- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2001
I’m a newbee and am in the process of adding some extra bling to my existing ring. (This is my first topic post, read the rules ahead of time, please let me know if I did something wrong! 🙂 ) Here’re the details:
My first er was 1/3d ct rb in a yellow gold setting with a busy wrap and channel set anniversary band. We got it when we were poor students and it was a matter of “how much ring can we finance?” and bought one to that dollar amount at the jewelry store where my SIL had given us santa dollars to. I liked it but never loved it, was 18 at the time, I didn’t put much thought into it nor did it reflect my personal style. (If I even had one then, I don’t remember!) 🙂 I was just so happy with the relationship and to be engaged it didn’t matter. Just a formality.
Fast forward 10 wedding anniversaries and two babies later (about two years ago). I decided to upgrade my ring and really had a personal style in mind. I purchased a simple plain shank, white gold double prong setting and a 1ct. E color squarish radiant loose stone all through the same jeweler. I knew from the minute I saw it online and had it sent to the store it was “the one” and felt an immediate connection. (Sounds weird, I know…) It has two tiny white feather inclusions in one corner, hidden under a prong, that are actually beautiful under the loop. They remind me of my sweet two babies and actually make me sentimental! (I know, weird again…) Then purchased a 4mm (?) comfort fit white gold plain wedding band. It is totally and completely “me”, simple, stylish, streamlined, classic. It felt very right but I wondered if I’d miss a little extra sparkle someday. I don’t “feel” the rings on my finger at all which I love. My others had sharp-ish edges and I felt them all the time.
I was in Costco about a month ago and was FLOORED by a halo I saw in their case. I had never seen one before and thought how adding a halo would be gorgeous on my ring so I started the process. (Cashed out my unused vacation at an old job–figured it might be a great use for working so hard for the last year!) After meeting with several jewelers, I went back to the one that I got the ring from originally as their custom work wouldn’t void my existing warranty.
I had my old “anniversary” band (that was never actually for an anniversary, was only because people kept congratulating us on the engagement but the wrap didn’t really look like a wedding ring so we got an extra band.) that had 1.5 pointers in it which we all agreed would be great in the halo and would reduce my cost by about $275. I will be having a halo modeled off the Tacori Transcend Dream HOF ring, with clipped corners (no stone on the point of the corner) to reflect my radiant stone shape.
So here’s my question: after viewing the CAD drawings it looked like the sixteen 1.5 pointers, (four on each side) would make too much space between each other in the halo because of the shape of my ring which looks squarish but is actually a bit rectangular set N to S. The jeweler suggested we increase the size of the halo diamonds to make them closer together. I liked the idea but was worried about cost and he and the manager agreed to upgrade the stones to 2 pointers for free as it was very little cost to them. He showed me the two sizes, 1.5 pointers and 2 pointers and the difference was pretty subtle. It seemed like a great idea at the time but sometime the subtle detail like that can make or break a ring and I’m questioning my decision. Did I make a horrible mistake??? 🙁 Will 2 pointers in a halo look bad??? I discussed my concern with the jeweler and he promised that it wouldn’t detract from my lovely stone, only enhance it. But still… I go back next week to see the wax version.
I would love to see pics of rings with 1.5 pointers in the halos and those with 2 pointers in the halos. I’ve not been very successful finding them on the internet. I’ve seen 1 pointers halos which just look too delicate to me and 3’s that definitely feel too big.
Thank you very much,
One very worried Bee… (sigh…)
Ps: Here’s a pic of my “before” picture: