Post # 1
First off let me start by saying I’m not just fishing for compliments. I posted my ring here when I first got it and lots of you lovely ladies said wonderful things. My issue is that I have not ONCE received a compliment in person. My ring from my first marriage got compliments all the time. It had a similar size center stone but was more simplistic and it was yellow gold. My new ring is white gold and has a halo. I’m just feeling it might be too what I’ve heard called Emerald City or too much bling? That maybe the center stone gets sort of lost among the larger size halo?
I hate to tell my husband because at first I was so excited about my ring and he was so great about it. But I also want to continue loving it and the fact that no one ever notices it…(to me it is pretty noticeable) makes me feel it is just not the classic look I was going for. And I’ve had it about a month so I’m probably stuck with the setting. My wedding band is pretty universal. I’m just thinking I sort of want a solitaire and I’ve found on online that is so me. It is from Zales.
What do I do? Suck it up and live with my choice or eventually switch the mounting out? I LOVE my center diamond so I’m good there…..
I’ll post my ring and try to post a pic of what I’d ideally switch to.
Post # 3
I’m just crazy about the dip in the band and how those three stones flank the center stone. I think my wedding band would go very well with this style too…..
Post # 4
You’re ring is very pretty though I am partial to halos. Your stone does seem to get a bit lost in there though. Is it possible to have your diamond set up a bit higher? It seems to be set down very low. When I first got my ring, the diamond sat flush with the halo and I didn’t like the way it looked at all. They were able to set the diamond up higher and it looks amazing now. The center stone stands out, and the halo just accents it and adds to it’s beauty!
Post # 5
Hm interesting. I had pretty much the opposite experience. I had a very plain solitaire and never got any compliments on it. Then I reset it into a halo setting and for the first time ever last week a complete stranger asked to see my ring up close and said it was amazing and her dream ring! Haha. I say, it doesn’t really matter what other people think or say. I changed my ering because I always wanted a halo and it makes me happy.
Your ring is beautiful and if you like it then that’s what matters. I bet a lot of people think in their heads that they love your ring but are too shy to come out and say it to you, especially if they are strangers. Don’t let the lack of compliments make you feel less in love with your ring. 🙂
Post # 6
I wonder if having a wedding band with zero bling, just solid, would help bring the bling notch down a bit. But like PP said, if you’re happy with the bling then stick with it!! I never get compliments on my solitaire and I haven’t really thought much about it- I ADORE my ring and that’s all that matters!
Post # 7
I think you should look into having the center stone set higher, too. That might make all the difference. Also, the halo stones are kind of large for a halo setting with a center stone that size. Maybe that’s why it looks a little bit “Emerald City”.
Also, I’m not sure halos are really all that classic of a look if that’s what you’re going for. They’re pretty trendy. I like the new setting you posted, but before you go to all that trouble, maybe see about getting your center stone set higher.
Post # 8
The center stone kinda gets lost in all the bling. Thats my issue with halos. It is a beautiful ring though and super blingy! Im partial to the simplistic beauty of a single stone.
Post # 9
@halolover: You know this is kind of tricky because IRL most people don’t notice rings. I do because I LOVE rings but I’ve noticed a lot of ladies don’t even look at my ring. I’ve never really received compliments. Are you saying people close to you don’t comment or strange people you come in contact with?
Post # 10
you do have a thick halo but i think it’s pretty. if you want a different look, why not use your ering stones and do something like this in a prong setting. i think it will look nice with your wedding band.
Post # 11
@halolover: I really like it.
I think you need to figure out if YOU love the ring or not. You sound a bit confused. If I am understanding right, you’d be happy with the ring if you got tons of compliments on it.
I know it’s hard not to care what people think, but you can’t please everyone.
I like solitaires, but it’s possible that people wouldn’t notice it either since everyone has solitaires.
You never know why people don’t say anything. Maybe they’re just jealous. This isn’t the same thing, but I normally get TONS of comments on photos I post on Facebook, even vacation photos. We stayed at a really swanky resort about a month ago, and like one person commented. Yeah it’s possible that just no one noticed I posted them, but they could also be jealous and thinking I am showing off… who knows. That doesn’t mean that I am going to assume that the place we went on holiday sucked. I don’t need affirmation/validation from others. Sure, compliments are nice… but not necessary.
I think your ring is gorgeous and I would definitely comment on the SPARKLE in real life.
Post # 12
@MrsWBS: I would have my center stone set higher than it is but the overall ring is way higher than I’m super comfortable with. It had to be that way though to accomodate the wedding band. Here is a side view.
I think I just got so used to getting such frequent compliments on my first ring and it was really much more simplistic(it had a center stone, flanking pave shoulders then channel set side stones) that I just didn’t expect NO reaction ever. I realize I should like it for what it symbolizes and the fact that I like it. But we also want to wear things that other ppl think is pretty too. And I LOVE the setting I posted from Zales.
Post # 13
Love it! I don’t think halos are just a trend, I think they are lovely and classic. Great choice!
Post # 14
The only person who said my ring was pretty was my Mom and I think only because she knew how much it meant to me. I am glad to hear there are others who don’t get compliments in real life either. I have no idea why I did so often with my last ring. I guess that is what makes me question this ring.
The halo I really wanted DID have daintier/smaller stones but we’d have had to have it custom done or order off ebay…both of which I knew was a slight risk. It was a Verragio looking ring with a cuhsion shape halo and scrollwork on the sides and surprise diamonds. My last ring my center stone just popped. Which I think in most halos is the case. I just kind of think mine is the exception to some degree. I DO think it is because the halo stones are larger.
Oh, and my center stone is .91 but to me it looks smaller in this halo? And prior to getting mine I always thought a halo made the stone more noticeable and appear larger. I’m just not feeling this with my ring.
And my last ring I never got tired of or second guessed. I only got rid of it due to the bad memories attached to it.
Post # 15
I have a solitaire and I get compliments on WB but nothing but snark IRL…..If you change it based on what others think then you will drive yourself silly…you can’t please everyone….in reality, it’s about what YOU love.
Post # 16
@JessMorgan777: Why would anyone be snarky? I’ve heard of that on here and am so glad I haven’t experienced it. What kind of snarky things do they say? I hope you have a good response for them. It must be jealousy or extreme bad manners on their part! I’m so glad people on here are kind.