For those who have had stones fall out of their pave settings…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@foz:  No stones here…micro pave setting. I think it depends a lot on the setting. Mine gets checked every few months anyway but I’m really not worried and have never heard of this happening IRL. 

Post # 4
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1243 posts
Bumble bee

1. I had had my ring for about 11 months

2. I didn’t hit it, but I noticed it was missing the day after a Measha Brueggergosman concert, where I’d been seriously clapping my hands. God, she’s awesome (and worth losing a stone for!)

3. Shank

4. White gold

5. Don’t know. My husband bought it somewhere in the Bahamas or BVIs while he was away working.


We took it in to Ben Moss to have it dipped and the stone replaced before the wedding. Cost about $120 in total. No biggie.  I had wanted a pave wedding band, but didn’t want the hassel of losing stones and being without my wedding band (I’m not as sentimental about my e-ring)

Post # 5
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4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’d just have the expectation that it will happen at some point.  Most of the Bees that chronically lose stones have had their rings resized.  Pave is a pretty precise setting, so resizing can damage the structual integrity of the ring.  Make sure you have your ring ordered in the proper size.  Also make sure you take your ring in every year to get checked out and to make sure the stones and prongs are in good condition. 

 

Post # 6
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have a ring with tons of pave. It’s a double halo with a split shank that all have pave. I’ve had my e ring for 11 months and I’ve never had any stones fall out. I have a Scott Kay setting that was made in my size and not resized. My ring came with a lifetime warranty. It includes replacing any pave stones for free if they fall out. Personally, I would only buy a ring with pave on it unless it came with a warranty to replace the stones. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

1) it’s happened twice. the first time, was 3 months after i got it. second time was about a year after that.

2) i do remember hitting my ring against something right around the time i lost a diamond for the second time, but it could have just been a coincidence. my ring’s gotten banged around quite a bit unfortunately 🙁

3) both times it was from the halo

4) white gold

5) not sure. all i know is that it’s from samuel’s.

Post # 8
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6887 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@foz:  My ring had tons of micropave, here’s a pic for references

1) If this happened to your ring, how long into wearing your ring did it occur?

 First time: 19 days after the proposal. Second time: ~3 weeks after it was fixed from the first time and “all stones were checked to make sure they were secure in their settings”

2) Do you remember hitting your ring on something, or did you just notice a stone missing one day?

Nope. First time I had slept with it on and woke up and there was a stone missing from the band. Second time I was walking to class and looked down and a stone was missing from the halo.

 

3) Which part of the ring did you lose a stone from…shank? Halo? Both? Other?

 Shank and halo, 2 separate times

4) What type of metal is your setting made of?

 Palladium – softer than WG which was probably part of the problem.

5) What is the make (or brand) of your setting? Or is it custom? I ask this because I’m wondering if certain brands are more suspectible to this than others.

Purchased from moissaniteco.com, setting from Unique Settings of NY. Turns out there is a “design flaw” – long story short I no longer have the ring.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

*sigh* I worry about this a lot. I so, so wanted a pave but I just don’t want to deal with falling stones with the rest of my life, or even worrying about it.

I heard that channel-set stones are much more secure, so I’m thinking of getting a solitaire with a channel-set shank. 🙂

Post # 10
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179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@foz:  

1) If this happened to your ring, how long into wearing your ring did it occur?

4 months after the engagement.  

2) Do you remember hitting your ring on something, or did you just notice a stone missing one day?

 I don’t remember hitting my ring on anything, I also don’t sleep in it, work out it in, or do housework with it on. 

3) Which part of the ring did you lose a stone from…shank? Halo? Both? Other?

 The shank.

4) What type of metal is your setting made of?

 White gold. 

5) What is the make (or brand) of your setting? Or is it custom? I ask this because I’m wondering if certain brands are more suspectible to this than others.

It’s custom made. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@foz:  

1) If this happened to your ring, how long into wearing your ring did it occur?  It happened to my wedding band 3 months after I had it.  I have a pave halo e-ring that has never lost a stone after 1.5 years.

 

2) Do you remember hitting your ring on something, or did you just notice a stone missing one day?  No I don’t remember hitting it on anything, but I do smack my rings on things all the time.

 

3) Which part of the ring did you lose a stone from…shank? Halo? Both? Other? Wedding band

 

4) What type of metal is your setting made of? White gold

 

5) What is the make (or brand) of your setting? Or is it custom? I ask this because I’m wondering if certain brands are more suspectible to this than others.  My e-ring is martin flyer and I have no idea what my wedding band is.

 

Just to add, both of my rings have been resized, which can somtimes cause issues.  I think it’s important to make sure your jeweler has a good policy for fixing them.  My jeweler will replace sidestones that fall out for life at no cost. I just have to drop my ring off for a few hours. No big deal.  It would be annoying if I would be weeks without my ring and/or had to pay for it but I don’t so it doesn’t concern me if I lose a stone every now and then. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had my ering for 3 years before I noticed a micropave had fallen out. It was the lowest stone at the base of the basket and one of smallest stones. It *may* have been because it rubs up against my wedding band which is also a pave band and sits perfectly flush against the ering (which has paves all around the band). Both rings are platinum. I don’t think I hit it against anything because I have a desk job and I take off my rings when I get home. Since I’m currently PG, I’m definitely not doing anything remotely laborious. My set is custom and handmade, based off of the Harry Winston The One. We had mine done at a very reputable/popular local jeweler and after inspection, it was covered under their warranty. As PP have mentioned, if you are getting a lot of micropave/pave stones in your wedding set, I would definitely buy from a place with a warranty because probability dictates that some will fall out over the years. We’re talking dozens of stones here versus a three-stone ring or a solitaire on plain bands.

 

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