Split shank vs Single band and size of halo??

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I believe the setting would be different based on center diamond size as you would want the setting & center diamond to be in proportion & appear balanced. That being said there are delicate and heftier settings to suit different tastes. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’m not an expert but I am pretty sure the split shank will be as big or small needed to suit the center stone.  Imo I think split shank looks better on larger stones as it can sometimes overwhelm a smaller stone.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I agree with babykoala. I have a 1ct oval centre stone and decided on 0.15ct halo stones and the same 0.15ct stones for the bands.  I have another RHR that is a 3-4ct centre and also has 0.15ct stones, and the halo looks too thin on that ring.  I designed my ring and the jeweller and I spent some time deciding what size would look best. He originally suggested 0.10s but I thought they were too small and I’m happy with my decision to go a little larger.  

I chose a split shank as the oval has a lot of finger coverage and could handle the extra band, also because my knuckles are a lot bigger than the bottom of my finger so a thin-band ring that is big enough to go over my knuckle is too big and spins around, but the split shank makes it a lot more secure.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Blackrabbit:  I actually reeeeally disliked split shank until I found my dream ring with a very slight split shank. Most halos can he stretched to fit any size center stone. Right now, the jeweler said my ring can fit 1.25 to 1.5 center stone, but if I wanted larger I could stretch it out.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

They will use a setting that will fit the center stone.  It would be hard to use a setting for say a .5 carat center with a 1.5 carat stone or vice versa.  

I knew I definitely wanted a halo and when we shopped around I found that I didn’t like split shank on my hand.  This may be because my personal taste in e-rings is more on the delicate end and my finger is a size 5 so the split shanks I tried in person were too overwhelming.  

Here is my single band cushion halo. (Not to add to your confusion, but you may also want to consider if you do or do not want a gap with your wedding band.  You can’t tell from this photo, but mine does fit under my engagement ring with no gap, which is something that was important to me!).

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

I have a double halo split shank with diamonds 3/4 down the shank. I have 51 diamonds total in the double halo and shank and the ones in the shank graduate from smaller to larger down the shank from the halo. Pictures wouldn’t post individually similar had tone pop them in photogrid. Center Is .67 CT And 1.75 Total ct.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

 

Blackrabbit:  Here is another view of my ring on my finger the ring is a  size 6. I love the daintyness of the single band with with slight shank.

My ring was custom made by the jeweler (close family friend of the FIL’s) but your jeweler can order the ring/halo to fit the size center stone you want.

Post # 13
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Newbee

I got my ring from my fiances mom. I could have chosen just about any size center stone after I chose the setting. My center stone is 1.19 carat and the ring is 3/4 carat so it is just about 2 carats altogether. I didn’t want the band to be too wide and bulky. I’m really happy with how it turned out!

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