(Closed) Choosing a Diamond: Should I go with Big/less clarity or Smaller/in a halo?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which would you go with if it were you?
    The smaller cushion, Halo set : (99 votes)
    73 %
    The larger pear, solitaire set : (36 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
    6892 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @SnapCracklePop:  I’m biased, but I love your original ring. You know, since we’re ring twins. 😉

    Post # 4
    3261 posts
    Sugar bee

    I like your original ring better. Once you get it reset you’ll probably be much more happy with it!

    Post # 5
    972 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    i prefer the original!

    Post # 6
    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    The halo for sure. I just think it’s prettier, has so much detail & the center really doesn’t look any bigger than the pear (to me).

    Post # 7
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I’m biased– I don’t like pear shaped stones. I think the halo is prettier!

    Post # 8
    3968 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Size isn’t important… it’s the WOW of the stone… ok that’s not the phrase, but it’s true! Your first ring is so unique.

    Post # 9
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I think the style of the setting you want (antique split shank) works better with the cushion cut. With a pear I think it will look unbalanced. But I have issues with symmetry so that might just be me. And they both feel like the same size to me. I don’t know why, because .4 carats is a big difference, but maybe because they are different shapes? Or the halo is compensating for the size differnce?

    Either way, my only concern is that resetting the cushion won’t solve your problem. If it were me, I would worry if they could do the job properly having not done it right the first time. You said there is a gap, which I don’t see, (probably because its a picture) but unless you were switching for a larger diamond I don’t understand why resetting it would make that gap disappear. 

    Post # 10
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I dont like the pear shape, it looks like a weapon. The original is so beautiful!!!

    Post # 11
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Normally I’m not a fan of halos but I really like your original ring.  For some reason, the pear cut solitaire just isn’t catching my eye and is getting a ‘meh’ reaction from me (and I normally love solitaires!)   Your original ring is very pretty and I’d stick with that.

    Post # 12
    10 posts
    • Wedding: July 2006

    The pear is very unique. If you are happy with the sparkle of both stones, just pick the one you personally like better. I say go with the pear if you like the shape, beautiful and unusual!

    Post # 13
    3871 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have a pear and I love pears but I still like your halo more.

    Post # 16
    12 posts
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Definitely the original one!:)

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