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New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and Dana

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by PieNecessity, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. PieNecessity
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    by PieNecessity » Feb 20, 2016
    So after silently lurking on and off for a while I've decided to finally make an account. Thought I'd start off by sharing by gorgeous engagement ring! :)) I've been engaged for 8 months but I still find myself staring at her every day and feeling oh-so-lucky.

    The diamond is GIA 1.7something ct/XXX/K/SI1 (totally eye clean) Hearts and Arrows. I'm so in love with the warmth!!! I always thought "higher color grade = better diamond" but once we started looking at rings I came to realize that I liked warmer stones better for all their depth and color changes. FI insisted on only one thing, that the ring be YG, and that just made me want a warmer stone even more. We found the perfect diamond at Jangmi Jewelers in NYC's diamond district. We initially had her set in a pave 4 prong "solitaire" but something was just...missing.

    That's when lurking through these boards helped me decide on a halo reset and I couldn't be happier! When we were shopping before I had thought that I couldn't get a halo because they were chunky and wedding bands wouldn't fit under them but the internet helped me realize that those were only certain kinds of halos I had seen in shops. Once I realized that halos can be very practical and dainty if designed that way - we were on our way! FI and I designed the new setting together, keeping all the old diamonds including those from the pave shank and now I have my perfect dainty halo! Ken and Dana were a dream to work with and their craftsmanship was absolutely impeccable as always.

    Here are some pictures! When my FI saw her he said she was, "classy but with a touch of glam - just like you!"

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    Here's my favorite picture ever! I just love it when she picks up all the colors around her and throws them back at me. :love:

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    Just for fun, here are some "before" pictures in the original setting.

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  2. Bonfire
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    by Bonfire » Feb 20, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    Beautiful reset Pie. She was very pretty before but, wow really gorgeous in the halo! Extra yummy in yg :appl: Enjoy your new ring!
     
  3. Downsy
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    by Downsy » Feb 20, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    What a beautiful ring! And it was beautiful as a solitaire too! Win-win!
     
  4. Acinom
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    by Acinom » Feb 20, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    What a sophisticated and elegant ring. She looks stunning on you!
    Your stone looked gorgeous in the solitaire setting and even more so after the reset. Great choices!
     
    


    


  5. PieNecessity
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    by PieNecessity » Feb 20, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    Thank you all so much! I've definitely been enjoying it very much. ::)

    Acinom, your comment especially made me blush. I've seen so many comments about halos being tacky/gaudy/trendy/tasteless on other websites (especially weddingbee) that it's a refreshing change to see all the love for them here!
     
  6. Alex T
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    by Alex T » Feb 20, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    Ahhh... This is a most perfect reset :love: And what a beautiful diamond!
     
  7. hay joe
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    by hay joe » Feb 20, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    It looks very nice with the halo. The warm colors make it especially nice.
     
  8. JDDN
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    by JDDN » Feb 20, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    Yummy!! LOVE the warm stone and yellow gold halo! It's gorgeous on you, congratulation on your engagement!! :appl:
     
  9. bugbear
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    by bugbear » Feb 20, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    So pretty! Your K colour stone looks great in your yellow gold halo setting!
     
  10. PintoBean
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    by PintoBean » Feb 20, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    No, this is absolutely NOT a gaudy halo! She looks perfectly at home on your finger! The halo is the icing on the cake of a beautiful diamond!
     
    


    


  11. Rockinruby
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    by Rockinruby » Feb 20, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    Wow! Beautiful reset! Your stone was gorgeous before, but looks so wonderful in the halo too! :clap: I actually really like it in the new halo setting. The yellow gold looks lovely! :appl: Congrats!
     
  12. Queenie60
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    by Queenie60 » Feb 20, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    Very beautiful. Enjoy
     
  13. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Feb 20, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    Gorgeous ring! Looks wonderful in the delicate halo! :love:
     
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    by azstonie » Feb 20, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    I agree,not gaudy at all but rich looking and feminine and lively/glow-y. Congrats on a wonderful ring.
     
  15. PieNecessity
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    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    Thank you so much, everyone! I'm definitely very much in love with the ring. :love: :love:
     
    


    


  16. AprilBaby
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    by AprilBaby » Feb 21, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    She is a buttery beauty!!!!
     
  17. grateful4life
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    by grateful4life » Feb 22, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    Wow, great job! It's stunning in yellow gold!
     
  18. junebug17
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    by junebug17 » Feb 22, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    It's gorgeous! :love: Congrats on such a beautiful reset and wear it in health and happiness!
     
  19. Sphene
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    by Sphene » Feb 23, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    You done good shes a real beauty I like warm colors too :love: :love: :love:
     
  20. diamondhoarder
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    by diamondhoarder » Feb 23, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    Love your halo reset! Lovely pics of your ring - the centre diamond looks really beautiful.
     
  21. AdaBeta27
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    by AdaBeta27 » Feb 24, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    That's gorgeous. And it's a great example of how a warm diamond and a warm metal can be the perfect match for each other. :)
     
  22. CravingDiamonds
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    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    Absolutely gorgeous ring!
     
  23. PieNecessity
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    by PieNecessity » Feb 25, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    Thank you so much for the kind words everyone! I'm very touched. ::)
     
  24. nojs
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    by nojs » Apr 25, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    The most beautiful halo :) Enjoy your lovely ring!
     
  25. Laila619
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    by Laila619 » Apr 26, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    Beautiful ring! You don't see too many YG halos, it's really stunning!
     
  26. _lovesvintage_
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    by _lovesvintage_ » Apr 28, 2016
    Re: New here! My 1.7ct RB in a yellow gold halo by Ken and D

    Love your reset!!! Beautifully done and looks perfect on you.
     

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