(Closed) How can i make my ring more secure?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@SimpleeAmbur:  One of the pave stones on the band or one around the halo? What do you mean by having a band above it? Are you talking about having a band on each side of the e-ring? I don’t see how that will make your pave diamonds more secure. Are you worried about knocking the head off?

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I go to a long time friend and family jeweler that my husbands family has gone to for over 20years. I have pave diamonds on my band and I got it resized, it took about an hour and a half for that process. What most people, myself included once, is that when you resize your ring it affects all the diamonds in the band. When I resized mine, I saw one guy make it smaller and then I had to go with another guy, a gem setter, and he checked and retighened every tiny diamond. I never leave my jewelry unattended, so I sat there in awe of all the work it took to do it. If its one of your diamonds from the band, after the resize the prongs might not have been checked on the smaller stones, it’s a lot of work and some jewelrers don’t have gem setter available on the spot. 

I’m in a similar situation as you at the moment. My band is amazing, no problems with it whatsoever. My problem is that my center diamond gets loose. It’s a 1.5 carat and the prongs get loose. I don’t wear mine at the moment in fear that I will loose it.  I’m going to change the setting to a solitaire bezel setting. My lifestyle is too active for my current ring. I say don’t downsize your stone, maybe find a setting that you will feel comfortable with. With your size of diamond, it will look great in anything 🙂

Post # 5
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9143 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Get it reset in a band without pave set diamonds.  You can still have the halo, just get rid of the pave set diamonds on the band because any time you re-size the band you are going to have problems.  Have it checked by a jeweler who specializes in gem setting ASAP to make sure the rest of the diamonds are secure and then start shopping.  If having it reset isn’t an option then try to avoid having the ring resized.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@SimpleeAmbur:  Do you have it insured? Jeweler’s Mutual insures rings and it’s well worth it IMO.

That way if the worst does happen, it’s covered.

Post # 10
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676 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@SimpleeAmbur:  I don’t think there’s anything you can do except get the prongs checked or change settings.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Unfortunately, some pave rings are just plagued with issues like this, no matter if they’re Tacori, Kays, or custom. Channel set halos do exist and may provide more protection to your diamonds than a prong setting could, if you were interested in that route. Other than that, maybe pave isn’t the best setting for you if you have an active lifestyle, are hard on your hands, or will always feel like you have to check your hand every 5 minutes to make sure a diamond didn’t fly out. I know it’s not the best setting for ME b/c I’m a brute with my hands and quite honestly can’t be fussed to be so careful about something that lives on my uncoordinated, clumsy left hand.

 

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