Post # 16
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
The new setting makes your center stone look much larger. I don’t even notice the difference in finger coverage.
Post # 18
- Wedding: May 2019 - Country/barn
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
- 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
I much prefer your new setting. It looks elegant and more expensive, in my opinion.
Post # 21
Thanks a million for everyone’s input and reassurance that I am in fact being a little silly! Ha ha
i panicked as in real life the ring does look a lot daintier than I remember the original setting but I do 100% prefer the new setting!
As you said I had received this originally I probably would have been thrilled and none the wiser but now I am comparing! So I am definitely going to wait until my bands come back and see.
As going with a larger halo is out, it will just create an airline and mess with the proportions again My only options will be larger center (unlikely)! unfortunately sunburn :
I have big diamond taste on a small diamond budget ha ha!!! Or a double halo so we will see how I feel once the bands are back!
Thanks a million to everyone! I will post pics once the bands are back and update on whether I feel in love or not ha ha!
Post # 22
- Wedding: April 2007 - City, State
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 # 23
your ring is beautiful and I do like the bigger halo. I think the issue with mine is that it’s a round in a cushion halo which is harder to get a tight fit with no airline. Maybe if I had done a round cushion it might have been an option!
Post # 24
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 29
Hey I totally agree! bywater :
I’m not saying that more coverage equals more beauty. My issue is that the first setting did provide more coverage which I had gotten used to and the i wasn’t expecting the reset to be smaller so it’s taking a little getting used to!
I do agree curlygirlp : carmelovesyou :
that the new setting showcases the center a lot more. Lots other bees have been saying that and it’s totally reassuring me! I’d defo prefer a little less coverage for a better set ring! In a world where i had nothing else to do with my money I’d have both ha ha.
your ring is stunning and in an ideal world this would be my preferred size! So I now know what to aim for when 20 year anniversary comes around!