To pave or to not pave

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which setting should I get?
    Pave cushion : (30 votes)
    65 %
    Simple band : (15 votes)
    33 %
    Go back to the drawing board (please offer suggestions) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    robin2015:  i love both, but personally I prefer pave. I habe a 1.25 cushion ct in a pave setting. But if you like classic and simple-the plain band might be better for you. Have you tried it on? Maybe you would get a better feel if ypu saw it on your hand? And remember, if you go with the plain band, you can always get a wedding band with pave diamonds. I havent had any issues with my pave diamonds falling out and ive had my ring for 3 years now

    Here is mine just to get an idea of how it would look on a hand-my ring size is a 6

    Post # 4
    Member
    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Both are beautiful! I’m biased as well because I have a cushion in a pave setting that I love. No stones have fallen out, but it’s only been a few days! In talking to various stores we were told that quailty really makes a difference with keeping the tiny stones in the setting.

    Anyway they are both gorgeous and congrats on the ring shopping 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    2166 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I love the plain band.  So classic!  And you can always get a pave band for the wedding band for a little extra sparkle.  I love the different textures of a pave and a plain band too.  If you want something a little bit different than just the plain band, maybe some engraving or unique detail like that? 

    Post # 6
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    8604 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Pave! I’ve had no issues with mine. There’s a bunch of different types of pave. Mine is called common prong. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    robin2015:  it really is a hard decision bc they are both really beautiful and classy. I like the sparkly look, so I would say go with the pave. But if you go with the plain band and get a pave wedding band you wil still get that sparkle. Either ring you pick is going to be a good choice. Decisions! Decisions!!! Lol

    Post # 8
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    6891 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    They are both very similar and beautiful choices, IMO.  The plain band is gorgeous, understated and elegant. It’s obviously going to be a bit more timeless.  Just as you say I’ve had friends lose stones from their pave settings.  They were easily repaired though.  If you are convinced that you will never change the setting than I’d opt for the solid band.

    To me it’s the stone that is the sentimental part, though. I’d change a setting before I’d change the stone.  

    Post # 10
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    2446 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Oh I am so drawn to the plain band…so gorgeous! But of course I’m biased!

    I haven’t had any experiences with pave personally but I think it also looks beautiful!

    The way I see it, whatever choice you make, you can’t lose!

    Post # 11
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    919 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    The plain band is stunning. It really brings out the beauty of the diamon and the diamond looks bigger than in the pave band. I would definitely say go plain, and then get a blingy wedding band 🙂

    Post # 12
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    64 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    robin2015:  Surprise wedding is an AWESOME idea! If my family lived near each other I would totally do that. I’m probably going to go with a plain wedding band because the mixed textures are pretty… so maybe you should go plain on the ering since you’ll be wearing it with the sparkly band! I’m not being very helpful now haha but it’s good to have two gorgeous choices instead of one just ok one!

    Post # 13
    Member
    8047 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    I like the plain band because it’s all about the centerstone and less maintenance but they’re both beautiful, cant go wrong.

    Post # 14
    Member
    517 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I voted for the plain band, but I’m biased too! My engagement ring is a plain band and my wedding band is a half eternity. I really love how it looks.

    Post # 15
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    108 posts
    Blushing bee

    Both of those rings are gorgeous! My bands all have pave work and I’ve only experienced one stone falling out and my jeweler replaced it for free. I haven’t experienced any other issues at all. I do get my rings steam cleaned and reset once a year but I would do this whether or not I had pave. 

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