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

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
52 posts
Worker bee

I have a round stone in a cushion halo. One of the reasons where there is a gap can also be where the stone sits. My FH had mine sit a tiny weeny bit taller than the halo and it caused a very tiny gap. I am not really crazy about it, but I have come to accept it. I am not a fan of double halos, and I have seen very few that’s excecuted well. I think your 2nd revision without the gap is beautiful! I would play with possibly an enhancer or a stack. 

Post # 32
857 posts
Busy bee

I on team wear it for a couple months and see on this one. I think it’s super possible to always be wanting to change just “one more thing”. See how it settles with wearing it for a while. I’m also a big fan of buying extra bands or spacers and adding to your look that way without altering your ring over and over. 

However, personally I dont think a round is the best recepient for a double halo or a chunky halo. I think contrasting shapes of the center stone vs the melee are less likely to get “lost in the sauce” as it were. 

Post # 33
2500 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I personally like chunky halos. I like your previous set, but a tighter halo, if that makes sense. I’m not a fan of delicate halos at all

Post # 34
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

I love your new setting. I would not go with a double or chunkier halo. I have a delicate halo that I’m thinking of removing because I love the focus of one stone, but like you, I’m worried it will feel so small, in comparison. I think your new setting is gorgeous, honestly. I wouldn’t change it. 

Post # 35
49 posts

I think you should change the shape of your center stone or maybe do a solitaire with an enhancer band…I have a double halo, it’s not what I would’ve picked but I ended up really liking it!! Mine is a 1 ct cushion cut and I agree with pp’s that the double halo sometimes makes my center stone look smaller, although from far away it sometimes looks like the first halo is part of my center stone 






Post # 36
2001 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

Your ring is already big and blingy. I feel that if you add anything more it will look too busy. You have slim fingers, any more coverage will dwarf them


Post # 39
1966 posts
Buzzing bee

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lisag103 :  I’m glad to see you around! Are you still enjoying your new reset and have you decided what you want to do with your band yet?

Post # 40
1542 posts
Bumble bee

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lisag103 : I actually don’t mind this double halo. It is my favorite of your 3 looks. I went through much the same with my halo. It took 3 tries until I got it the way I like.  The first two were cushion shapes on a round and the gaps in the corners made me crazy so I just went for the round halo to eventually get the tighter fit against the center stone.  It is a chunky halo but I like that it doesn’t look like everyone else’s and gives it more of a floral look.  Third times a charm, as they say!

Post # 43
815 posts
Busy bee

Your ring turned out beautiful! The most important part is that you love it!! Congratulations on your final setting!!

Post # 44
9777 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

That turned out great!! Number 3 is my favorite! Congrats bee

Post # 45
6161 posts
Bee Keeper

That halo is very well-done. As long as you’re happy that’s the only thing that counts!

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