Post # 1
So my FI presented me with a beautiful ring when he proposed. It is a little different than what I always saw myself wearing, but I never looked back. I love him and all the thought he put into giving me this gorgeous ring.
Now….. 7 months after the proposal and 5 different trips to the jewelers to repair missing stones…. I’m really starting to wonder if we should consider another setting.
So here is the thing, the band is micro pave. I’ve read before that micro pave rings loose stones sometimes. But 5 different times in the last 7 months is getting a little excessive….. I’m tired of wearing my beautiful fixed ring for less than a month before I find another stone missing. I’m getting really frustrated. My FI is even more frustrated because he feel terrible that he gave me a ring that I can’t continously wear.
About 6 months ago he designed enhancers for my ring. They are custom made and match this ring to perfection. I also already have my wedding band which again, was curved to match this ring.
What the hell do we do now? My FI is pissed, he wants me to get another setting. But now I’m stuck with 3 other rings that are no longer going to match the new setting.
Do you think getting our new jeweler (yeah we even changed jewelers for the wedding band in fear it would happen to that one too) to make another setting from scratch would be a good idea? Or is this not the jewelers fault but the micro pave in itself that is causing the problem?
Posting pictures in a minute.
Post # 3
Im so sorry this is happening to you! ..what about having a new setting made by a different jeweler that will accommodate your enhancer and wedding band and instead of getting pave you could do shared or U prong?
Post # 4
Micro pave is just not a great idea for a daily wear ring in my opinion. I am sorry that you are having so many hassles.
Post # 5
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I agree with the previous poster. I think having a new ring made without the side stones (but keep the halo if you like) that will go well with your other rings might be a good idea.
I don’t know if a new jeweler could add metal to fix the pave or not.
I am sorry.
Post # 6
mrssloan2013: Yeah I may have to look into something like that. I already chose a wedding band that doesn’t match the micro pave in fear I’ll have to deal with this in 2 different rings rather than 1. The enhancers are only worn in really special occassions (they are huge) so they wouldn’t be a problem.
I feel worse about my FI than anything because he feels like the biggest fuck up over this. He didn’t know this was going to happen so I don’t want him to feel bad. But now he has invested so much money on the enhancers and wedding band, he feels stuck.
I think we should just make another ring. Use the same diamonds, remake the halo exactly the way it is now (because I don’t want to change the setting of the big stone, just the band) and figure out a band that will look good in between the enhancers, that will not loose stones every other week.
What do you think would work? I don’t even know where to start. I’m so bummed out
Post # 7
I think that should work! The jeweller should be able to design something that compliments the band’s. I looked at micro pave before and the consultant actually called the ring I was looking at the “devils ring” because of that same reason. It’s so pretty I hate you’re having so many issues!
Post # 8
MrsPiggles: If you keep the halo, that’s still pave / micropave. You really have to baby it.
Your jeweler probably isn’t the best with micropave and if you don’t get quality micropave, it’s a matter of when, not if you’ll lose stones.
I’m sorry you’re having so many issues. You should talk to Leon Mege or Brian Gavin — they keep coming up as the best in micropave.
Post # 9
bitsybee: Lcturner3: the devil’s ring huh, sounds about right. My FI wasn’t exactly happy about the idea of changing the setting because at the end of the day, he did choose it…… So I’m going to get the stone fixed one more time, with one condition. If another one falls, we are either getting the same setting re made by a better jeweler…. Or we are getting something “similar” that will fit in the enhancers and with the wedding band.
They should have warned him before hand….. The jeweler he went to is a family friend and he knows I have a very physical job…. I can’t baby the ring unless I stop wearing it all together.
Thanks ladies…. I’m glad I asked 🙂
Post # 10
MrsPiggles: oh goodness. My ring has pave and at the time, we couldn’t afford Leon or Brian. I don’t wear my ring when I’m washing my hands / dishes, sleeping or doing anything physical.
I basically only wear it when I’m typing at work or doing casual shopping. Even then, I try not to bang it when I reach into my purse.
If we were to lose stones all the time, I’d upgrade my setting to something from Leon.
Post # 11
I have to say, this is really not a general pave issue that will always come up with pave jewelry. I have had my current pave ring for 8 months without losing any stones, and my previous one for a year without losing a single stone. And just so you see how much pave is really involved, here’s a pic. My previous ring was an extremely similar setting, so just as many stones. And I don’t take my rings off for anything, so it’s really not generally true that you must baby your pave to keep it.
Getting a new ring with similar dimensions custom made may solve all your problems. I really think your current setting is defective, possibly from sizing.