Post # 1
Does anyone have a cushion or oval in a rectangular halo? Or a round in an oval halo? SHOW ME! I need ideas from all you lovely bees!
I just got my ring, but I’m wanting to switch the stone out for a different shape/cut. I have an emerald-cut sapphire in a halo.
Here’s a (bad quality) picture of my ring – the stone is really opaque/sleepy and the emerald cut doesn’t show much light normally. I’m wanting to swap it for an elongated cushion, radiant, or oval cut. What do you think? Sorry for the huge picture!
My apologies if I’m overloading the board w/ my pictures, haha. I wish I knew how to make them smaller.
Post # 3
Because your halo is so elongated, I think the only shapes that would look OK if you were to change the center stone are either an elongated cushion or radiant. I cannot picture an oval looking good in that setting.
I had a setting similar to yours but had to return it for financial reasons. It was much smaller than yours and more squarish than rectangular. I had a round in it and it looked fine.
My new setting is also square/cushion shape with a round. I know you weren’t asking for this combination but here’s a pic of my ring anyway.
By The Way, I think your ring is gorgeous, but you’re the one that has to be happy with it. I think the stone shape you currently have works the best.
Post # 4
My center stone is round, but set in I guess a cushion halo? It sparkles a lot more than the cushion cut stones did. Good luck! Your ring is beautiful!
Post # 6
I do, it’s a round set in a cushin halo with two roud side stones.
Post # 7
Mine is round in a cushion halo.
Post # 8
I would love to see what an oval would look like in your setting! I think a radiant would look great in there too – it’s one of my favorite cuts other than round!
Post # 9
I have a round in a cushion halo too, and I love it!
Post # 11
I have a round in a cushion.
Post # 12
@country chic: Oh no, I don’t mind pictures at all! I just want to get an idea of how the rings look w/ different center stones as opposed to the halo. I figured a round w/ a cushion is somewhat similar to a cushion/oval in a rectangle/cushion halo. I think the prongs help to make the illusion that the center stone has corners.
And thank you. I love my ring, although we bought it planning to put something else in the center from the get go. I just opted to find a stone myself, that way I could keep the original sapphire, haha
Post # 13
@MoWoHo: Thank you! Your ring is beautiful, and you’re right – it’s very sparkly 🙂
I love that combination – at first glance it looks like the stone is a cushion too, but then you really see the shape. To me, it’s just very appealing to the eye.
Love the side view of your ring – gorgeous!
Post # 14
@MrsWBS: I imagine it would look something like this:
I don’t think it looks bad, but I think a cushion or a radiant might look better.
How beautiful! That’s pretty much what I was envisioning in my ring. Only a sapphire. I love your radiant ring by the way – it’s very regal and vintage feeling.
Post # 15
This is a picture of the 20th anniversary upgrade ring I am currently designing with the hubby and a friend who is a jeweler, It has a 2ct RB center with a cushion halo. I love the look, I just hope I love the real thing as much…
Post # 16
Hmmm, there is an aweful lot of work required to go with an oval or something in there. You’re likely better off getting a radiant.