Post # 1
I always swore I’d get a solitaire or at most a ring with only a couple of small sidestones because I’m worried about them falling out, but reccently halos have caught my eye. What has been your experience with small stones?
Post # 2
My small stones are channel set and in the 4 years I’ve had my engagement ring and 3 years I’ve had my wedding ring none have fallen out and I almost never take my rings off and feel like I’m pretty rough on them.
Post # 3
very helpful, thank you! 🙂 love your center stone by the way!
Post # 4
Here’s mine. While the actual e-ring has stayed intact, my wedding band has lost two of its pave diamonds in a year. It could definitely be more shoddily made, but I know pave is hard.
Post # 5
I had a trilogy ring as my first engagement ring. The centre stone sunk in its setting (thankfully I didn’t lose it) and one of the sidestones later did the same thing. That was within the first 4 months of wearing it. I didn’t wear it after that because my ex-fi and I broke up.
The reason why the diamonds came lose was because my ex-fi bought me a ring that was much too big (at least 3 sizes) and resizing it by that much caused all sorts of problems. I suspect the ring would have been fine without resizing. So I’d beware of that.
I have a halo now, and the stones are all bezel set. Haven’t had any problems at all.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard
I have a bajillion prong set stones on both my engagement ring and my wedding band. The wedding band has gotten daily use ever since I got it 5 months after we were married. It is the only ring I always wear when I am doing anything except heavy lifting and anything at the gym. No stones lost from it yet.
The engagement ring however I did lose one stone from the halo but it was completely my fault. Neither were made badly and in fact have been tiny tanks except for the one instance of loss. The engagement ring is going on 3 years old soon. I am hoping the trend of very little stone loss will continue as long as I get it inspected often enough to catch any problems before they become a major issue.
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2019 - City, State
I have a James Allen pave halo ring and within a couple of months one of the halo stones fell out which I was not at all happy about. They must have not set it properly in the first place for it to come out so soon after I got it. I don’t wear it when I am doing anything strenuous. They did replace the stone free of charge. I’s been about a little less than a year since that happened and so far nothing else has come out. I think with pave and halos you always run the risk of losing stones but if they set them right and you aren’t too rough on your ring it should be fine.
Post # 8
- Wedding: February 2018 - UK
I have a halo with 16 small diamonds, and none have ever fallen out. I’ve been wearing it for almost 3 years, and I very rarely take it off – I sleep with it on, shower with it on, everything.
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 29th, 2016
baileybagels : I’ve been wearing my engagement year for 4 years (this month actually) and my wedding band for 3.5 years. The diamonds in my bands are very secure due to being channel set.
Post # 10
baileybagels : I’ve had my engagement ring over 6 years and haven’t had a stone come loose. The only ring I’ve ever lost a stone out of was a piece my mom gave me for my 16th birthday – I wore it daily and was really rough on it and 10 years later (after never having the prongs inspected or even a professional cleaning) I lost one small side stone.
Post # 11
I’ve got a halo with stones on my band, and so far so good! I think it all has to do with the structure and strength of the setting and the weight of the band itself. If you pick a a thin band that doesn’t really have a good weight to it, the setting that the stones are in are more likely to warp and you will loose stones, so pick something with good structure! =)
Post # 12
My ring has french pave on the band and covering the basket. Within a month of wearing my ring, I had two of the tiny stones on the basket (cover the prongs) fall out. My husband contacted the jeweler where he bought the ring and they were extremely apologetic, agreeing that the stones shouldn’t have fallen out ever, let alone within a month of wear. We sent the ring to them and they replaced the stones at no cost to us. It has been 7 months since I got it back, and I haven’t had any more issues with stones falling out. None have ever fallen out of the band on my e-ring or wedding ring.
Post # 13
my travel ring has micro pave on the shank and one fell out but luckily it was in the container I kept it in so I didnt loose the tiny diamond, Jeweler fixed free of charge. I hadnt even worn the ring in over a year so it was a surprise to see one missing.
Post # 14
- Wedding: February 2005 - Greenwood
Only one stone has fallen out in the 7 years I’ve had my ring. It was disappointing but the jeweler that made my setting offers free replacement diamonds when this happens. I was worried it was going to be a regular occurrence but I’m happy to say it only happened once….he fixed it within a few days also!
Post # 15
I’ve been wearing my ering for several years and have yet to lose a stone. I used to baby the heck out of it to the point where I’d take it off to carry groceries. Well it fell out of my pocket a few times and hit the pavement and it’s still fine.
My jeweler will replace missing diamonds free of charge so I’m not worried about it…