(Closed) My Halo is too small for my diamond???

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
5 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Do you like it? That’s what really matters.

From the little I know about rings (all from when we were shopping, ha), they’d have to recast the entire ring if they were to make the halo larger. Would they charge you for that? Would that charge be worth it? If they do make the halo larger, they’d either have to use larger side diamonds or there’d be a gap between the halo and the center stone. That gap would mess up the side view, which is pretty cool and unusual. I actually wouldn’t go for a smaller stone because I think that the hidden-halo top view is neat. Again, though, it’s really your (and your FI’s) opinion that matters in this case.

Post # 4
738 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@mmandylou:  I have to agree, the diamond looks way too big, you can barely see the halo. Talk about a first world problem though! Lol that rock is gorgeous!

Post # 5
7425 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Yeah, it looks like a solitaire from the top. I’d see if getting a larger halo was possible.

Post # 6
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

@mmandylou:  personally I prefer the diamond to be kind of say down into the halo. It def looks like a diamond that doesn’t fit into that particular ring. However if you have your heart set on a 1ct diamond it would be hard to go down to a .75. Can they order a whole dif ring rather than rework that one? I have seen plenty I halo rings like yours tho with the diamond perched above like that so it all comes down to your preference and what makes you happy when you look at your ring. Good luck. 




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Post # 7
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

judging from the look of the setting and the way the prongs are positioned, this isn’t meant to be a “halo” ring in the sense you’re thinking of. It is what’s called an “under” or “hidden” halo.

Did you see this setting with a stone in it before you bought it?

I think if you want a traditional halo then you should return this and pick a new setting. I don’t think it’s ever going to look the way you want it to because the diamond will always sit well above the halo.

Post # 8
2296 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

i do think it looks out of proportion – i would look for a new setting.

Post # 9
1528 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

If you are looking for more finger coverage, then yes – the halo is too small for that purpose. However, I think your ring is absolutely gorgeous. I love the side view. It’s like a hidden surprise (and really – it’s not that hidden). 

You have a beautiful split-shank Ering with a halo that has a unique twist. I really like it!

ETA: It such a classy look – I hope you keep it.

Post # 10
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have to agree with many others. The halo appears to be too small for the stone. I’d try to get a larger setting. I’d be afraid of loosing the stone as it is high above the setting. I personally would prefer it being lower in the setting.

Post # 11
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

If you wanted the halo to be more noticeable then I’d get a bigger halo.  I wouldn’t get a smaller diamond though, your stone is gorgeous! 🙂 I recently got a larger stone, my halo can fit up to a 2 carat, but I think if I did go any larger than what I have now, my halo would syour how yours is, more hidden.

Post # 12
666 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I think the halo looks too small myself.  I do like a halo with smallish stones best but this one you can’t even really see the halo from the top.

Post # 13
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@mmandylou:  I apologize as I have no helpful input..but I love the way it looks! I love when a halo “peeks” out from underneath the diamond.

Post # 14
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I really like the dropped halo look!

Post # 15
843 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It would bother me.  I would look for a new setting.

Both are pretty individually though!

Post # 16
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Honestly, not a fan of the small halo.  Looks like a turtleneck.

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