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Is my stone set too high in the halo?

Should I leave the ring as it is or lower the stone?

  • Leave as is

    Votes: 4 22.2%
  • Lower the stone

    Votes: 11 61.1%
  • Have a glass of wine and stop worrying about it!

    Votes: 3 16.7%

  • Total voters
    18

wolftress

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Dec 12, 2006
Messages
847
Hi everyone, I'm a long time lurker who's just come back to PS. I was hoping to get some advice: I just got a lovely pear halo ring last weekend that was completely remade in my size as I have tiny 2.75 fingers. When I tried on the ring in store, the diamond was set lower in the halo and looked more streamlined. While I like how sparkly the stone looks and how it catches the light when it's higher up in the setting, the side profile bugs me because I can see the airline between the diamond and the halo. I'm torn between taking it back to have the stone lowered or leaving it as is. Would appreciate advice or opinions!
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seaurchin

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Nov 2, 2012
Messages
900
Personally, I don't really have a preference on the issue. I've never bought or ordered a halo ring so haven't had reason to ponder the details of them too much. But I could see equal arguments for both ways.

The center stone and surrounding stones at the same level would be a sleeker look. The overall presence might look larger that way too, since the halo would have to be a little larger and since surrounding stones at the same level as the center stone would look more like an extension of the center stone.

On the other hand, the way it's set likely does allow more light to get into the stone, which can look more sparkly and can also make the center stone appear larger. It might also be more of a timeless look, whereas the sleek look and halo look are so popular now that they may appear dated in a few years.

I think it's just very subjective. So the important part is of course how you feel about it. It seems clear that what you got is not what you wanted or ordered/meant to order. Therefore, I vote that you should get it corrected and right after the purchase is the time for that. Please show comparison pics if you do! Good luck.
 
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wolftress

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Dec 12, 2006
Messages
847
Thank you seaurchin! I'm taking the ring back to the store today to see what they can do. I'll definitely be back with some 'after' photos!
 

cmd2014

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Aug 6, 2014
Messages
2,460
I think the bottom line is that if it bothers *you,* you should change it. Otherwise it will always bother you.
 

lambskin

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Aug 22, 2012
Messages
2,207
I like the elevation as it distinguishes the stone from the melee. It makes the stone pop out more and does not look like you are trying to make the stone look bigger. IMHO
 

wolftress

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Dec 12, 2006
Messages
847
Just posting an update! I went back and spoke to the jeweller who made the ring and he agreed to lower the stone at no extra cost. He said it would still be slightly elevated but the airline would be much smaller. I'm happy with how it is still distinguishable from the halo (so it doesn't look like a cluster ring).

Thank you to @lambskin @cmd2014 and @seaurchin for steering me in the right direction :appl:

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missy

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Joined
Jun 8, 2008
Messages
29,936
Beautiful.:love:
 

Mamabean

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Mar 31, 2018
Messages
6,487
So pretty! I’m happy you love it now..
 
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