Post # 1
I’m writing for some opinions. After my original engagement ring was ruined by the retail jeweler we bought it from, we were able to get a full refund and have been shopping locally for a replacement.
I’ve found a ring I love, & Fiance is hunting for the perfect diamond for it… But I’m a little worried the ring is too big. (I NEVER thought I would say that!)
The center stone we’re leaning toward is 2.21ct, but the setting is a halo, which obviously expands the view.
So what do you Bees think, does this look just right, or a bit “costume-y?” (To be clear, I LOVE it, but would hate to walk around with people thinking it was gaudy – or worse, fake! Also, the stone that is shown in that setting is about 1.9, and cut a bit deeper than the one were looking at so mine would appear a bit larger due to a slightly more shallow cut, but it doesn’t hang over the halo stones.)
Post # 2
It does look pretty big, and I would venture to say it looks a little costumeish [to me]. But it’s rare I see stones in real life that size!
If you love it, rock it! Who cares if people think it’s “fake”.
Post # 3
It looks rather costumey to me as well, but it depends what circles you run in. I’m surrounded by people with rather modest rings (especially compared to the ones on this site), so my peers/friends/coworkers would probably assume a ring that like was fake. But if your circles are different and everyone has e-rings like that, then by all means.
Post # 4
Is that your hand in the pic?
Post # 4
It does look a bit costume-ish to me but if you like it who cares?
Post # 6
It is kinda costumey in my opinion. I think the same shape, just a tad smaller would look perfect (and more ‘real’) than this size
Post # 7
Yup, that’s my hand. Please ignore my sausage fingers (I loathe them!) lol
Post # 8
I love ovals! I am getting an oval with a halo! I was worried about my ring being too clunky even though its 1 carat. I went with petite pave band and halo. Do your research on oval diamond specs because it’s a fancy not all of the light bounces back like in a round. I would get the best cut diamond you can.
Post # 9
I think an oval that size would look amazing as a solitaire or with small sidestones. I think the halo (particularly, the size of this halo) overpowers the stone. That said, I dont think the stone alone looks costumish, but in that setting, sort of, yeah.
Post # 10
there’s another one thats similar that I’ve been considering as well. It’s actually the same size center stone w/ a double halo, but it looks more delicate somehow.
This is both of them:
My hesitation w/ this one (which has a mix of white and yellow gold – I would have it remaid w/ just white gold, I think) is that it somehow makes the center stone look smaller. Which is good for the “costume-y” factor… But whats the point of getting a semi-largish center stone & then intentionally making it look smaller?
Before I discovered halo rings I always imagined I would just get a pretty soliatire & call it a day, lol. (My original was a halo as well… And now it’s gone. Stupid Kay jewelers.)
Post # 11
Aftee buying the first/original eRing, Fiance became quite the diamond afficianado lol. Basically I’m picking the setting & then the diamond is all him. Hes the one who knows all about the cuts & inclusions, etc. I can’t even see inclusions when I look under the loupe in stones that, supposedly, have them pretty visibly. I think I just get blinded by the sparkle haha.
Post # 12
You don’t have sausage fingers lol! I just wanted to make sure before I answered 🙂
what is your ing size?
Honestly the 1.9 center stone looks like PLENTY. A 2.21 might look a little overwhelming (I never thought I’d say that!). It really doesn’t matter though if you love it though. If people think it’s fake, so what! People will have their own opinions regardless, so get whatever YOU love 🙂
Post # 13
I think they both look good. I actually like the two toned double halo. I even like it with the different golds. I don’t think it looks costume like.
Post # 14
- Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX
In my circle, which we are all in our early-mid 30’s, we would probably assume its fake. And we live in a very rich, oil boom area. But that might be because most of the younger couples here put majority of their money into thier houses. The older, longer established generations usually are the ones who wear the big rings and half of them are fake. I went into a local Diamonique shop (high quality CZ’s set in platinum or gold settings) and the shop owner told me that majority of her clients are wealthy people who rather lock up their big diamonds and wear CZ’s for everyday wear.
Post # 15
- Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX
But for what it’s worth, out of the two rings, I like double halo with the two tone gold one better hands down!