(Closed) Halo with airline?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
10 posts

I just posted something similar!  I have been looking at the floating halo on blue nile and the pictures aren’t at the right angle to tell if there is a gap or not.  By any chance, is yours a round diamond?

Post # 5
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

@winnie47:  I think it depends on your own preference.  I suppose mine is “airline”.  I’ve never heard that term before the hive though.  Lol


Post # 6
4250 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

An airline is this.

I do not love them generally.  But sometimes, a design is better witht them, for negatove space.  And sometimes a stone needs one, like with native cut gemstones that maybe not have a perfect cut.  An airline can be used to make the stone appear more perfect in shape.  Yours does not sound like an airline. It sounds like he just set the stone above the halo.  That would not be my prefernce.  I like the girdle set flush with the halo, like this.

What your jeweler is saying does not make a lot of sense as light does not pass through the side of the stone really.  Most of the light enters the stone through the table, which will not be covered with the halo, even if it is set flush with the halo.


Your prongs may need to be retipped, or they may not.  It depends on how may times they have been messed with, but it is not a huge deal either way.  Whether or not there is room to lower the stone is the question.

Post # 7
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

My engagement is a floating halo… butIi also have a space between the diamond and the halo.  We picked it out like that and the jeweler said there will be more fire and sparkle since light will be able to reach the diamond from all angles.  I’m not really sure what airline is

Post # 8
177 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Mine is a floating halo and also has the space between the halo and stone (I believe this is the “airline”). I love it. I think it looks good with the style of my ring.

I think yours is just a floating halo if there’s no apparent gap. You can easily reset your stone lower so it sits flush with the halo…it’s all about preference. A skilled jeweler would easily be able to fix the prongs.

Post # 9
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I don’t know exactly what mine is, but the center stone does sit up a bit from the halo. I think it is pretty sparkly. What ever it is, I’m a huge fan 🙂

Post # 10
3225 posts
Sugar bee

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@Sheryl0013:  I love that picture and LOVE your nails!!! Lovely ring 

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