Help please! Solitaire or halo? Carats?

posted 9 months ago in Rings
  • poll: Solitaire or halo?
    Solitaire : (52 votes)
    76 %
    Halo : (16 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 1999

    All 3 are beautiful, with your small fingers all the carat weights you have mentioned will look substantial. I think my favorite is number 3. Please let us know what you choose!

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    They are all beautiful- I personally am a solitaire girl, so that’s where my vote went. I know you said that there aren’t a lot of diamonds to look at where you live, but if you can’t decide between a solitaire or a halo, you could always buy a cheepie of each online to see what they look like on your finger before making your final decision! 

    Post # 4
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    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018 - Porta, Asbury Park NJ

    When I picked out my engagement ring My fiance and I decided we wanted to get the biggest stone for the money we could spend. So we opted for a solitare on a pave band. What is great with simple settings is you can add a halo onto them for a price that is substantially cheaper then getting a new setting. If you can find a jeweler who can do it. I had a halo added to mine for Christmas. That always an option too. 

    Post # 7
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    Tough debate

    Post # 8
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    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018 - Porta, Asbury Park NJ

    aaliyah :  I would try to look at diamonds of that color in person or James Allen. You can see the actual diamonds online. I knew what we could spend and tried to get the best diamond I could find. I looked for awhile. My diamond is a cushion and I think it hard to find a nice cushion. If you are going to look for a round in that color range I wouldn’t compromise on cut. That would be the most important C that I wouldn’t compromise. 

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018 - Porta, Asbury Park NJ

    My finger size is the same as yours. My cushion is a 1.31 center but it faces up smaller than a round. 

    Post # 13
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    5581 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Another thing to consider is that cushions face up smaller than round.  I vote for the 1st solitaire.

    Post # 14
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    412 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018 - Porta, Asbury Park NJ

    aaliyah :  call and talk to customer service they will compare diamonds and tell you which one is better or more sparkly. 

    Post # 15
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    93 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    aaliyah :  it is a GIA  G VS2.  Funny thing that i have learned wearing my CZ halo, is that i get just as many compliments on that ring as i do my diamond.  Color is one aspect but clarity can really make a diamond sparkle.  My halo band has less clear diamonds on the band and i notice it doesnt sparkle as good as the band my solitaire is on.  My solely personal opinion, is get a decent clarity and then worry about the color.  I have seen J diamonds look at good as my G from a distance because they had a good clarity.  

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