Post # 1
The past few months I’ve been working hard on improving my health and have lost 20 pounds! I have 5-7 more lbs to go until I reach my goal and then just maintain. So while this is wonderful my ring finger size has gone from a 6.5-6.75 to a 6! Actually, I think it may be more like a 5.75 but with my knuckle, a size 6 fits best but isn’t tight on my finger. This however is BAD because my two anniversary bands are eternity and my halo, while not eternity, the diamonds go down the sides 3/4 of the way and it was advised to not be resized down or the pave could pop out. So, I need a new wedding set.
My center diamond is 1.31 carat round diamond from Blue Nile and I plan to buy my new set through them again. DH just does not care what I pick. Jewelry goes over his head. ;P
My current e-ring setting is a beautiful split shank halo. I love it. But since I am spending money to reset my diamond, I’m not sure I want to pay full price for the same halo but in the right size. Does that make sense? I am planning on selling the eternity bands and my current halo after my diamond is removed which will help off set the cost of the new set.
So going through the BN site, the three stone rings have caught my eye. I love three stone rings and I have three kids, so that might be nice symbolism of my kids. But going from a halo to a three stone ring, would that be major diamond shrinkage?
The halo that I like (but am not sure I love) is the cushion halo. There is a diamond side stone setting that I really like. The downside is, the matching band is a full eternity and I’m a bit weary about buying another full eternity band. What if my finger size changes again? I’m really leaning towards a half eternity band this time around. Also, I don’t care for the prongs that set the round diamonds in this particular setting. But maybe I’m just being too picky?
My current setting:
The three stone setting I am considering:
The diamond side stone setting:
The cushion halo setting:
Thank you all!
Post # 2
I actually like your current set or the third ring (halo) the best…I would reset the set you have…I am boring! lol
Post # 3
I would go for the second set.
Post # 4
I think you should replicate what you currently have in correct size, maybe leave a small plain metal area underneath enabling future resizing.
Your current set is so nice and there’s meaning behind having worn that so I don’t think you should radically change to a whole other looking set.
Unless you never really liked the original set and want to take the opportunity to change it.
Post # 5
I’d save my money on a new setting and take my chances with resizing my current band before spending more to buy anything new. If you can’t resize it, it’s just going to sit there and be useless anyways?
Post # 6
I also vote to take a chance with the resize. That or get those sizing beads put on the inside of your ring.
Post # 7
I LOVE the set you already have, couldn’t you just get the sizing beads on the inside of your ring?
Post # 8
I went from a three stone to a halo; the halo offers more vertical coverage while the three stone is more horizontal coverage, at least in my case. Something to think about…
Your set is beautiful! And congrats on the weight loss!
Post # 9
Thank you everyone! I went to a local jeweler last week (they are the ones that said I shouldn’t size the halo down) and they did suggest sizing balls. They had a sample ring there with sizing balls that I tried on and it felt so uncomfortable! The sales women said I would get use to it but I didn’t want to commit right then. It is always an option for the halo. She said for my eternity bands, that they were too thin for sizing balls.
Post # 10
- Wedding: April 2007 - City, State
You can always contact David Klass, he will make you new rings and can use your diamonds you have now in the settings. That will save a lot. He also can trade in the gold or may be able to use the gold from your settings. I would maybe try that first, instead of spending money on a brand new setting. You may be able to save a lot. Your rings are really pretty that you have now.
Post # 11
I honestly think halos are a bit of a fad and they will look dated in the coming years. I love the diamond side stone and the three stone the best. JMHO
Post # 12
I love the three stone with bead-set stones in a channel band. I think it is classy and you won’t loose finger coverage, but you will loose the little sparkles without the pave. If you go this direction, just tell them ‘delicate claw prongs’ (bold, italics and underline), they look pretty chunky.
But, taking the position that you want to re-set and have to use BN, there are a few settings that may blend some of your ideas — yet keep the finger coverage. Gives you several of your elements in one ring.
In any of these, make sure they will give you the ability to size up or down by 2 sizes (e.g., from a 6 to a 7).
<h1 class=”product-title”>Monique Lhuillier Vintage Floral Halo Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum</h1>
This has some of the same elements of your present ring, but changes the halo shape and shank. It will give you great coverage, but a new look.
<h1 class=”product-title”>Monique Lhuillier Three-Stone Halo Pavé Diamond Engagement Ring</h1>
Three stone, but keeps the halo.
Truly Zac Posen Five-Stone Trellis
If you have 3 kids, you need a 5-stone, right? You and your husband count too… No, what I like about this setting is that the view is nice from every angle (except tell them no pave under the gallery if you will wear a band, that is silly to subject the diamonds and your ring to that kind of abuse).
Post # 13
I prefer your original set.
Post # 14
I love the three stone! I have a pave set that is three sided diamonds- kinda like ring 2 you posted but rounded and got it sized up. It was a nightmare. I did have stones fall out and was also recommended to not size up or down too much with pave style. Not it could be sized back down with weight lost, but I don’t plan to try it.
Post # 15
I voted for the cushion halo. Because that’s what I have, similar specs as you too. RB center stone, size 6, so obvi choice! I do also really like your original set. I looked at round halos as well but they didnt really look good on my finger like it does on yours. Will you miss the round? The cushion with a RB is a little more modern of a look than round-round. I just wouldnt want you to regret the decision later.