Post # 1
Hello my lovely bees! As many of you know, I’ve started a new ring project! I bought a 1.1 carat oval diamond, that will arrive monday morning.
I’ve decided to go with jamesallen for the setting. Since I didn’t buy my diamond through them there will be some pretty hefty setting fees. So I need your help deciding which ring to choose! If I pick the plain shank double halo, I’ll be able to get a new wedding band to match. But if I pick the pave shank, then I’ll have to make one of my half eternity bands work for a while.
Which would you choose?? If you have a split shank single or double halo please post a pick of it with your wedding band!
Pave split shank double halo
Plain split shank double halo
And here are my two half eternity bands
Post # 2
I like the pave band especially because you already have a plain shank halo. Spice it up!
Post # 3
I am myself rather partial to plain shanks where there is a significantly sparkly halo. Since you are going for a double halo, I am going to say that is pretty sparkly. I also think the plain shank would look equally lovely with a plain OR sparkly band.
Post # 4
Plain all the way! Plain shanks really bring out halos imo. And who wouldn’t want another band?! 😉
Post # 5
The pave shank halo is gorgeous! Since you already have a plain shank halo ring, you should get a pave shank one this time. Either ways they are both beautiful!
Post # 6
A double halo with a diamond shank and diamond eternity band(s) seem like glitter overload to me. It would be hard to pick out the center oval with so many little diamonds and would look very clustered from afar. My personal opinion is a little contrast is not a bad thing- even if you are a bling lover
Post # 7
I wanted to add that both rings have room for a wedding band to sit flush since the split shank is very small. However I’m worried that since my eternity bands are about 2mm in height that they may not fit underneath. If I were to get a new wedding band it would likely be a classic pave band like the two I own, just lower in height. The problem is that I won’t know if this is the case until after I have the ring. Since I didn’t buy the diamond from them, and that this would technically be a custom order because they would be modifying a cushion halo to be oval shaped, I won’t be able to return it. I did ask if a band 2mm in height would fit underneath and the answer I got was ” not sure “.
Post # 8
I wouldn’t be wearing both of my eternity bands with the ring. I would pick the one that looked best.
Post # 9
I love the first one but I understand your concern as I really wanted my band to be flush to my ering as well. Since the split shank is minimal I think I’d still go for the first and there might be a little gap, but I think it would still look gorgeous. But I know some people don’t like gaps at all so it is a tough decision.
Post # 10
I am leaning towards the pave shank since I’ve already done a plain shank before. My husband did say that if I get that one and don’t like the way either of my bands look that he would get me a plain white gold band to wear with it for awhile(i think a plain white gold wedding band could look really nice). Or I could put my right hand ring with emerald cut moissanite (push present) on hold, and get a new diamond wedding band instead. So many decisions! I know..first world problems!!
Post # 11
I don’t mind a small gap, my concern is that it won’t even fit under the halo at all. Here’s a pic of someone on pricescope that has this ring, see how low it looks?
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
Why can’t you measure your wedding rings’ heights and have the jeweler make a bridge under the halo to accomodate them?
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2015 - City, State
Pave!!! Love how it makes the ring look extra glam. I don’t like halos without pave on the band, looks too stark with a plain shank IMO.
Post # 14
Normally I am not a fan of a split shank, but it suits the ring really well. The extra bling makes it.
Post # 15
I am partial to split shanks having pave on them, but you can’t go wrong either way. Can’t offer advice on wedding bands much, since I don’t wear them. >.>
Any chance, since this would be a custom order, you could send them one of your eternity bands and have them make sure it will fit under the ring they make you?