(Closed) A halo… ?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
4497 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

A halo is where small stones surround a larger center stone.

Basket is the structure that holds the center stone, it can also be called a head.

Moissanite is a stone all of its own. It is a man made stone that has awesome sparkle and durability, at a cost far less than diamond per carat. Many use it as a diamond substitute as it is similar to look at, but most people who are sparkly savvy can tell the difference in person.

Carat is the size of the stone!

If you are looking to educate yourself I recommend sites like The Facet Lounge or Pricescope. People are very knowledgeable and friendly.

Good luck!

Post # 6
698 posts
Busy bee

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lovelylew8833 :  Carat is the size by weight. It’s written in decimals (tenths) usually, like .6 carats or 1.2 carats. Something with a larger carat weight will usually appear larger than something with a smaller carat weight. But, then there are other factors that can make 2 diamonds of the same carat weight appear like different sizes, including cut, clarity, color, polish, symmetry, floursence, the list goes on. Lots to research ๐Ÿ™‚

Maybe this will help: http://www.bluenile.com/education/diamonds?gclid=CjwKEAjw8da8BRDssvyH8uPEgnoSJABJmwYoaVRm&click_id=783440206

Post # 7
665 posts
Busy bee

Happy hunting!

Post # 8
315 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Yes! The bee is so helpful. I felt like a total noob when I first started stalking the boards a year ago. It sounds like we might have similar taste from what you’ve described. I’ve got a Moissanite in a small halo with basket filigree. Happy hunting, bee!! ๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ’“

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