Post # 1
I recently lost my e-ring and am in two minds as to what to replace it with…hoping someone can help me!!
Hubby to be and I chose a beautiful diamond for the centre stone (Cushion cut 0.77 cts, F colour, Internally Flawless, Excellent Cut Polish and Symmetry) but I can’t decide on a setting!!
When we chose the stone we had a budget so it was between a larger stone with worse specs or a smaller stone with top range specs. I went for the latter with a view of making it look bigger with a halo…. but when our jeweller saw the stone, she advised me to not get a halo as she thinks the halo would detract from the fire of the diamond (it is super sparkly) and it doesnt need enhancing, and suggested that I just have shoulder diamonds and a prong setting to let in the maximum amount of light to showcase the stone. She also said that halos look better on bigger diamonds, not on ones under 1ct.
Now I am really confused, I don’t know if I should get the halo or not (I love the look of halo rings) and am wondering whether I should swap the stone for a bigger one or what!! I’m also wondering if I should trust the opinion of one jeweller but up until now she has been super helpful and seemed to know what she was talking about.
I hope all this makes sense, this is my first post after reading loads (and looking at all your beautiful rings on other posts!) and it seems like you guys always offer really lovely constructive advice to I’m really hoping someone can offer me some! If you have any pics of your halos under 1ct I would love to see them! Oh also, the setting is going to be rose gold so if you have a rose gold ring I would love to see it too!!
Post # 3
Mine is a .75ct in the center an I think it looks fine. If you want a halo I say go for it!
Post # 5
Wow that is a GORGEOUS ring!! I think the halo looks lovely with your stone
Post # 6
Thanks! I always thought I wanted a solitaire but when we went to just browse I saw this one and loved it!
Post # 7
I love love love halos but its definitely a setting you will have to be comfortable with and deal with the talk of halos being trendy. Mine is .61 center stone
Post # 8
I think your stone is the perfect size for a halo. Mine has a .70ct centre. I think my ring size is 4.25.
Post # 9
I really like halos and I think your jeweler is wrong about them only being for larger stones. I’ve seen beautiful examples here on the bee of stones as small as .25 that look amazing in a halo setting.
I don’t have a halo setting as my husband doesn’t care for them but I love them!
Post # 10
mine is a .5 center with .5 on the halo and band:) love love love halos so I say you should go with one;)
Post # 11
I honestly thought that halos were more often on smaller rings. I think they look amazing no matter what size the center stone is. Don’t listen to the jeweller..what do they know about what YOU like?
Post # 12
If I were you, I would go with a halo but keep it a smaller halo (e.g. Harry Winston micropave style). Mine is a very similar style to the HW micropave halo and I get a ton of compliment on it. I have a slightly larger cushion. Mine is a 1.06 ct cushion brilliant, F, VS1, and has hearts and arrows. I don’t think the halo detracts from the fire at all.
Post # 13
You guys are so lovely and your rings are beautiful!!!
@MrsBenton2Bee I’m not sure if you put up a photo or a comment but I can’t see either!!
@mjwyatt84 Wow, thats a beautiful halo, looks reallty unique and I love the arty flower photo 🙂 I know what you mean about the trendy thing, I’ve heard that alot about halos, but haven’t they been around for centuries?? I think they look really cool and vintage!
@loonyloo Gorgeous ring, so blingy!! Is it a round cut? The centre stone looks like its 1ct!
@LivingInPink99 I really love the split bands on your ring, are you going to have a custom wedding band to fit the curve?
Thank you so much for the photos and advice and please, keep it coming!!
Post # 14
@RK312: yes, it’s a round. Lots of people think it’s bigger but I think must just have tiny hands! You’re right about the vintage thing btw…I’ve seen original versions of my ring from the Edwardian period that were identical.
Post # 16
I actually think halos look better on smaller stones! And a lot of time can make the stone look bigger WITHOUT detracting from it. I say go for it!