think? Has anyone had any problems with loosing diamonds in claw set eternity rings?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
- 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
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.
Post # 9
Thanks for your comments everyone. I am going to try both types of rings on again and with post photos so you can let me know which you prefer 🙂