Post # 1
I’ve had my e-ring for a little over 3 weeks and have been wearing it for ‘normal wear’. I went into the Jewelry store where it was purchased yesterday-to inquire about earring backs and upon recognizing me, they asked if I’d like my ring cleaned and I said yes and off they took it. A few minutes later the girl came back over saying that two of my diamonds on the split shank that are pave set were loose and if it would be ok if they fixed them, of course I said ok not really giving it another thought, remembering when we (FH and I ) had done ring researching reading somewhere that pave set diamonds do fall out and get loose easily. But now I’m wondering if this is normal or abnormal being that its only been on my hand for 3 weeks. We have full coverage so anything that happens, loose or lost I am covered but I am still curious. Have any of you ladies experienced this or know more about it?
Thanks in advance!
Post # 3
I’ve had my ring since December and haven’t had any issue with loose diamonds in the pave setting. Are you wearing it to the gym? to sleep?
Post # 4
I had one loose one and it needed replating after 6 months of daily wear.
Post # 5
You could have hit your hand on something and knocked it loose, or the setting might not have been as tight as it could have right off the bat…really, it’s not uncommon for stones to be loose.
My jeweler says people come in every day with loose stones, and so as long as you check your prongs/settings and take it to the jeweler regularly for a cleaning/check, you shouldn’t lose any stones.
Post # 6
I’ve had mine since last July and I haven’t had any of those issues either. I wear mine for everything except the shower.
Post # 7
Cleaning it in one of those microsonic cleaners can easily shake a pave diamond loose. Just be careful when cleaning it with those cleaners.
Post # 8
Did you have to get it resized? That will mess with the integrity of things for a bit and can easily cause stones to loosen or fall. You’re supposed to have your prongs checked soon and/or frequently for a while after a resizing. But, you got it checked/fixed for now, and have it insured so I wouldn’t worry too much. 🙂
Post # 9
Three weeks seams awfully fast. I just lost my first pave stone but it has been 9 months. I wear my ring daily and sleep with it. The only time I take it off is to do dishes and when I shower.
Post # 10
Thanks bees, I don’t wear it in the shower and usually take it off for dishes. I’m hoping that we catch them being loose if it happens again and not me look down and see them missing.
Post # 11
I think I’m relatively hard on my ring (i take it off for sleeping but thats about it), but i’ve not had any pave stones loose. I’ve had my ring about a year. Although its platinum so I don’t know if that has anything to do with it..
Post # 12
I actually noticed that my center stone was loose one day…I work at a lab and I think that taking off and putting on gloves all the time and washing my hands all the time made my ring suffer 🙁 so I took it to the jewelers and it was in fact loose…i had bent one of the prongs and they fixed it immediately. I would just take it to get inspected ever 3 months or so…just for good measure…but I dont think that the stones getting loose are uncommon!
Post # 13
I actually had major issues with the pave diamonds on my original e-ring; they were coming loose or falling out every 2 months. It was ridiculous. Have you had your ring resized significantly? The jeweler finally determined that the issues with mine was that it had been taken down from a 6.75 to a 4.5 and the alteration had compromised the settings for all my little stones.
We had full coverage on it and ended up ordering a replacement in my exact size about 6 months ago, and I haven’t had a problem with it since!
Post # 14
I think it has more to do with the metal of your ring then the wear. I keep mine on for the gym, shower, dishes, laundry, you name it. I figure why pay so much if you can’t wear it! I made sure to pick a strong metal bc I never wanted to take it off and went with Palladium. It’s been a year and I’ve never had a loose stone in the pave band or halo around the center stone.
Is it white gold by chance? I know that loosens the easiest. You could always plate just the prongs in palladium or platinum, I have a friend who did that.
Post # 15
My BF has pave rings from Tiffany’s and has to get them re-set/replaced all the time. They have to send it all the way to New York each time!
Post # 16
I’ve had my pave diamond engagement ring for almost two years, and none of the stones have ever come loose. I don’t normally sleep or shower with my ring on, but wear it for pretty much everything else. It’s also white gold, which some have said is not super strong, but mine has held up fine. If it continues to have problems, I would see what the jeweler can do for you. Three weeks seems early for stones to be coming loose already.