Changing out stones in halo

posted 2 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
1165 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Shreveport, LA

I don’t know the cost but wanted to say your ring is gorgeous!!! I hope some bees can help you out.

Post # 3
450 posts
Helper bee

Beautiful ring!!

Post # 4
2237 posts
Buzzing bee

I would go to a highly rated local jeweler and see if they can replace with lab diamonds.

Post # 6
63 posts
Worker bee

For diamonds that size you will likely pay more for labor than the actual cost of the stones so try to pick something you believe you will be happy with long term. It is a very pretty ring. 

Post # 8
5602 posts
Bee Keeper

I agree with the OP ^.  Whatever you decide the labor is what is going to get you.  You may want to just have a new ring made with the new halo stones if you decide to go a different way.  Creating that mount shouldn’t cost more than a few hundred dollars, and find out if your jeweler can re-use materials. That will offselt the cost of the gold [mine does-hence me bringing it up].  Although more often than not do not be surprised if they won’t.

Post # 9
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I think you recurved a lot of great insight… my personal 2 cents:

If you can, spend the extra money and upgrade the halo stones to the best possible quality. It will elevate the look of your entire ring. I happily spent an extra $1000(?) to have a slightly larger and more clear melee added to my halo ring. The sparkle is intense and made the ring look much more expensive than it was. Compared to my other diamond rings…this one stands out A LOT! 

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