Post # 1
Hi all. I’ve had my ring since May, and in that time I’ve lost four stones. A jewler advised me to call the place that my fiance bought it from and see what they can do. So now I have to mail my ring to Vegas, where my fiance bought it, and see what they say. I’m so upset. I spoke to the manager on the phone and she didn’t sound like she knew exactly what the jewler could do to resolve the issue. She just kept saying, “I need to see it, I need to see it.” Which I totally understand. But I hate the idea of mailing my ring, even if it’s insured and registered and all that jazz.
Has anybody had this same issue with their micro pave ring? I’m aware that it’s sort of the nature of the beast with these kinds of rings, but I feel like four stones in six months is just too much.
If you’ve had this issue, how did you resolve it? Did you get a new setting? Or remake the ring with thicker/stronger prongs? I’m so worried about it. I don’t know how I feel. I’m not entirely opposed to resetting the stones, but on the other hand, I love my ring and it’s the one my fiance chose for me. The thought of changing it makes me so sad! I’m also not entirely sure I want to stay with the company he bought the ring from if we end up having to reset it or remake it. So far I haven’t been impressed with their customer service.
I know it’s just a ring, but the sentiment behind it is so important to me!
Post # 2
My setting has over 200 pave stones on it. I had it sized down from an 8 to a 5 and I have never lost a stone. I bought the setting used a year ago and I wear it constantly. I am not super careful and I ocassionaly bang it around lol. I was very worried about this when we first bought it, esp with it being preloved.
Micropave is so gorgeous but can be so fragile 🙁
Post # 3
This happened to a friend. The jeweler repaired it and she’s giving it another chance. Four stones since May is ridiculous, though. Personally, I’d insist on a new setting.
Post # 4
I had the same problem with my old ring. I’ve heard a lot of micropave rings dont have actual prongs, but are glued on, and the prongs are just for looks.
I had a warranty on my ring, but I didnt want to go through constantly having to get them replaced, so I just got a new ring.
Post # 5
This is why clumsy me does not ‘do’ micropave.
Post # 6
msformaldehyde: weddingmaven: allyfally: Olivepepper: Thank you all for your input. Sounds like this is just something that happens occaisionally with these kinds of rings. I guess I’ll just have to see what the jewlers say when I mail my ring to them. Maybe a new setting is something I should start thinking about…
It’s crazy because I’m not clumsy. I’m a teacher, so I don’t bang up my ring during the day like I would in another profession that requires lots of work with my hands. I never ever work out with it, sleep with it, or shower with it on. I had it sized from a 6 to a 5.5, and I’ve heard that this could have been what caused the issue. If that’s the case, I think that’s ridiculous. I should be able to size my ring down by .5 and not have four stones fall out, you know?