Post # 1
I have a solitaire with a plain band but I have always loved pave or shared prong bands. Plan on possibly upgrading my setting eventually but I’m worried about stones falling out …. Show me pictures of yours and if you have had any problems… Also if it’s a gold setting or platinum because I feel platinum is much safer…thanks !!!!!
Post # 3
Platinum shared prongs, 2 years on my finger and no issues so far.
Post # 4
I’m not sure what I have, what is the difference between pave and shared prong? LOL
Post # 5
i think it’s a pave, but i’m not 100% on that… The only problem that i’ve noticed is that one of the stones seems to be set slightly crooked which makes it appear darker than the other stones when looking straight down on it, but i’m pretty sure i’m the only one who’s ever noticed it. Fiance says i’m crazy and that he doesn’t see it lol 😛
Edit- And it’s set in Paladium, which is now my new favorite metal! I’ve had white gold and platinum jewelery before also. It never has be dipped like white gold does, has similar properties to platinum and is hypo-allergenic.
Post # 6
The band on my engagement ring is technically considered graduated pave, but it is in a channel setting. I have had no problems so far, I think the channel keeps the diamonds very safe. And also, my engagement ring is in 18k white gold.
Post # 7
Mine are pave (micro pave?) in platinum. I’ve had my ering for almost 2 years now, no problems. I am worried about my rings rubbing together though. I’ve only worn them together for about 5 months, but so far no problems.
Post # 8
@MerryWidow: Pave’ is when one “bead” or “prong” holds 2 stones in place but a proper pace is when one bead holds 3 stones but the main difference between a pave band and a shared prong is the pave band will have a thin rim of metal on both sides and stared prongs will be open on the side
There very similar and some people interchange the two terms I only know tdifference because I have a degree in jewelry making and i am a jeweler. I just want to know first hand experience because I haven’t beretail the retail end of it for very long so I don’t know if the strength differences between metals play as big of a role as I assume they do
Post # 9
My e-ring and band are both pave, and, so far, I’ve had no issues. Although, I did notice that the inside of both rings (on the plain underside) was showing some wear after only a few weeks. I think it’s because my rings spin fairly often (the size discrepancy between my knuckle and the rest of my finger caused me to have to size up). I haven’t had any problem with the pave though.
Post # 10
I have a seven-stone, 1-ctw Memoire shared, petite-prong wedding band, and I absolutely LOVE it! It’s supposed to be the best shared, petite-prong set band available. I have had no problems, and I just passed my third anniversary. I’m posting an internet pic of it that I found on another jeweler’s site, since it shows the detail of it so well. You can see my actual band on a ring thread I started a couple of days ago about baguettes (which my e-ring has.) P.S. Sorry this pic is SO huge!
By the way, there is a matching e-ring setting for this. I sometimes wish I had gotten it. 🙂
Post # 11
My e-ring is shared prong and my wedding band is pave (both in platinum). The jeweler made my custom band as pave to avoid having diamonds rub against each other. Hope this helps.
Post # 13
I had one of my little diamonds on my band fall off because the band is so thin. It was custom made so its extra thin and so one came loose 🙁 but luckily I have a lifetime warranty on the band so be sure to have that just in case something like what happened to me happens!
Post # 14
@Miss.GrahamCracker: yes any warranty a jewelry store provides is a must !!! When people would decline it and not want to spend the extra money those were always the people who were the most upset and frankly the most rude about hearing how much they have to pay to fix there jewelry !! Most places with replace diamonds as long as you get your jewelry inspected ever 6 months but without paying the extra one time fee in the beginning maintenance can stars to add up its worth the money especially gold and other precious Metal prices going up and up
Myproblem is my store closes so the next closes 2 states over so getting a new stone it gonna be a huge project but will obviously do it is it’s needed but would like to avoid any additional trips other than every 6 months
Post # 15
Sorry my iPhone autocorrects when it doesn’t need to I tried to say closed and the closest store
Post # 16
I have the same problem!!