Post # 1
my boyfriend and i are in the process of looking at engagement rings. I am pretty picky and I know what I like for sure. I have fallen in love with the Scott kay luninaire. I love a round center stone with a cushion double halo. The only thing that I don’t like about the scott kay ring is that, both in store and in pictures, I feel like the stones in the halo lack definition. I would like to be able to tell that there are tiny individual diamonds in my halo setting.
Something similar to these rings (excuse the picture quality):
Here’s the scott kay (again, sorry for the picture quality):
So, is there a reason for the difference such as bigger stones, pave vs micropave,ect? Also, is this an easy fix or would it need to be a custom ring?
thanks in advance! 🙂
Post # 2
You are on The mark. A halo with bigger stones (like a .03 vs a .01) will look more defined andlike separate stones. It would be almost impossible to get stones 50% bigger in a setting already made with smaller ones. You will either have to shop around untill you find one with a halo size you like (which shouldn’t bee too hard as it seems popular) or go custom.
Post # 3
NEAM2014: thank you so much!! I was beginning to think there wasn’t actually a difference and I was just crazy!! You dont think scott kay could do it for us? Our local jeweler made it seem like scott kay could almost do anything we needed (which I haven’t talked to them about this yet as I wanted some other bees opinions).
Post # 4
They may, you would just have to Talk to them about it. If you trust your jeweler, listen to him/her they should know what they are doing.
I’m not a “designer” person but i assume Scott Kay would make you a “custom” ring from their design but with a little bigger stones To give the look you like (your not crazy I can see the difference too!) they will make a whole new setting made with bigger pave stones.
But be on guard if the jeweler tells you just to get the setting and they will put in bigger stones! That’s like buying a size 2 dress saying “I’ll have it made into a 6 and it will be FINE” a center stone can be change up it down a little with no prob but all the pave work will suffer from being fiddled with too much. It’s betting to just have it made for size pave you want in the first place.
Post # 5
NEAM2014: thank you so much!! You have been wonderful!!
Post # 6
Look up victor canera or Steve kirsch. They are pricey because it’s hand forged but they do beautiful work. David klass also does beautiful work by cast, and is friendly and priced competitive. Some members have used david on here. You can use pricescope.com also. I have no idea how much scott kay sells for, but I imagine it’s expensive. Good luck and pls post pics 🙂
Post # 7
I think this is an issue of larger stones used in the settings with the higher end rings. I looked up the Scott Kay rings and noticed that none of the sites that carry it list the carat weight of the setting alone. They only state the total carat weight of the entire ring with center stone.
Have you looked at the Blue Nile Duet Halo? This setting has 0.49 ct diamonds in the setting itself. There are a bunch of pictures of it with different sized center stones at all different price points. Check it out here, I think this one gives you more of that high end feel you are looking for. —> bit.ly/1xvIOBN