Any bees have their halos expanded to hold a larger stone or a different cut??

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@dooner:  The halo itself cannot be “expanded,” but the prongs can be raised to fit a very slightly larger stone.  However, if you do this the stone will not sit in the halo as it did before — it will have to be sort of above the halo.  You can use a different shape in a halo to a certain extent.  It depends on what type of halo and prongs the setting has… if the original halo was meant to hold a round, then you could probably use a cushion shape and vice versa.  As long as the dimensions of the new stone are very similar to the existing halo, I don’t see a problem.  Ex: my sister has a C. Gonshors halo setting that was meant for a rectangular cushion, but she has a round in it — the girdle of the round just overlaps the left and right sides a bit, while the top and bottom of her stone is true to the halo.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@dooner:  If the halo will not accommodate the new stone, a new setting will need to be made/ordered.  Do NOT let a jeweler tell you they can “change the size” of your halo.  It’s just never going to look right.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think they can always set the stone up higher than the halo, but the halo itself cannot be made to fit a bigger stone if you were wanting it set lower.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

@msop04:  I was also thinking about this. I wonder if they would charge anything to have the ring remade

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@dooner:  No, not at all.  No bad experiences.  It’s just that it’s not feasible to fit a much larger/smaller stone into a halo intended for some other sized stone is all.  A halo is meant to be made to fit the stone, not the other way around.  🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@KatyYoung:  It would depend on the jeweler, but I would imagine they would charge, as it would be totally remaking it.

Post # 10
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Newbee

I am in the process of doing this. The setting that I picked out accomodates a round, 1-1.5 carat round stone in a round halo. It’s from the Scott Kay Luminare collection. However, I have a 7.5×7.5 cushion stone. Scott Kay is custom making the setting to accomodate the stone – same band, different head. It will look exactly the same (still round), though. 

My only concern is how my cushion will look ina round halo. I’ve attached the stock pic of the setting, designed for a 1-1.5 carat round. Pics of my setting to follow! 🙂

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

The bezel on my halo setting was thinned very slightly to accomodate a 6.5mm vs a 6.0mm stone. They could not have gone any bigger though.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I got an entirely new setting, I have no idea how a jeweler would be able to successfully “expand” a halo to hold a larger stone and still have it look nice

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