(Closed) So confused!!! Please help BEEs! Channel Set or Paved Wedding Band

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2497 posts
Buzzing bee

@heavenslight:  Pave! For these reasons:


• Channel-set is a little dated.

• Pave is more sparkly! The larger spaces between the diamonds in the channel-set band can collect dirt/germs and it’s harder to clean.

• The pave band is just flat-out prettier than the other one.

Post # 4
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@heavenslight:  both rings are beautiful but i do see the issues that you may have with them.  have you tried on a bezel set band?  i would suggest that you do.  they are very sturdy and secure, like the channel set band but it stays very clean.  i find it to be a bit more feminine looking than the channel set as well.

i have one and i love, love, love it.  mine is semi-bezel like this.


Post # 6
1251 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Pave bands are very pretty, but super high maintenence for someone who works with their hands all the time (just do a search on weddingbee for “my stone came loose” or “i lost a stone”….it’s pretty common with pave settings). For that reason, I’d lean towards the channel set band or better yet as @mypinkshoes:  suggested, look into bezel or semi-bezel set bands.


Post # 7
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

I’m not a big fan of channel settings but I think that would be a nightmare for a nurse. It would be real easy to get bodily fluids up in the crevices and pave is pretty delicate. Maybe try bezel like PP suggested?

Post # 8
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Between these two…

Channel set is more durable than pave

Agree with the other Bee who mentioned ALL the posts about lost diamonds in pave settings.

Bezel set as suggested by mypinkshoes:  are very durable, and because of the way the diamonds are set, the stones / everything stays cleaner (no cracks & crannies)

Personally, I have a channel set, and I love it.

I am not a nurse… but I am super hard on my hands (ring rarely to never comes off).

And I don’t buy the whole “dated” argument for Diamond Wedding Bands.  There are soooo many styles of settings now that there is something for everyone… 

Hope this helps,


Post # 9
29 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am an RN that works in a hospital. I’m not married yet, but my engagement ring has a pave band. Personally, I dislike chanel set wedding bands. So, I never even considered them. I haven’t had any trouble with my pave band on my engagement ring. And if a stone falls out, then that’s why I have insurnace. Also, the place I bought my ring replaces any side stone for the life of the ring for free. To me it seems like a chanel set band would get dirty much easier. Too many crevises. 

Post # 11
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I personally prefer the look of a pave ring, however I do love the bezel style ring a PP posted!

Post # 12
210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

A chanel setting can be a pave as well. Is it an eternity, half eternity, 5 stone, 3 stone or 1 stone wedding band? Me personally, I chose a chanel eternity setting.


Post # 13
513 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@heavenslight:  I personally wouldn’t get a micro-pave ring.  Yes, they are in fashion and very popular today, but like others have said, they are extremely high-maintenance. A lot of people have trouble with losing their stones, especially if you work with your hands a lot. Also, in the long run, that is A LOT of tiny prong work that is going to have to be rebuilt. I think they are absolutely gorgeous, but I wouldn’t get one that I’d be wearing for every day. I also don’t like complete eternity bands. Yes, again they are very pretty, but seriously, half of it is always going to be on the bottom of your finger where it is never seen, and then it’s your stones & prongs that are going to be taking the abuse instead of just plain metal. Again, just my opinion.

Post # 15
23 posts
  • Wedding: August 2005

I love the channel set band, paired with a solitaire makes a classic & timeless set. But I’m biased, because my band is channel set, and I’m actually thinking of getting another one, channel set as well. 

Post # 16
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My wedding band is very similar to the channeled band you posted. My e-ring is the same except for the diamond setting and four small diamonds channeled along the sides of it. I personally love it. It felt sturdier to me. I tried on pave and felt like it was just so delicate. I’m not a nurse but I use my hands a lot and have 2 rough little boys. I went to a jewelry store affiliated with the one where the set was purchased and talked with the sales lady there and she agreed, that they have a ton of women come back with their pave set rings and its just a PITA. I don’t know if its how mine is set, but its very easy to clean it with the brush that comes with the cleaner.

If you are handling any sort of bodily fluids with a patient, you should be wearing gloves anyway, right?

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