Do the diamonds fall out of Bezel eternity band? Can it be worn everyday?

posted 5 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Helper bee

 mrsmatheson :  very good to know because my favorite eternity band is a bezel set…and I have always felt it was the best ring I have for everyday wear… NOW I want another!  Thank you for the information

Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Even though I don’t have a bezel, I wanted to add that this seems to sound beyond bogus. Well a diamonds could fall out, also your engagment ring diamond could fall out and  you could walk by a house where someone is moving a piano and it could fall on your head! Everything is possible. 

I have a full eternity band in less than a bezel and I wear it literally 24/7… not for 18 years yet like pp but I hope I’ll get there. And the worst that can happen: it falls out and you put a new stone in. 

Oh and I love bezel set rings. Have you checked out Mark Petterson or Patterson? There’s a voting gorgeous half bezel on his site. 

Post # 18
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Germerican Tale :  If your ring is platinum then you definitely don’t have anything to worry about (unless you use that jeweller)! Platinum doesn’t wear away, the metal just moves but stays intact, so as soon as iit’s polished all the metal falls back into place, basically. Glad I could be of some help and can’t wait to see your future band! 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee

Germerican Tale :  

I still think that you need a second opinion.

A bezel eternity ring will have a scalloped edge rather than a straight edge and so the only way your original jeweller could be correct is if very little of the ring will be in contact with your engagement ring. If only the far edges of each scallop are in contact then there will be greater pressure at these points, ie the pressure won’t be equally distributed along the entire length of the ring but be concentrated at these areas.

Even if this was a problem there are still solutions:

1. Make sure that there is enough metal in each bezel so that even with wear and rubbing the diamond side won’t be exposed.

2. Make sure that the ring has enough height so that the bezel parts containing the diamonds are above the band of the engagement ring.

3. Wear the eternity ring one way up for half the time and upsidedown the rest of the time. Both sides of the eternity ring will wear evenly and only half as much as if you always wear the ring the same way round all the time.

4. If there is a problem then use a very thin (ie 1mm)  22k gold spacer. 22k gold is so soft that it will wear away rather than your engagement or wedding ring.

5. Wear your rings on different hands.

6. Make sure that your rings don’t spin excessively. You certainly don’t want them too tight but you don’t want them clashing together all the time.

7. Be prepared for a little occasional maintenance and make sure that you have good aftercare and insurance. I have my ring checked every 6 months. If there are any problems then they can very easily be sorted.

I’m sure that if you email or phone Whiteflash they will advise you. Another really good quality online site that will offer advice is Brian Gavin. Both sites do hope that you buy from them but they give advice willingly and pleasantly (no pushiness). They are careful with settings because they don’t want anyone returning rings for repairs. If that happened their reputations would be ruined and reputation is what they depend upon.

The reason I suggest that you just pause and get advice before committing is that it will be your wedding ring and you don’t want any problems with it. I still think that it will be much more secure than pave but I’m not a jeweller and so I would rather you waited a couple of days until you were sure.

 

 

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper

#bullshit

Pave diamonds are the ones people worry about, not bezel.  if you found a jeweler that is discouraging you from getting/making a bezel, go somewhere else.

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper

Scratch this jeweler off your list. Bezel is about the most secure setting there is. Pave, on the other hand, is beautiful but can be problematic. 

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