Post # 1
For our 20th anniversary my DH is upgrading my current wedding ring with a brand new one of my design. The picture above is a “mockup” of mutilple rings that looks like what I think I would like. Do you think there is too much going on? Is the split shank design with the halo ok? I am also wondering if a 2ct RB with the cushion halo will be too much ring for my 4.75 size finger. Any advice is much appreciated!
Post # 3
i love it. i personally don’t think it would be too much. i love the halo and the split shank.
have you tried this on? how did it feel and look on your finger?
Post # 5
it sounds amazing and a 2 ct will be stunningly huge and gorgeous on your petite finger. I say bring on the bling!
Post # 6
I don’t love the split shank with the halo to be honest. I don’t think 2ct is too much for your finger size.
Are you going to wear a band with it?
Post # 7
wow! It’s gorgeous!
Depend on how much you like bling. If you love bling, then 2ct would be fine.
I personally don’t like too much bling. 2ct would cover my entire finger (mine is slightly bigger than yours) so 1.5 ct is the max for me (and that’s what my DH got for me :).
Post # 8
First of all, congratulations on your anniversary!
Because your finger is so petite, I personally think this ring is a lot. And because your center is so big, and it looks like the diamonds in the halo around it are also pretty large, you will barely see the split shank, if you do at all. You’ll get so much finger coverage from the center diamond and halo that the split shank probably won’t start until the sides of your finger – know what I mean?
If I were to go with a split shank halo for your diamond, I would do one like Lanany’s on this site. It’s much more delicate and absolutely gorgeous. I hope she doesn’t mind me posting a photo here.
Post # 9
Considering you have such small fingers, and you want a large 2 ct stone, you won’t see much of that split shank design. The haloed 2 ct. stone will take up most of your finger.
If a halo is what you desire, I would just do a standard shank, not a split shank. I also wouldn’t pave the shank so that the halo and 2 ct. take all of the attention.
Just my 2 cents! Congrats on your upcoming anniversary 🙂
Post # 10
I do like Lanany’s split shank ring, too!
Post # 11
CONGRATS on your 20th! I think you should get what your heart tells you too…too big too small split shank or not if you love it then go for it…20 years is huge so why not a big ring to celebrate it!!!
Post # 12
I think a 2ct with a halo will be perfect on your finger. However, I’m not in love with that split shank either. I think the split is too wide and a more delicate split like Lanany’s would be better.
Post # 13
Thanks so much for all of the input and for the congratulations!
I think the picture is a bit deceiving, because it is so large. The diamonds on the halo and the split shank are smaller than they appear in the monstrous picture. A total of .80 for the setting. The split is also a bit narrower than in the picture, but I just love the fact that it is different than the others I have seen. I love Lanany’s and it is gorgeous, but I wanted something a bit different. The bands will only be between 1.5-2.0mm, so they are pretty delicate looking. I am also having the setting and stone set up fairly high off of the band to give it height.
I used to not be a bling girl, but having been married for 20 years, my DH and I both feel like it is worth going “blingy” to celebrate.
I was originally thinking a 1.5 ct stone with the halo, but our jeweler found a beautiful 2.0 ct that we could not pass up. Hence, my looking for the advice on the size. It will have significant finger coverage, but I think I will love it. I have tried on the split shank setting with a halo, but it was round. And I have tried on the cushion halo, but without the split shank, so I have an idea of that as well.
The shank and halo look like they are actually exactly the same size as Lanany’s, so I don’t think they will overwhelm.
Thanks again for all the great advice!
Post # 14
Oh, and no band with it. At least not for now, never say never. My fingers are not short, but they are not long by any stretch and I think the split shank with an additional band would dwarf my finger and actually not be very comfortable.
I am only 5’2″, so I also don’t want it to look too “cocktail” on me.
Post # 15
@country chic: < like she said …I like the proportions a lot better on that ring also
Post # 16
You sound really excited and like you know exactly what you want. That’s wonderful! Please post pictures (lots) when you get your completed ring!