Leo or Neil Lane?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: which ring?
    Neil Lane : (36 votes)
    52 %
    Leo : (33 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 3
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    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @ChellFish22:  Wow, those are both gorgeous! I will always be partial to Leo because I love mine! We looked at Neil Lane’s and loved his too. I really loved the clarity of the Leo’s, I get compliments a lot on the sparkle and transparency of the Leo. Happy choosing 🙂

    Post # 4
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    2155 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    That is a really tough choice. Will you be going back to Kays if a stone in the halo ring falls out or going to another jeweler? Will you have to pay for a diamond that falls out or will insurance or a warranty cover it? I would hate for you to have to go through hassle again trying to get your ring repaired! I don’t know Neil Lane’s quality, because I’ve never owned a piece by him, but if the quality is good then I would probably go for the halo. All the little stones make me slightly hestitant, but pears halos are so pretty!

     

    Post # 5
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    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Please don’t choose out of fear!  Get the ring you love, whether that is the pear or the princess.  If a stone falls out of the pear it will be an easy fix, and there’s probably a warranty that will cover lost stones for free (and if not stones that size are super cheap to replace), and that’s all assuming you even lose one (if you get it inspected when you’re supposed to it is unlikely that they will just “fall out”).  

    Post # 7
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    2203 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    @ChellFish22:  I personally am partial to the Leo because of the simplicity, but it sounds like you and your DH really like the Neil Lane, so I say go with that!

    Post # 8
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    2155 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @ChellFish22:  Well then in that case I would definitely go for the pear! It’s really lovely!

    Post # 10
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    6000 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I vote for the Leo for a couple reasons. One being that I would never trade in my wedding band for a new one. That ring carries way too much meaning for me. Two, The diamond in the Neil Lane is quite yellow. Three, the risk of loosing a stone is way too high and the expense would be out of pocket if it does happen.

    However, I’d honestly just keep looking.

    Post # 12
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    5697 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I like the design of the NL but that yellow is so obvious to me personally. Some people can’t tell, some can.

    Neither of them are my personal taste really.

    Post # 14
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    461 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Just a note. I originally really wanted a Neil Lane ring because they look so vintagey and art deco, but two separate jewelers for Kays and one other independent jeweler all warned me that some of the rings (not all) have iffy craftsmanship and stones are likely to fall out. I checked the reviews for the ring I liked, and there were several reviews saying that the small pave stones had falled out and needed repair. I know it’s not a huge deal to fix, but it definitely swayed me from the ring, especially because I travel often. See if you can read reviews online before purchasing, or ask the jeweler straight-up if they have had issues with that model’s craftsmanship. 

    I ended up not getting a Neil Lane after all.

    Post # 15
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    3777 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    There’s too much halo action going on in the Neil Lane for my tastes. Plus I agree the center stone is a bit yellow :-/ I also don’t like that you’d be switching to a new wedding band. BUT I do loooove a pear shaped diamond.

    In the end, it’s a vote for Leo here.

    Post # 16
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    474 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 1993

    Can we see a pic of your existing wedding band?

     

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