help is my 1.6 carat Centre diamond set too high???

posted 1 month ago in Rings
Post # 31
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17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hi,

Your ring is so beautiful! I love the design. 
Ok, so what it looks like they did was take a halo mounting and then the soldered a solitaire prong setting (which is called a head) inside it. 

I suspect because the halo setting was too small to mount such a large stone and they had the idea of using the halo setting they had instead of making or ordering one that was a proper size. Or perhaps, if they are buying a stock setting, it isnt offered for such a big stone. So they tried to make it work by putting a prong head inside it.

Often those stock halo settings only go to 6.5mm and your stone is probably bigger than that.
I would have custom made your halo setting exactly for your stone, I would not have tried to make that setting fit a stone that was too large. 

If you do have them lower it, please make sure you have that properly insured going forward. They will most likely try to solder prongs directly to the setting to make it work and I am not completely sure how stable that will be in the long run. I would prefer that they actually make the setting to perfectly fit that stone and do CAD for the customer to approve. I usually do that for most of the stones I set and will insist on it for anything that large for sure.

Just my two pennies. 

Post # 32
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33 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

    Mine is also a bit high but I love it. I think yours is gorgeous… it really depend on your preference.

Post # 33
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33 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

 Added this again coz it didn’t show in my first post.

Post # 37
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33 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

susieevabuckley :  yes ur right higher settings tend to reflect more lights it can hit all the angle of your stone… it means more blingy

Post # 38
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17 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2012

susieevabuckley :  It is a very, very pretty ring and perhaps it will grow on you. 

I wish you the best of luck resolving this! Hopefully there is something they can do for you. Your stone is very big…probably along the lines of 7.5 x 5mm high for a 1.6ct. So it is the depth that may have been the problem for that setting and they had to get it up higher. Most of those halo settings that are stock fit a maximum 6.5mm stone. (Hope that makes sense). 

A lot of people perfer a settting that is more low profile these days due to their busy lifestyles. I rarely make a setting set really high anymore. I am very surprised they didn’t ask you which you would prefer. It is one of the first things I ask.

If they claim it was custom made, they really should have sent you a CAD drawing and 3D renderings. The 3D renderings are the bomb because you can actually see exactly what the ring will look like. I actually 3D render mine on a hand as well so you can see it to scale including the ring size, stone size & setting size. That way there are no surprises for the customer.

Hopefully, you can discuss it with them and find a way to remedy it!

Post # 39
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1278 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t like how the design isn’t fluid. It would really bother me. 

Post # 40
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161 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Tennessee

I think it’s high in my opinion. Maybe have it lowered just a tad would probably make a huge difference. Very beautiful ring by the way 🙂 

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