Different styles of halo

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2002

Im not sure of terms but i have this view and a halo

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I have been looking on the internet for the terminology but I can’t really find anything other than a “floating halo”. It is on the Blue Nile website and they define it as “An elegant creation, this diamond engagement ring in 14k white gold showcases micropavé-set diamonds that completely encircle your center diamond with a thin line of air space to give your diamond the appearance that it is floating”. I think that may be like the ring you posted, where it has space between the halo and the band. 

I have a “floating halo”- but the space between the halo and the band is not as big as the one you posted. I don’t have a better pic of the understide of my ring right now but I can try to post one later. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

when Darling Husband and i were looking back in the day, i had the same questions.  i wanted my stone to sit flush with the halo and not have any gap.  i don’t recall ever finding specific terminology to describe this – i think you are limited to pictures and descriptions.  mine was also made to sit pretty low too.  here are some pics of the top and profile.  let me know if you have any questions!

 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Kings7911: I know that I have read on pricescope that a halo where the stone is raised has an “airline” and a halo where the stone and the halo sit flush is one that has “no airline”. I am not sure if these are official terms, but the people on pricescope are pretty knowledgeable. I’m no expert, but I hope that helped a bit.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I don’t know terminology of the parts very well, but I have a raised stone and a raised basket…

ETA: you can’t tell mine is raised from above:

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Good question, I have no idea.  I have the kind of halo with the stone raised up high.  We usually just call a “high set halo”

Here is a (bad) photo that shows how high it is:

EDIT – Oh “Air line” !  I like that!  I have an air line!

EDIT 2: AND I also want to say mine doesn’t show the airline from above, which I really like.  It is the best of both worlds, for me. for example:

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’ve been looking at halos lately, and it seems like there are generally 3 sorts of heights.  Flush like lanany’s, high set where some are prong-set and the prongs are completely above the halo, and low set at an in-between height like vreelans.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@lanany10:I was actuallythinking of getting my stone reset in something like this…do youswear a wedding ring? Would you mind posting if you do? Also where did you get it so gorgeous!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Love all these ring!! I wonder if you are referring to bezel set halos. Pinkandsparkly has a beautiful one. Also, I always thought the lower halo thats kind of hidden is a Bloom halo, seen on many Tacoris.  I don’t have a halo, so I’m no expert though! Just trying to help.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Oh now that I look closer at the example it’s probably not a bezel you are thinking of. Sorry! Shouldve paid attention more.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@countrygirl62312: thanks so much!  yes, i do wear a wedding ring. it’s a shared prong “u-ternity”.   i typically split them up and wear on separate hands, but in case you are curious, here are a few pics of what they look like together.  both rings were custom made by a jeweler in NYC.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

@lanany10:  holy sparkles i love ur rings!!!!!!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@lanany10: your rings are a-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!! love the nails too btw.

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