(Closed) diamonds kept falling out of halo…had to change slightly, now i hate it!!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@starrbabe24: Oh, I’m sorry! You don’t have to live with it like that forever- you can always change it again… Did you buy the ring originally from this jeweler, or are you actually paying for the diamond replacements & alterations? Also, do you have a picture? I bet it’s still gorgeous, I love halos! 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

BUMP, no other advice girls?

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would like to see a picture so I can visualize what is going on. Maybe a before and after?

At any rate, I’m sorry you are dealing with this.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I’ve learned from my jeweler that a lot of times the stones in halo rings fall out b/c the prongs have to be so small and thin so that the diamond shows.  If it’s a heavier prong, it will cover the diamond more.  That’s why these stones tend to get knocked out easily.  My jeweler isn’t a fan of halo rings. He says he doesn’t tend to make jewelery with small diamonds as halos b/c of it and that rings bought from stores, are made through CAD (computers) and that’s why they look really nice but are not set very well.  Hope this helps a bit.  If you want my jeweler’s name, let me know.  He’s in VA but does work for people around the world. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think you should talk to your FI about it.  My FI would want to know if something was wrong with the ring..  You loved your original ring, so it’s not like you’re complaining that THAT one wasn’t good enough.  You just don’t like the level of craftsmanship used to fix your ring.

If I were you, I’d go back to the jeweler and tell them their work is unacceptable.  Make a list so you can point out all of the imperfections.  Be polite but firm.  If they don’t think they can fix it, either ask for your money back or ask for a new ring.  I would probably ask for my money back because I wouldn’t trust them.

Also, do you have insurance on your ring?  Depending on your plan, it may cover the damage.

Pave and Micropave come in varying levels of quality.  It takes a very skilled jeweler to hand set stones so that they are secure with little metal showing.  Many halo settings are mass produced, so they usually achieve less than perfect results.  If you do change your setting, make sure you purchase from a reputable jeweler and you know exactly what you’re buying.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

You’re not picky – it should be perfect.  I would not be able to be happy with a ring that has so many flaws.  I would print the photos you just posted, take it back, and ask it to be fixed.  If not – take it elsewhere and have it done correct!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Completely agree with MsYellowJacket!!  Show the jeweler exactly what you showed us and make them fix it, since their messing with it is what you’re unhappy about now.

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Where do you live? I’m a jeweler. Maybe I can help you.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

starrbabe24:  I know this is a really old post. I am doing some research about halos/diamonds falling out. What did you go with? 

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