Oval diamond: Switch back to solitaire?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
7982 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I like the solitaire. I’m really picky with halos and only like very specific well made ones. 

Post # 32
6139 posts
Bee Keeper
  • 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
5 posts

I love solitaires but dang that halo is amazing! I love that. I would keep it!!

Post # 38
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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Heidibrooke :  maybe a different shape halo? Sorry for huge pics

Post # 40
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2020

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
5460 posts
Bee Keeper

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Heidibrooke :  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
1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

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
5092 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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sunburn :  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. 😒

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