(Closed) HELP! Can you share halo stone size for 1-1.5 carat ring? Go Bigger or Delicate?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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brandiebee:  I have a 1.02 ct center and my halo diamonds are .10 cts each (1-pointers). To be honest, I wish I had chosen smaller ones to show off the center stone even more. I love my rings, though!

Post # 3
1849 posts
Buzzing bee

Mine is .3 ct halo/side stones on a size 10 ring with a 1ct center


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Post # 4
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

This is my ring, size 6 finger. 1 ct center stone with a double halo and the halo/side stones are very delicate only 1.5mm, or .015 ct each. This is exactly what I wanted because I think it enhances the center stone without being TOO much. If I had picked out the ring myself I would’ve only gotten 1 halo and a very thin shank, but I do love my ring!

Post # 5
10041 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I went with a chunkier halo. Some might say it takes away from the center stone (1.01 carat) but I really love the look. Each stone is about 2.8mm and weigh 0.08 carats. 

And here’s a more dainty halo I use to have. The center stone is 1.58 carats with 1.5mm 0.015 carat diamonds 

Post # 6
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My center is just a tad under 1ct and my total ring weight is around 1.5 carats. I have a size 6 finger but my ring is a 6.5 because I like some movement

Post # 7
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Loft in the city

I have a 1.34ct cushion cut center stone in a 1ct setting. I’m a size 8. 1ct is a “chunkier” setting. It kinda gives it a flower effect without “literally” being shaped into a flower.

Every diamond sparkles like crazy. I’m not sure if it’s because all the diamonds are more visible but I love it none the less ❤️ 



Post # 8
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I have a 1.15 carat cushion in a more delicate halo. 

Post # 9
4812 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

It really depends to me on the look you are going for.

More delicate halos lend to a more streamlined, modern look. Larger, chunkier halos if done properly can lead to a more floral, vintage look.

More delicate halos seem to be more popular these days BUT in my opinion not everyone can well execute a fine halo. If you are going custom, you should see lots of examples of THEIR work. I lean towards chunkier halos myself because I prefer the floral, antique/vintage look. If done right, I don’t think they overwhelm the centre.

My ring is an actual antique ring with a 1.25ct antique cushion centre and quite large halo stones compared to what I usually see, about 15 pointers. All stones are bezeled. I think they compliment rather than overwhelm the centre stone.

Post # 10
1037 posts
Bumble bee

I’m a sucker for a dainty halo…. My centre stone is a 1.4ct cushion20151008_153847

Post # 11
737 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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RayKay:  i love your ring!!

@ Brandibee- Here’s mine. My center stone is 1.2. The halo and shank are pave. I like the open work on my halo because I think it is a little unique and allows the center stone to really show.

Post # 12
766 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016


I have a 1.03 ct sapphire with a diamond halo. I have a small halo with 28 small diamonds. The total carat weight of the diamonds (including the 60 in my shanks) is 0.26. 

Post # 13
4556 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Mine is also chunkier! It’s a 1.25 center and idk about the halo but it’s definitely larger than most! 

Post # 14
5560 posts
Bee Keeper

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MrsSparkleBee13:  I hadn’t previously seen those 2 bands matched with the new precious.  Mouth dropped open.. swear on my pug.  That’s amazeballs!!!!

Post # 15
769 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Although there are some chunkier halos that I LOVE, I generally prefer a nice, dainty halo. Here’s my ring. The centre is 1.25 carat and the diamonds in the halo and the shank are half-pointers (.005).

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