Post # 1
Hi all! I’m wondering if anyone has a similar kind of set and can help me out with a problem I am having. I have noticed that one of the stones in my wedding band is loose. It is the one that sits under the stone on my engagment ring. Both are platinum so I’m wondering if the bigger engagement ring is pushing on the more delicate wedding ring settings and that’s why the stone is getting loose. I will have to get it repaired, which I am so disappointed about as I have only gotten to wear it for 2 months!
However after the repair I am wondering what to do to stop it happening again. I suppose the obvious answer is to have them soldered or wear something in between. It’s so small and delicate though that I don’t want to ruin the look with something in between them. Plus wouldn’t that just have the same problem on the band I wear next to it?
Any advice bees??
Post # 2
I have a bubble and breath set, so they are shared prongs like your band. I won’t wear them until my anniversary. I think you should get a spacer band. I was looking at cuff spacer bands today that only go 3/4 way around your finger. They stop the rings rubbing, but won’t ruin the delicate look.
Post # 3
I will look up cuff spacer bands! Thanks for the idea!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard
There are also teeny tiny .80mm spacer bands too. They don’t have to be giant and super noticable 🙂 mine is in platinum and I got it from an etsy vendor. Happy to share their name if you think it would be helpful.
Here is my set. Sorry it’s not all the way down my fingers. Was pregnant at the time and hands had swollen but you get the idea.
Post # 5
yeah, you’ll need a spacer band for as long as you have the ER setting you have. I too love the look of 6 prongs but they do rub on the rings next to them. Soldering them together would solve for that problem, but like you said it might change the look and your always tied to wearing both. I really love your wedding ring – would you mind sharing where you got it?
Post # 6
You are probably not going to want to hear this- I was 100% sold on a shared prong band for my wedding ring, and my jeweler got very honest with me. He said that type of setting is very delicate, and will require multiple repairs over a lifetime. Because the prongs are shared, once the first stone gets knocked lose and repair is made, the ring loses its integrity and is prone to additional stones popping out. I know you love your band- as do I, it’s STUNNING- are you willing to wear it on special occasions, and wear a sturdier band for everyday wear?
Post # 7
I wish that someone had warned me about this too. It’s becoming such a popular style now that I figured it couldn’t be insecure though! To be honest I have been worried about the ring from the moment I put it on because the stones didn’t look like they were evenly secured. Now I have a ring that has a lot of meaning and cost a lot of money, but that I am afraid to wear!
I got it from MoissaniteCo. I wish I had gone through one of the Etsy sellers I found with the same ring though. I don’t think MoissaniteCo have much experience with this style of ring. They also made it too big but I am totally terrified to get it resized because it will only loosen the stones even more if I have it made smaller. I had requested size 6 but it’s been measured in several jewellers as being 6 1/4. When I contacted them with my order number about getting the loose stone fixed they tried to charge me. They only said it would be free when I asked why it wasn’t under warranty. As it is I don’t think I can even send it back to them. The quote I got from Fedex to send it was the equivalent of over $150 and that was just economy shipping!