- 7 years ago
Hello Bees! I’ve been stalking the boards for quite a long time, but never really contributed much, in fact I just made an account! I am hoping to get a little advice!
My boyfriend has agreed to let me pick out my own ring. I’d like to think I’ve put a lot of time into researching as much as I can. I know for sure I want a Moissanite, and will most likely go unenhanced, because I enjoy the moodiness of it. Here is my dilema:
Ever since I can remember, I have loved and been drawn to halo rings. I absolutley ADORE the extra bling and sparkle! I thought I had the perfect one picked out, Eng246. I thought it would be perfect because the side stones each have 4 prongs to hold them in, although the halo has shared prongs (I believe). I loved the scroll detail, and that is really what made it stand out to me.
Here is a picture of it:
(pictured with a 2ct center stone.. A lot bigger than I would get!!)
But then I started really looking into Moissanite halos, and seeing what seemed like endless posts about stones falling out of the halo itself. That worried me, seeing as though I don’t want to be sending it in all the time, being without it for a long amount of time, and I plan to wear it for every-day things. I have heard that MoissaniteCo does not cover the stones after 30-60 days, and I just ultimately don’t want to risk it, as sad as that makes me.
I was planning on getting it with a .75 center stone, as I thought the halo would give it just the right amount of coverage.
After I decided that perhaps, even though I love halos, it wouldn’t be the best choice for everyday wear in the long run, I started looking at 3-stone rings. But it leaves me questioning, will I still get a decent amount of sparkle out of them?
Here is what I am looking at now (thr164c):
It has a 1ct equivilant center, with .25ct sidestones. I think I would like this ratio, but am having doubts about the .25ct sidestones sparkling enough for my liking. But I do like how it makes the center stone “pop” out a bit. Would it be better to go with higher ct side stones?
This has 1ct eviq. center with .50ct equiv sidestones.
My ring size is 5.75-6 (I need to go for a fitting to be sure). I’m adding a poll asking, what would you do in my shoes? I really want this to stand out on my finger, and I want a nice sparkle factor, however I don’t want it to look too over the top (lol see what I mean? I think I’m too picky!!).
Please feel free to post pictures of your own rings that are similar to any of these styles!!