One of the most beautiful styles of engagement rings are pave engagement rings. They are sparkly, intricate, full of detail and add a lot of extra glamour to a woman’s finger. However, there are a few things jewelry buyers need to know before purchasing this type of setting in order to avoid disappointment in the future.
1. Pave Engagement Rings Are Delicate
The stones and prongs in these settings are tiny. As in, incredibly small and often the size of pinpoints. This means that normal wear and tear will almost definitely loosen the prongs and diamonds will fall out. It’s just the nature of the design.
2. Pave Engagement Rings Don’t Pair Well With Pave Wedding Rings
Naturally you will want your engagement ring to at least reasonably match your wedding band. Unfortunately, when two pave rings are set side by side, they bump into each other and can wear down the prongs and loosen the stones. Consider soldering them together if you decide to go with a matching band that is also pave.
3. Extra Bling with a Little Extra Work
Many women feel that while pave engagement rings are a lot of extra work due to stones falling out, they also feel they are totally worth it for extra bling on their finger. One bride says that, “It’s something that we have to deal with as pave ring owners but I love my ring and wouldn’t ever give up the extra bling.” Another bride says, “Pave settings are more fragile just by their nature but if you love the look it is just a risk you take.”
The downsides as well as upsides of pave engagement rings are worth it for some, and not for others. Visit a local jewelry store to find out their policies before buying in order to ensure that should you lose a diamond, you are going to be taken care of well.