(Closed) Normal for pave set diamonds?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I had one loose one and it needed replating after 6 months of daily wear.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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 # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

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
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Helper bee

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My Boyfriend or Best Friend 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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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.

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