(Closed) Halo setting too big??

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

If it were me, I would say something. At the very least, it’s not aesthetically pleasing to you. I don’t know much about what would cause a stone to come loose, but that would worry me too. That gap is pretty large.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

My diamond fits perfectly into my halo and there are no gaps at all

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

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ashleyblairhums :  if it bothers you, say something. I think it’s really pretty. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I don’t think it’s that the halo is the wrong size, it’s that the diamond is set very high up above the halo rather than “tucked down in”. This should be an easy fix for a skilled jeweler (read: probably not the place he bought it from).

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I agree with 12_Elle, the diamond looks like it’s set rather high. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

My main stone is larger than the halo (by design), and the halo truly sits underneath the main stone and sort of outlines it as opposed to standing on its own. I agree that maybe setting it down lower might help with the gaps! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Because diamonds are more or less pyramidal in shape, if the stone is set high above the halo you’ll see a gap between the stone and the halo. This is because when a stone is set high a narrower portion of the stone is at the level of the halo. If the gap bothers you visually, I’d suggest getting the stone lowered. This should be easy to do.

On the other hand, if it doesn’t bother you, you don’t have to do anything. The stone won’t come loose because of a gap between the halo and the stone. The halo doesn’t affect the stone or hold it in place at all. The only thing holding the stone in place are the prongs. As long as those are making solid contact with the stone then you have nothing to worry about.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

It’s personal preference, many halo rings are set like that. 

Personally, I’d ask to get the stone set flush so it doesn’t stick up and get caught on everything. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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ashleyblairhums :  I like the air line design,  it’s unique.  I think the problem may be that your center stone is rather large for the setting and appears slightly blue/doesn’t quite match the setting stones. It’s very pretty, is it a sapphire?

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I get being analytical as I’m the same way. I do agree with 12_Elle that the center stone is set a bit high, but I do also think it might be a little small for that particular halo setting. The reason I say that is because the prongs looks like they are ‘angled-in’ a little bit, almost like they’re reaching a little for the center stone, if that makes sense. Also, the proportion of the halo stones seems a smidge large for the center stone, which is more ‘personal preference’ but – to me – makes it look slightly disproportionate, contributing to my overall opinion about the stone size for that particular halo. It’s still a beautiful ring, and we are all our (rings’) own worst critics. 

As for whether you should/should not ‘say something’, did you pick it all out entirely or was it a complete surprise (the ring)? If you are still in the return period, AND your fiance’ wouldn’t be offended/upset by bringing it up, then yes – I would talk with him about looking into/asking for some changes (larger center stone or smaller halo for current center stone, and lower the center stone a bit). If you are not in your return period still and/or if he’d be upset by the suggestion (assuming it was a complete surprise and he’s uber-proud of it, etc.), I’d probably let a little more time pass before bringing it up so as not to upset him, and just enjoy your beautiful ring, being engaged, etc. You can wait a few months or after the wedding even, and say, “honey, I love my ring, but there are a few little things about it that I’ve noticed over time that bug me …” so it doesn’t seems like ALL your focus is on the ring, KWIM? 🙂 

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I think it was designed to look that way. My halo also has an airline and the center diamond is set higher than the halo. I personally love it! It doesn’t catch on anything and I find it easier to clean since I feel I can reach aaaaall of it with a cleaning brush 😃 also I love that it sometimes sparkles from its side, and that I can clearly differentiate the center stone from the setting so they don’t “merge” 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I’d have the stone lowered. If you are worried about hurting your fiancé’ s feelings you could always let him know that due to it being set so high it is catching on things and you are concerned m about the stone getting damaged. 

Post # 14
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Worker bee

Yes, the gap is too big.

I would ask the jewelerto tweak it by lowering it a bit.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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ashleyblairhums :  I think the center stone is just too high up in the setting, it shoukd be touching the halo imo, but the size doesn’t look off from the picture, it looks like the center should fit down into the halo perfectly

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