(Closed) Show me the BLING: Micro Pavé settings

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 11
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Helper bee

I agree with Hodgy527. I loved the look of pave but was terrified about the idea of loosing stones. I went with a shared prong style too. I adore it. You can see up close on the zoomed in photo what I mean about prongs. The second picture shows how it still provides the look I was after with the pave:)

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Whitetail Ridge

Post # 13
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Worker bee

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I don’t know the difference pave vs micro? But here is mine, it’s from Tacori petite crescent collection, band is 1.5 mm and had pave diamonds on all sides.  I have had no issues with it! But like other bees, I do take it off at night, doing housework or exercising.

 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 2 months ago by  newbeonka.
Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - sandcastle

I never had issues with my pave setting

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

The durability of pave doesn’t come from the size of the stones, it comes from how the pave is set. Hand set pave in a cut down type is quite durable. However, this type of pave work is very difficult and comes with a very high price tag. Machine set pave is cheaper, but also not the same quality. Additionally, pave set in platinum is much more likely to withstand daily life than pave set in gold. 

 

It’s one of those “you get what you pay for” things. A stock pave setting is much less likely to last forever without needing repair than a hand forged custom piece. As an aside, while it is a hassle, the manufacturers I have worked with on hand forged pieces were actually MUCH more reasonable to repair than trying to get a pave stone replaced locally. That’s a job most jewelers butcher so if you don’t want to ever replace a stone – pave settings are not for you.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider

 

Mine is a shared prong – I take it off at night, don’t do household chores with it on, and I like to get it checked by a local jeweler regularly. I also have ring insurance, which I recommend if you’re worried about something happening to your sparkler!

Post # 17
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Blushing bee

I have the previously mentioned cut down pave (shallow u-cut pave, in my case) and haven’t had any problems at all.  I do baby my rings though- take them off when I get home, don’t usually wear around the house- but I do that with any ring, not just micro-pave.

My ering is either 1.9 or 1.8mm and the wedding band matches.  Not sure of the size of the melee, but my halo is .43ctw for the whole shebang.  I think my wedding ring is also .43ctw, but not sure.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I have a petite micro pave setting, and I haven’t had any problems. image3

Post # 25
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Worker bee

two rings with micro pave setting. 

This one have 3 rows of 30 micro pave stones. Almost 7 years old, never lost any stones. 

This one is micro pave halo setting. Only a few weeks old, I don’t think any stones will fall out. 

Post # 25
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Newbee

SCake:  I have the Soleste e-ring and matching band and have not had any problem with any of the pave diamonds. It look delicate but they are actually really secure. As you mentioned,  insurance would cover it but they should hold up better than you think! 

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