- 8 years ago
I posted about this previously but this time I narrowed it down to my top 2 setting preferences–Ritani halo and Simon G halo. Both are similary priced. Even the band width is close (1.6mm for Simon G and 2mm for Ritani). I listed some details and pros and cons below plus some photos when I tried them on. I took photos from different lightings. Also note that these come from 2 different jewelers.
I would love to hear your views! Thanks! 🙂
The diamond (whichever setting I choose) will most probably be a round brilliant, 1.00-1.15 carat, H color, VS2 minimum clarity, ideal cut.
I have a 3.5 ring size
Option 1: Simon G Halo
-rounded edges (I prefer the rounded edges over the squarish one like the Ritani. It looks somewhat more smoother-flowing to me)
-Customized halo depending on diamond size. The one I tried on was a 1 carat CZ but the jeweler said they were going to customize the size of the halo for my diamond dimensions
-1.6mm band width (the very slim band makes the 1-1.25 carat diamond appear bigger. It also looks simple yet sexy.)
-It might have been the store lighting (different stores for each setting) but this did not seem to be as shiny/shimmery as the Ritani
-brand name doesn’t seem to be as popular as the Ritani so I’m not sure if it is quality releated? Seems like there’s more people with Ritani rings than Simon G rings. Or that could just be my limited research..
Option 2: Ritani Halo
-Looks more shiny/shimmery compared to the Simon G
-Good reputation. I’ve read great reviews about Ritani look and quality
-According to the jeweler (different jeweler than that of the Simon G), the halo size will probably be the same even with a slightly bigger diamond
-The squarish edges kind of makes the ring look less of an engagement ring. But I think that’s just me