(Closed) Worried about pave diamonds

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
428 posts
Helper bee

First off, that is gorgeous! Secondly, I also have pave diamonds in my setting. I have only been engaged for two weeks (tomorrow) so I can’t comment on whether they stay in well or not. I was, however, engaged once before, and my ring had paved diamonds. I wore it for over 6 months without any problems. Just make sure you get your ring insured, because it will cover it if one of your diamonds falls out and you have to have another one put in!

Post # 3
162 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I have only read a couple of posts on here about pave diamonds falling out; however, I have read a ton of posts about pave settings from Kays not holding up very well. I know a few girls who have had pave settings for a couple of years and nothing has gone wrong with them. Hope yours holds up well! 

Post # 4
6430 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think it depends on how your pave are set. I have shared prong pave, and haven’t lost any stones since I got it over 2 years ago*knocks on wood*

Post # 5
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I love the look of pave, but one of my best friends has a ring that is covered in pave (there are even diamonds on her prongs), and she has lost diamonds a number of times. However, the insurance always covers the repairs, so she is fine with her decision.

Also, I spoke about this with someone at the local jewelry store where DH bought my rings, and the staff person said that they often have to send even the Henri Daussi pave rings out for repairs.

As long as your ring is insured, you should be fine.

Post # 6
2080 posts
Buzzing bee

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SarahDes:  Yes, you should plan on losing some of the pave diamonds as time goes on.

Do get it insured! 

I am suffering the same problem. I have had my shared prong eternity band for two and a half years now, and in the last six months problems have started happening with diamonds becoming loose. I did lose one diamond and have had issues with several others becoming very loose. I caught it just in time with regular visits to the jeweler to have my prongs checked.

I also have insured the ring, as well as all my other wedding jewelry, through Jeweler’s Mutual and everything is now covered, from stones that fall out to mysterious loss.

I had an accident a couple of weeks ago where my rings got caught on something while I was walking by. Clumsiness on my part. My pave band was bent into an oval shape (!) and my wedding band nearly lost a diamond because of a gash in the shared prong. Jewelers Mutual covered everything 100% with no questions asked and no deductible, so the insurance has already paid for itself.

My jeweler did explain to me that my particular shared prong setting is more delicate than I realized. Each diamond is held in place by only two prongs, due to the nature of the setting.  He told me not to run it — or my pave bands — through the ultra-sonic cleaner anymore, or the high pressure jewelry steam cleaner because that will aggravate the tendency of the diamonds to become loose over time. 

Hope this helps and good luck!

Post # 7
539 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a pave engagement ring and wedding band. I’ve been wearing the engagement ring for 4 years now and the wedding for 2 1/2. I’ve never had any problems!

Post # 8
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Congrats…the ring is beautiful..I agree with pp just make sure you get it insured better to safe than sorry.

Post # 9
109 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve had mine for 5 months and no problems. I wear mine all the.time except when I’m using weights at the gym. I have insurance and my ring has a warranty for 12 months. I’m not concerned. IF they fall out we’ll replace them. Relax and enjoy your beautiful ring 🙂  

Post # 10
1703 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I’ve had mine for 9 months and haven’t had a single issue. I think the problem gets overblown on here.

Post # 12
9673 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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SarahDes:  My best advice is don’t worry about it unless it happens. Just enjoy your ring, it’s gorgeous!

Do you know what type of pave it is? I have shared prong on my engagement ring and wedding ring, and my wedding ring is a tiny tiny tiny 1.1mm band, and no problems. I did have fishtail pave on a previous ring, and it didn’t hold my stones well, so I switched to this. I was so paranoid at first, but after I banged it around a bit accidentally I’m pretty confident this ring won’t have problems.

Post # 13
2936 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I have pave in my ring and I haven’t lost any stones, I love the pave. Congrats your ring is beautiful!

Post # 14
2850 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

What a lovely ring! Congrats!

Insurance should take care of any lost stones. 

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