Find your diamond
Find your jewelry
shape
carat
color
clarity

Honest thoughts on the proportions of this halo+

MeganShannon11

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jan 1, 2009
Messages
104
Specifically, does the band take away from the halo/center stone? I am so torn because it is SO close to what I wanted (a 2.2/2.3 mm band). This one is 2.38. I'm worried that with eventually adding a matching wedding band, it's all going to look too thick. Honest thoughts very appreciated.

_37860.jpg
 

MeganShannon11

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jan 1, 2009
Messages
104
ETA other than that, I am so happy with the ring which is why I feel so torn on whether to say anything.
 

Madison2

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Jan 27, 2012
Messages
507
MeganShannon11|1469276546|4058564 said:
ETA other than that, I am so happy with the ring which is why I feel so torn on whether to say anything.
Megan,
First I want to say, your ring is beautiful and looks gorgeous on your finger! I like the way it looks on you. Perhaps when you buy your diamond band, you may want to choose a delicate diamond eternity band so it does not take away from your engagement ring.
There are some very beautiful eternity bands out there that are not wide and would look lovely with your current ring.
browse, Blue Nile, James Allen, IDJ, and other vendors online so you can get an idea of what is out there.

Is your center diamond a cushion or radiant? It is very beautiful and if your happy with the way the ring came out, I wouldn't change a thing.
 

Rivendell

Shiny_Rock
Joined
May 23, 2016
Messages
151
The ring looks lovely. Why don't you go narrower for the wedding band? My bands are all the same width but I think that's not always a good thing - a bit too matchy.
 

MeganShannon11

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jan 1, 2009
Messages
104
Actually that's not my hand, it's just a picture from the vendor. I think her finger size is quite a bit smaller than me (at 5.5). But thanks for the compliment! ETA Center is a cushion
 

Tourmaline

Brilliant_Rock
Premium
Joined
Nov 17, 2013
Messages
1,795
I do find the thickness of that band to take away from the center stone. I think 2.2-2.3mm would also be too thick, if that is 2.38. I don't think a wedding band would work with that ring as is, but it could be an engagement/wedding ring in one.
 

Fulvia

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Dec 15, 2015
Messages
246
Tourmaline|1469281065|4058584 said:
I do find the thickness of that band to take away from the center stone. I think 2.2-2.3mm would also be too thick, if that is 2.38. I don't think a wedding band would work with that ring as is, but it could be an engagement/wedding ring in one.
+1
 

tyty333

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Dec 17, 2008
Messages
21,670
I do find it a tad wide. I would probably go with a thinner wedding band. It's really a pretty ring!
 

Acinom

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
May 15, 2013
Messages
10,041
It's a gorgeous ring and I would not alter it. Personally I would not combine it with a diamond band but with an elegant plain band.
 

Rivendell

Shiny_Rock
Joined
May 23, 2016
Messages
151
MeganShannon11|1469279636|4058573 said:
Hmm. I kind of had my heart set on matching, but that's an idea.
So did I but now mine are all matching I wish they weren't. I have an e-ring and two wedding bands - one band is white diamonds and one is pink diamonds. All my bands are 2 mm.

I would go and try some wedding bands and see how you like the way they look with your e-ring. If you are still finding the band too thick perhaps it's best to ask the jeweller if it can be altered?
 

MeganShannon11

Shiny_Rock
Joined
Jan 1, 2009
Messages
104
Bummed to see some of these replies because I had really wanted the traditional two ring look. What width would actually work for that with this style of ring?
 

ccuheartnurse

Brilliant_Rock
Premium
Joined
May 22, 2002
Messages
1,762
It's a beautiful ring. I do think it's a tad too wide. If you had asked for 2.2/2.3 but ended up with a 2.38, that's not what you asked for. Ho specific were you in your email? Did you ask for more on the thin side? If it bothers you now, it will always bother you. While it is still with the vendor, I would have it fixed to the specs you wanted. In my opinion, you will definitely be able to notice a difference between a 2.2 & a 2.38. If the shank gets remade, go for a 2.0-2.2 (no less than 2.0) which I think would balance out the halo. Since you already know what type of look you want for the set & want a matching band, if the funds are there, I would have them make the band to match. This way no guessing about the height of the band against the e-ring. Hope there is a resolution.

Good luck..
Judy
:))
 

UrsTx

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
May 27, 2013
Messages
641
I know you want a matching e-ring and band but thoughts about a halo on a thin plain band (2mm would look great) and then a diamond wedding ring? Like this inspiration pic below? Your wedding band could even be wider like 2.5 or 3mm. just a thought... IMHO I also think this look makes your center halo "pop."


Inspiration set:

_4915.jpeg
 

rockysalamander

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
May 20, 2016
Messages
5,022
I actually think it looks nice and I think a plain band (or actually two nice narrow shiny ones) would contrast the setting and make it really pop. But, YOU have to love the ring. You have to love it and want to keep it. If you don't like the proportions, say something now.

Nevertheless, have a look at this pics. http://www.arabiaweddings.com/tips/jewelry/new-wedding-ring-trend-stacked-rings

I'm not suggesting going for this many bands, but have a look at the nice plain wedding band next to the diamond bands. The difference in finish draws the eye to the textural focus -- the halo. So, that pops. But, if you look at the 4th picture, can you see how the matching wedding band(s) may draw the eye away from the halo. Too much of the same for the eye. I'd go to a store and, at least, try two little narrow shiny bands on each side of a similar height as your ring. Like 1.5 mm. Even silver will give you a good idea of the look if a BM is hard to find. For me successful ring pairing is not just size and scale, but thinking of texture and finish. If the ring is still with the jeweller, as they to take a photo with a stack for you (they can use the shank of a ring if they don't have bands handy).

