(Closed) problems with my ring, don't know what to do :(

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it just comes with the construction of the rings. Either you keep getting it fixed and have good insurance warranty or get a different one.

Or you could by a stand in ring like CZ or moissanite that would be more sturdy and keep your Engagement Ring as a keep sake type deal and where on special occasions.

Best of luck! I know its a sticky topic 😉

Post # 4
14486 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would definitely not want to deal with repairs every few months for the foreseeable future, but I definitely understand not wanting to ‘replace’ the ring your Fiance picked out.  If you’re just having problems with the stones on the band, can you get basically the same ring but with a plain band instead of the micro pave.  I saw your ring pictures, and the 3 stone plus halo pretty much covers across your finger so it really wouldnt change the look *too* much to not have the pave band.


Post # 7
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Can you just switch out the band instead of having the pave? My ring has diamonds on the side but none have fallen out (although I did have one my .10 in the circle fall out!!) and it’s almost channel band but not exactly. 

I can post a picture and show you when the uploader starts working again. 

Anyway, I think instead of switching to a completely different style you see what can be done about the band. You may even end up with just a plain shank but the integrity of the three stones and the sentimentality of the original ring would still be there. 

Post # 9
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

I think I would exchange it for a solitaire. It totally sucks to lose the sentimental value attached with this ring, BUT I think if you keep it and this keeps happening (which isn’t guaranteed but probable) your ring is going to become “this stupid ring that keeps falling apart” kind of thing. In other words, the ring may take on a negative thought every time you look at it. That’s not worth keeping the original IMO. you should be happy whenever you look at it. 

Post # 12
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think you made the right choice, OP.  If I were your Fiance, I’d be more pissed no one warned me about this when I was spending that small fortune!  This is a common issue with micropave- my Fiance really liked micropave rings, but our jeweler told him I’d be in having the diamonds replaced every few months, no matter what metal she made the ring out of, and that talked him out of it.

In ten years, when you’ve worn your solitaire forever, this will just be a funny story you tell your kids, and that solitaire will be your e-ring.  Now you’ve got something durable AND beautiful, you can’t go wrong 🙂

Post # 13
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

My Maid/Matron of Honor had this issue with her first engagement ring. Although she loved the design she was constantly looking diamonds due to the overall design issue and was without it for several weeks at a time. Eventually she exchanged it for a different design without those issues and she has been problem free ever since.

So as the PP put it either you continue to deal with the maintenance issues and be without your ring for the future or you find a new design without these issues. It is a frustrating position to be put in and I’m sorry you are in it.

Post # 14
2144 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My ring is similar to yours with a lot of little diamonds in the halo and a micro pavé band, but I haven’t had any issues like you have. I’ve had my ring for just over a year and the only time one of the little stones fell out was when it got sized. The jeweler said that most likely it got loosened from the sizing and they had it fixed in 2 days. I haven’t had any fall out since.

It sucks that you had so much trouble with the diamonds falling out. I hope you grow to love your new ring as much as the original. Do you have pictures of the new ring?

Post # 15
3452 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would trade it for the solitaire.  You’ll be much happier.

Post # 16
764 posts
Busy bee

@upallnight: your ring is beautiI’ll, but if you paid 5K you were robbed!! If they are only offering you a .56 ct solitaire for that you are getting ROBBED

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