Okay so I haven’t gotten my ring yet, but I got to see it yesterday and it’s really really beautiful (Ahhh I can’t wait to have it on my finger so I can stare at it all the time) BUT (don’t judge me) I feel a little bad that my center stone isn’t quite as white as the halo stones. I knew it wasn’t going to be because it’s an I in color and the halo stones are F/G so it makes the center stone look a bit more colored than it would if it were a solitaire, but I was hoping that it would be a little less noticeable than it is.
In it’s defense though I think I’m exaggerating it a little bit more in my head than what it looks like in real life haha. So I would like to know, does anyone else have a center stone in their halo that’s a little off in color? I would love to see some pics…even if you can’t really tell in the picture.
yes mine is!! I have a tacori setting which uses G/VS1. I have a J/VS2/Ideal Cut center stone
When the ring is cleaned at the jewelers, i can’t even tell (I stare at it alllll the time). When I first got it, I noticed it right away, but now I am pretty used to it. No two diamonds are alike, and a G/VS1 would have cost us thousands more and I didnt want to sacrifice size!!!
I do not have a halo, but when I was looking at wedding bands and ring guards I could tell the difference in the colors immediately when I tried them on with my ring. My ring according to GIA is H in color, I’m not sure what the bands/guards were E/G in color and they were definitely whiter. I still looove my stone and it looks completely white to me in all lighting but compared to others when up close the difference was obvious. I would maybe suggest getting the halo diamonds the same color as your center. It will look better and save you a few bucks, and maybe put the $ you save towards your bands 😉
I personally think that warmer diamonds are gorgeous. Especially in a more vintage setting. My diamond is an I color as well and even though it isn’t the stark white of a D it still looks plenty white to me.
Here is a video link to a J color diamond in a tacori halo setting. Every time I see this ring I drool. So pretty! You can totally pull off a warmer stone in a halo.
@hollyeve16: That’s exactly the same reasoning we had. The center diamond is stunning…just a bit warmer than the other diamonds and definitely not worth the extra money just to make them “match”. Now that I have the ring on my hand (Just got engaged today!) I can hardly tell the difference. I think I was exaggerating it in my mind.
@nickels: Great advice! If getting the stones in my setting a different color I totally would’ve done it. Unfortunately because the detail was so intricate, it came as is.
@I_Heart_Books: When by itself I can’t see the color in an “I” diamond either. The halos just made it look a bit darker because of the contrast which bothered me. Now that I see it on my hand though, I can’t even see the difference. I love warmer diamonds also. Had I had the option for them to all be I, I might’ve just done that.
@mg1363: What a beautiful ring!! This is a great question you posted though, I am considering getting a halo around my solitaire, and did not even consider how a different color on the halo diamonds may affect the overall look.
But yours looks great, and you really don’t notice any difference.
Yes mine is..and sometimes its very noticeable..but I love the warmth in my diamond..my center diamond is graded an H and my melee diamonds are f/g. I personally love the contrast of the warmer princess cut surrounded by near colorless round brilliants. its hard to capture in a photo its more apparent in real life.