(Closed) Gaps in my ring are driving me a bit crazy lately :(

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

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 # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

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sugarcloud:  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 ๐Ÿ™ 

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Hostess
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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sugarcloud:  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!20151226_160717A

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
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Bumble bee

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 ๐Ÿ™ 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

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sugarcloud:  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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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sugarcloud:  idk i think your ring is beautiful.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

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
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Honey bee

 

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sugarcloud:  

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
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Buzzing bee

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 # 15
Hostess
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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sugarcloud:  The jeweler will be thrilled that you are potentially going to be lining his pockets with even more cash.  ๐Ÿ™‚  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.

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