(Closed) Micro Prong vs. Pave

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Did you mean micro pave vs pave? The term “pave” just means small stones that are added to a setting, likey it’s “paved” with diamonds. Micro pave just implies that the stones are extra tiny, sometimes spread all over so that all you see is bling rather than metal, and that they are probably not prong-set, like they might be on a band/setting with larger melee. Okay I’m starting to realize this is not the clearest explanation…

This might help. 🙂

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think one of the notable differences is that micro-prong settings are more secure. Pave settings are known to lose stones. 

My engagement ring calls itself a micro-pave setting but it is actually bead set. The diamonds are a little more secure but I notice the tiny metal beads. I prefer the setting of my channel set eternity band!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

One of my BMs has a prong set eternity band from Tiffany.  She has to send it away to New York (Tiffany HQ) nearly once a year because diamonds fall out.  They told her that the ring bends over time which causes the prongs in one spot to stretch and voila…diamond out.  It’s covered by Tiffany, but she would prefer to have her wedding band on her finger!

The rings are beautiful, but if she would have known, she would have gotten something more secure.

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