Chunky Halos V Double halo for more finger coverage- Thoughts & Pics please!

posted 2 weeks ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Honey bee

 I don’t like Halos so I’m not going to speak to that aspect of it and what you should choose. However it doesn’t sound like your first ring was custom as you call it in the first place. It sounds like it was a prefab setting where you get to choose your stone and then they’ll set your stone in the setting. Most prefab settings are designed for 1 carat stones and then tell you that you can go smaller where you will then see an airline or bigger where the stone ends up getting the set more above the Halo so that it looks okay from the top down but there is visible space when you view it from the side.

If you want it to be perfectly flush, then you’re either going to have to go actual custom from scratch where they make the ring bespoke to the exact specifications of the Stone or you’re going to need to select a different Center Stone that accommodates the setting you want. Otherwise you’re just going to have the same problems you had before.  ( or there is the 3rd choice of making sure that you do the leg work beforehand making sure that you select a setting that works with the exact dimensions of your stone.)

That said it’s obviously going to be easier to control the exact size the smaller the stones in the Halo. The bigger the stones the harder it will be to control the exact size because each individual stone is going to proportionately add or subtract more distance the stone covers than with a smaller Stone.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Location

I don’t like chunky or double halos. I think the tight fit with your diamond would be the best overall. Send some pics for us to see.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

 

if I had to pick I would go with the most delicate double halo possible …chunky halo will eat up your stone. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

lisag103 :  Have you thought about maybe adding an enhancer? My husband picked out my whole set. I have my engagement ring, my enhancer (which was my wedding bands) and 2 smaller bands in the inside to fill the gaps. I was not a fan of the spacing because my engagement ring with slide around so much.

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Post # 8
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Honey bee

For all the money you’re spending on a setting, it might be better just to get a larger stone. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

I agree with @sunburn.  IMO, chunky halos and double halos generally just detract from the center diamond for the sake of finger coverage rather than compliment it like a delicate, well executed single halo would.  If more coverage is what you want, look into a larger center diamond (maybe even an oval or pear, which face up larger?) rather than throwing more money at another setting.  GL!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

It’s a round stone in a cushion halo; there’s going to be some space no matter how it is done. If you want no gap, you would need a halo in the same shape as the stone. 

FWIW, I like dainty double halos over chunky halos. 

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I like your original setting. I would not do a double halo. I don’t rhink you’re going to like it with your diamond or your bands.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

lisag103 :  So an enhancer is basically a double ring that is linked at the bottom by metal. I attached a picture of mine so you can see. Mine gives me extra finger covereage and bling (which never hurts LOL)….but basiaclly my Engagement ring and side bands slide into the enhancer to keep it all together. I didnt want to permanently solder my rings together since my husband bought them from different places and we didnt want to have issues with warranty work if ever needed. 

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Post # 15
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Busy bee

I like the last setting the best on your finger. I think part of the feeling of a “gap” is because you have a split shank. That said, sunburn is right, if you get a bigger stone (with a simple setting) you’d probably like the “coverage” a lot better.  I would absolutely not do a double halo. That would look a mess with all those bands and diamonds on the shank.

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