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Noahsmom

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I have noticed many posters here have custom rings done or have worked with some jewelers to make their dream ring.
I would love to get some ideas. I currently have a .52 RB, H-SI1 with a wrap of 2-.25ct, both are set in 18K WG.
I have been looking up stones, and I was initially going to replace just the center stone with a .84 H&A. I think this will look stunning.

However...you all have created a dilemma for me. I am now debating on whether it would be better to just use my .52 in a new setting. If I did this, what do you think would be the best setting to really make it pop? I was thinking a halo setting, but I would love your advice. I do really want the H&A stone, I will put it in a 4 prong Tiffany style and the wrap will be soldered on.

So which would be better? Put the H&A with the wrap or use the .52 in a new setting?

It''s late and I''m somewhat rambling so I really hope this makes sense. I look forward to hearing your ideas! Thank you!



 

Tuckins1

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Personally, I would use the old stone and put it in a lovely halo setting. Do you have any particular preference for halos? There are so many... Let''s see if I can find a few for some ideas...
halo1
halo2
halo3
halo4
halo5
halo6
halo7
halo8
Sorry if I flooded you with too many... I just love this website!! They do have more halos than this, I just didn''t want my list to get too long! You should go through all of the round brilliant settings, they are gorgeous!!
 

atroop711

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Hi Noahsmom,

I was in your situation a few yrs back. For our 10th anniversary we wanted to get a new entire ring. Our budget was nice but not enough for the size stone I wanted. Since I LOVE vintage inspired jewelry, I had the diamond set in a halo setting. It was the perfect solution for my ring. I got the style I LOVE and also the sz I had hoped for in an e-ring. I also had the setting custom made by WF. In order to get all I wanted (stone and custom setting) this is what I did...I got an H-SI2 (very eye clean) stone with strong blue fluorescence. SInce I went with these stats, I was able to get my perfect stone and setting and all within our budget.

Gl and happy shopping.
 

Noahsmom

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I love halo''s, I think they are stunning. So .52 isn''t too small for a halo? I always thought I needed at least a 1 or 1.2ct to fit in it.

Thank you for the suggestions. Knox has amazing settings. I had found some at Pearlman''s that I really liked too. This was just supposed to be a simple stone upgrade, whoops
 

Noahsmom

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I agree, #3 is amazing. I have contacted them


I''m so excited! Thank you all so much for the replies. More suggestions are welcome!
 

atroop711

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Date: 2/9/2009 10:41:37 AM
Author: Noahsmom
I agree, #3 is amazing. I have contacted them



I''m so excited! Thank you all so much for the replies. More suggestions are welcome!

I love this setting. I have my RB set in an octagonal halo just like this. It looks amazing on the finger. Let us know what you decide

GL
Annette, (another Noah''s mom)
 

tyty333

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I really like #3 but if your budget wont go that high #4 - with a single band would be pretty too!
 

Noahsmom

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I am currently thinking a split shank is going to be best, that way it at least gives the illusion of 2 bands. I just want a halo that gives the illusion it is more than just the e-ring. I have the wrap as my wedding band, and I like the 2 in 1 look.

I found some amazing Bev K''s on Pearlman''s. Joseph was incredibly helpful, and at James Allen, Darrin is helping me find a stone and I thing a wonderful stone with a Bev K or Knox setting will stunning...all for a bit more than the price of the H&A I was looking at.
I''m glad DH isn''t around, otherwise I wouldn''t be able to do all this
 

LaurenThePartier

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Date: 2/9/2009 9:55:37 AM
Author: Noahsmom
I love halo''s, I think they are stunning. So .52 isn''t too small for a halo? I always thought I needed at least a 1 or 1.2ct to fit in it.

Thank you for the suggestions. Knox has amazing settings. I had found some at Pearlman''s that I really liked too. This was just supposed to be a simple stone upgrade, whoops
In answer to your question, a .52 is definitely not too small to halo! I just had my .52 ACA halo''d and I love the look!
 

LaurenThePartier

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Here''s a quick hand pic for size. I''m a 5 btw!

 

Noahsmom

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Lauren that is beautiful!
Your picture has just confirmed I am on the right track with a halo, thank you so much for boosting my confidence! Can I ask where you got your setting from?
 

metro

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I too got my .52 RB solitaire into a halo - and let me tell you - WHAT A DIFFERANCE! The halo added so much *oomph* and sparkle and it gave me the vintage look I so wanted!

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LaurenThePartier

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Date: 2/9/2009 1:23:44 PM
Author: Noahsmom
Lauren that is beautiful!
Your picture has just confirmed I am on the right track with a halo, thank you so much for boosting my confidence! Can I ask where you got your setting from?
The setting is from Ebay seller, Lord of Gem Rings. It's a nice setting, but it's probably not what I would have picked for a daily wear setting. It's an inexpensive setting, and it shows. Kind of a rough, unpolished basket, hollow, uneven spacing, and the diamonds aren't the greatest. But, it's great for a "couple times a week" ring!

Here's a link to the setting: http://cgi.ebay.com/ROUND-6-5MM-PAVE-DIAMOND-14K-WHITE-GOLD-SEMI-MOUNT-RING_W0QQitemZ370155079912QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGemstone_Rings?hash=item370155079912&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14
 

honey22

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Lauren the Partier just got a FABULOUS halo 0.5ct ring!!! It''s super stunning, I will see if I can find the linky
 

honey22

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Here ya go


https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/i-heart-my-new-aca.106664/

ETA - I am moron!! I didn't read the whole thread and just saw that the pics have already been posted. Sorry for being a duffer
 

LaurenThePartier

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Date: 2/9/2009 4:04:45 PM
Author: honey22
Here ya go


https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/i-heart-my-new-aca.106664/

ETA - I am moron!! I didn''t read the whole thread and just saw that the pics have already been posted. Sorry for being a duffer
Hehe! Thank you, Honey!
 

LaurenThePartier

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Metro, I have to say, I''m a SUPER fan of your ring! I just love the squared off halo, and your before and after pics were enough to make me go halo over solitaire with my recent ACA project! Just love the plain shanks!
 

Noahsmom

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Metro, where did you get your setting?

Lauren, I love the brilliance of your stone. I think I am liking the contrast of square halo and round diamond. I just found a great stone on JamesAllen.com that I might be purchasing...just for fun
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I did talk to Joseph and Pearlman''s and Brian Knox, and I''m just so undecided of what to do. I know for sure I want a split shank and square halo. Pearlman''s is offering me a great deal on them, but I just feel the urge to keep looking. If I keep looking then I''m probably going to change my mind again.
 

Noahsmom

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I have gotten some approval from DH!

He has given the go-ahead for this setting:
http://www.pearlmansjewelers.com/jewelry-designers/beverley-k-jewelry/rings/103PP1/63/

A .86 ct I-SI1 Ideal in there should look good right?
 

Noahsmom

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Thank you! I think I am changing my mind again...ugh.

I''m waiting for Irishgrrrl to post her Bev K first just so I can see what it''s like for hand shots!
 

MMT

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Wow what a fun project, it''s going to be gorgeous
 

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Date: 2/9/2009 2:54:59 PM
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I too got my .52 RB solitaire into a halo - and let me tell you - WHAT A DIFFERANCE! The halo added so much *oomph* and sparkle and it gave me the vintage look I so wanted!
I have always loved your ring!!
 
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