(Closed) channel vs. pave settings?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is your band channel or pave?
    Channel setting : (44 votes)
    35 %
    Pave setting : (74 votes)
    58 %
    Neither : (9 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    From what I’ve heard, it seems that channel set bands hold the diamonds more securely. However, i’ve also heard that you get more of a sparkle factor with pave set bands. So I guess it’s a tradeoff! I have channel set stones in my e-ring and wedding band and I love them, although I also love the look of pave–I would  have been happy with either.

    Post # 4
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    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have neither. I have an eternity band with shared prongs between them. It’s as big as channel set, without the channel. I liked it better than pave as well because the stones in pave are small.

    Post # 5
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    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t know what the advantages/disadvantages are, but I love the look of my pave-set rings.  🙂

    Post # 6
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    347 posts
    Helper bee

    @hilsy85:

    I agree completely.  I love the pave look better but love the security of the channel also.  But…I would probably get pave (if I had a jeweler who could make certain all prongs were secure).

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper

    I’m semi-bezel set…trying to find a photo of my ring for you!

    Post # 9
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    3375 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I tried to upload before, but it didn’t attach.

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    Post # 10
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    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I have a pave ring and looove how it sparkles! I have had a few of the side tiny stones fall out though. Luckily my jeweler replaced them asap.

    [attachment=1605469,200045]

    Post # 11
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    294 posts
    Helper bee

    my engagement ring is in a pave setting, and my wedding ring is shared prong.

    like other posters have said, chanel settings hold the stones in a little more securely.  but i didn’t want to see any metal in my e-ring, which is why i went with pave.

    both are gorgeous, so it’s always just a matter of preference.

    Post # 12
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    6597 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I have channel set diamonds.

    I like both kinds of settings but channel set diamonds match the style of my tension set main diamond better.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee

    I’m a fan of pave settings, but my mom’s set is channel. Her’s is gorgeous just not really my style!

    Post # 14
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    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Post # 15
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    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    i like pave because they sparkle more 🙂

    it is a trade off for security though…a pave band needs a good insurance policy!

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    The diamonds in a pave setting are NOT set with prongs. If your diamonds have prongs, you don’t have a pave setting, you have a prong setting.

    Pave settings have very small diamonds set side by side on holes in the surface of the ring with beads or small balls of gold holding them in the setting. This type of setting is the least secure setting for diamonds.

    Channel settings have the diamonds set girdle to girdle  in a groove and the top of the groove is hammered over the diamonds to secure them. This is a very secure setting, because the diamonds have very little wiggle room.

    Here’s a website that explains all the various settings: http://www.jewelrycentral.com/Info_Stone_Settings.asp

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