Halo engagement ring, center diamond color different than halo diamonds?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

Mine looks sparkly in all lighting…The center stone outshines the smaller ones, but that is just b/c it’s so much bigger…here’s a photo of mine for reference. 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@JWhite:  I have a cluster, not a halo, but one thing I was firm on during the process was that the stones matched; it would SERIOUSLY bug me if the smaller stones were a noticeably different colour.

Unfortunately, if you buy a stock setting, typically the diamonds are in the H/SI range; so depending on how colour sensitive you are, they will look different to a better quality centre stone.

Given that in your case it’s only an issue in certain lights, I’d just learn to love it TBH.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I Aslo up graded my center diamond, My original was a slightly cloudy G and my new diamond is a VS E tripple ex, so my side accent stone are warmer than my center stone…It doesnt bother me at all, infact I kinda like it because it makes my center diamond look that much better!  I also talked to the jewler who made  my ring and He said the same thing, and that its what most people want their ring to do.  

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

crappy phone pic so sorry

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

unless you get all the same color diamonds you may have that issue. It personally wouldn’t bother me, but everyone is different.  do you have a picture?

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

Definitely better than the other way around 🙂

But redoing your setting with better quality melee probably won’t cost that much. Poor quality melee would annoy me too. What’s the point of them if they look blah? As long as they’re not way better than your center diamond (for example THEY are F but it is H, that isn’t the most flattering), they aren’t going to make it look worse by being nice and colorless and clear and sparkly too.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@joya_aspera:  + 1

 

My center stone is an F/G(asha) while my halo stones are Gs.  It was important to me that they matched so you would not see a contrast.  I agree with the PP and would suggest that you upgrade the melee stones sometime in the future.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

My center diamond tends to look warmer in certain lighting than the smaller diamonds..it really doesn’t bother me at all I actually really like the contrast! Most of the time it matches.

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