(Closed) Halo/Paved Stone Problems

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3683 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It sounds like with pave rings, it just comes with the territory, but it seems like it’s more likely to happen if:

   – the ring is poorly made and the stones are not set well

   – you have a lot of pave.  More pave = more stones that can possibly fall out

   – your ring has been resized.  Resizing the ring will change the integrity of the band.

   -you’re rough with your jewelery and hit/drop the ring a lot.

I was reluctant to get pave for the same reasons you are.   I went with a plain shank pave halo, so I think this ring has less chance of losing stones than some others.  I’ve had the ring only 2 months, but have had no problems with the pave.

Post # 4
4053 posts
Honey bee

I have two friends with this style ring… One works with me in the medical field, the other has an office job. Neither of them have ever had a problem with their rings =)

Post # 5
1741 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Pave does come with the potential for trouble.

I have a diamond halo sapphire ring which cost more than a pretty penny, and I have lost about 5 stones from it over a few years. I baby my rings too- so it is not that I am hard on them. This is not an e-ring, just a RH ring.

I am a big fan of simple settings particularly bezels for this reason!!

Post # 6
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think the ring that you like has a shared prongs band which I don’t see any problem (more secure than pave setting) if it’s made to your ring size.  Halo around the ring is pave setting which should not be any problem because it’s not on a band.

Post # 7
2536 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@abirdword:  All of what she said.

I was also reluctant to get a ring with pave set stones and opted for a 3 stone ring instead.  I do have a pink sapphire set in a halo, but I don’t wear it that often so I’m hoping I don’t have any problems.

Post # 8
1200 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

My ring has a pretty good amount of pave diamonds on all angles of my ring’s band, AND it was resized from a 7 to a 5 1/2 and I have not had any issues with loose or lost stones (knock on wood).  I like to think it’s because I got it from a reputable jeweler, but I have a feeling it’s more about quality and how the ring is made. It never crossed my mind that stones might fall out. They better not for all Fiance paid! But I guess it could happen to anyone.

I wouldn’t let is discourage you. Be sure to read the reviews online of people who have purchased the ring before. Beautiful ring! Good luck with your decision 🙂

Here’s mine…

Excuse my foot in the background 🙂

Post # 10
3683 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t think that’s a shared prong band, it looks like a pave to me.  Correct me if I’m wrong, ladies, but shared prong is what it sounds like – prongs holding the stones in place.  With pave, I think there are holes in the metal where the stone is seated, plus tiny prongs that hold the stone in place.  The prongs are tiny to show as much of the stone as possible, which is why pave is less stable than other settings.


Post # 11
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Pretty sure your ring is pave. Shared prongs usually have larger diamonds, have a hole in the metal for the point of the diamond, and usually sits noticeably above the metal to allow light. Pave is supposed to look like a continuous piece.

I’ve had my ring for 8 months and haven’t had an issue. I know many others with pave who haven’t had a problem. Don’t let your fear of losing stones prevent you from getting pave because pave is beautiful. My Fiance said as long as I don’t lose the big guy in the center, he’d be happy to replace any of the other diamonds lol.

It is not good to resize pave as it tends to loosen the prongs so def make sure it’s in your size. Also, make sure you are getting high quality pave craftsmanship as there is a difference. All the beads that hold the stones should look completely uniform. Other than being hard on your rings, poor craftsmanship is usually the reason why people loose stones. Also get your prongs checked semi-annually.

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