Post # 1
I’m recently engaged (after 11 years of dating and after a long picnic in the park by the Eiffel tower 🙂 ) and I have had my heart set on a round diamond on a platinum halo (micropavé) setting, with a plain shank (like tiffany embrace). I’ve got a contact (ex work colleague of a friend) who makes bespoke engagement rings in Hatton Garden (London) and we have met to discuss all the things I like/want in my ring. But I wanted some opinions from like minded brides to be, recently married, etc hence my post.
Since discussing with the jeweller I am now considerinhalo cushion cut stone over round? Although I’m worried cushion cuts tend to look smaller than other shape equivalent size counterparts. Is this true?
AlsI the jeweller suggested palladium over platinum as you get more for your £ andoffers the same benefits of platinum but weighs less. If the jeweller is happy to wok withpalladium are there any other reasons any one can think of not to use palladium?
Finally in terms of carat size we are working to a budget (buying a house soon/don’t want a long engagement so will also have wedding costs) but I want to get the best possible stone for our budget. Does anyone have examples of their halo rings – can you please post a pic on hand so i can gauge the size? I’m looking between .5ct and .8ct. Also I cannot decide upon the height of the setting I know I don’t want anything too high but any suggestions/pics will help!!!
Post # 3
Yes a cushion will look smaller than a round of the same weight, but not by too much. You could get a round stone on a cushion shaped halo. That is one of my favorite halo looks! Palladium is a great metal, and there aren’t any downsides of it that come to mind! Wish I could help out with pictures, but I am sure many bees can contribute with that part!
Post # 4
I have a palladium, halo E-ring with a round center stone… I love the palladium, and it was much less expensive 🙂
I actually wanted a smaller center stone because I didn’t want it to sit up much higher than the ring. I’m not positive about the exact specs… haven’t asked DH – But when we were looking at this ring before we were engaged, I think the center stone was between .3 and .4 carats. Sorry I don’t have exact info for you.
This pic is of my E ring, with wedding band and DH’s band 🙂
Photo courtesy of Nick Dantonio Photography, htttp://www.nickdantoniophotography.com
Post # 5
I just got engaged a week ago, and we custom designed this ring (based on a Tacori that i loved, but we didn’t want to pay for the “name”): It is three round stones with a halo/pave setting around each one in a “square” shape…maybe you could do something like this with just the one stone if you don’t want three? This is one carat total in the ring.
Post # 6
@6598731ssfse3: “Yes a cushion will look smaller than a round of the same weight, but not by too much”
That’s not a hard and fast rule – cushions are so individually different, so OP you should look at the mm to compare to a round shape in a similar carat weight.
Post # 7
misswaiting beautiful ring!
i have a round stone in a round halo and i love it!
ahem excuse the fat fingers lol
Post # 8
AshleyR83 – Yes, you’re definitely correct! I should have added, “depending on the cut” in my reponse somewhere!
Post # 9
My ring is a .85 center stone with .25 carats in the halo. My center stone sits really low to my halo which I love (size 5.25 finger)
I am a total deal-finder and we order my ring online. PM me and I can send you the specs/price, etc.
Post # 10
Plain shank halo right here! I’m a size 6, the sapphire’s about the same size as a 1 carat diamond.
Post # 11
@Missus_LLC: Wow, I looove your ring! If you don’t mind me asking, what is your ring size and weight?
Post # 12
@Missus_LLC: Errr… I ment to say karat weight!
Post # 13
@BrookieCookie9: You have some awesome claws holding your center stone in place!! That will be so secure and it looks like such a great part of the design. It seriously stopped me in my tracks as i scrolled down the page. TOO cool.
Post # 14
@MrsHoneyC: Thanks! I think there are 16 holding that center stone in place (if I counted right). I am left handed so I wanted a ring that would be totally durable and I think the claws help do just that.
Post # 16
@misswaiting: i heart your ring!!! gorgeous!