Post # 1
I have been on the search for my wedding band. I have finally found one I like but I am worried about the durability of it. This is my ring for reference:
And this is the band which I really like (after looking for way too long!):
I am worried about the durability of this ring! It is from Brillant Earth.I was thinking of putting a thin rose gold spacer between the two to prevent rubbing. My concern is that there is only one shared prong holding each corner of the diamonds. A jeweler near me thinks that I should have one made in a bezel setting as I do work with my hands, I am worried that it will take away the daintyness of the ring that I like. Anyone have a band similar to this? Or any ideas on the durability? Thank you!
Post # 2
Yeah I think with everyday wear you would def have a problem eventually with that… it’s more of a stacker than a wedding band IMO. Agree with getting the same design beadset or bezel set.
Post # 3
It’s very pretty though! Single prong is just tough, especially to set a marquise (less surface area than the edge of the round)
Post # 4
camoandglitter : A friend of mine had a band like this except it was all round stones with a single prong in between each. She wound up losing 2 of the diamonds, not at the same time, but one on 2 separate occassions. She got it off Etsy though. I don’t know about the quality of BE although I’ve read good things about them. I would not trust this style.
Post # 5
If you have them soldered together at the bottom, it should hold up just fine. The jeweler who soldered mine even soldered one prong on my e-ring to the tiny prong on my pave band, just for extra security, but how they solder them at the bottom should be enough security to keep the band from breaking.
Post # 6
If you’re really in love with it, can you insure it with the company Brilliant Earth uses, in case something happens? I’ve been a big fan of the craftsmanship of their rings (of which I have three) but I did insure them all just in case something were to go wrong. Then again, I am not the type of person who would not get something I truly loved for fear that it wont last forever. I’d much rather get the ring I love, insure it, and get it replaced or repaired if needed.
I have lavalier, and I broke a prong on my engagment ring and had a check from them back before my ring was even done being repaired. It was great.
Post # 7
While scouring the internet I came across this ring on Etsy:
I feel like this would be a lot more durable but still has a lot of the same feel. I am thinking of going back to the jeweler to see about doing a smaller version like this. Thank you all for your responses!
Post # 8
I actually like the second one better! Good choice!