Choosing a moissanite ring… floral RB halo, or milgrain OEC solitaire?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which of these do you prefer?
    Floral halo with a plain shank and RB center : (14 votes)
    11 %
    Floral halo with a plain shank and OEC center : (41 votes)
    34 %
    Milgrain bezel solitaire with an OEC center : (67 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
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    6880 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    I voted for the floral halo with an OEC. It sounds like you really want a floral halo and you really want an OEC, so why not combine them? Luckylady has an OEC halo that reminds me of a floral halo with a plain shank – check out her ring 🙂 It’s beautiful!

    Post # 4
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    3410 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    The OEC would be PERFECT in the floral halo. I could not disagree more with your concerns, as I think it screams for an older style cut!

    Post # 5
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    2155 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Floral with an OEC for sure!

    Post # 6
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    1625 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @porcelain_teacup:  I am not a fan of RB at ALL, but I am obsessed with OECs, they call to me! SO, I say get the OEC in the setting you have always dreamed about!

    Post # 8
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    1443 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

    @porcelain_teacup:  wow, I love that milgrain bezel! what a way to combine the comfort and security of a bezel but with such a classic design. where is it from? 

    Post # 9
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    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @porcelain_teacup:  I think the OEC would look absolutely phenomenal in the floral halo! The floral halo reminds me more of an antique style ring and I believe it should go with the OEC rather than the round brilliant. The cut you love (OEC) + the setting you love (floral halo) = WIN WIN in my mind. I would go with that choice, hands down. Especially since you describe the bezel as a compromise and have been excited about the floral setting for over a year.

    This is not the same setting (I found this picture on the BTD forums–it’s a 1 ct unenhanced OEC moissy in the solitaire and a 2 ct OEC Amora Gem in the halo setting), but the picture can help you get an idea of how the OEC + floral halo might look since this setting bears similarity to what you’re contemplating.

    Post # 10
    Hostess
    3787 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I have a RB moissy and i love it, but I would pick option B. It’s just more my taste. I also have fallen in love with OECs too and just really like them. 

    @MissMarple:  That moissanite looks so dark and cloudy. I’m kind of surprised.

    Post # 11
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    3557 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I love the milgrain bezel, I’ve never seen a ring like that before.

    Post # 12
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    2169 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Mrs.LemonDrop:  Yeah I’m not sure what’s up with that moissy–it definitely looks dark to me. I just posted the pic bc I thought it was a good shot of the setting the other stone is in.

    Post # 13
    Hostess
    3787 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @MissMarple:  Oh yeah, it totally is. It was more of a general surprise. But I also think photographing rings is SO hard! I have an unenhanced moissanite and it’s super sparkly but all my inside photos look like crap and all my outside photos look blue. lol 

    Post # 16
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    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    That bezel would look stunning with an OEC!

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