Post # 1
sme of you may remember that earlier this year I had my engagement ring remodelled into a double halo. see old thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/cushion-double-halo-princess-cut-yay/ I really love it but lately something has been bugging the crap out of me. I will try and explain as best I can!
So the band and the halos are tiny little prongs, the problem is that the diamonds have small gaps inbetween them and thr gaps look black sometimes which I hate!! Even under strong light it looks to me lie it is very obvious that they are little diamonds next to each other instead of a more uniform halo with a blurry feel of not knowing where one stones ends and another begins. Does that make any sense? The diamonds are so white and so sparkly but I feel the balck looking gaps take away form their beauty, I want my whole ring to just look white!
I’m wondering if there is anything that can be done to fix this. Do any of you ladies have halo rings where the halo blends really well and if so do you know that the setting/prong style is?
Lol hubby would kill me if hee new I was still harping on about my ring, but it just annoys me sometimes!!
Post # 2
I do not have a halo, but it appears that the dark spaces exist due to the gaps between the diamonds in your halo. I believe a shared prong setting would provide an overall whiter look, without the dark gaps.
Post # 3
thanks for the suggestion! I think you are right. Hmmm maybe I will have it redone one day if I get a bigger centre stone.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
I can see what you’re talking about, but I don’t think it makes your ring look bad. That doesn’t matter if you’re unhappy with it, though 🙁
Post # 5
Thank you 🙂 For the most port I do love it, its just annoying seeing gaps, especially because I feel that some a bigger thann others. As weird as this sound I kind of wish it looked more like the cheap cz rings you see where the stones a glued in (?) becuse they never have any gaps! So frustrating!!!
Post # 6
What kind of setting do you have currently? I have a shared prong (I think) halo and if you look (see below picture), you can kind of see spaces between the stones too. I am sorry that yours is bothering you. Maybe talk to the jeweler and explain what’s bothering you about it and see if he has any solutions? Good luck!
Post # 7
My round halo is a dainty french pave
My princess cut halo has chunky bead set prongs with spaces I’m between each diamond.
Post # 8
Ya, I wanted a halo, but those black gaps is why I decided against it, because they would bug me too! Halos always look alot different when they’re new/clean but after a week they’re back to having the gaps 🙁
Post # 9
Hi, no ring expert here, but do you think that the halos with the seemingly flawless look are the ones with the pave set diamonds and/or shared prongs? Your ring is beautiful!! Your halo diamonds aren’t tiny so that might be one of the reasons you see the gaps, but it doesn’t look bad at all to me.
Post # 10
idk i think your ring is beautiful.
Post # 11
It’s the size of the diamonds in the halo. If you went smaller, you might be able to add a diamond or two to fill in the gaps. If you went slightly larger, the stones might fit closer together as well. You have to sit down with a jeweler to see which solution would work given the size of your center stone.
Post # 12
I’ve got a ring that has similar “dark sopts” from the shadows of the prongs. It’s kinda funky. The ring is structurally sound but it just kinda bugs me. One day, I think I’m just going to have them reset the thing or maybe even break it apart into another ring and matching pendant.
You are not alone.
Post # 13
It is how the melee are set combined with their larger size. There isn’t anything wrong or bad about it–it’s a question of taste. Halos come in different styles, and it sounds like you aren’t crazy about yours.
It sounds like you would like something more akin to this:
as opposed to this:
Both of these are stunningly beautiful (and expensive) master-crafted rings by Leon Mege. But there’s a difference between them — (probably like you) I like the first one and not the second. Like I said, it’s a question of taste.
Post # 14
Thanks 🙂 Is it weird that I feel bad talking to the jeweller about it because I feel like he put so much effort into making it and it’s like I’m saying its not good enough?
Both of your rings a beautiful, but yes, your round halo is more like what I would want, the diamonds look like they are really close together and I imagine that they blend together more? So pretty!
Who knew that there are som many types of halo prongs and settings! I still love my ring I just wich I could pour some gold into the tiny gaps
Thank you!! I do love it, I guess I’m just obessing a little bit.
Thanks for the info. That makes sense!
Yeah, my mind is already making plans but I dont want to make any changes and then not like the changes!
I think the comparision is spot on with where my mind is. Both a pretty but with the second one the halo is more obvious, each diamond is visible.
Post # 15
The jeweler will be thrilled that you are potentially going to be lining his pockets with even more cash. 🙂 I wouldn’t feel bad. Or, if you do feel bad, take it to someone else and ask so that you at least know what can be done and then if you want to go through with it you can take it to your jeweler and tell him exactly what you want! Or you could hope that it grows on you some more because it genuinely is gorgeous! Either way, best of luck.