Post # 1
I’ll be picking out my ring soon, and I know 100% I want a loose moissanite to go with a setting I like.
The problem is, for the setting I want (a halo), the website doesn’t specify anything about the halo size in respect to carat size. I always assumed a bigger carat = a larger halo ‘ring’.Am I right here, or just the diamond/stone sit high enough that it doesn’t matter?
Post # 3
you have to make sure the setting is large enough for the stone. Usually it will list the size online, but I would really urge you to go to a store to see them and be sure it’s large enough/small enough for your loose stone.
Post # 4
Yes, the halo size changes with the size of the center stone generally.
In the setting I just had my diamond reset in, they had to special order it for my stone size. They had the generic 1ct display at the store. You could go slightly lower or higher in center stone size, but for mine (which was a 1.5ct center) they had to order a bigger setting as there were 18 stones that went around the halo instead of 16 stones that went around the 1ct center.
I probably could have insisted they use the 1ct setting to save me some $, but I don’t think it would have looked right. The diamond would then be sitting above the halo instead of in the halo.
Post # 5
@hwatermelon: yes for sure! The halo will have to be stretched to fit a certain size stone…it should say in the description of the setting you’re looking at whether it can accomodate your size stone.
Usually there will be a range of like .5-.75 because the stones usually float above the halo is there is wiggle room–Unless you want your c.stone to sit IN the halo, then you’d have to go with exact size
Post # 6
Yes, the halos should be proportional to the centre stone size (the right proportion being dependent on the design itself). If not, the centre stone will hide or overwhelm the halo and you will lose that halo look, and you will also probably find it less pleasing to the eye. Larger centre stones = larger halos. They may accomplish this either with larger melee, more melee, or even both of these. All depends on the style & design of the ring, really!