Halo, solitaire, and last but not least…another oval? LOL!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: It's me again...Mrs. Indecisive
    keep G .94 IF but put it in the halo : (36 votes)
    49 %
    keep G .94 as a solitaire (as is) : (32 votes)
    44 %
    Get D 1.08 SI1 as solitaire (same setting I have) : (5 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
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    2782 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Heidibrooke:  I would keep the diamond you have.  If I understand correctly- if you mail it back by Thursday, and you don’t have the new one yet for comparison, you’ve lost one you know that you love.  You aren’t even going to think twice about this when you are past that return period.

    Take you current, loved oval, put it in a halo, knowing you can always make a solitare down the road.  Then stare at your hand and enjoy– and stop diamond shopping LOL  

    <3

    Post # 6
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    2061 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @Heidibrooke:  KEEP YOUR G, IF!!!! I have followed your story since  you lost the princess cut, and I adore your oval!!! It looks WAY BIGGER than a .94. I have a G color cushion cut, most of my friends’ diamonds are G color..I think it’s the best of both worlds. The IF cannot compare to an Si1, not a chance. I prefer your setting as is, but the halo would be beautiful too..and you can always un-do it. My mom has an oval, and it can’t compare to yours. I’ve never seen an oval with as much fire and brilliance,PLEASE don’t send it back!!! 🙁

    Post # 7
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    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Your oval is simply beautiful! The new oval doesn’t have measurements that would make it especially larger, so what’s the point. If you love the l-w ratio of your current oval, then stick to it! It sparkles and is so lovely, why switch it out for another that has weight in its depth?

    Post # 8
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    3693 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    It doesn’t matter how much it weighs, just how big it faces up. If the bigger one is 0.14 carats bigger but faces up smaller, is there a chance that it is either too deep or the smaller diamond is too shallow? I’d keep the one you have now. Are you having the halo done at Jared’s?

    Post # 9
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    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I would only go with the larger oval if it faced up larger – if not, what’s the point of a higher carat weight?  I’m not a fan of D diamonds anyway – at least not the extra cost to have a D diamond.

    Since you seem to be concerned with size, I would get the halo for your current diamond.  I love halos on ovals – I don’t like them for any other shape (even round), but it just looks “right” on an oval.

     

    Post # 10
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    6866 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    I would keep the IF. I think that since you basically have to have a custom setting made, you should start looking into more intricate, personalized settings. Maybe that’s why you haven’t truly fallen in love with your stone yet? The right setting really helps a stone stand out, IMO.

    The halo that you have chosen is pretty standard. I would change the head of the setting so that it isn’t a classic 4 or 6 prong. Add some detailing to the undergallery maybe? A surprise stone? Engraved band?

    The head/undergallery of my custom ring looks like this (and it’s a halo):

    ^CADS from designer (Schubach’s)

     

     

    ^Actual undergallery, a snapshot from a video made by designer before shipping the ring

    ETA: I just read that there will be a minor gap in the halo with the head you are choosing. I would advise against the gap.. it can appear as if there’s a black shadow in your ring. My old ring did this and I wasn’t a fan at all… it looked like this:

    Comparing that to the new ring with no gap:

    Sorry the post is so long! I just think that you are investing so much time in a quest to find a perfect stone that it needs to be showcased by the perfect setting! 

    Post # 11
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    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Keep your current diamond and put it in a halo! I think ovals look absolutely beautiful in halos and the extra sparkle will help disguise the fact that it’s a G, not a D since that sppears to be important to you. I would take a G over a D any day though, it’s cheaper and still looks perfectly white from the top down 🙂 Especially your current oval, that thing is stunning!

    Post # 12
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    2782 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @Heidibrooke:  the D has .16 carats more- BUT it faces up smaller, right??  Well for sake of a girly conversation…..as long as the cut is spectacular, I’d much rather have a less carat weight stone with a larger face, wouldn’t you?

    It’s more sparkle- otherwise, the only you (and anyone who choses to ask) will know the D is .16 carats larger.  I’d for sure keep the one with the larger face, rather than the one that specs say is bigger- and this is coming from a girl who likes and chose a smaller diamond for herself.  

    Uness your current diamond is cut too shallow (which is certain’t doesn’t seem like it is)- you have more face space, with an awesome cut…which means mega sparkle. 

     

    One upside to the deeper cut I suppose– although I am not educated in ovals so much, my RB, which has a slightly deeper cut is fiery, fiery, fiery.  In a totally awesome way.  

     

    But since you like bigger diamonds, I’d still totally stick with the current- its face is larger.  I mean, wha are you going to do when you want to show your ring off?  Turn it upside down and say “Now look at that beauty!!”?  LOL 🙂

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