Post # 1
I always loved halo rings, but after getting a 1.25ct diamond I started wondering if maybe putting a halo around it would make it look too bulky.
I have size 6 finger, and want a ring that’s wearable as well as timeless. I always cringe when I see my dad’s wives friend with over-the top rings that don’t look proportional at all (No offence).
Hence I wanted to get some opinions on what you guys think. Considering the diamond size and my ring, would a halo be apropriate? Wil it make the diamond look a lot bigger? Or should I just go with a solitaire style band?
I know each to their own, I’m just seeking some opinipns to clear my head because there are SOOOO many options out there!
Thanks in advance!
PS. Sorry for the crappy quality pics!
Post # 2
Smart idea with Bob pin, I think either be great
Post # 3
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Post # 4
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.
Post # 5
- 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.
Post # 6
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!
Post # 7
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.
Post # 8
My personal vote would be solitaire – but then I am biased! Beautiful stone, too.
Post # 9
I prefer solitaires. With a beautiful stone like yours, I think it should stand out on it’s own.
Post # 10
Halo – with very small sidestones. It just adds that extra sparkle. Halos with large stones are the ones that tend to look blocky.
Post # 11
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.
Post # 12
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
Post # 13
I would solitaire that gorgeous diamond to really show it off!
Post # 14
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.
Post # 15
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!