Advice Needed: Should I get a Halo for my Asscher Solitaire?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I change my setting to a halo?
    Yes : (12 votes)
    14 %
    No : (75 votes)
    86 %
  • Post # 2
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    2913 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    It is really confusing that you say more than once you don’t like the look of halos, but are now obsessed with wanting a halo. I think you should leave it as is, especially knowing it will hurt your FI’s feelings to change it.

    Post # 3
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    3368 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I am slightly confused. in the OP you state, “I told my FI years ago that I wanted a Halo with a band that wasn’t so thin. I also told him at the time that I didn’t like halos.”<br /><br /><br />

    Post # 4
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    5228 posts
    Bee Keeper

    luvmyasscher:  I prefer the asscher cut as a solitaire. The cut is so unique, it really doesn’t need anything else. That said, I think a baguette halo would work with an asscher:

     

    Post # 5
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    250 posts
    Helper bee

    An asscher is a unique cut that is stunning.  Personally I feel that the halo will make it look like every other ring out there. In fact it will not help the diamond pop like you want but will actually create the opposite effect of swallowing it up and masking the beauty of your diamond. I love your setting but if you want that “pop” you are looking for maybe a cathedral thin split shank setting with pave diamonds?

    Post # 7
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    250 posts
    Helper bee

    Bridey77:  My favorite ring of ALL time… Harry Winston setting with an Asscher ugh I drool!!!! FI knows this and maybe one day….. 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    If you change your mind so easily (it seems like you’ve had the right for a year or so?), I definitely wouldnt jump to changing your setting. What if you decide a year down the road you don’t like halos again?

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    luvmyasscher:  And this is why I wanted to choose my own ring! I LOVE asschers! I don’t think I would change it because he seems quite upset and hurt by it. I’d wait til that anniversary.

    Post # 11
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    237 posts
    Helper bee

    Your ring is very beautiful.  To satisfy your halo craving, maybe an alternative idea you may like is to get a right hand gemstone ring with a halo?  

    Post # 12
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    3368 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1997

    For people who receive something they don’t like as a total surprise, I am usually in favour of changing. But in this case, you told him you didn’t like halos, he had the ring custom made specifically so it would have the features you wanted, and the ring is less than a year old. I would be hurt and confused by this if I were him, too. 

    I also agree that the sparkle of the melee in a halo will almost completely obscure the beautiful, simple cut of an asscher. Don’t change the ring now. If you must at some point, at least wait until an anniversary.

    Post # 13
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    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I too would wait until an anniversary, especially because you told him exactly what you wanted and he had it made to your specifications.

    I understand changing your mind, but in this case because you’ve had your ring such a short time, and because you already discussed this with your FI, give it some more time.

    For the record I think your ring is gorgeous!  I think the asscher would get lost in the halo but you could order a cz ring online to see if you would even like the look down the line.

    Post # 14
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    671 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2015 - Family Farm

    Your FI did more than some and listened to EXACTLY what you said you wanted. It’s not his fault that you changed your mind and didn’t mention it. He spent time and energy designing that ring. Have you given good hard thought to how much emotion he may have tied to that ring? It’s not only your ring, it’s his too.

    Aside from that, my personal view is that while halos are currently in vogue they won’t always be. They are pretty. Lovely and do add more coverage. But your ring is unique, one of a kind, designed for you by a man who loves you. I wouldn’t change it. Also the cut doens’t lend well to a halo.

    Post # 15
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    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    luvmyasscher:  I agree with previous posters…don’t change it. An asscher cut is really a luxurious, stand-alone kind of stone. The mere possibility of your joy in adding a halo, isnt worth the known upset it would cause your FI. 

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