Post # 31
I like the solitaire. I’m really picky with halos and only like very specific well made ones.
Post # 32
- Wedding: April 2007 - City, State
I like the halo best. But honestly, it sounds like you may be missing your princess diamond. I say save the money, and upgrade to a princess solitaire! Maybe you can trade the oval ring in towards that upgrade?
Post # 33
I love solitaires but dang that halo is amazing! I love that. I would keep it!!
Post # 34
Your ring is beautiful! I never said the airline was an issue. I actually love the airline and I’m glad the jeweler made it that way. I think it makes my diamond “center stage” and more noticeable.
My question was whether to switch back to a solitaire. I won’t do it without a lot of thought.
Post # 35
Thanks! Oh this oval diamond is never getting traded in. I love it too much. It took me so long to pick out this specific diamond. It’s not as big as I wanted but it has an unusual cut for an oval and virtually, no bow tie, and she’s an IF. I do miss my princess cut, not because of the shape but because of the size and setting.
Post # 36
Thanks but I love this oval diamond. It took me a long time to select this particular one. If I ever wanted a bigger diamond, I would never upgrade with this one.
I have had the halo for 5 years now and looking back at pics of when I had it as a solitaire, triggered some questions and thoughts in my head. I need to really think on it before making a decision. Thanks for your thoughts.
Post # 38
maybe a different shape halo? Sorry for huge pics
Post # 39
As stunning as that first photo is, wow, I don’t have issues with my actual halo. It’s a great halo, in my opinion and I don’t want the expense of another custom halo right now. A solitaire setting would be really inexpensive, in comparison.
That first halo setting is amazingly beautiful! Ahhh, and the warmth of that oval diamond is gorgeous.
Post # 40
The halo is very pretty, but there is something stunning about a solitaire!! It’s kinda fun you have had the opportunity to play around with settings a bit!
Post # 41
Fair enough, it is a very pretty stone I agree. I’m not a fan of solitaire < 1 carat and I’m extremely picky with pave settings. There’s a world of difference between pave work done by a pro vs not, it’s not all the same. I like an oval in a halo, but the one you have doesnt fit. It was made to accommodate a larger stone. Additionally the pave work is sub-par. There’s entirely too much metal showing. The ideal pave should look like nothing but diamonds. The prongs should be practically invisible. The setting you have now just outlines the stone, and not that well. An airline always makes a stone look smaller. But a very thin, very well done pave will give you the coverage you like and enhance the size and shape of your oval.
Post # 42
Have you considered side stones? Your oval might look good with half moon side stones
*biased because I don’t like halos and first fell in love with a cushion cut with half moons
Post # 43
jeepers sunburn. .. Who pissed in your cereal bowl?
Your response and comment on OPs ring and judgment about the quality and workmanship was very mean and unnecessary. You just sound snobby and very mean girl. 😒
Post # 44
Wow. Could you be any more rude? A .94 diamond with dimensions of 7.95 x 5.17 isn’t going to look less than 1 carat.
Next, there is a difference between pave and shared prong settings and I happen to prefer shared prong, thank you very much.
An airline does NOT make your stone look smaller, lol. Again, it’s personal preference, and I think it makes the stone look more prominent.
My halo was custom made by a professional. I’m sorry you find it sub-par, but again, I didn’t ask for you to critique the current halo.
I was simply asking for opinions on switching it back to a solitaire, or keeping it in the halo.
You should really take time to consider others feelings before spouting off about things that are strictly your opinions, unrelated to the question being asked.
I’m sure your ring isn’t my exact cup of tea but I bet I could find something positive to say and still give you a valid opinion, if you had a direct question.