Post # 1
I just looked at my ring and i’ve noticed I lost a diamond! =/ so upset I feel like i’m having anxiety lol. I do have a “stand in” wedding band which is tungsten so that’s what I am wearing now.. I honestly think that i have BAD luck with diamonds. Before we got married my e-ring had lost about 3 diamonds. The day AFTER we got married I lost a diamond in my wedding band and I believe this is my 3rd maybe 5th diamond that I have lost with this set. 🙁 I find it hard to part with this set. I’ve said my vows to this band and I don’t want to leave it =/ but i’m sick and tired of my diamonds falling out! So I was thinking that maybe I should get a new set, Solitaire solid along with the solid matching wedding band. Since were having our marriage blessed I wouldn’t have to feel bad?. Well this is what I’m thinking just in 14k gold. I just wish I knew why my diamonds are falling out so much.
so I have a question for the ladies who have a set like this. how do you like your set like this?
Did you have a diamond set before and you’ve switched over because you’ve lost diamonds too?
make me feel better ladies! lol what can I do?
Post # 3
What type of set do you have right now (the one that loses diamonds?) Were your rings sized from something that the jeweler already had? That could account for the diamonds falling out. Some settings cannot be stretched without compromising the integrity of the stone mounts.
I, personally, have a diamond marquise solitaire in a cathedral setting (no side stones or halos or other bling) and love it! I’m not going with a plain band, though. I have heirloom diamonds that I’m going to have set in a band to match my e-ring. However, I think you might like a solitaire and a band without diamonds; it all depends on how much bling you have to have!!
Post # 4
@Mrs Canuck: lol OOOH I LOVE BLING!! lol but at the same time i’m like ehh it’s not all that important. They only reason why i’m so attatched to my set is because i said my vows with it!. lol it might be a little silly but hey! I can’t part from it. But if i get a new set I think i’ll be fine only because were having our marriage blessed and we’ll be saying a new set of vows again 🙂 yay! I have i a solitaire diamond band e-ring and the wedding band has diamonds around it too and yes it was a set sitting in the store.. then it’s not just the set i have, i’ve had 4 e-rings i’ve just got upgrades when hubby could afford it and they all had lost a diamond or two.. =/ so I’m kind of leaning to the plain solid gold solitaire. heres a pic. (sorry its on my phone)
Post # 5
i wouldnt feel too bad getting a different ring. I wouldnt sell the original set, but i dont know any women personally who are wearing their original wedding set. My sister is wearing a set she found at trades days, my mom’s original set was a $25 set from a garage sale. As long as you and your husband dont have a problem with it, i wouldnt beat yourself up about getting a new set. As long as you keep the originals, because selling them now may be a big regret for you later!
Post # 6
I love sets with small stones too, but didn’t want them for my ering through fear of losing them when I bang my ring (which happens a lot) and getting the stones dirty. I personally like the plain metal look with my solitaire but I must say I’d like a pave wedding band eventually. Maybe it’s your particular set that’s the problem? I don’t think you should be losing diamonds so frequently, so a different band may solve it?
Post # 7
I changed from a halo to a solitaire because I was so worried about loosing stones (one fell out the night we got engaged). I opted to go with a plain gold solitaire, but added my love of bling with my wedding band (I have a 5 stone prong set band). Since there’s only 5 stones in my band, I’m not as nervous about them falling out. My original ring had over 50 diamonds.
Post # 8
I have a set like the one you have a picture of in the OP and I love it. To me its simple yet so elegant.
For the set you have now though I remember reading on another board that someone had to resize an diamond band and they had the jeweler retip the prongs so that they would be stronger. Is that an option? I would actually bring it to a jewler and see what they can do, if anything so you can hold on to the orginal. If not I would reset it in something the diamond wont fall out of. Or even you could reset the e-ring in a simple metal band and take those diamonds combine them with the bottom diamonds and make a completely (secure) blinged out wedding band.
Post # 9
You could have a jeweler recycle the metal. Rather than prong setting, you could ask if they could use your gold and make channel set rings instead, or let you keep the little diamonds and make cluster earrings or a pendant out of them. I am all for switching things up.