(Closed) Modifying engagement ring to pave band possible?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
736 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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Luckyinlove08:  I think a jeweler can file the channel down to make it thinner – I’m pretty sure an acquaintance was saying she had that done with an heirloom ring …

Post # 17
46 posts
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Laguna Hills, CA

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Luckyinlove08:  Your ring is GORGEOUS! But if you have that sinking feeling that you aren’t completly in love with it.. change it. It won’t mean you are an ungrateful bride to be! You should wear something that you TRULY love, because you will be wearing it for many many years. You will be a lot happier than forcing yourself to love something you truly don’t love.

Post # 18
1488 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

You have a stunning ring, really! I’m sorry you’re not in love with it because it is so pretty compared to how you described it at first. It has a very vintage feel with some modern added in. The band totally sparkles but in a delicate rainbow of light. The center stone is perfectly flanked by sidestones that add to the beauty of the ring instead of competing with it. It’s not chunky in the least bit. 

Try looking at wedding bands with it. If your still not sold on the setting then definitely cue your Fiance into any modifications needed. I’m not sure how you could switch the band without an entirely new setting. There is no harm in resetting your ring,I did with permission and it was worth it. It’s still think this ring of yours is a beauty and I’m not sure the pave would have quite the same effect. 

Post # 19
5985 posts
Bee Keeper

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Luckyinlove08:  I think it’s gorgeous the way it is!  I’m more a fan of channel, becuase I’d be less worried about diamonds popping out, but that’s me.  This is your ring.  When my husband first proposed to be, we picked out a ring together, so I knew what the ring would look like and how it would fit on my finger beforehand.  Well after wearing it for a month (it was a two prong ring) we both realized it was impratical to be a lifelong ring because with just two prongs securing it, it was constantly coming loose even though it was reinforced very well.  We ended up picking another similiar ring, but a different setting, and while I love my ring now, it took me a bit to really love it, it’s just a simple four prong ring, but I fell in love with the previous setting and was kind of stuck on that for a while, but now I love the ring I have because he picked it out and it’s nice and simple the way I like it.

I have no words or advice on how to change the setting, but I think with time you’ll learn to love it.  It just sounds highly expensive to alter your ring that much since you mentioned it was platinum as well and I’m not sure if platinum is easily adjustable.

Post # 20
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Good luck with the wedding band search! Your ring is truly gorgeous. I dislike channel settings and they can certainly look dated but yours is GORGEOUS! You are the one wearing it so you should be happy but really consider keeping the ring the way it is. Pave is pretty but very easy to get damaged. Your band looks pretty delicate and that round stone with cushion accents is beautiful! 

Post # 23
1455 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Oh dear. I wouldn’t change a thing because the channel is so tastefully delicate. I do love it. I have seen a ring like yours on someone I worked with and believe me, I couldn’t get over the beauty of her ring. Come to think of it she paired it with a pave band. Hmm. It would work for you too and you wouldn’t have to rework your ring.

Post # 24
83 posts
Worker bee

Luckyinlove08:  your ring is gorgeous! I actually wanted a band very silimlar to that but it couldn’t be done with the style I have. Its hard to tell in the pic but I think it is pave. I think it’s beadset with miligrain on the sides. Channel had thicker sides that hold the stone in without the little beads Inbetween. Like the pic attatched. 

You our could prob use your sidestones and create pave without the miligrain edging but like everyone says it will be more fragile and less durable. I changed my band and left the center setting and it warnt much at all. 

Hope you get what you want

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