(Closed) Show me your tension rings!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you feel comfortable wearing a tension ring?

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  • Post # 2
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    Blushing bee

    This was my original wedding set that i wore for 16 years. (Untile my upgrade) It is a tension set and i never had any issues.

    Post # 3
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I love these rings, but I’ve never found one that looked right on my stubby fingers – they were always too wide.  I would make sure you have a good warranty and insurance if you’re worried about stones falling out

    Post # 4
    Hostess
    6688 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    MissYSK:  I have a band that’s set like this. At least, I think it’s a tension setting, although we were told it was “channel set” when we bought it. It was my anniversary gift this year, but I don’t wear it as often as I should because the setting does make me a bit nervous. We got such a great price on it that it was impossible to pass up (a bit less than half what it sells for normally). The diamonds in it are so pretty and, for the price, DH said it was worth getting even if we just decided to reset the stones later on.

    Channel-set Looking from the top:

    Tension-set looking from the profile:

    And your post inspired me to wear it today, so I’m rocking it with my original wedding band. Fun! 

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    here is mine. I was nervous  at first  but no longer overly nervous. I am rough with it too unintentionally though. 

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee

    Beautiful rings ladies

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    This is a terrible picture, so I apologize. My hands look ancient! This is a tension set stone and even though it has a decorative bar to the side, it does qualify as one.

    It is the tension of the metal holding the stone in and while I don’t take it’s integrity for granted, I do wear it quite a bit. It’s one of my rhr’s.

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    longtimemrs:  Your ring is a U-prong setting. While I am not absolutely sure if it’s safe for your stones, if it’s well made there shouldn’t be an issue. My understanding is it has little grooves on either side of each stone etched into the metal where the stone sits. It is like a channel set, but you have the added beauty of more light play on your stones because of the setting! I love it.

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    MissYSK:  Like any setting, you should get it looked at annually to ensure the setting is tight and still safely holding the stones. Sometimes a minor tweek is all it might need. My only worry with my ring is a sizing issue. They are more difficult to size (and some impossible), so I had to make absolute certain there was no room for error because altering the sizing could prove very problematic.

    I cannot wait to see your ring. I cannot tell from the picture if it is a true tension set or not. Either way, it’s absolutely gorgeous and you must take lots of pics when you receive it!

    Post # 9
    Hostess
    6688 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    womanofsubstance:  Thank you for the extra information on my ring! It’s great to know a little bit more about it. When we bought it, the jeweler who sold it to us said it was a channel set, but it just never looked like one to me. That’s why I thought it might be a tension set because it looked similar. I like learning different things about jewelry and types of settings.

    I love the way it looks from the side, as well as the extra light play over the stones. I believe it’s a style still sold by Jared (we purchased it second hand), and I’ve seen differing reviews on it. Some people adore it, and others talk about losing stones multiple times. I guess it’s luck of the draw, like anything else in life — ha, ha. The stones are so pretty, though, that I would hate to lose them.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

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    longtimemrs:  Yep, like you, I love learning as much as I can about jewellery too! I’m glad I could help out!

    I actually have a ring similar to yours (U-prong). It’s a 5 stone ring (2 diamonds and 3 sapphires). I should take a pic sometime soon and post it. 

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    kidseahawk:  Thanks so much! 

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee

    Is mine considered a tension ring?

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