Post # 1
I have spent the last couple of months working with a jeweller to make an engagement ring.
First we worked on sourcing a desirable emerald cut diamond stone, and once that was complete we worked on the ER setting & design.
Pls find attached 4 images of the final outcome of the design with the diamond now set.
I have attempted to design the ring according to how my OH would like it however I am not totally sure whether it has turned out correctly.
Please can I have some honest comments on whether this is a shabby job?
– is the diamond sticking out too much / set too highly?
– is the setting of poor workmanship?
– are the gaps around between the housing and the stone too big?
thanks for your help!
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Post # 2
The design is fine, but it doesn’t look like it was executed correctly. Did you want an airline? Also, the halo is crooked. And some of the melee stones look to be very poor quality.
Personally, I think you need a refund and a new jeweler.
Post # 3
I personally think the quality of this setting is lacking. I agree that the stones are set unevently and the halo appears crooked. I’d be asking for my money back.
Post # 4
Since it’s pretty much custom made, I kind of expected to be better! of course, it looks nice but kind of what you could get from a jewelry store. and I do see what you mean, about the middle stone sticking out a bit too much but that’s just being picky.
Post # 5
Thank you all.
I can request the jeweller to make any changes and if needed start over again. This is just what he has come up with first.
I am reluctant to show my OH unless completely necessary but being a relatively uneducated-ER-wise, i came to the conlclusion that it is not good enough and something just does not look right.
What I need to know is what isnt right so I can tell him. I personally think the stone is set far too high above the Halo. Please can you advise me further so that I can tell him?
Thanks for your help
Post # 6
The stone is set too high for my preference, but there are people who like them set that high so they can see more of the stone. My concern is that it seems like the execution is really lacking. The halo does not look very good, it looks wonky. Why is there that huge airline gap on the top of the stone? I don’t like airlines much, but where there is an airline, it should be even all around, and that one isn’t. It is like the halo does not match the centre stone (halo is more cushion-shaped). Some of the melee stones don’t look too hot. I am thinking in particular of that one in the top middle.
You can get some VERY nice stock settings these days, so for custom I would expect a lot more.
Post # 7
I would be concerned with the basket being solid. This won’t allow for light to shine through the diamond.
Post # 8
I’m not a fan of the visible airline, as it looks to me that the setting is too big for the stone. But some people like an airline, you may be one of them.
Post # 9
Well, you don’t really want light to shine THROUGH it if is is properly cut. Light should enter through the table and reflect back off the facets and out. Light coming from the back isn’t doing this, and light leaking through the bottom or sides is a sign of a shallow or deep cut.
This uses a round for an example, but same idea.
An ideal/excellent cut diamond even in a full closed bezel will still be a sparkler.
Post # 10
I don’t know if this will link OK, but it should look like this:
If that doesn’t work, look at James Allen emerald cut halo ring.
Post # 11
That’s not correct. Light will enter under the diamond as well and reflect back out the top, so diamonds that are set higher and let light in from all sides will have more sparkle.
Post # 12
Honest opinion… This is kind of a mess. The center stone is so beautiful and just gets so lost in that huge crooked halo. EC’s in halos are my favorite, but this is just so wrong. The stone is set too high, I don’t like the solid basket, and the halo needs to either be a different shape, or just smaller. I really hope you can get this fixed! Good luck!! Come back and post if there are any updates. 🙂
Post # 13
That’s not right at all, Im sorry. If you can get a refund please do so, or at the very least make him compensate you for the design mistakes. The lines are all wrong.
Post # 14
That is a beautiful ring you linked to and exactly what I think of when I think of a halo engagement ring. I have never understood when the diamond sits so much higher then the halo. I feel like it completely negates the halo when it is set like that.
But back to OP, that ring just does not look okay. Like others have said, the halo is off, the accent diamonds are really dull looking and the center stone sits way too high. Overall, just not good.
Post # 15
Note I added the part about an ideal/excellent cut diamond. One like that should not be affected by a closed or bezel setting, or if it is, it is “negligible”. Almost all light (and light return) should be through the crown.
(note they do talk about some light through girdle being lost, but the OP’s current setting does not cover the girdle, in fact the stone is set quite high).
This link talks more about relationship between crown angles (the windows) and pavilion angles (the mirrors): http://www.prosumerdiamonds.com/crown-angle/
So the question is…whether the OP’s diamond is well cut or not.
This link mentions that diamonds that are cut steep or deep (not ideal) should be set so light can enter the pavilion facets because they need this light to perform. Stones that are too steep or deep will look darker when set in settings that don’t allow light to enter the pavilion.