Girls with jewellery knowledge help me! Please!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 1994

The bottom ring would hold up better.  Not only because of the extra metal on the edge of the halo,  but also because of the construction and setting of the band.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Stephy33:  I used to sell fine jewelry. I would also say the second one is a bit studier- it will also stay cleaner if you work with your hands. See how the band is solid instead of having little cutouts? Those little cutouts can become a real pain if you work with you hands, stuff gets stuck in them and you have to clean them much more frequently. Just my two cents! Lovely rings- best of luck!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Fishtail (top image) and common prong (bottom image) are both types of pave that will keep the stones more secure 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

The first ring is a pave setting and if your are not extra careful with those settings the diamonds tend to fall out. If you are looking for something more durable I would try to stay away from pave set diamonds. Hope this helps 🙂 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

shared or fishtail prong are much sturdier than pave, but look exactly the same (at least to me!). I have a shared prong band on my halo ring and I think people think they’re more delicate than they are. I’ve not had an issue with loose stones, excessive dirt, etc. Channel and bezel set options weren’t my preference because I didn’t like the look of metal surrounding my band as I was trying on rings.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Ok, so my ring looks like what your first picture. PP said it’s pave, my jeweler says it’s prong set. I’m more inclined to believe my jeweler as they are one of the top rated ones in my city. Either way, I still haven’t had any issues with any of the stones. I’m going to get a wedding band that fits flush against my ring, and as you can see, the metal on the band will protect the stones enough to alleviate any worry you might have, while still having a no-metal look when you look at the ring.

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Stephy33:  hi hun! Sorry it took me so long to reply. Yes theyre both pave, which simply means that the diamonds are set very close together with little to no space between each diamond. The reason I believe the second setting would be A bit more durable is because it has the milgrain edging  which will act as a barrier and will help prevent snagging and those sorts of things. The first setting doesn’t have that edging and the prong’s are exposed giving you more of a chance to snag your ring on clothing or whatever else and causing a greater chance of losing stones. Hope this makes sense and helps you 🙂 

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