(Closed) Pave diamonds falling out

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I have the same setting for both my bands that WantToBeM.E. has and none have fell out yet….but I wanted to go with the micro pave so i wouldnt have the prongs showing around my centre diamond….anyone have any good luck with them….sorry to the OP for thread jacking

Post # 18
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I believe my ering and wedding band is micro pave (or regular pave, not sure of the difference). I have diamond on all 3 sides of my rings. My ering I’ve had for almost 2 years and haven’t had any problems *knocks on wood*. I’ve only had my set for 4 months, but so far no problems. Not sure if it could be the metal type as mine are platinum. 

Maybe you should try to take it to another jeweler to see what they say?

Post # 19
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4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

That totally sucks! My ring does not have pave and look what I looked down to find today! I don’t even know how to feel about it right now. And I don’t have a wedding band to wear because my band is completely curved to fit next to my engagement ring so I obviously can’t wear it alone! I feel your pain ๐Ÿ™

Post # 20
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2153 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@star_dust:  Oh no!! ๐Ÿ™ That’s awful!

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Those of you ladies who lost stones…did your jewelers replace them for free? We are having a nightmare experience with my ring. 1 stone fell out the day I got it, they agreed to replace it for free, returned it to me (via Fedex…we live in another state) and I received it with other 2 stones missing. I freaked out, it lost 2 more stones over the next few days. I took it locally to have it repaired (on the original jeweler’s dime) and then within 3 more days, i lost 4 additional stones. The ring has over 300 micropave diamonds, but I am floored. They want to charge us $1,100 to remake the ring (with slightly larger diamonds so they are more secure, but with no diamonds along the bottom so about 120 fewer diamonds). My fiancé got a good price on the setting because they had it in stock, but they would have to custom make a new one for us (hence $1,100). I’m just so upset and I can’t find another ring I love nearly as much. And they have made it clear that they take no responsibility after they replace the ring – if the stones fall out, tough luck. Did any of you ever encounter something like this?

Post # 24
Hostess
9738 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

BUMP!

 

@ColtonandJessica:  I lost a pave side stone on my band today, after only 19 days of wear ๐Ÿ™ I feel your pain. 

I can visibly see where other stones on my ring are also not sitting flush and stick out/overhang from the band too much.. def not set properly.

However, with my ring it was originally a 5.5 and we had it resized to a 7, so maybe this is why mine aren’t right? But the jeweler told me that, “No, only downsizing a ring will make the pave loose.” So now I’m worried my ring is just bad quality? I don’t know. Hopefully I don’t have to send it in every few weeks…

Like the PP above, does anyone have any input?

 

Post # 25
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@FutureDrAtkins:  I’m sorry you lost a stone…I know it’s so upsetting. I think the jeweler who told you that only downsizing will loosen the pave is wrong, but I’m no professional. It is my understanding that any changes made to the ring can damage the integrity of the ring. A difference from a 5.5 to a 7 is pretty significant, so I would anticipate that could greatly affect how well the pave diamonds are secured. I doubt your ring is necessarily poor quality, but the sizing could have definitely affected the setting. Do you live in a city with a lot of professional jewelers? I live in Philadelphia and took my ring to a highly recommended jewelry repairman who does not do retail sales and uses some type of laser (which is excellent for micropave because the prongs are just so tiny). He did great work on my ring and despite the fact that I’m missing 2 stones a few months after he worked on it, I’d call that successful given that I lost 8 within a few weeks before taking it to him (and out of 300 stones total, the 2 aren’t all that noticeable). Don’t fret too much…I remember being so devastated when I first lost stones, but now I’ve become resigned to the fact that it happens with micropave settings! But definitely make sure the stones are set properly to avoid losing more, if possible.

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

oh no! i have a pave e-ring with a halo and i ordered a pave eternity ring as my wedding band. panicked~!

has anyone NOT lost any of their pave diamonds?

Post # 27
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9738 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

@sweetpea1813:  Thanks for the input. The company I got it from has offered to ship it there and back for free and cover the costs to replace the stones. They have promised they will check all the other stones to make sure they are not loose and fix anything that is loose. I’m still kind of worried that I will have to baby this ring though. Fiance has told me if I want I can purchase another, more practical ring for everyday wear and that I can use this one for special occasions if I want. I thought he would be super upset about it, but I think he could tell how upset I am so he’s being SUCH a dear about everything. No I am kind of thinking something that either has no pave on the band but still has a small halo or something bezel set. 

Post # 28
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140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@FutureDrAtkins:  Wow, that’s awesome. Our jeweler told us we are SOL. It was a terrible experience (as I wrote about in a recent post). Honestly, I now know that it’s possible for stones to come out sometimes. I just try to be careful with my ring…if I’m making the bed or doing something the prongs could snag on, I take it off. I don’t wear it to sleep. I don’t wear it to the gym if I’m planning on lifting weights. Did I plan to have a ring I couldn’t wear 24/7? No, but I am in love with my ring so it’s a price I have to pay! I doubt you will lose THAT many stones. I have a friend with micropave who lost 1 stone after wearing her ring for 1+ years and her jeweler replaced it immediately. It also depends on the size of the stones (and therefore the size of the prongs). For me, my stones are sooooo tiny that some of them are only held in by 3 prongs because there’s just not enough room/metal for 4 prongs. Each ring is different but it’s great that your jeweler is standing behind their product and I’d ensure they are willing to do so long-term (as ours was not).

Post # 29
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

@sweetpea1813:  Thanks for your input! I’m glad they are being really accomodating. I’m just kind of sad that I have to ship it in and then go without a ring when I just got engaged. I still haven’t shown it off to my friends in person yet! Ugh. Oh well :/ I’d rather show them it when it’s not missing a stone I guess lol. 

The company has advised me not to sleep in it anymore, that’s when I lost my stone. I had another ring with pave and a halo that I wore day and night for 7 years and never took it off to do anything. So I guess maybe it’s luck of the draw?  But yes, now I’m going to be much more careful… no sleeping in it for sure. I was already taking it off for gardening and the gym. 

I hope you don’t loose anymore stones. I love your ring it’s very detailed and beautiful.

Post # 30
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326 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@honeyhalo:  I’ve had my pave e-ring for around 7 months and i haven’t lost a stone. Now I’m worried though! I didn’t realize it was so common.

Post # 31
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have lost 7 stones in 11 months with three different rings (my orininal ring was replaced, the same thing happened, so I got a different ring, and now it’s happening again). No one told me not to buy these type of rings. I’m so frustrated and upset. I haven’t even had it a year yet, what will be my diamond count after 30 years???

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