Post # 1
Ok. So after the HUGE fiasco with my ring, we finally got it back (newer, prettier, bigger center stone too). When we took it back the first time to look at the center stone (the diamond had a crack in it…we later found out that it was an inclusion but it wasn’t listed on the certification paperwork and neither hubby nor I remember it when looking at it) one of my small diamonds fell out so they fixed it while it was at the store as they were diamond hunting (I had the ring for less than a week). We got it back last week and after 4 days, another small diamond fell out. I got it fixed that day, and now, less than a week later another stone is missing. Does anyone else have experience with this? I emailed the manager of the jewelry store and told him that another stone fell out and explained that it would be a huge inconvienece for me to have to drive up there every week just to have a stone replaced. Everything I have read online says that Pave stones fall out (but maybe 2 a year, not once a week).
Post # 3
Ive read that too… but I’m almost at the one year anniversary of getting engaged, and I havent lost one yet. Ive been wearing my pave wedding band since September too, and it rubs right on my ering, plus theyre 18k gold ( pretty soft) and I still havent lost anything.
Post # 4
ugh, I know how annoying this is… my old e-ring had 7 stones fall out total from the pave band. Got it with 1 missing, 1 fell out an hour later. Mailed it away, 2 more fell out when we got it back.. I ended up getting a new ring and switched to a solitaire bc I was sooooo annoyed.
I hope you come to a resolution!!!!
Post # 5
Oh man. How frustrating! I’ve also heard you have to be super careful with rings that have pave, because it’s easier to lose stones. I don’t think you should be losing them that quickly and definitely not that often! I wonder if the setting is somehow defective?
Post # 6
You need to be bitchy with the store owner. I have a pave right hand ring that I’ve been wearing for 5 years and its lost only 1 stone in all those years. My e-ring has stones in the band. A couple fell out when the ring was sized and the jewelry store was so apologetic and fixed it immediately, along with checking all the diamonds. There is no excuse for what they are putting you though. They need to acknowledge they sold you a flawed ring, and fix the situation.
Post # 7
I am super careful. I always take it off right when I get home. I don’t bathe/wash my hands/ get it dirty. I emailed him yesterday, so I should have a reply tomorrow morning. I love my ring and setting (it was a custom design to and everything I love) so hopefully they can fix it/ create a new one.
Post # 8
I have a pave ring with a halo. I’ve lost 2 stones in the year that I’ve had it and I’ll admit that I’m not always the most careful with my ring. I was told that it would happen but 2 in one week seems pretty excessive. The jeweler we worked with advised me not to get the pave diamonds all the way around the band because they will more than likely fall out, so we went with 7 on either side of the halo and it still looks like an eternity band.
Perhaps you could take your ring to another jewler to get a second opinion on the setting. Losing that many stones so early seems highly unusual.
Post # 9
I lost 6 pave stones in a matter of 4 months. Everytime they repaired it the ring looked worse and worse. Finally I went into the jewlery store and freaked out. After a lot of arguing and crying the jewler agreed to remake the entire ring. (It was under warrenty but they didn’t want to spend the money) It’s been a year and I’ve had no problems. Stand your ground and make them fix it properly.
Post # 10
So sorry to hear that, must be frustrating! I was worried about that happening.
My e-ring and wedding band have bezel side stones. I don’t wear the band yet, but I will seldom give it a soft cleaning.
One fell out after I cleaned the wedding band and I freaked out because it’s a BEZEL set. I noticed it was a little rough looking; the wedding band was shipped in from another state and I think it might have been rushed. Anyway, it was fixed and they smoothed out all the roughness that shouldn’t have been there.
All happy now 🙂
Post # 11
Did you have your ring resized? The problem of melee falling off mostly come from resizing the ring which compromise its integrity. I read before that they don’t recommend down size more than 1 size. It’s best to make the ring from scratch to fit your finger size.
Post # 12
I got engaged on 4/5/12 and I have a 3 row pave ring with diamonds up the prongs on all sides. A week after I got it, 3 stones on the prongs had fallen out. My fiance got the ring in the diamond district in NYC, so in order to get it fixed we had to go there. He knows a girl who works there so we called her and she told her boss we were coming (she wasnt going to be there). They replaced the stones for me. The next day we were out to eat and I look and there is ANOTHER diamond missing from the prongs. My fiance got really upset and called the woman again. She was on vacation for another week. I read up on Pave rings and decided I wanted to change the whole setting. We went to the city on Friday and I picked out a different ring. I just don’t want to deal with having to go to NYC all the time (I am 2 hrs away).
Post # 13
@ColtonandJessica: I understand your frustration. Did you get the ring sized? I know that in many rings if they are sized too much they can definitely loose stones. Some rings are just delicate. I used to have a ring and no matter what I did the stones kept falling out. I did have it sized down quite a bit so that definitely can be it.
If you haven’t sized it there is no reason you should be losing stones that quickly. Something seems just wrong. If I were you I might look into a different setting? Maybe they have another one of the same kind you can switch it with and see what happens. If he custom made it he should definitely fix it because you can keep losing stones.
Post # 14
I don’t think they resized it after they made it. It was custom, so they knew my ring size. Fortunately, it is covered, so I don’t have to pay to have it fixed each time, but it is just a long drive and time consuming process. I worry about the integrity of a ring that has to be brought in each week.
My hubby took the ring in today and they said they would have the jeweler look at what it going on and replace the diamond. Hopefully we will know something tomorrow. I just don’t want it to keep happening. My mean side will come out soon.
Post # 15
@ColtonandJessica: I read this happens a lot, too. I loved the look of pave, so the jeweler we used suggested microprongs. The diamonds are totally secure and tight, with 4 prongs on each stone, and you can’t really see them. Maybe you can change the setting? I wouldn’t want to deal with this if I were you :-/
Post # 16
I am looking into getting a micro pave halo setting for my current diamond and now I am freaking out 🙁