(Closed) Has anyone had an accent diamond fall out of their e ring?

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

chickennuggets25 :  it is not uncommon for pave stones to fall out, but then again, it’s also not uncommon to never have an issue. that said, do you plan on wearing a wedding band with the ring? if so, i’d stay away from the diamonds on the underside…you wedding ring will just butt up against them and rub and i PROMISE you that will eventually lead to a lost diamond or a few

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I’ve never had a ring with pavè diamonds, but I’ve read that they hold up well if it’s a well-made ring from a good jeweler (one who takes time and care making it – not a ‘made in China’, mass-produced, you have to meet your quota of 10 rings an hour, type of place). I would try if possible to have it locally made by a jeweler – it might cost you a little more, but if you have a problem with stones falling out, they can easily replace them. Also, ask when you’re buying if they stand behind their work. The guy I go to here in Ottawa makes beautiful rings, and warranties against pavè diamonds falling out. 

One thing you can’t do is resize a ring with a lot of pavè. The stones are set in the metal, and if you change the shape of the metal the stone no longer stays in place. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I had one of mine fall out I took it back to the store and they fixed it and all the other ones that were loose. I have not had a problem since. They said it sometimes happens and i had fallen and smacked my hand on the ground a week before it fell out so I think that was probably the reason. Also, My ring has channel set diamonds in the part where a wedding band would match up at, try to only have that with one side because I can’t have my rings soldered together without feeling like it was a waste of money to have the diamonds there. Even so my wedding band will cover one side no matter what. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

chickennuggets25 :  your second ring will definitely hold up better, but stones falling out is ALWAYS a risk with resizing pave. Basically, try your best to get the ring in your size to start with, and you really don’t want to resize it more than 1/2 size after that. The more drastic the resizing, the more likely that the metal of the whole ring wih warp which compromises the delicate setting. Also, the more pave you have, the less wiggle room you have in terms of resizing safely. It can be done – but it’s also not uncommon to have issues. You can’t resize a full eternity band. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

Mine has lots of accent stones and the darn center stone came out! little ones are fine, lol.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

chickennuggets25 :  Yep, lost 4 or 5 of them. Now to be fair, I am not gentle on my ring. I work on the family farm sometimes so there is a lot of hitting things. I’m also building things and well, this chick ain’t sittin at a desk all day. wink

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I lost the same stone twice. My ring had been resized when we bought it so that had something to do with it. The first time I’d only had my ring a couple of weeks, we got engaged early November and we were taking it back two days after Christmas. The jewellers fixed t and sent it back to me. The same stone fell out a couple of months later. We basically told them if it happened again then they were giving us a full refund. So this time my engagement ring was away for a lot longer and I think they looked at all the stones. Since it’s been back the second time the stones have been fine and I catch my ring quite a bit.  

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

chickennuggets25 :  beautiful ring but please get one from a reputable jeweller who offer a lifetime warranty, I have heard if you solder your rings together it avoids continuous rubbing, having said that I have worn 3 together for 2 years, and engagement alone for 2 years prior and never lost a stone yet….

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

get ring insurance that covers this sort of repair and you should be fine, I imagine.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

chickennuggets25 :  no such thing as stupid questions 

the ring in the 2nd photo appears to have prongs. Prongs are a bit more secure, because they come up and secure the diamonds in place. They’re more able to withstand the bending that comes with re-sizing. Prongs or a bezel (that goes all the way around the diamond) would be more secure j

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I have small diamond accent stones and halo (half eternity shank). I had one stone in my halo fall two-three months after getting it I think. It sat directly underneath of the large prongs for my center stone which is slight elevated higher than my halo. I did hit my ring pretty hard on a metal pot a week prior to losing it…I know it was hard because it took off a nice section of paint on the pot lol. I thought my ring was fine but I didn’t inspect it too heavily to see if any of the prongs were compromised.

My jeweler replaced the stone. I asked if it was a common issue. He said it’s not typically common if the setting is done efficiently but they mainly see it in the first three months if anything. They said the prongs surrounding that area needed to be built up which they did while replacing it. They didn’t think I’d have any issues henceforth. 

Ive had it for 7 months now and no issues of any other stones falling out. Either way, my ring is insured to cover any damages though or lost stones. I also have it inspected while it’s being rhodium dipped. 

Post # 15
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Newbee

I have an eternity band and a good bit of advice is to take it off if you are lifting anything heavy! We moved house a couple of years ago when I was newly engaged and as my husband was working I did a lot of heavy lifting around the house getting it all in order. At some stage I unwittingly bent my ring (so subtle I never noticed) but it caused a stone to come out. Easily fixed by the jeweller at no cost, but definitely something to consider when choosing a ring

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