Loss of finger coverage – advice needed

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
4530 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

lisag103 :  it looks like they removed the airline and used smaller diamonds in the halo in your new ring.

They are both lovely. You are only comparing because you know what your first ring was like.(and you didn’t love it) If you got the new ring straight off the bat, would you be disappointed or ecstatic?

You’ll soon forget and get used to your new ring. If not you can always plan on a upgrade in the future with a larger centre stone and proportionate sized halo to give you the look of your new ring and the finger coverage of your original ring.

Honestly, it’s beautiful! I wear it and enjoy it as is! 

Post # 17
2674 posts
Sugar bee

The new setting makes your center stone look much larger. I don’t even notice the difference in finger coverage.  

Post # 18
750 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn

lisag103 :  I do see what you are saying. However, I actually prefer the reset as the focus is much more on your center stone! The larger halo seems to take over and the center diamond isn’t the center of attention. 

Post # 19
3840 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

The new setting is really pretty… They did use smaller size diamonds in the halo though, which is why it looks a bit off to you. I have bigger stones in my halo, which is what I wanted. I think both size stones for the halo are pretty. It’s really up to you on what you want. Maybe put your diamonds bands with it and see how you feel. If it still bothers you, go back to the jeweler with the ring and let him know that while you like there being no airline now, you want the halo stones to be a tad bigger, like the original ones size. 

Post # 20
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 1995

I much prefer your new setting.  It looks elegant and more expensive, in my opinion. 

Post # 22
3840 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

lisag103 :  You can do a larger halo if you want. Larger diamonds won’t create the airline if it’s done right. Mine are larger and no airline. The jeweler just has to make the setting the right way or order the one that has larger size diamonds and a smaller size center hole for your diamond size. Here is mine as an example… But I also want to say, the one you got is beautiful too. Like I said before, it’s up to you in which you prefer. 

Post # 24
1235 posts
Bumble bee

lisag103 :  I could have written this myself many years ago.  I decided to change my round 2 carat diamond by putting it in a cushion halo. The diamond was flush in the setting and the gaps in the corners drove me crazy.  I hadn’t seen enough halo setting’s in person to know how the different sizes in halo’s looked in real life.  I decided to go with 2 point stones on this halo and it looks very much like your first picture. It didn’t have an airline but it was flush set and the corners would just collect lotion and dirt.

I decided to get my halo reset as I wanted the halo tucked tight under the stone and angled, with the stone slightly lifted. I debated with going the cushion halo route again but I couldn’t chance having those gaps in the corner.  I decided to just go much bigger on the halo stones with 5 pointer’s.  You could absolutely do larger stones if it was done with the right jeweler and still have it done tight against the center diamond.  I think you will get the finger coverage you need once you get your bands back but having a larger halo is always an option. My halo diamonds are close to what a lot of Victorian halo settings use and those come in all kinds of shapes. 

Picture is of the same diamond. There must have been some weird filter on my second pic when I took it.


Post # 25
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I actually love your new ring so much more! It looks more elegant and the halo looks seamless now compared to the old one. I’m sure once you get your bands back you’ll feel much better!

Post # 26
5532 posts
Bee Keeper

all you did was move down the halo.  When you put the other bands in, you won’t notice much more of a difference.

Post # 27
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I love the new setting! Since the new setting shows off your center diamond more, the center diamond actually looks bigger and more of a showpiece than before!

Post # 28
1505 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t understand all the fuss over “more coverage”.  A ring’s beauty has nothing to do with how much of your finger is covered.  

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