Post # 1
Hi! I got this diamond from my family, and it’s pretty although a bit milky/hazy, whatever you want to call it.
If I wore it on a normal plain band, there wouldn’t be a problem. The thing is I really, really, really want a Halo-setting.
What do you guys think? If I put this diamond in a halo setting, would the hazyness be very obvious? Is it worth it? Have you got any experience?
I don’t wanna walk around with a ring and have the center-diamond look dull compared to the halo surrounding it. Or will it not even be visible?
I’m taking it to a jeweller in a few weeks, but I’m so impatient and just wanted to get someones opinion on it beforehand!
Here are a few pictures. The second pic, with my stone next to the tear-drop diamond, that diamond is extra grey so it makes my stone look even whiter than it does in real life.
Post # 2
i dont think there would be a problem with a halo setting. but honestly, i dont think its going to help it become less “muggy” but u know what, u should worry about that. its a stone u got from ur family and that makes it special in it self. but having it in a halo would help bring out the beauty of the stone. and normally u cant really tell what the clarity are on the halo anyways since they are small..unless u want big halo stones..but i think that will just take the focus off the main stone. and u dont want that. ^_^
Post # 3
sonikara: Great! Yeah I think ur right, if I go with smaller surrounding diamonds, it’ll be less obvious! 🙂 Thank you!!
Post # 4
Go with a halo then! It won’t make it look less cloudy though, if anything it may make it more noticeable if the diamonds in the halo are more clear.
Post # 5
What a lovely gift! It’s a beautiful unique diamond. I think a halo setting would be the best way to set it. Put some sparkle around it. Enjoy the design process
Post # 6
This may sound funny but what about having the halo made with I1 or I2 stones. They will be a little cloudy and match the center stone so no problem. If your working with a local jeweler he should be able to show you some and you can lay them all out around it
Post # 7
lorelis: have you considered using colored gemstones for the halo? that way you won’t be comparing diamonds and risk the center stone looking cloudy.
Post # 8
The contrast of a halo with clearer diamonds my look very nice. your jeweler may have a few semi mounts on hand to show you examples.
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider
lorelis: I second NEAM2014 – first, get your family heirloom graded, and then have the halo done with diamonds that are of the same quality. I’d go with smaller diamonds, as well, because I agree with sonikara that bigger stones in a halo would distract from the center.
I know everyone says that white gold makes a diamond look more crisp, but have you considered rose or yellow? your stone is pretty white to begin with, so IDK how much white gold would help, but rose or yellow is a bit different and might be a talking point (and possibly distract from the color). just a thought!
Post # 10
I say if you are open to adding some color then use some colored diamonds or gemstones in the halo. That way your diamond will pop and be a focal point.
Post # 11
I got two heirloom diamonds and had them set as earrings and I wear them proudly every day…. who cares about the colour!!!
Also, I have a yellow gold ering with a small halo around it came with a very high quality colour but they said even if they didn’t it wouldn’t have mattered as much because it was yellow gold which makes any colour discrepancies less noticeable.
Post # 12
lorelis: I think the stone is bright and really pretty. Its definitely somewhat Opaque, but people put all kinds of stones in halos. I think the halo will give it some substantial size AND it will sparkle more because of all the tiny diamonds. I say go for it!
Post # 13
I like the idea of a gemstone halo. I think a sapphire halo would make the center stone stand out.
Post # 14
lorelis: ur very welcome! Glade I could be of help. Halos are gorgeous.especially if u want js a little fancy tough to a ring but still keeping it simple…and if u are like me who likes to wear multiple/ fashionable rings together, it won’t clash with each other.