Post # 1
I few months ago I had a family diamond reset from a 3 stone ring to a halo setting.
Because of budget issues, I wasn’t able to get the halo setting that I really wanted. I had to settle on a halo with a plain band.
I’ve never been crazy about it, and the fact that the diamonds in the halo are better cut than the center diamond bothers me.
Now I’m thinking of changing back to the three stone setting. Have I lost my mind?
I believe this is an old photo of my 3 stone ring with a plain wedding band. I deleted all my old photos but this came up when I did a google search.
Here’s the halo setting I currently have.
I know it’s a personal decision but I would appreciate any thoughts. Thanks!
Edited to add that the 3 stone setting is platinum and the halo one is white gold; the diamond carat weight in the 3 stone ring is double that of the halo (.4 vs .2ctwt) if that matters.
Post # 3
Hm, to be honest, I think the three-stone ring is absolutely stunning on you! Usually I prefer halos, but the three-stone looks really good. It looks more balanced on your hand than the halo. I do like the halo too though.
Post # 4
I really think that your beautiful center diamond gets lost amidst the halo. i had to go through this with my pear and opted for a clean look to sort of show off the center piece, something that seems to be done with the three stone setting.
Post # 5
@sommertime: I shouldn’t have even changed it because there was absolutely nothing wrong with the 3 stone ring to begin with! I guess I was just on a big halo kick!
Aren’t you getting a new setting?
Post # 6
Oh gosh, no comparison here (in my mind). The halo looks much better!!
And I personally love the plain band on the halo with the pave diamond wedding band. It provides such a beautiful, sophisticated contrast. I also like the thinner band on the halo compared to the chunky band on the three-stone. The thinner band gives the center stone more “pop”.
Post # 7
@country chic: Haha yep I also got on a big halo kick. lol. I’m going to reset my solitaire into a cushion halo verragio setting 🙂 I can’t wait to get it! It’s supposed to be here in 3 days!
Post # 8
I like it as a 3-stone to be honest!
Post # 9
@sommertime: I have a Verragio halo setting as well – you are going to love it!! 🙂
Post # 10
I normally dislike three-stones and love halos, but I like yours better as the three-stone.
Post # 11
I like both, but I think the three stone looks amazing!
Post # 12
I love Halo style rings but I must agree with the masses. The 3 stone looks great on you!!! Best of luck!
Post # 14
I very much prefer the halo.
Post # 15
I honestly stared and stared at the pictures and didn’t vote because I can’t make up my mind! I have a halo and absolutely love it (and yours!) but the 3-stone is so beautiful on you too! Tough choice 🙂 sorry I can’t help, but I think you’ll win either way
Post # 16
I think both are beautiful rings but to be honest I really like the 3 stone on you, the center stone just looks WOW in that pic, it kinda gets losts in the halo like pp said. In the end it’s how you feel about that matters, I’m sorry you’re not happy with the halo. Do you still have the diamonds from the 3 stone?