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I need to change my setting as the prongs seem flimsy (Got a 1ct round brilliant solitaire) and my husband wants to mark the end of a chapter (just had final baby)
So, I was wondering about getting a setting with a halo...but I'm fairly understated. Would it be v obvious? I think they look Rilly noice....I just have a few pieces of jewellery which is why I preferred this idea to getting another ring (already got an eternity) and I couldn't ever trust myself with diamond earrings (another of his ideas).
Changing a setting is easy enough if you want the same stone but a different style of ring.
I'm not sure what a halo is though. Is it a surround of smaller stones?
You may find that depending on the cut of the original stone and your desired setting that it might not be the best choice to get the most out of the stone.
I'd recommend going into a workshop to get some quotes. It's impossible to say yes without seeing what you're working with.
I always recommend not going to chain jewellers as you'll get a better price in an independent. (Also most chains farm out their repairs anyway so at least with a smaller store you know exactly who has your jewellery!)
Yeah, it's a surround of smaller stones, but the ones I've seen would make the head 9.6 mm assuming a circle of 2pts...do you think that would be too big on a L finger? Isn't that about the same size as a 2 ct stone? I like the look, but not sure if it would be me
I know it's not what you're asking, but halos look tacky. A bit like those princess cut rings with lots of smaller stones. A one carat is a nice size if your finger is wide enough (.8 is my limit, size I finger, any bigger looks awful).
I think it must be an American trend as its not really something I have ever been asked about, I do see rings in a similar vein but never labelled as having a halo.
As for size, it's all relative. If your hand suits bigger rings then you're fine, if it doesn't then it won't.
Maybe see if you can find something similar to try on in a jewellers to give you an idea before you take the plunge.
A bezel setting is probably the more popular choice. (I have an Edwardian diamond and baguette sapphire one) but the suitability is again all down to the stone. You might find that the cut of the stone is better suited to an 'open' claw setting to let the light in. Or the stone might be long from the point to the face of it that your setting would have to be too wide to accommodate and look rubbish.
It's all conjecture at the moment really as its impossible to say which would suit better without seeing what you're dealing with.
Go to a workshop with an open mind. Say that you want 'some sort of diamond surround' and see what examples they can give you to try on.
How many children do you have and what gender? My only thought is having the same number of significant pieces of jewellery as children so for example if 3 children and you already have eternity ring, diamond ring, maybe get a diamond pendant, something to pass on to each one eventually...
I also have.... A tennis bracelet An eternity ring A rope of pearls Fancy watch ..... Necklaces are out (how could I wear one with two marauding children?) I just don't need (ok, "need" here is subje tive) anything else, so the only thing I could think of was a new setting which we need to get anyway....
I like a few pieces of jewellery, don't wear loads of accessories....but, oh, I do love diamonds....my other thought was getting a trilogy