(Closed) Pave setting for engagement ring! Help?!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

I have pave on my ring, along with 3 center stones.  So far I LOVE it!  I have had no issues with stones coming loose or not being as bright and sparkly.  I clean my ring weekly, and just took it in yesterday to have it inspected by the jeweler and he said there are no problems.

We do have insurance and a protection plan, so if a stone were to fall out, it would be replaced for free.  So, honestly, I feel very at ease with it because if I do lose one, it’s no biggie.

Go with what you want — I did and I don’t regret it.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

Oh, but mine is set in 14k, so I can’t comment on the 18k issue.  I have heard though that 18k white gold is said to not turn yellowish as quickly, so it won’t need to be redipped very often…. just a thought. 🙂

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My ring has a pave band in platinum, no problems with it.

I think a lot of the problems are when rings are sized, if it isn’t done properly (prongs rechecked and tightened), it can loosen the stones. Or if the ring just wasn’t properly put together to begin with.

Also don’t use ultrasonic cleaners on it much, they can loosen to stones.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Pave settings are awesome, I have not had any problems with mine.

Yes you have to clean it more often to keep that sparkle but hey, what girl doesnt love a chance to stare at her jewlery and watch it sparkle

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Mine’s not pave, but it does have really small stones on the side and from everything I’ve read, it seems like as long as you don’t have to have it sized down a ton, it should be fine. Be sure to get the warranty on it, and then if something does happen, you can have it replaced for free!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

My e ring has micropave, and I’ve been pretty happy with it over the last 2 years.  I did have one of the stones fall out right after it was sized a year and a half ago.  I’m not sure why they didn’t check all the prongs, but I had all the stones checked and tightened and haven’t had a problem since then!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I had major problems with mine. I have to believe the original setting we got it in was a dud because the first year, the ring spent more time at the jewelers getting fixed and stones replaced than it did on my finger. The jeweler actually ended up sending it back to the manufacturer to be completely reset in a brand new setting. But my experience scarred me so much, I hardly ever wear it now, even though the new setting is better. In retrospect, while I do love my ring, I sometimes wish I had gotten something I felt more comfortable wearing everyday and saved the pave for some fabulous cocktail ring down the road.

Post # 10
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Helper bee

i love my pave setting and have never once 2nd guessed it.  it’s super sparkly and really highlights the center stone.

i’ve had it for over a year and a half.  one pave fell out last year, but it was fixed at no charge.  the quality/craftmanship is dependent on your jeweler, so make sure you work with a good one!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it all depends on how “hard” you are on the ring and how you wear it. I personally do not wear my ring to do the dishes, clean with chemicals, in the shower, to work, or any activity I feel will put it in jeopardy. I also get it cleaned at the jewelers about once a month (wouldn’t hurt to go more often either) and they go over all the prongs and diamonds. I’ve had no problems and they always say I’m doing a good job with it. It’s 18k by the way…

My SIL on other hand has a white gold (can’t remember if it’s 14k or 18k) solitaire which she had to get replated before her wedding. They got married last October and only engaged in Feb, but she NEVER takes it off for any activity and even wears it at her work (she works in a dental office). The finish wore off rather quickly.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i love the look of the pave on my ring and haven’t had any problems with it. mine is set in platinum but i’m sure it’s fine in 18k gold as well. get sized before the ring is ordered so you don’t have to worry about resizing it and possibly loosening the prongs. and get it insured!

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have a pave diamonds in platinum (half way around) with a solitaire center stone. Only had the ring a week and a half but I love it and it’s still super sparkly. I wear the ring all the time (except to shower and horseback ride) but otherwise it is on my finger (including when I sleep).

The jewler told my Fiance to have me hold the ring to my ear and flick it every few days to see if I hear “rattling” the “rattling” would be an early warning sign that something is lose and the ring needs to go to the jewler.

The ring is a little big, but instead of getting it resized and risking the integrity of the band, I’m just going to get sizing balls sodered into it. Also, my fingers swell alot in the heat and my knuckles are bigger so I think it’s a better option than getting it resized all toghether.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I have a pave eternity band w/ center stone set in platinum. Have been wearing it since April 2008 with no problems. I take it to the jeweler once a year to have it inspected and cleaned.

@KatNYC2011: I got sizing beads soldered into mine for the same reasons as you. Perfect solution!  When my finger is normal size, the beads keep the ring from spinning. And when my fingers swell, there is room for my finger to expand.

 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

My ring is actually 18k and pave! I’ve only had it two months but I haven’t had any issues so far.

Make sure your ring is insured, and that you buy it from a reputable company and you shouldn’t have any issues.  I also don’t wear mine in bed or in the shower, just to keep it safe. I take it off at night and put it back on before I head out the door.  Hope this helps!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I have a pave setting band as well…and I’m getting a pave wedding band to match. Jeweler said there should be no issues. I was worried about the same thing, but I haven’t had a problem yet. I think as long as you’re careful, you should be ok.

I take mine off before I go to bed, workout, take a shower, wash dishes, or do any heavy lifting, etc.

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