(Closed) Channel set band or matching pave???

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3968 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@wlahey:  I personally love pave, and if it matches your e-ring band, I say, even better!

Post # 4
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It depends on your style, but I think I’d choose the pavé band to match. I don’t know about channel set rings in general, but I have a ring with channel-set baguettes and they really collect dirt. I always have them sork it when I get it cleaned. That might be more of a baguette thing than a channel set thing though.

Post # 5
4477 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I love channel set rings, but I don’t think they look great with the pave style, as pave’s more romantic, and channel looks more contemporary to me (even though it’s a classic style, it just feels that way to me).  Their are pave bands that come in a channel, maybe that could give you the best of both?  

Post # 6
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think it looks good, but I can’t really tell, the photo is a little blurry.  I have a couple of  suggestions: 

if your pave band is semi-eternity, then you might prefer having your rings soldered together.  they will always be lined up perfectly.  then, if you want a ring that you could wear alone, then you could always ask for a channel set band later for an anniversary gift.  

OR, have you considred a ring that is both channel and shared prong? they seem like fairly secure settings, but look a little bit more classic than a regular channel set ring.

like this: http://www.moissaniteco.com/moissanite-eternity-rings-channel-shared-prong-eternity-c-103_153.html

(that was a moissanite ring I posted, but I’ve seen this design with diamonds at other stores.)

Post # 7
2143 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’ve had a channel set ring, I found it to be very sparkly despite not being high quality diamonds, and I never cleaned it.

I think the difference in style between the e-ring and band would bother me though. Can you get an insurance/warranty on the band to replace diamonds if they pop out? I really don’t see how soldering them together would make that much difference, do the rings really hit each other with much force? I’d think more force comes from smacking your hand into things, regardless of if you’re wearing 1 ring or 2. I’d definately find a 2nd opinion on this statement.

Post # 8
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I like the matchy matchy look of a pave wedding band to go with the paves on your ering but I am biased. My e-ring and wedding band are both pave settings. I haven’t had any problems, but I have read about a lot of bees concerned with the rings rubbing and diamonds falling out. I take my ring into my jeweler every 6 months to have everything checked out as recommended. So far so good. It might also depend on the metal your ring is made out of?

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