Post # 1
My husband just upgraded me to a new cushion cut stone and I now need a new setting to go with it!
The stone is a 3 carat cushion and I’m dead set on a micro-pave halo setting (think Harry Winston). I’m a little lost on what details I need to give to the jeweler making my setting so any help from someone who has had a setting custom made would be ideal! Anyone with photos of a micro-pave halo for a cushion are very welcome to post along with anyone who has a ring similar to the style I’m looking for!
Posting a photo of my stone (Bottom stone on my finger) as well as the finished look I’m going for.
All advice/information/comments are very welcome and appreciated!
Post # 2
Mine is a micro-pave cushion halo, it isn’t custom but it seems like your bottom photo would be pretty easy to make.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May
I think it will look gorgeous. Some food for thought, split shank or dainty band? What size stones do you want in the halo? How high or low do you want the basket to sit on your finger? Possibly take into consideration wedding bands and if you want a gap or you want it to fit under the ering. Good Luck!
Post # 4
Can you just provide the picture of the Harry Winston to the jeweler and tell him that’s what you want?
As far as the basket and underneath of the ring, just Google some images and find pictures of what you like and give them to the jeweler.
Post # 5
Oh god, the photo is huge. Sorry y’all.
Anyways, that’s my ring, it was hand made by a guy in NY and sold to me in Walnut Creek, CA.
Pave and Halo: Even though you would think it goes without saying…you obvs wanna specify that you want all your pave to be made up of diamonds of similar, size, color and grade. But what size do you want your pave to be? Your example picture has different size pave than the ring posted by the first reply which is differently sized than mine. Also, specify what level you want the halo to be. Some halos are set behind the center stone whereas some are at the same level. I’ve seen both. So be sure to specify! Also, how far down the band do you want your pave to go? Mine goes almost all the way around, but some peoples only go 8-10mm down each side, just until the next finger covers it up. That involves less diamonds = less cost.
Center Prongs: You may want to specify how you want the center stone to be set. How big of prongs do you want? Mine are very small and at the four corners of the stone. Your top ring is like that, but your new ring is set with two prongs on the left and right sides.
Pave Prongs: There’s a lot of ways to set pave, apparently. When I had my eternity wedding band made, I gave them my engagement ring and said “MATCH IT EXACTLY”. Well I get the band back and it’s like…the prongs are different and the two rings look different even to the naked eye. And they HAD my engagement ring to work off of…so I dunno what happened there. I sent it back and asked them to actually do what I ask instead of doing what they want and match my ring. It came back CLOSER, but still only a 80% match. Whatever. But yeah. Maybe select an example out of their case so you can show them what you’re thinking of and they have something to model their work after.
Basket: Eh. My ring has a fairly unexciting basket which was kind of disappointing to me becausae I wanted some crazy filigree or something under there. Oh well. But you have to consider the intricacies of ring construction. If you have a basket with a lot of detail/filigree/metal work, you’re going to limit the amount of light entering/leaving your stone. No Light = No sparkle. Also, more detail = mo money.
Best of luck to you! I’d love to see it when you’re done!
Post # 6
Gorgeous stone! I do not not have a cushion stone but I do have a cushion halo. My ring is a 1.5 round center stone with a micropave cushion halo and a split shank band. For a total of just over 3.5 total carat weight
Post # 7
BethanyChristine: Here is mine! I was very specific with my ring. My halo is actually at an angle–it tilts downward slightly to highlight my diamond more (I believe about 25 or 30 degrees). I also modeled mine after H.W. but with a split shank and a bit of a different side view. As other posters mentioned, I was also very specific on my prongs. Be prepared to spend a while doing some research into what aspects of the ring you like. For me it was easier to find a picture of the type of prongs I like, then find another picture that exemplified the type of shape I wanted, another one showing the angle of the halo. Circle things you like, make notes, then discuss with the jewler!
Post # 8
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
BethanyChristine: Hi! I custom designed my cushion double halo after I had issues with the pave on my original engagement ring. I learned a lot about micropave through the process, and found this website to be the most helpful! https://leonmege.com/index.php/articles/education/pave-types-in-jewelry
Something that I looked for in a jeweler was that they had a lot of great reviews, good communication, and provided CADs and wax molds if requested.
Some of the design considerations I had were: low profile (I wear gloves a lot at work), claw prongs, a split shank – but high enough so the wedding ring could still sit flush, and an undergallery design. I also didn’t want the pave to overpower the center stone, even with the double halos. I think the jeweler (Joseph Schubach of AZ) did a great job incorporating everything I wanted!
The halos have half pointers (.005ct) and and the shank has 3/4 pointers. The center stone is a 1 ct eq. moissanite, 6.5 mm in diameter.
I think with the size of your 3ct and one halo, anything from the .005-.01ct range for melee will look amazing!
Here is my ring –
Post # 9
Mewcakes: What a GORGEOUS ring! SO classy! Thank you for all the information and advice! I will post photos to this thread when it’s finished <3
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ADiamondInTheRough: Thank you for the prong advice! I definitely need to do some research. Beautiful ring!
Post # 12
FutureDrAtkins: Thank you for the link <3 I love your split shank. Your jeweler did an amazing job with the detailing on your setting.