Post # 1
I’m new to the wedding bee boards…just got engaged, and I absolutely love my e-ring! It’s a white gold band with a princess cut center stone set on prongs, with several small side stones – pave setting.
I did some research on pave settings, and it seems like a lot of people have had issues with loose or missing stones when it comes to this setting. I’ve also read that you should not have a pave set wedding band with a pave set e-ring because they rub against each other in a way that wears down what little metal is used to secure the little stones.
Who has a pave setting engagement ring? Have you had any issues with loose stones? Any suggestions on how to take care of my ring?
Also, anyone have matching wedding bands with this setting? Issues? What other types of band settings would look nice with this type of e-ring?
Post # 3
is it because im a newbie? 🙁
Post # 4
I have also heard the same about the pave setting. I would recommend that you talk with a jeweler and have them show you different bands to go along with your e-ring.
Post # 5
I don’t have a pave setting, but this is a topic that is brought up a lot on the boards. I’m sure you’ll get some responses soon.
Hang in there.
Post # 6
Welcome to Weddingbee!
I don’t have a pave setting ring, but my best friend does, and her band is also pave setting… She haven’t had that problem yet, but is not wearing them together so I don’t know. I hope you’ll find the advice you need.
Post # 7
I had a pave set engagement ring, and a small stone fell out of it last week. I actually pick it up tonight from being replaced. Mine is sligthly different though in regards to having a pave band rub against it. My diamonds are pave but in a chanel, so they are held in by prongs, but then the prongs are in a channel.
I’m just shooting in the dark here- but maybe if you get a pave band they can solder it together so it would be permanent and not rubbing at all?
Post # 8
I agree with Helstrong, get the rings soldered together, that will keep it from happening. I have pave diamonds as well in my ring and had a couple fall out but it was after re-sizing/putting in the center stone so the prongs on the pave diamonds were loosened accidentally. Make sure the jelweler will replace those (mine does to no cost to me) and that they check the prongs to make sure they’re secure. It’s something that we have to deal with as pave ring owners but I love my ring and wouldn’t ever give up the extra bling 😉
Post # 9
I have heard of this happening before to other bee’s! I hope it doesn’t happen all the time since that’s exactly what I am getting as far as a wedding band. My ering also has a pave band. hmm I am interested in hearing more..
Welcome to weddingbee:)
Post # 10
Hello everyone, and thank you for the feedback!
Well, my fiance got the e-ring through a friend of a friend who sells diamonds/jewelry to retailers. The guy is located across the country, so I’m not sure I’ll be able to send my ring back to him every time a stone falls out (at least I don’t want to ).
I guess I’ll have to find a good/trustworthy jeweler locally. That also scares me, because I’ve heard of people switching out stones, etc.
I love the way a pave setting looks, and I love me e-ring. Would a princess cut channel set wedding band look strange with a pave set e-ring?
Miss Bella – here is a link where I read up on pave settings and the pros/cons.
Post # 11
Hey there! Welcome 🙂
I have a pave set e-ring and a pave set wedding band. Pave settings are more fragile just by their nature… but if you love the look it is just a risk you take imo! Get the rings insured so that you’ll be able to get the ring repaired if/when anything should happen to it, and make sure that you get matching metals for your ering/band. For example, I have a platinum ering so I got a platinum band… otherwise the harder platinum would wear away the prongs of my softer white gold band. If you have 18k white gold, get an 18k white gold band. I really wouldn’t worry about it too much. I mean stuff happens to everyone, but it doesn’t mean it’ll happen to you– and worst case scenario a tiny stone falls out? you’ll get it fixed right up!
Post # 13
@CorgiTales: Thank you for the warm welcome! I will take your advice on getting the matching metals for my e-ring and band. I have a white gold e-ring, so white gold wedding band it is!
We did get an appraisal with the e-ring, but only the center stone was appraised. We plan to get the whole ring appraised locally for insurance purposes.
Hopefully I’ll find a trustworthy jeweler locally to have the ring checked for loose stones from time to time.
Thank you so much! =)
Post # 14
i have a pave setting – it’s a split shank halo, so there are about 90 paves. i’ve had the ring since april ’09 and wear it practically 24/7. while the ring is certainly delicate, you’d be surprised at how tightly the paves are held in. i’ve banged my ring a bunch of times, sometiumes pretty hard, but in 15 months have only lost 1 pave. luckily, there’s a lifetime guarentee on the setting, so the jeweler replaced it for free.
in terms of caring for it, i drop it in that red stuff like 1x a week, and scrub it gently with the brush.
i can’t provide any feedback on matching wedding bands though. i’m moving my e ring to my right hand, so am getting an eternity band for my left.
hope this helps. good luck and congrats!