Oval diamond: Switch back to solitaire?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 46
82 posts
Worker bee

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sunburn :  MEAN and unecessary. That is someone’s ring, that they own, that they look at everyday. How would you feel if someone criticized the workmanship from PICTURES of your ring. That’s completely cruel. Who are you?

OP – I don’t usually love halos, but oval halos have really caught my eye lately. Yours is unreal amounts of beautiful and so elegant. I do love the look of the solitaire, howver going back and fourth is not only expensive, but I think if it were me, I may never be able to make my mind up. Do you think that it would be a permanent change if you were to go back to a solitaire, or after 5 years would you miss the halo? Maybe then you unmount your halo, put it into a new solitaire and keep the halo for later? Hahah, actually that’s a sweet idea. I might even pop a moissanite in there if it was me and just change it up when I feel like it. Attention Fiance… I need a backup mount for when the mood strikes.

I think at the end of the day, do what you love…. and who cares what a bunch of strange people on the internet think. What is going to “spark joy”?

Post # 47
85 posts
Worker bee

I love the oval with the halo! Beautiful ring regardless of which style you choose!

Post # 50
2733 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I personally don’t like airlines in a halo. If you want to keep the halo look, have it redone so that the halo is flush with your oval diamond. The solitaire is pretty too, but you will definitely have shrinkage issues coming from a halo

Post # 52
1132 posts
Bumble bee

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sunburn’s opinion (which is what OP asked for of everyone), I wouldn’t discount what she said. If you’re familiar with her posts, Sunburn knows jewelry, and she’s one of the most knowledgeable active members on the Bee. There’s no reason to attack her because you’re overly-sensitive to her opinion. Personally, I would consider her opinion, and even go so far as to ask friends in the industry if they agree, because I’m no expert when it comes to settings, much like most others on these boards. If I loved the setting as is, I would simply ignore her opinion—no harm done. 

Post # 53
282 posts
Helper bee

I think the solitare setting you had looks gorgeous on you and with your stone honestly.

Post # 55
8132 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

You’re very defensive about this halo. Even you yourself said you DIDNT WANT AN AIRLINE but they made it with one anyways, and told you they weren’t able to fix it. You yourself noticed how poorly it was made right off the bad, don’t get mad at other people for thinking the same thing. TBH your old post sounds like you’ve just convinced yourself to like it, even though it wasnt what you wanted or paid for. 

Post # 58
4971 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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bearinabeecostume :  she’s  not being sensitive. She’s standing up for herself to the several bees that have made unnecessarily rude and disparaging remarks regarding her ring!!! 

TBH though, I’m not shocked by which bees decided to be nasty mean girls. They seem to participate in that type of behaviour on a lot of threads. 🙄


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