Post # 1
We are designing a custom setting for a 1.2 carat round family stone. I would really like to add more of a wow factor in the setting and was considering going with larger stones in the halo. I also don’t to overwhelm the center stone. I’m completely torn but need to finally make a decision. Here is a pick of the setting but with a larger stone. PLease share yours so I can get a visual of different halo stone options. Pretty Please and THANK YOU!! (Sorry for the picture)
Post # 2
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
Mine is .3 ct halo/side stones on a size 10 ring with a 1ct center
Post # 4
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
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
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
- 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
I have a 1.15 carat cushion in a more delicate halo.
Post # 9
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
I’m a sucker for a dainty halo…. My centre stone is a 1.4ct cushion
Post # 11
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
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
Mine is also chunkier! It’s a 1.25 center and idk about the halo but it’s definitely larger than most!
Post # 14
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
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).