Post # 1
Hi, I’ve been looking at the gorgeous Neil Lane rings at Kay and Jared. They seem to have really mixed reviews, with a lot of people saying their sidestones have fallen out. But could this be an issue due to sizing? I know you can order direct from the wearhouse in your size, and I’m hoping that would alleviate some of the issues…
Does anyone have one of these rings? Photos please!
Post # 4
I dont have one but my best friend does. She loves it and hasnt had any problems with it and shes had it for a year. Plus shes in nursing school so she is using/washing her hands more than the average person so I would say it gets a fair ammount of “abuse”
Heres a pic
Post # 5
I’ve had mine for over a year and a half now and I haven’t had any issues…I love it! They didn’t really sell much of the style I got though and I’ve heard it was discontinued. However to be honest, while I haven’t had issues with the stones I did read the other reviews as well…and as much as we paid for this one (and I got lucky with my stone cause the inclusion you can only see when looking through the side of the ring)…I could have gotten the Simon G that I adored from our local jeweler for not that much more.
I will say though…the rings are reallllly pretty, lots of bling factor. I get compliments on mine all the time!
Post # 6
One of my co-workers has had hers for two or three years with no problems!
Post # 7
I have a Neil Lane setting from Jared. I do love it and think it’s absolutely breathtaking to look at. However, I have been engaged a little over a month and have alreayd had 2 of the micropave diamonds on the side fall out. Jared is a piece of you know what and won’t do anything about it!
these are the diamonds that have fallen out:
Post # 8
@eraines46: Your friend and I are ring twins =) I’m also a nursing student…how ironic! I love love love my ring and especially love that it doesn’t sit as high up as a lot of the halos do.
Side diamonds, esp pave diamonds DO fall out. All side stones can become loose and fall out, no matter where you buy it or what name brand it is. That is the nature of the best with small stones and tiny prongs – or no prongs at all. Check out your rings, touch your stones, make sure they aren’t loose, and take it in to be looked at every few months. Working with a smaller jeweler rather than a big box store like Jared or Kay will mean that getting them fixed may cost you a few bucks, but it won’t take WEEKS to get fixed either. Be careful with your jewelry and take them off when doing anything hard on your hands. Rather than going for size and bling find something that works for you! =)
Post # 9
@emwedding13: With working in the jewelry industry, I see a good amount of Neil Lane rings that come in to be repaired whether it’s a small side stone that has fallen out, or in some cases where the entire head with the center stone falls out because it wasn’t properly installed. I have heard/seen a lot of mixed opinions on them. Some hold up very well while others are poorly manufactured. Again, I’ve seen both extreme ends of the spectrum on these. As for sizing, yes that could be part of the cause if the jeweler did not go back in and tighten all of the stones, but even if you order from the warehouse then they may not thoroughly check them all. In my opinion, it really all comes down to quality control. I have my jewelry checked regularly to make sure that nothing happens to them. 🙂
Post # 10
I have had 2 stones come out after resizing on the shanks of my micro pave setting. I hear that’s fairly common and the down fall of micro pave rings. They are high maintenance. Routine check ups are highly recommended. I encourage purchasing a warranty or ins if you do get a micro pave setting. They are beautiful!
Post # 11
@Lily_of_the_valley: Omg! What pain and I’m sorry to hear bout your ring. I really wanted to purchase my engagement ring from Jared, but their sales associates were really rude so I decided to take my business else where. I’m glad I did.