Post # 1
Okay I’ve narrowed down my ring search to these two (two pics of each). I have a marquise cut stone.
I love love love the halo but I’m worried about the possibility of losing the melee diamonds on the side from normal wear or my band rubbing against it. I’d just have a plain wedding band with it.
Should save myself the trouble and get the other set? Both have a similar shape and I don’t want to regret my decision. Might be less of a hassel to get the one with stones on top only, plus I’d have stones on my band.
Anyone have a similar setting and lose stones? Do you think the halo is it worth the risk/headache?
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Post # 3
im not sure about losing the diamonds as i just have a solitaire…. but i do know that my friend had a pave setting and has lost quite a few (the jeweler replaces them bc she had the insurance on it). her rings size is 5 and they told her bc of having to size the bands down…. theyre more apt to fall out. i personally like the second setting much better!
Post # 4
Wow! Both are gorgeous settings. I have a set with filigree designs on the side and the jeweler offered to weld the e-ring and wedding band together for free after the wedding. I wasn’t intending to wear my e-ring everyday once I had the wedding band so I don’t expect there to be much rubbing/wear and tear. Plus I’d hate to lose the details on the side especially since it was one of the reasons I chose the setting.
Do you think welding the set together is an option for you? If so, you’ll lose the diamonds on the side but you can always use it for something else?? Just a thought. OR you can always just wear your e-ring all the time or vice versa.
Post # 5
@baldor1: I guess I could have them soldered but I think that it would be pointless to have a setting with detail on the side if I’m going to have something soldered to it.
Post # 6
Why not a halo setting without the diamonds on the side? Then you get the halo, and you wouldn’t be rubbing diamonds off …
Post # 7
I have a halo with pave split shank. The setting looks very similar to your #1 picture except my stone is round. My band is an eternity pave which had to be custom made to fit with the round halo. I am not soldering mine together since I want to be able to wear them separately. I am not too worried about the diamonds coming out – it is insured and no setting is 100%. Go with what you want because it suits you – not because the stones are less likely to come out at some time.
Post # 8
You could always have your engagement ring be both your engagement ring and wedding band.
Or have a jeweler custom make a similar halo setting without the diamonds on the bottom edge.
My engagement ring setting was semi-custom (one of their standard designs, but I have such small fingers they had to do it custom, and it was halo so it was custom-made for the measurements of my center diamond) from EternityDiamonds. I know that they will do customized work because I’ve seen a few people on PriceScope that had custom-designed rings from them.
Post # 9
@Ms Mini: I can’t find a halo with a split shank with no stones on the side – otherwise that would definitely be my choice!
I think because of the shape of my stone I have less to choose from – it seems like halos for round and cushion cuts are all over the place but I’ve had trouble even finding a decent halo for a marquise.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
That first setting is so beautiful! I have a halo e-ring with pave diamonds on three sides of the band (and around the halo itself, of course)… and the diamonds absolutely fall out. They don’t just fall out on the sides, though; they fall out on top, too, where they don’t ever rub up against a wedding band. I’ve never lost one from the actual halo, though. But all of the ones that fell out, whether on the top or the side of the band, fell out when I was wearing the e-ring by itself for a year and a half, before the wedding band ever was in the picture to rub against it. You just have to make sure you go into the jeweler regularly (like, every 6-9 months) to get the prongs checked and tightened as necessary. I haven’t lost any diamonds since I took it back to the jeweler to check it (the others fell out when getting the ring cleaned by another jeweler–they found them and put them back in, but I lost one ON MY WEDDING DAY and couldn’t find it myself. A good jeweler won’t charge you for the repair, and the diamonds themselves are pretty cheap when they are that small–they replaced the lost one for free when they tightened all the prongs).
Post # 11
@Camrie! The halo is SO worth it! First of all, I have a halo with diamonds on the side, have had it for over a year, and have never lost a diamond. If you do, they shouldn’t be that expensive to replace. I love the diamonds on the side. Just make sure your jeweler doesn’t have to change the size that much – if it has to be downsized a lot, that might cause some of the diamonds to become loose and/ or more likely to pop out.
Post # 12
@cbee: Thanks! Actually it will be made to my size rather than being resized so hopefully I’d avoid a lot of problems caused by resizing. I’m not having it made locally (can’t find anyone to do it) so I’m worried about always having to pay to get it fixed since it won’t be under their warranty.
Post # 13
Have you looked on etsy? You may be able to make an alchemy request and I’m sure any of the jewelers on there may be able to help if what you really want is one without side stones.
ETA: I’ve also heard good things about Quest Jewelers, as they make custom settings for reasonable prices.
Post # 14
I love the first setting.
I was concerned about this, too, as my halo e-ring has the side-diamonds. I opted for a plain wedding band, and started wearing the e-ring on my right hand after the wedding. Works fine for me, but some people are scandalized because it’s apparently “not done”. 🙂
Post # 15
P.S. I have never lost a stone from mine (had it since beginning of March 09).
Post # 16
I love LOVE love my halo!!!! but I never really thought about the extra care issues with it. Mine has small diamonds down the sides of the shank, but only about half way.
I have to say, if you don’t like attention or random compliments go with a less sparkly setting. I get compliments from random strangers on at least a weekly basis. The halo really adds to the sparkle factor. Today, the dental hygenist stopped mid sentance about what she was going to do with my daughter to compliment my ring. She said, ‘You have you’re own little flash light there.”