How has your Pave/Halo held up?

posted 9 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2021

I do not have a halo but I have the basic petite pave from JA and I am HARD on my hard I bang it at least a few times a day and never take it off unless I’m cleaning it wether I’m cooking or scrubbing the tub lol. It’s only been 7 months but no lost stones yet! I did have a small halo ring from Kay when I was in high school and the halo lost a stone not even two weeks later so I’m sure you already know steer clear of them! 

Post # 17
18 posts

I have a Christopher Designs halo ring with halo and pave halfway down the sides. It is an upgrade from a similar setting with a smaller diamond. I wanted the Christopher designs because their rings have a unique “v” setting that is extremely sturdy. I had my last ring for over eight years, during a time whan I had a long arm quilting cottage business. I slammed that ring around constantly, and never knocked a diamond loose! The new one is almost a year old, and while I no longer have my business, I still quilt for myself, rarely take the ring off, and still bang the heck out of it. I take it back to Diamonds Direct every few months to get it checked, but they have never had to fix or adjust anything. Hope this info helps!

Post # 18
9659 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

I have a double halo with pave halfway down. My first ring was a stock Stuller setting, and would just drop stones as I was walking! It was a nightmare! Luckily, we were refunded.

Had Joe Schubach’s remake a new double halo with a pave band, and there’s been absolutely no problems with the pave or halo diamonds! The ring was made in 2013. I sent it in for prong checks and redipping for our 5 year anniversary, and still no problems! I think it all comes down to the craftsmanship and who made the setting. 

Post # 19
23 posts
  • Wedding: September 2021

My first pave engagement ring I had for over a year and had zero issues with stones falling out. I recently upgraded to a better quality overall ring from a reputable jeweler with diamond halo & pave band & 3.5 months later I have lost a stone on my pave band. I take my ring off to sleep, shower, workout, prepare food and am not hard on it, but I really think it depends, but even with this I still have zero regrets about a pave band, especially as its easily replaceable at zero cost and I will be getting it inspected 2x per year from now on

Post # 20
2312 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I have 2 pave bands and have had no issues with stones falling out. I got them done custom by a jeweler and I get them tightened at least once a year. My e-ring has east/west stones on a 1.5mm band so those are the ones I’m always the most worried about, and when I took them in once one was a little loose. 

Personally, I agree with the PP who said if you get a halo to go custom. Go to a local jeweler (what we did) or go through David Klass. They will make the halo to fit your stone rather than the other way around. If you are just looking at a pave band, JA or BN will be absolutely fine. 

Post # 21
34 posts
  • Wedding: November 2015

I had a double halo custom made to fit around my Diamond in platinum through Simon G. Absolutely amazing quality. I have the matching band in all around eternity, 5 years and counting knock on wood no issues! I kept my setting they just re did it to a single halo to fit around my upgraded Diamond and it’s looks amazing plus I trust their craftsmanship after these past 5 years. I also think it has a lot to do with craftsmanship and custom fitting along with having it set platinum. I have yet to need it redipped. They say you don’t really need to with platinum which is why I went that route.

Post # 22
1543 posts
Bumble bee

I have a halo with full pave and a full eternity band custom made. I have been wearing it for 6 years and have had no issues. It is important to get the sizing right so you don’t have to resize it after having it made. I am sure the bands at JA are fine if they are not under 2mm. A custom ring made by a quality jeweler is probably the best way to go if you are hard on your hands. Most will have a warranty for their work as well which eliminates a lot of the worry. 

Post # 23
350 posts
Helper bee

I have a halo with pave 3/4 of the way down and have been wearing it for almost 2 years. The band is quite thin (I think around 1.5 or even 1.4) but does feel quite sturdy. I don’t necessarily baby my ring but am also not super hard on it either. I’ve never had a stone fall out 

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