Halos with High Set Diamonds Question…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: You should...
    set your stone lower...there is no difference! : (21 votes)
    50 %
    leave it set high up! : (16 votes)
    38 %
    other...[please explain]. : (5 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    759 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @heathuhhhhwebbbb:  My stone is set almost flush with the halo, because I knew I would hit the stone on everything if it were set high. Here’s some pics for reference:

    And here’s a very sparkly exampls:

    I’m really glad it has a low profile. It doesn’t catch on things and the prongs stay in better shape. I highly recommend it!

    Post # 4
    3442 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @heathuhhhhwebbbb:  Mine is set almost flush, only the girdle is exposed. Firstly, I think halos with stones set flush just look a little nicer, and also, it does nothing to the shine of the center stone. I saw my stone unset, then after setting, and it shines the same.

    Post # 5
    1381 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My stone is set high and I don’t notice a difference from before. I originally had the stone set as a solitaire and the height is about the same. If I know I’m going to be doing something with my hands where the diamond might get knocked, I don’t wear it and just wear my wedding band instead.

    Post # 6
    3077 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I actually had to get my jeweler to change that. My stone the way it was first set, was almost the whole thing showing above the halo. I hated that it knocked the stone too easily (I have a sapphire so I’m even more nervous about knocking it and cracking it or something!)…now only the girdle & above shows. I don’t have a picture though, sorry!

    Post # 7
    1779 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @heathuhhhhwebbbb:  think the higher the diamond is set, the more light it is exposed to. Thus think a lower set will affect it’s scintillation, although maybe only negliably. Here is my diamond’s side view and then full on. It is set lower which does protect it more, which I really like. Post a pic of your ring so we can see how your diamond is set now.


    Post # 8
    2059 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @MrsSkeletonKey:  Your halo setting is sooooooooooooooo stunning! I am not typically a halo lover, but it’s just sooo swoon worthy!!

    Post # 9
    2002 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @heathuhhhhwebbbb:  will your setting accommodate setting the stone lower?  I thought you had to set it high because you upgraded your stone’s size larger than the halo would allow for? I hope you aren’t considering changing your gorgeous halo setting 🙁

    Post # 11
    7188 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I would lower it if possible. It will protect your stone more, and I think the side profile looks better on low set halos. Mine is set so that you can see just below the girdle and above, and it’s super sparkly 🙂

    Post # 12
    143 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2003

    Post # 14
    16 posts
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Since we customized my ring, we set mine high. I love it!


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