Post # 1
I got creative with HyperSnap.
What do you think of adding a halo around my cushion to widen up my setting? I dont think it’ll be real expensive. My wedding bands have little round diamonds in them so it’d match. I’ve posted before about how my center stone feels overwhelmed because it’s not as wide as the setting it.
I think i’ll swing by a jeweler today and see what the rework cost is just to entertain my fantasies.
Opinions? I think my FI would be open to this since i’m not asking for a huge new center stone or anything, just something subtle.
Post # 3
I think it’s pretty! If it will bring together the look of the e ring with the band then go for it!
Post # 4
gorgeous! i say go for it. i love how that looks.
Post # 5
Blingy, but very elegant!! It does seem to alter the proportions in a good way. Let us know what the result is; I am curious!
Post # 6
I’ll let you all know later what the jewelers think it’ll cost! It’s a busy setting but I think it’ll look nice. I’m really liking this idea to have it done before the wedding (all those pics, HELLOOO), but my FI may prefer to wait for our 1-yr anniversary or something. I dont mind chipping in a litlte more for the wedding though to offset the cost. Thank you tax refund!
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Very pretty! The only thing is I think I notice the side stones a little less, since I’m busy looking at the halo. Good luck with your decision!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2010 - Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery
Honestly, i think it’ll be too much. I like it the way it is.
Post # 9
I think it is pretty. It seems to accomplish what you want to change about the ring, without changing the ring itself. Just make sure to consider what your wedding band will look like next to this setting. We only wear the engagement ring for a short time alone, and then you’ll wear the ring with the wedding band all time (if you plan on wearing them both together). When you’re in with the jeweler, take a moment to look at wedding bands as well.
Perhaps adding a wedding band will change the look of the ring. And it might be that the extra stones would get int he way of a band, so if you change your ering now, you might not be able to get the band you want down the road.
I like it– just make sure to check out all of the options! 🙂
Definitely come back and let us know what the jeweler says!
Post # 10
I REALLY like it! I think it’s a great idea 🙂 Hope it works out!
Post # 11
I will definitely let you all know. I did pick out my bands already, and I don’t think the top picture shows this very clearly, but there is enough room for the halo to go around the stone without getting in the way of the sidestones. There’s a strip of metal on the sides of my baguettes that it would cover up, but that’s it. I wouldn’t want too thick of a halo that it covers it up too much, just enough to widen it out a little bit. There’s about 1/4 cm there that is just dead space on the sides. I do see what you’re saying though, it extends too far into my baguettes in the second picture.
I don’t think i’tll cover up my wedding bands because it’s still narrower than the widest part of my band where it will sit. I will definitely ask them to see what the feasibility of this is. They may have to set it higher if this is the case. Hmm i just don’t know. This particular jeweler actually carries the wedding band style we picked out so I can toy with that a little, too. Boy i’m getting antsy to get off work
I kinda think it’s a love it or hate it kind of thing. I’m not really into the simpler, plainer settings (all very gorgeous, but if you knew me, you’d know it wasn’t my taste) so now i’m just thinking! lol
Post # 12
Ok once the jeweler showed me my wedding bands, we talked about the logistics of mixing vintage and contemporary, how they’d get it on there…and ultimately…how BAD it looked with my bands!!! HAHAHA
So i chalked it up to me just being silly and that it’ll all go away when i get my wedding bands on in less than 2 months!