Post # 1
Ok so I have a bit of a problem.
Fiance and I got engaged in December. I loooooved my ring….more like obsessed. Still love it but I’m starting to get annoyed. Its a Henri Daussi double halo micro pave setting. In April I had a diamond fall out of the corner of the setting. We took it to the jeweler and they replaced it for free. ( ring setting came with a lifetime warranty) We got it back and it was as good as new. Fast forward to today and another diamond fell out of the corner. (I’m not sure if it’s the same corner because the ring can be turned around)
Anyways I’m just so bummed. Fiance said we will go to the jeweler (over an hour away) on Monday of next week. I know they will fix it for free but I can’t help feeling upset anyways. I have had it less than 9 months and 2 diamonds have already fallen out. I’m half tempted to reset my center diamond and get a new setting.
Has anyone else gone through a similar situation? If not what would you do if you were me? Suck it up and just get it fixed. Get a new but identical setting. Or get a new different setting.
I hate the to sound like a whiner but I really don’t want to deal with this diamond falling out for the rest of my life!
Post # 2
My ring has some pave diamonds on it, and I whack it on things ALL the time. Nothing has ever hurt it. Do you hit it a lot, or are the diamonds just falling out? I know an hour a way isn’t local, but is it from a “local” store or like, Jared?
I don’t know…I would want to get the main diamond reset so I wouldn’t have to worry.
Post # 3
ansmith1530: this would bother me
I would get it reset so that u dont have to worry about it falling out.
I have pave diamonds in my ering ans wband and have never had any issues thank goodness.
Post # 4
peachacid: The first time a diamond fell out I hit it on a table and noticed the diamond gone a few hours later. This time I have no idea. I take it off to sleep and workout so I don’t knock it around too much.
The ring isn’t from a chain store. It’s from a bigger store though.
Post # 5
I have a couple of friends with micro pave, and they have the same issue. Seems like it’s pretty common Unfortunately 🙁
Post # 6
ansmith1530: When you’re at the jeweler on Monday, tell them that you’re worried it will keep happening. Ask their advice. Don’t let them tell you it’s something that just happens. Good luck.
Post # 7
ansmith1530: I work at a jewelry store and people come in for pave repairs all of the time. Even for the same stone falling out in the same place within a few weeks. It’s not a sturdy option for daily wear in my experience. A solid solitaire or 3 stone ring with a plain shank is a better choice. Channel set side stones are also a better option. I feel so bad when people have to keep dropping their ring off for repairs. I don’t know if the jeweler is just not doing it right when he fixes it, or if it is just the nature of pave. I have some pave myself, but I alternate it with other pieces. My ering is just solitaire and I am sticking with it. Good luck!
Post # 8
This happened to my first ering and I just traded it in for a beautiful channel set ring that actually has higher quality stones as they used lower quality in the pave due to how small they were. I seriously lost two diamonds before he even proposed and then two more the months right after being engaged. The jeweler said that pave rings aren’t for daily wear and they rarely see women keep wearing them once they have been married due to how impractical they are. I know some girls have better luck but when I fell in love with this other ring I knew it was best for me.
1 year later and my channel ring is shiny and perfectly sturdy
Post # 9
I’ve been wearing my double halo ring for years, and it’s never happened to me. I wear my ring everyday. I’m not delicate on my hands… I bang my ring all the time and even slammed the door on my ring. Luckily the ring protected my finger from injury haha. Maybe it’s the metal? My setting is a platinum setting
Post # 10
ansmith1530: I have a solitare platinum setting but the band is pave, and despite knowing how impractical pave can be, I just fell in love with the delicate look. I can be hard on my hands, but I try to be more careful whenever I wear the ring and take it off whenever I cook, clean, shower, and sleep, and I check the prongs regularly too, but I still lost a stone. I posted about it a few weeks ago so I totally understand your frustration.
Unfortunately, I think it’s the nature of the beast with pave for some people. I would definitely take it in to your jeweler to recheck every prong and maybe get them retipped, but I would ask what their advice would be as far as other methods of prevention or even setting alternatives.
For right now, I’m keeping my ring as is to see how it holds up but I know that I’ll probably get it reset to something more practical like a bezel or channel setting in the future. As much as I adore my ring as is, I just don’t see myself babying it for the rest of my life either.
Your ring is gorgeous BTW!
Post # 11
My engagement ring was a pave setting and I lost three stones in a months time. We got it two hrs away so after the third lost stone, I switche out the setting. I did love it though. Too much of a hassle! Now I have no problems!
Post # 12
ansmith1530: I have a very similar ring to yours but with a single halo, i’ve worn it every waking moment since my FI proposed 14 months ago and (touch wood) it is as good as new.
If I were you i’d also be a little peeved because unless you’re being really careless with it, the diamonds shouldn’t be falling out that often. My FI had mine custom made by an amazing jeweller who’s been making jewellery for our family for years so I know the craftesmanship is excellent, i’m not familiar with Henri Daussi but are they usually really good? I’d be tempted to take it elsewhere (perhaps ask around and see if anyone you know has a jeweller they swear by) and ask them to check all the prongs etc. I think over time this style has the potential to lose diamonds but two in less than 9 months is excessive!
Post # 13
I’ve never lost a stone and I have micropave on my ering and weddingband. I’m surprised so many bees have has this issue. I think I would take it back and get a new setting if It was happening often like that. You should be able to wear your rings without worrying about them.
Post # 14
Unfortunately that’s the issue with pave, its not a strong setting, especially for a ring that you wear everyday. I worked at a jeweler for a little while and saw that happen several times. I would reccomend a whole different type of setting.
Post # 15
I had a micropave e-ring and band. I loved them very much but had numerous problems with them. I finally ended up upgrading to a slightly larger center stone solitaire with a baguette on either side. Haven’t had a single problem with this set. Unfortunately, I’ve heard of many issues with the pave settings and am glad in the long run to have a more stable setting. Paves are gorgeous, but many seem to have problems.