(Closed) To pave or to not pave

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which setting should I get?
    Pave cushion : (30 votes)
    65 %
    Simple band : (15 votes)
    33 %
    Go back to the drawing board (please offer suggestions) : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 17
    783 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2003

    I really like the plain band. And then you could add sparkle with your wedding band. My wedding band is pave (shared prong) and I haven’t had any issues with it. 

    Post # 20
    211 posts
    Helper bee

    robin2015:  Both are gorgeous! Another option would be to find a setting that’s a happy medium or a combination of the two you like. I have small pave diamonds on my setting but they’re so small and discrete that from a distance, the band looks rather plain.

    Post # 22
    211 posts
    Helper bee

    robin2015:  Here’s one up close and one from further away.

    Post # 23
    5 posts

    I voted for the simple band, as it is classic, timeless, and doesn’t distract from the center stone. My Fiance designed my engagement ring, and we recently selected our wedding bands.

    If it helps, here are a few things I considered:

    – when too matchy, an e-ring may look off-center against its own + the wedding band

    – everyone points out that eternity rings are difficult to resize, but that still depends. 1/2 and 3/4 partial eternity is also available

    – when on your finger, rings tend to spin, so a non-eternity will show the plain metal, unless you weld the two together (also an option)

    – there are many types of pave, which look different and utilize differently sized stones (i.e., floating versus shared prong versus micro-pave, single row versus multiple rows)

    – decide whether you want the wedding band to have a contour to accommodate the e-ring stone, or not…this may help dictate the stone setting and type of pave

    …either way, the two rings you showed are beautiful! Best of luck with your surprise wedding!

    Post # 25
    1529 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I love the pave. I dropped my pave anniversary band on a very unforgiving floor and one stone popped out. I have worn it for 3 years and it’s the only time I lost a stone.

    Another ring that I used to wear as a rhr and before I got engaged lost a stone. I had it replaced right away and it’s been 6 years and it’s never happened since.

    I wouldn’t hesitate in buying pave. If it’s well made you should be fine. Do get your ring checked yearly to make sure the prongs are ok that are holding  the stone and at the same time have your jeweller check all the stones. 

    All rings need some sort of care, go for the bling, you won’t regret it!


    Post # 26
    7903 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    If you want an incredibly blinged out ring, go with the pave. I think the center stone is pretty impressive on its own, and I’d personally be worried about losing one of the little diamonds or dirt collecting in the little nooks and crannies. The band on my e-ring is fairly plain but still pretty and definitely low maintenance.

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