Post # 1
Hi fellow Bees, does anyone out there have a halo ring that does NOT have a pave setting? I really want one, and while the pave setting is beautiful, I’ve heard that the stones are more prone to coming loose over time. Please post pictures.
Post # 3
Just wondering.. how else would the diamonds be set??
Also, pave is done in a variety of ways – some better than others. I’ve had my ring for over a year and a half and have not lost a single diamond.
Good luck in your quest for the perfect ring! Looking at rings is fun! 🙂
Post # 4
In other words does anyone have pictures of a halo ring in a claw, bezel or channel setting? Something a tad sturdier.
Post # 5
@Californialove – May I ask, since you haven’t had any problems with yours, do you work in an environment where you aren’t as rough with your ring? As in working behind a desk? Because I work in an office all day and am wondering if maybe the people who are having issues with losing their stones are working in environments that are a little rougher on their rings. Any thoughts?
Post # 6
The problem with stones falling out of pave settings is with the stones on the band, usually because it was resized and the settings of all the little tiny diamonds weren’t checked. The stones that make up the “frame” don’t have the same risk because that part is resized to weaken the settings.
I have a halo with pave diamonds (both in the frame and on the band), I’ve never had any issues becuase it was made in my size, not resized. Been wearing it for a year and a half now.
Edit to add: I work a desk/computer job, but I do bump my ring a lot in day-to-day living and have never had problems.
Post # 7
I guess I’m still kind of confused. Are you talking about how the center stone is set? Or how all of the other baby stones are set?
I’m a student, so I’m certainly not doing any manual labor, but I wouldn’t say I baby my ring either.
Post # 8
I don’t know if I have what you’re looking for or not, but my RHR kind of sounds like that maybe? It’s .53 ct center, 1 ct. total on a size 6 finger. I have literally worn it every single day for over 2 years, and I sleep in it all the time with no problems so far. I work with children, I am very rough on my hands and am extremely clumsy 🙂
Post # 9
Do you mean micro-pave? I was told all halos are set pave, but that there are different ways of doing it. The security of the stones have to do with how much metal is used in the setting, more metal/bigger prongs makes it more secure.
Here is my bezel set halo.
Post # 10
My halo is channel set. I had the ring custom made and the jeweler told me that it’s more sturdy and protective of the diamonds. Also, depending on what look you’re going for, I also feel that it gives the ring a “cleaner” look with the solid lines. however, I will point out, that itw ill also make your ring a little bulkier, particularly because the channel has to have two sides. What I mean is, there is a channel on the outside of the halo, and there also has to be a channel on the inside between the center stone and the halo. This has the added effect of making the ring look a little bit larger, which some people may like, but like I said – a little more bulky. On a side note .. my ring is actually for sale if you’re interested!
Post # 11
Here’s a channel set halo with sapphires. It’s by Fay Cullen; the design’s pricey, but gorgeous.
Post # 12
Mine is a channel set halo.
Post # 15
I have never had any problems with mine and its pave but the stones are set in good..I would imagine that it depends on the quality I dont think these will ever be an issue on mine
Post # 16
Here mine. I have never been a fan of pave so I avoided them when designing my ring.