Post # 1
Hi all! I’m a working nurse and I wash my hands, wears gloves, hand sanitize. Looking for a ring that will uphold all of that. I have a paved wedding band and today I saw a channel set that I liked too. Please-insight for me! I know channel set takes a lot of work in the future but I can get lifetime warranty for them to tighten and clean..channel set i heard can get dirty easy…but paved can get dinged and lose diamonds easy too..
Channel set I saw today that I like:
To me this felt more like a sturdy WEDDING band, just afraid of the cleanliness and lifetime of the diamonds getting loose etc.
And the paved one from Ben Bridge:
I figured I can always wear it as an anniversary band later on??
Which would be the better choice because I want to wear my ring ALL the time, don’t wanna have to worry about taking it off and knicking it..Please, give me some insight! Thanks!!
Post # 3
@heavenslight: Pave! For these reasons:
• Channel-set is a little dated.
• Pave is more sparkly! The larger spaces between the diamonds in the channel-set band can collect dirt/germs and it’s harder to clean.
• The pave band is just flat-out prettier than the other one.
Post # 4
@heavenslight: both rings are beautiful but i do see the issues that you may have with them. have you tried on a bezel set band? i would suggest that you do. they are very sturdy and secure, like the channel set band but it stays very clean. i find it to be a bit more feminine looking than the channel set as well.
i have one and i love, love, love it. mine is semi-bezel like this.
Post # 5
Post # 6
Pave bands are very pretty, but super high maintenence for someone who works with their hands all the time (just do a search on weddingbee for “my stone came loose” or “i lost a stone”….it’s pretty common with pave settings). For that reason, I’d lean towards the channel set band or better yet as @mypinkshoes: suggested, look into bezel or semi-bezel set bands.
Post # 7
I’m not a big fan of channel settings but I think that would be a nightmare for a nurse. It would be real easy to get bodily fluids up in the crevices and pave is pretty delicate. Maybe try bezel like PP suggested?
Post # 8
Between these two…
Channel set is more durable than pave
Agree with the other Bee who mentioned ALL the posts about lost diamonds in pave settings.
Bezel set as suggested by mypinkshoes: are very durable, and because of the way the diamonds are set, the stones / everything stays cleaner (no cracks & crannies)
Personally, I have a channel set, and I love it.
I am not a nurse… but I am super hard on my hands (ring rarely to never comes off).
And I don’t buy the whole “dated” argument for Diamond Wedding Bands. There are soooo many styles of settings now that there is something for everyone…
Hope this helps,
Post # 9
I am an RN that works in a hospital. I’m not married yet, but my engagement ring has a pave band. Personally, I dislike chanel set wedding bands. So, I never even considered them. I haven’t had any trouble with my pave band on my engagement ring. And if a stone falls out, then that’s why I have insurnace. Also, the place I bought my ring replaces any side stone for the life of the ring for free. To me it seems like a chanel set band would get dirty much easier. Too many crevises.
Post # 10
@TeganRiley: thats what I felt too after looking at the channel set under the microscope with the consultant..there are crevices berween the diamonds as well as underneath the diamonds and God knows what can live in there and how off I’d want it cleaned! thanks fellow rn!
Post # 11
I personally prefer the look of a pave ring, however I do love the bezel style ring a PP posted!
Post # 12
A chanel setting can be a pave as well. Is it an eternity, half eternity, 5 stone, 3 stone or 1 stone wedding band? Me personally, I chose a chanel eternity setting.
Post # 13
@heavenslight: I personally wouldn’t get a micro-pave ring. Yes, they are in fashion and very popular today, but like others have said, they are extremely high-maintenance. A lot of people have trouble with losing their stones, especially if you work with your hands a lot. Also, in the long run, that is A LOT of tiny prong work that is going to have to be rebuilt. I think they are absolutely gorgeous, but I wouldn’t get one that I’d be wearing for every day. I also don’t like complete eternity bands. Yes, again they are very pretty, but seriously, half of it is always going to be on the bottom of your finger where it is never seen, and then it’s your stones & prongs that are going to be taking the abuse instead of just plain metal. Again, just my opinion.
Post # 15
I love the channel set band, paired with a solitaire makes a classic & timeless set. But I’m biased, because my band is channel set, and I’m actually thinking of getting another one, channel set as well.
Post # 16
My wedding band is very similar to the channeled band you posted. My e-ring is the same except for the diamond setting and four small diamonds channeled along the sides of it. I personally love it. It felt sturdier to me. I tried on pave and felt like it was just so delicate. I’m not a nurse but I use my hands a lot and have 2 rough little boys. I went to a jewelry store affiliated with the one where the set was purchased and talked with the sales lady there and she agreed, that they have a ton of women come back with their pave set rings and its just a PITA. I don’t know if its how mine is set, but its very easy to clean it with the brush that comes with the cleaner.
If you are handling any sort of bodily fluids with a patient, you should be wearing gloves anyway, right?