Post # 1
I just noticed that it was gone this morning at work when my pinky finger rubbed against it and I’m so bummed! Luckily my mom is a jeweler so it’ll be an easy fix, but I had a feeling this would eventually happen with a setting like this. I can be a little rough with my hands but ever since getting engaged about 8 months ago, I’ve made it a point to check the prongs and taking it off when I cook, clean, shower, etc…
This is making me paranoid about my center stone as well and now I’m thinking I should reset it into a bezel setting, and change my similarly set wedding bands to a channel setting. It would absolutely be a better choice for practical reasons, but I’ve become so attached to my e-ring and future bands as is.
I did start looking at different settings and while they’re beautiful, I’m just not sure.
What would you do, Bees? Has anyone reset their ring for practical purposes and is happier about it?
Post # 2
vip0802: Beautiful set! I would go ahead and fix the missing stone and wait and see how you feel about the setting later if you’re not 100%. It sounds like you love it as is, so give it some time before you make a major change. It’s only been 8 months…
Post # 3
see how it goes once it is fixed. its a beautiful set.
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I’d fix it and keep it. If your mom is a jeweler, you sound like the perfect canidate to have a fussy ring since she can help you fix it. 😉 What does she think?
Post # 5
That seems a bit drastic of a response to have to losing a tiny setting stone, IMO. If you like your ring the way it is, do you even really love bezel sets, or do you just think it will be more secure? It would completely change the look of your set, and not for the better, IMO. The sparkle factor, especially from the bands, will be seriously reduced. Anyway, I agree with previous posters. I would have the ring repaired and see how it goes. Unless it is popping stones all the time, I wouldn’t have it re-set. It seems you love what you have and that a bezel would be a second choice chosen only for durability.
Post # 6
vip0802: My E ring is similar to your side diamonds and this summer i lost one too! didnt notice until my fingers were seperated. ive had mine for 6 years now and this has been the only issue. Needless to say i had it fixed with no hassel and everything was good to go. i say keep your ring how it is. its GORGEOUS the way it is. i dont care for the setting your wanting to switch it to.
Post # 7
vip0802: I didn’t reset– but I went with bezel from the start so I didn’t have to worry about things like this. I don’t htink wedding jewelry should be an inconvenience or something you have to worry about– that’s what formal pieces for formal outtings are for, IMO– while I want my wedding rings to be beautiful, I want then to be practical since I do consider them everyday jewelry.
Post # 8
Thanks for all the replies! I almost forgot about this thread but the ring has since been fixed, and so far so good. At the time, I was so frazzled over losing a stone that my knee jerk reaction was to get a reset.
As of now, I’m keeping it as is but if I run into any more issues with stones popping out, I’ll start to look into more practical settings. I can’t wait to wear my whole set tomorrow!!!!