(Closed) Stone came out! Bezel Set Halos….anyone else have issues?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’d definitely ask another jeweler. I also thought bezels were more secure.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I dont have a bezel, but I’m just wondering what is holding in it if there is no prongs?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I thought bezels were more secure, too. I’d get a second opinion. If the stone is going to be loose all the time, they shouldn’t in good conscience sell the ring.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

They’re not setting it correctly.  You’ll need to take to another jeweler to get a second opinion.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@s.renea9:  Bezel-set stones are surrounded by metal and held in place this way. From wiki; “The bezel is shaped into the size and shape of the gem and then soldered into place on the metal of the jewelry. The prepared stone is then placed into the bezel and the metal is pressed down over the edges of stone, locking it into place.”

Is it your center stone that’s coming lose or a halo stone? The halo stones I suspect are bead set or pave, so I would expect them to occasionally come loose. If it’s the center stone then definitely find another jewler. Bezel settings are supposed to be one of if not the most secure setting for a stone and there’s no way bumping it should knock it out of place. It sounds like maybe he’s not putting a wide enough lip of metal over the edge of your stone?  I’m really hard on my ring and while the metal has been banged a bit and now has (more than) a few dents in it, I’ve never ever had an issue with the diamond itself.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Erm, I have a bezel set ring and couldn’t move the stone if I tried. The jeweler is full of it, bezel settings are very secure, I chose one because of the security as I am very tough on rings.

Post # 12
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Roe:  The metal goes around the top part of the stone, leaving the bottom pointed portion open underneath. Bezels are a popular choice for people who destroy prongs like myself. It was a poorly set job is the stone is ever loose! Don’t let anyone convince you it’s because you weren’t being careful enough.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

@KatyElle:  Totally agree!

I have semi-bezel set side stones and have never had an issue with any of my stones falling out. My jeweler told me they were actually more secure than my center stone. I would absolutely get a second opinion. Sounds like this guy has no idea what he’s doing!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Was the bezel not “big” enough around the stone? I don’t think I’d trust that jeweler anymore. And I’d be pissed that they damaged the milgrain!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Roe:  Omg, your poor ring, in pieces like that!! Yea, that’s definitely not ok!! I’m not sure how long you had it but mine’s been around 2 years and I don’t think I could pry my diamond out of its bezel setting if I tried.

@KatyElle:  This.

@GFerg:  This is what I was thinking too. It looks like from your picture there it’s a very thin bezel, so I suspect this is the issue.

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