Help!!! – Does the gap makes the diamond look bigger in the halo setting?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Does the gap makes the diamond looks bigger in the halo setting?
    The diamond looks bigger with no gap : (83 votes)
    55 %
    The diamond looks bigger with gap : (43 votes)
    28 %
    No difference : (25 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    46 posts
    Newbee

    Vivien88:  When there is a gap like that in a halo it is usually because the center diamond sits up a little higher. When that is the case your center stone is going to look smaller. The farther it is from your hand the smaller it will look. The closer it is to your hand the bigger it is going to look. That is why solitaires that are in really low settings appear bigger than those ones that sit up really high. Hopes this helps! Good luck!

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  Benjeweler.
    Post # 4
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    1136 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Vivien88:  Are you wanting opinions on which one to go for as well or just which looks bigger?

    I have a halo with no gap (cushion cut though not round) and I LOVE it, so if you were wondering, i’d vote go with no gap 😉

    I pondered the gap halo before I got my ring, but my FI didn’t like it as much and i’m really glad I went with no gap!

    Yours is a stunning ring by the way, even without a halo!

    Post # 6
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    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Dalhousie Castle

    Vivien88:  Mine has a gap and I love it. The centre stone is 0.85 carats and I think the gap makes it stand out from the halo even more. 🙂 

    Post # 7
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    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think the second looks bigger (or they’re at least equally sized to my eyes). I strongly prefer the second, lower setting more, I think it looks more classic and more cohesive.

    Post # 8
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    1136 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Vivien88:  Oh how strange i’m not quite sure where weddingbee led you but maybe there was a little glitch somewhere haha!

    Mine is a 1.31 cushion center stone with halo and diamond band – 2 total cw

    This is the only pic I have on me put hopefully this helps as it’s a sort of semi front on semi side view! (sorry its a little blurry – iphone camera!) the diamond is slightly raised above the halo but it still sits flush so there is no obvious gap.

    Oh and don’t worry, yours definitely isn’t small even without the halo but yes, it does add a little extra!

    Post # 9
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    1312 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Vivien88: I actually prefer the gap because it highlights the center diamond and I do think it makes the diamond itself look bigger. For the second halo setting, the center diamond is indistinguishable from the halo and kind of blends in with the halo diamonds. But the overall diamond area and finger coverage appears larger, if that’s what you want. I dunno, I think the diamond looks better when it’s raised up a little from the halo, regardless of a gap.

    Post # 10
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    727 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I believe the higher the diamond sits the bigger it looks (because its closer to you)… I cant say I like “gap” or “no gap” but I like the middle/second/no gap ring the most just from the look. 

    Post # 11
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    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I just wanted to say you have the most gorgeous solitaire I have ever seen! Just curious why you want to change it?

    Post # 12
    Member
    41 posts
    Newbee

    I really don’t see to much of a difference.  Go with the one you like the best and don’t worry about how big the stone looks.  All your choices are gorgeous!!

    Post # 13
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    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    I voted against the gap because i have a round stone in a cushion halo and the gap in mind bugs me. Everytime I look at it all I can see is gap. So I love clean halos that havo no gap. less transition between stone and halo makes it look like one larger stone. IMO. But I love your solitaire setting and if it were me I don’t think I’d switch it out. The pave is so delicate it really accentuates your center stone and draws your eye to it. I’d rock that ering just the way it is! 

    Post # 14
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    1762 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I have a halo without a gap, and the stone is slightly raised. I agree with an above poster that the absence of a gap looks more cohesive, and since there is no “break” between the stone and the halo you get the illusion of more bling!! I think this applies more to smaller sized center stones though. I’ve think a gap actually makes a smaller center stone look smaller instead of the other way around!! Since you have a nice sized stone, they are both beautiful options so it’s truly just a matter of your preference. The difference isn’t drastic, I personally just prefer a more seamless look 🙂

     

    I also think that raises stones appear larger because they are closer! Here is mine, it appears flat from above, but it actually is higher than the setting 🙂

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  TheLadyA.
    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  TheLadyA.
    Post # 15
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    13019 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think it’s irrelavant which one makes the diamond look bigger since they look completely different.  It should be about the look that you prefer, not how big it makes your stone look.  Personally I prefer the solitare, but if I had to choose a halo, I like the no gap, but I don’t really see a difference.

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