(Closed) My ring is falling apart! :-(

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I am sorry that happened, but that is a good warning to people about pave.  It is not for 24/7 wear, or rough wear.  It needs to  be babied.  I hope you love your new ring though!!!

Post # 4
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Busy bee

Do you have to get a whole new ring?  My ring had the option to add a life time care package on.  A couple of weeks ago a small diamond came out of the band and they replaced it for free.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

That was the original reason I decided on solitaire instead of something with a lot of little stones, or a halo. I only have one stone to worry about! I have a lot of friends who have to take their rings in constantly when they lose baby stones.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yeah. I don’t trust those tiny stones. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Your right about paves i have a pave and I only wear it when i leave my house because its so delicate i dont wear it to bed or in a shower or to clean or swimming etc… i had loose doamond that had to be fixed like a monthafter getting engaged and then they messed up and i needed a whole new ring

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

This is one of the reasons I refused to consider halo or pave bands. I am extremely active and klumsy. I have 6 diamonds with my center stone but those diamonds are all set into the metal which made me feel a lot more comfortable. My stones are very secure which made me a happy girl. I love looking at people’s halos and intricate settings but I knew I’d kill one of these quick.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Totally agree I’m so clumsy I even knocked my solo stone loose and they had to tighten the prongs lol.  I just bought a small diamond and I am paranoid I am going to knock it loose.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My jeweler told me it is how the pave is set. Also, I take mine in every 4-6 months to get inspected. They check the ring and tighten any of the prongs that need to be tightened. The prongs are so small between the pave I can’t even see them with my naked eye. Also, the contract with my jeweler states that they will replace any pave or stones if they were to fall out. Make sure you do your research with the jeweler you use and read over your contract! Plus, on top of a good contract with your jeweler get your ring insured ASAP.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@CourtneyB:  Good advice, but that still doesn’t prevent the stones from falling out in the first place.  Even hand-forged artists  (best pave setting work anyone can get) warn their customers that any pave has an inherent risk of melee falling out. It’s the nature of pave.  Some forms of pave have higher risk than others, but they all pose a much higher risk than non-pave.  They all must be babied.

I totally agree with your post for someone who knows these risks and wants to take them anyway because they love pave so much.  However, the OP doesn’t wish to do so– her heart was longing for a solitaire anyway. 

I LOVE pave, but don’t love it enough to chance stones falling out of my E-RING.  The thought alone causes me too much stress.  So, I, too, chose a non-pave setting.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Wow, it sounds to me like this is more of a workmanship problem than a pave problem…I have a pave ring,  I am super clumsyand I pretty much never take it off. I wear it to sleep, shower, workout, the only time I take it off is to work with raw meat or gardenning. Its been over a year and I have not had a loose stone yet. It is NOT normal for the stones to be falling out, even if you are rough with your hands.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Utopia4us:  +1

I agree I have a pave band.. and have had NO issues, I don’t ever take my ring off. It sounds like the ring construction. Anyways I hope your new ring turns out good!!!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Same thing happened to me when I got a diamond solitaire ring (not my e-ring). It was 1ct round cut solitair and about 3 weeks later I woke up and the stone was gone! I eventually found the diamond and contacted Kay Jewelers and the jeweler said it was because I slept wearing the ring. That perhaps I reached over and hit the wall or something and knocked the stone loose.

 

I hope you have better luck with your new ring

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Utopia4us:  +1

Fiance have me a microphone pave setting and have had very goof luck so far!!  I am atots Nighmare on jewelry, too!!  I do take it off for weight training, but typically I wear it for everything else except while cooking, but that’s just because I don’t want to get it dirty.

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