Please help!!! 1.75 ct halo or 2.2 ct solitaire

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which ring would you choose?
    2.2 carat with a cushion shaped halo setting : (17 votes)
    24 %
    2.2 carat with a solitaire with side stones : (36 votes)
    50 %
    1.75 with a cushion shaped halo setting : (15 votes)
    21 %
    I don't like any of these options here : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 2
    862 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    A big stone in a halo may be a lot on your small hands! Go solitaire (I’m going plain 2.1 solitaire with no side stones but that’s just me) 

    Post # 3
    3431 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t think a 2.2 ct with a halo will overwhelm your finger. But I voted solitare w/side stones lol. I have a 2ct in a halo and wear a size 5 and by no means is it gaudy. 

    Post # 4
    10889 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I think you should either do the 1.75 in a halo or the 2.2 solitaire with side stones. .the 2.2 with a halo might be pretty overwhelming on your finger..although a 1.75 with a halo will be large will probably have more finger coverage than a 2.2 carat solitaire..honestly I think you need to go to a few jewelry stores and try some rings on in those carat weights to see what you think looks best 

    Post # 5
    159 posts
    Blushing bee

    It depends on what you like!  I LIKE big rings with lots of finger coverage. It is just me.  My ring is being made, but it is a 1.51 ct pear with a LARGE halo (somwhere around 4 pointers in the halo).  I thought I wanted something more dainty until I tried it on, and I was completely sold.  

    My RHR is a tanzanite with a very big halo, and I didn’t want my e-ring to be overshadowed by it.  Both of my rings will basically have 100% finger coverage.  I am a size 4.25.

    Get what you like. Is there the potential that your friend might be a little bit, uh, jealous of the size stones you are looking at?      

    Post # 6
    159 posts
    Blushing bee

    Here is a photo for reference that I snapped at work last week. The tanzanite is 2.5 carats and there is 1.5 carats of diamonds in the halo. I get plenty of compliments.


    Post # 7
    342 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    bluerose88:  My e-ring is a 2ct princess cut with channel set side stones… Just for reference, I’m a size 5 finger…

    Post # 8
    89 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I think it totally depends on your personal style…. I LOVE bling, but thought I wanted a solitaire. That being said, I have a gorgeous 2.01 RB solitaire on a size 6 finger, but have plans to reset my center stone in a halo- still debating whether I want a double or single halo. I would recommend going to a jewelry store and trying them on to see what you like! That was a big regret of mine- if I had done that to begin with, I wouldn’t need to have it reset!!!!! 

    Personally, I think if you’re going to go ahead with the halo, I would want it to be super delicate, but that’s just my style. I’ve seen some chunkier halos that are just as beautiful, but not for me. 

    Post # 9
    2596 posts
    Sugar bee

    Try on some rings at local jewellers so that you find out what suits your hand.  You are going to spend a lot of money online so you need to be sure.

    Post # 10
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have a 1.76 with a halo!  I’m a size 5.

    I’d go with the larger stone.  Shrinkage happens and it’s cheaper to add a halo then get a new stone.

    Post # 11
    2052 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Or you could always meet in the middle and get a 2 carat with a halo?

    Post # 12
    1091 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have a 2.1 carat diamond in a cushion halo, ring size is 4.25 and I don’t think my ring looks gawdy at all. Here’s a pic but pics always make the stone appear bigger than they are IRL!

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