Thin Pave or Plan E-ring band

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mousiegirl:  Doesn’t look too thin to me!  My e-ring band is about the same width (around 1.5mm, give or take) and is still quite sturdy.

I almost like the idea of the thicker prongs to hold your center stone in.  I’ve already had to have my e-ring repaired from it catching on things, which pulled the prongs away from the stone a bit and made it rattle!  I’d think this would be less likely with those chunky prongs, but maybe my logic is erroneous.

ETA:  P.S.  Yup, you’re overthinking it.  😉

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mousiegirl:  Thanks!  🙂  Looking forward to seeing yours!  😉

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a French Pave ering and band from another jeweler and it’s not chunky at all. I have it in platinum and it’s actually showcases the diamonds really well. I’ve never seen the James Allen IRL but as far as French Pave is concerned, I’m a fan.

Post # 7
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Newbee

 

@mousiegirl:  I have the thin french pave in platinum and honestly I was afraid sit was going to be too thin. I personally feel that it is the right size and could even be a bit thinner. Chunkness of the ring is perfect until you wear it with the wedder and then you see the gap. I don’t mind that it doesn’t sit flush but then that’s just a personal preference. One thing I don’t really like is that the diamonds on the band do not show too well but then again it isn’t like something I’ve or anyone I know has seen before. What size diamond are you hoping to put with it? Mines a 1 carat cushion 5.5 finger. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would very much recommend that you try a similar setting on in person! I was going to go for that exact JA setting, I LOVED the micropave in pictures, but when we tried one on both me and my bf weren’t impressed. 🙁 The micropave on the one hand was so small that it looked more “engraved” than like actual diamonds (if that makes any sense… You can kind of see what I mean here and here) and at the same time there was a lot of “diamond dust” sparkle in the deceptive jewelry store lighting that seemed to distract from the center stone. 

I still LOVE these rings on other people and in pictures, but on my hand it just didn’t look right. I’m so happy we tried one on before commiting to buying – in the end we just got a basic white gold solitaire setting, as we liked that the most out of all the options we tried on. So you never know!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@mousiegirl:  Here’s a pic for everyone.

I personally wouldn’t get that.  The setting does look a little high.  But my problem would be that shank.  It would definitely iritate the sides of your pinky and midddle finger where they rub.  It looks like a very uncomfortable ring to wear.  IMO.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@mousiegirl:  another option – you could order a setting somewhere else, have it shipped to JA and for a reasonable fee they’ll set the stone for you. If you have anything you like in mind, of course. 
By the way, IDJ might have something that you like – they have very good reviews on Pricescope, and apparently are masters at working with people’s budgets. They have a simple pave setting with 2x the diamond tw (0.41ctw vs 0.19ctw) -> larger individual stones for less than JA and from what I’ve read they are very flexible with customizing too. 
Here’s a thread about them: http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/harry-winston-style-micropave-oval-e-ring-from-idjewelery-t178743.html

But I still really recommend that you try something similar on at a local jeweler – who knows, maybe you will end up loving it? I just wouldn’t pull the trigger on a $1K+ purchase without being absolutely sure that that is what you want. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Also, if you’re looking at IDJ, check out the “Diamond Accent Settings” as well – there’s a lot more of them than in the Pave section. 🙂

Post # 14
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Newbee

@mousiegirl:  Oh thank you 🙂 I do think the diamonds would stand out better in the yellow gold. The diamonds are set a fair bit apart but with mine it just gives that bit more sparkle that doesn’t take from the main diamond so I think it is worth it. It’s very different compared to most paves you see around. Budget was also I problem for me! And the French pave was perfect for it. James Allen have a 60 day return policy so if you aren’t happy, then by all means send it back, keep the diamond and look for another setting 🙂

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