Post # 1
Hi All –
My boyfriend and I have started ring shopping (soooo exciting) and I’ve been doing a lot of looking (online and in person) for styles and designs that I like. I really like the look of have diamond in a pave setting on either side of the ring – just to be clear, not either side of the diamond, but along the sided of the ring. A jeweler recommended against doing this because of the problems with a wedding band rubbing up against these diamonds. Does anyone have a ring like this? Do you have this problem? And just to get ideas – do you have pictures.
Thanks – I look forward to the responses.
Post # 3
I worked in a jewelry store for years and the pave style is what most guest had issues with. there is not alot of gold to hold those diamonds in making it very easy for them to fall out.
Post # 4
i do! the band is rounded with pave diamonds on the side, and my wedding band, too. the setting is in platinum and i have had zero problems with any of the diamonds falling out. the photo is huge, but you can see the pave around the sides of the band too (not just on the top). because the band is slightly curved my wedding band doesn’t sit exactly flush with the engagement ring, so there is no issue of the pave rubbing and setting the stones loose. a good jeweler will recommend a reliable setting (mine is by michael bondanza) and make sure you get your ring fully insured just in case! hope that helps!
Post # 5
My wedding band has pave diamonds on the side and one fell out within 2 weeks of the wedding. My jeweler replaced it for free but I was a little sketched out about its durability. I still love it though and wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Post # 6
I haven’t had a problem with mine! Been wearing it since… xmas time 2008.
Post # 7
My e ring has a pave band and it haven’t had any probems so far(I got it in Novemeber). You should def get it insured tho just in case! You never know!
Post # 8
Although I don’t have my wedding band with mine yet, so I don’t know about any rubbing.
I haven’t had any diamonds fall out in the 1 1/2 years that I’ve had it.
Post # 9
Mine has pave diamonds on my band. 🙂
Post # 10
I’ve never had any issues with my ring and have been wearing it now for a year. I’m getting a plain white gold band to go with mine which sits flat so it doesn’t rub on the ring.
I can never get a good one of my actual ring, but here is a store shot…
Post # 11
I didn’t want this for this exact reason. Instead, I went with an e-ring setting with .75 carats of round and emerald baguettes that go halfway down my ring. There are only three diamonds on either side of the center stone. My wedding band is a 2.61 ctw round eternity band set in platinum. They sit flush.
We made sure to purchase from stores (e-ring and band were from different places) that guaranteed the stones for life from falling out due to normal wear and tear, BUT I still didn’t want to deal with this kind of problem.
If you want a pave setting, get it, just MAKE SURE you have a LIFETIME guarantee against stones falling out during normal wear and tear that the jeweler will replace them with stones of equal value for free.
Personally, I have fallen in love with the look of non-pave (when I originally did want pave) because the larger stones sparkle much more (in my opinion).
But, as long as you buy your ring from a reputable jeweler, this will not be an issue. Just make sure you get that guarantee in writing.
Post # 13
My ring has micro pave on the sides. I’ve had it a little over a year with no issues whatsoever. I found it difficult to find a wedding band to go with it, but only bc I was set on a simple 2mm pave diamond band, but I didn’t want to cover the diamonds on the side. My husband got it for me anyway and I really like it now. I would definitely say if you go this route, make sure you’re getting a quality product and a warranty of some sort.
My best friend rec’d her ring this past Xmas. It was custom made. It has pave on the band and on the halo (the halo is more of a sidewalk) and she’s already had stones fall out, as well as the center stone come loose several times. It’s totally a quality issue. I think she insisted on way more ring than her guy could comfortably afford, and you can totally see it in the craftmanship and the diamonds selected. I don’t know if it makes a difference in strength of the metal or not, but her ring is white gold (mine is platinum). So, I’ve seen it go both ways with the pave, thankfully I have the positive experience!!
Here’s my ring:
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Post # 14
Here ya go, i did post some pics earlier im not sure if you saw those but here are two more that you can see. Sorry i was trying to send you them in a message but i didn’t know how. theres about 11 diamonds on the sides and then from the front view there are six diamonds on both sides, there just really small
Post # 15
@amanda44, omg, can you email your ring to my bf? 😉 Haha, my bf and i were discussing rings recently and that is exactly the kind of band we were envisioning. Just had to tell you i think your ring is absolutely gorgeous!
Post # 16
I love my pave!