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We have a solitaire that we’re upgrading into a halo. I haven’t talked with the jeweler yet, so I’m asking here.
The solitaire has 6 prongs and DH likes that for security purposes, keeping the stone secure.
He would like for the halo to still have six prongs securing the center stone.
But I’ve never seen a halo that had six prongs. All of the pictures I’ve seen have four prongs.
Is there such a thing as a halo for a round center stone, with six prongs securing the round center stone? If anyone has pictures or examples, I’d love to see.
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I’ve seen one with 8 prongs, so I’m positive they make them with 6 prongs.
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MoonlitMagnolia: Thank you sooo much! It really helps to have a picture. I had googled and couldn’t find anything –I guess I didn’t choose the right search words.
I’m thinking of having this done as a custom job because the vast majority of halos out there have four prongs for the center stone.
I’m kind of hard on my jewelry so I think six prongs would be a good idea.
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You could also go with a halo that had a bezel setting which is even more secure!
Post # 6
You can have pretty much any number of prongs that you like… just have the jeweler/vendor make it that way. However, I don’t think halo settings look right with more than 4 on a round — unless it’s like a 5+ ct stone.
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prettyinpink11: A bezel is a good idea if the additional prongs are really just for security… a bezel will be more aesthetically pleasing with a halo as well.
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BelliniChic: If you are hard on jewelry, a halo may not be the best idea due to all the pave stones/prongs. If you are hard on jewelry, you will be at risk of losing stones left and right.
I will say this… if you choose to go custom, I would absolutely recommend you go with a reputable jeweler who has made many of the style halo you will have AND you have seen examples of his work. All halo settings are not equal because all benches are not equal in the quality of workmanship (esp in pave). Have you looked at the Ritani halos? They are very well made and are cost-efficient. They also do custom work.
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The prongs, the more secure is the stone, so I love multi prongs! My floral double halo has 10 prongs around the center stone. Also, here is a setting on moissyco with many prongs:
Post # 10
Thanks, you are right. However I will probably just plan on replacing the diamonds here or there — the halo diamonds will be really small so that won’t be a deal breaker, cost wise.
Wow! Thank you for those pics! I love your ring. I’ve seen it on the boards in the past, and I remember it well. I didn’t realize it has 10 prongs!
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- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
BelliniChic: This is a ring from Berricle, but my FI is having a replica made by Moisy Co. It has 6 prongs around the center stone. I tried to make it as big as possible to see it well.
And I found this one this morning on Simon G, but it only has 4 prongs. http://www.simongjewelry.com/product/Passion_Collection_Style_MR2246/16673/EN
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mine is a 6 prong round halo. the centre stone is 7mm.
Post # 13
Your ring is gorgeous!
I’m getting excited. I’m waiting for the jeweler to finish a custom job on another ring, and as soon as it’s ready I’m going to go pick it up and start discussing halo designs. Can’t wait!
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MrsUPS: your ring is lovely, but it has 4 double prongs, not 6… this is great because it give the look of 4, but with more security. 🙂