But, if you really want a diamond band, these seem to have similar scale to yours and look great. It makes it look like three bands (showing only for ideas, not suggesting these vendors). It looks like the bands remain below the halo (not extending beyond it from the front view).

https://www.instagram.com/p/BGNjlk4odZK/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BA0-OXGIdcH/
midway down, round in square halo: http://raymondleejewelers.net/blog/engagement-ring-etiquette-dos-and-donts/
 

rockysalamander

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
May 20, 2016
Messages
5,022
I actually think it looks nice and I think a plain band (or actually two nice narrow shiny ones) would contrast the setting and make it really pop. But, YOU have to love the ring. You have to love it and want to keep it. If you don't like the proportions, say something now.

Nevertheless, have a look at this pics. http://www.arabiaweddings.com/tips/jewelry/new-wedding-ring-trend-stacked-rings

I'm not suggesting going for this many bands, but have a look at the nice plain wedding band next to the diamond bands. The difference in finish draws the eye to the textural focus -- the halo. So, that pops. But, if you look at the 4th picture, can you see how the matching wedding band(s) may draw the eye away from the halo. Too much of the same for the eye. I'd go to a store and, at least, try two little narrow shiny bands on each side of a similar height as your ring. Like 1.5 mm. Even silver will give you a good idea of the look if a BM is hard to find. For me successful ring pairing is not just size and scale, but thinking of texture and finish. If the ring is still with the jeweller, as they to take a photo with a stack for you (they can use the shank of a ring if they don't have bands handy).

But, if you really want a diamond band, these seem to have similar scale to yours and look great. It makes it look like three bands (showing only for ideas, not suggesting these vendors). It looks like the bands remain below the halo (not extending beyond it from the front view).

https://www.instagram.com/p/BGNjlk4odZK/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BA0-OXGIdcH/
midway down, round in square halo: http://raymondleejewelers.net/blog/engagement-ring-etiquette-dos-and-donts/
 

LLJsmom

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Oct 24, 2012
Messages
9,259
Yeah a bummer. If you had your heart set on matching that is ok. The current shank would be too thick for me if I wanted matching. If you are really ok getting a plain band great. But I would go for what you wanted in the fist place.
 

AprilBaby

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jul 17, 2008
Messages
10,618
I think it's lovely!
 

diamondseeker2006

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Messages
55,630
MeganShannon11|1469283539|4058592 said:
Bummed to see some of these replies because I had really wanted the traditional two ring look. What width would actually work for that with this style of ring?
There is the idea that a thinner shank makes the center stone look larger. I would go for 2-2.2 for the shank of the e-ring and 2-2.5mm for the wedding band. The shank could have been made with just slightly larger stones than the ones in the halo. The size of the center stone has a lot to do with the total look. If the center stone was 3 cts in a halo, the shank wouldn't look too out of proportion at 2.4mm. But I will tell you, most people here go with around 2mm shanks even for huge stones.

Look at these (shank and halos about the same size):

https://www.victorcanera.com/rings/engagement/the-emilya-halo-solitaire-with-2ct-vintage-cushion

https://www.victorcanera.com/rings/engagement/the-emilya-halo-solitaire
 

Gypsy

Super_Ideal_Rock
Joined
Aug 8, 2005
Messages
40,198
It is a bit on the thick side if you are doing two pave bands. I DO think it would look great with a plain metal, engraved, band.

I would stick to 2.1mm if you doing two pave shanks next to each other.
 

daintyG

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Sep 23, 2011
Messages
571
I saw a video of this ring last night on either Instagram or Pinterest. I remember because I loved it and I liked that the halo was thin and the shank was a bit wider. Also it had a beautiful gallery. I hope you will love it and wear it.
 

diamondseeker2006

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Messages
55,630
diamondseeker2006|1469306728|4058692 said:
MeganShannon11|1469283539|4058592 said:
Bummed to see some of these replies because I had really wanted the traditional two ring look. What width would actually work for that with this style of ring?
There is the idea that a thinner shank makes the center stone look larger. I would go for 2-2.2 for the shank of the e-ring and 2-2.5mm for the wedding band. The shank could have been made with just slightly larger stones than the ones in the halo. The size of the center stone has a lot to do with the total look. If the center stone was 3 cts in a halo, the shank wouldn't look too out of proportion at 2.4mm. But I will tell you, most people here go with around 2mm shanks even for huge stones.

Look at these (shank and halos about the same size):

https://www.victorcanera.com/rings/engagement/the-emilya-halo-solitaire-with-2ct-vintage-cushion

https://www.victorcanera.com/rings/engagement/the-emilya-halo-solitaire
Sorry, I had a typo up there. I meant 2.0-2.2mm for the e-ring and the wedding band.
 
Be a part of the community It's free, join today!
    Three-stone engagement ring upgrade
    Three-stone engagement ring upgrade
    Vintage OEC Bracelet
    Vintage OEC Bracelet
    June’s Birthstone Trinity
    June’s Birthstone Trinity

Need Something Special?

Get a quote from multiple trusted and vetted jewelers.

Holloway Cut Advisor



Diamond Eye Candy

Click to view full-size image.

New posts

Top