Why Diamonds Fall out of a Diamond Wedding Band.
If you already own or are shopping for a wedding band then you must've experienced a diamond falling out of your wedding band at some point or another. For the most part, the diamonds in a diamond wedding band are typically small and set very precariously in a minute amount of metal. So many designs of diamond wedding bands, even ones from reputable designers have a tendency to let go of their diamonds and send them tumbling into areas we can never reach or where we would never think of looking.
Losing one of our small diamonds from our diamond wedding band can be very costly or at the least very annoying. God forbid it's a titanium wedding band in which case that may be very difficult to repair and would most probably have to be returned to the manufacturer
Pave Diamond Ring
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For one, we wear this ring on a daily basis and many people we come into contact with are only too happy to point out that we are missing a diamond from our ring.So now we either have to put the ring in a box which will certainly annoying our spouse or we have to find a reputable jeweler who won't charge an arm and a leg to replace the diamond.
Next we have to make sure that the replace diamond matches the other diamonds exactly make sure that the jeweler checks all of our other diamonds to make sure that they are all intact and not in the process of being shaken loose.
Is Micro Pave a Less Safe Setting ?
Certain types of diamond settings are more prone to diamonds falling off than others. One of these is the micro-pavé style of diamond setting where a very small half pointer diamond is set into a ring using very tiny prongs that are prone to wear away rather quickly.
Micro pavé of course is a very popular style of time setting in rings especially among women's engagement rings and wedding bands. It is also the most popular style in designer engagement ring collections. So women who are unusually hard wearing on their ring will have experienced some loss of diamonds from their micro-pavé ring settings at some time or another.
What Kind Of Diamond Settings Are Secure?
The most secure type of setting for diamonds is the channel setting. This type of setting is more pervasive in mens wedding bands than in women's wedding bands because it is already a given that men are hard on their rings. Diamonds in this type of setting are surrounded by thick metal channels on both sides and this is usually a very secure type of setting unless the workmanship is rather poor.
Another secure type of setting is the four prong setting where the prongs are thick and meaty and the diamonds are perfectly seated in their little round holes. You will hardly have a problem with these types of settings as far as a diamond wedding band is concerned.
The solitaire below shows side diamonds running down the shoulders. These are channel set and although channels can get bent out of shape with a sharp blow, they are much sturdier settings than micro pave. However because if a channel gets warped there is a chance that all the diamonds may slide out of the channel if it gets damaged.
In men's wedding bands the shanks are generally wider and for the most most part there is usually just a single row of diamonds running through the ring. So there is a lot more metal there to keep the channels in place unless the ring design is a Celtic wedding band in which case some of these designs have quite a bit of open space and so the channels may not be as secure.
Channel Set Side Diamonds
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