(Closed) Would you set this diamond in a solitaire or halo setting?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
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Honey bee

Smart idea with Bob pin,  I think either be great

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Newbee

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Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

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vilo:  I think more of a delicate halo would look okay, but I vote for a solitare. It’s a beautiful stone and looks good on its own. Plus, it looks like you have plenty finger coverage as is so a halo will make it look much bigger for sure.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Tough call because you could easily put it in either setting. I think that size is perfect for a solitaire with just the right amount of finger coverage. 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think it would look great either way. I have a 1.21 center stone in a halo, and I don’t think it looks bulky. But my setting is pretty dainty with a narrow band and halo, so maybe that helps. A halo with gemstones would be stunning!

 

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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vilo:  Solitaire!!   I have always thought halos made the diamond look smaller – from a distance, to me, a halo setting looks like a cluster setting.  Solitaire settings, especially for 1 + ct stones, really make the stone stand out.  

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

My personal vote would be solitaire – but then I am biased! Beautiful stone, too. 

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Worker bee

I prefer solitaires. With a beautiful stone like yours, I think it should stand out on it’s own.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Halo – with very small sidestones. It just adds that extra sparkle. Halos with large stones are the ones that tend to look blocky. 

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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have a 1.65 carat round in a halo and my ring size is a 3.5, I don’t think it’s looks too bulky but I suppose some may disagree. A 1.25 carat in a halo on a size 6 finger wouldn’t be too much at all in my opinion. Also, cushion shaped halos around a round diamond will typically give more finger coverage than a round halo, so that’s something to consider. If your wanting a halo that’s not too much, then I suggest going with 1 pointers and a round halo. A classic solitaire setting or a solitaire with a pave band would look beautiful too and give it a more minimal look. 

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Blushing bee

Solitaire!!! The halo will without a doubt make your stone appear larger/ give you more finger coverage but since you said you cringe at the sight of an unproportionate ring ..this leads me to think you’d be happier with a classic solitare (plus your 1.25 stone is already a very good size)

This is a pic of a bee’s engagment ring that I thought was just beautiful 

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I would solitaire that gorgeous diamond to really show it off! 

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Bumble bee

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vilo:  Personally I would say a solitaire because it’s quite big and bright all on its own. I would personally consider even putting it in a rose gold setting because a diamond like that would really pop.

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Helper bee

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vilo:  if I were you, I would let the diamond shine all on its own and put it in a classic six prong.  The diamond size looks perfectly proportioned on your finger, and you can always jazz it up with stacking bands! 

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