Is this ring too much? 1.5 carat Halo.. Anyone have anything like this to see?

posted 2 years ago in New England
Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

dflynn :  I’m with other bees—narrow the band and the halo. With the halo being so chunky in the image above, the center stone doesn’t look to be 1.5cts…it ends up looking more like a cluster ring. If you’re paying for a 1.5ct, you want that sucker to STAND OUT! 

 

 

Post # 17
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Blushing bee

I think the bees are trying to point you towards something more like this where the halo diamonds don’t take sonmuch away from the center stone. 

Post # 18
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Helper bee

 

Mostly commenting to follow but that’s a full on ring with both channel set band and halo for a size 4 finger :/ I’m size 5 and opted for a 1.5mm band with just under 1ct diamond and one year later I still think it’s huge. Do you know what her dream ring looks like? What do her friends have? It might be too chunky for a European gal 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee

For me it is too chunky and the halo comptes with instead of accenting the diamond.

Post # 20
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Blushing bee

This is beautiful 

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I hope you don’t take offense to this statement but what’s the cut and color of the stone? I tend to feel that rings that are busy with large halos and diamonds everywhere are trying to mask a less than quality stone. If your diamond is great quality you really don’t want to hide that, that’s the star of the show so definitely keep that in mind. I also agree the band may be too thick but if she’s into chunky then she’ll love it! 

Post # 22
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Worker bee

Seems like this is a question for a best friend or sister. Someone who knows her taste and isn’t shooting in a dark alley with a blindfold. 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2019

my finger is a size 3.5 and my center stone is 2 ct diamond equivalent size for reference (idk ctw of diamonds throughout, but they’re small). I love the big stone but wanted an overall dainty look at the same time. I had originally picked out a smaller center with larger halo as my “top choice” but what my Darling Husband ultimately chose is even better than what I imagined (love that the center stone really is the star)! As other bees have said, tho, it’s all about what she’s expressed an interest in/personal preference . 

Post # 24
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Busy bee

It’s a very chunky ring…did she mention her preference? I have a chunky set, but I preferred that to the trendy dainty pave rings. I also think the halo takes away from the gorgeous center stone you chose. 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Right idea, wrong size. There’s a lot going on there and the center stone gets lost in the accent stones. If you want to see how a specific size will look, try https://www.diamdb.com/

Generally when you see popular halos online, the setting has less than 1 carat total weight (not including the center stone) and the band is 2mm. For a size 4 and a halo, I think the center stone should be somewhere in the 1 carat range.

I’m a size 4 as well. I’ve attached some photos for reference, with links to each of the rings shown.

 

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Left diamond is a 1 carat on a size 4 finger on a 2mm band set in platinum; the right is a 1.5 carats with the other criteria being the same.

 

Link: https://www.jamesallen.com/mobile/engagement-rings/halo/platinum-petite-diamond-halo-engagement-ring-item-41150

 

 

 

Link: https://www.jamesallen.com/mobile/engagement-rings/halo/platinum-embellished-gallery-pave-diamond-halo-engagement-ring-item-53019

 

Link: https://www.jamesallen.com/mobile/engagement-rings/halo/platinum-pave-accented-diamond-engagement-ring-item-53041

 

Post # 26
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Helper bee

I agree with a lot of others – your melee diamonds look too large (in my opinion), and are taking away from the beauty and wow factor of the center stone.  Do you know what size they are?  I would go with smaller side stones, to create more of a micro-halo.  Unless of course she specifically wants a chunkier ring.

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: By the lake

Ooops… wrong post.  I don’t how I did that.  

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Tennessee

I think it’s beautiful!!! 

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