I thought the second rose gold ring was gorgeous but I know you weren't happy with it. Have any changes been made to the prongs and spacing on the new white version? I only ask because to me it looks the same as the previous halo and my wish for you is that the third time will definitely be the charm!
Thanks so much for your feedback. So, you know what I’m talking about and being picky is not a bad thing. I love your ring, it is beautiful! I was told that mine too would look like the stones fit nicely under the center stone, and so there would be no gaps. My stone is 1.90 and the halo stones are 2.2mms. I had asked for different sizes of stones but I was told that the manufacture would remake the same ring, but anything different I might have to pay extra. So please see my new post and provide feedback. From one picky person to another, lolI still love halo’s and they really are the best way to increase the finger coverage. I think the problem between your inspiration pic and your completed ring is that the center stones are different sizes. Your center is smaller and the shape of the first setting is not my favorite for a halo.
I am going against the grain here because I basically have the same setting in a round. I can see from your latest pic that the stones were not large enough. I think when the halo is nice and tight, the whole center look’s like one piece from arm’s length. I personally love the look and don‘t think it takes away from my center. I had it as a solitaire for many years but my finger needs a sizable center and it’s going to be awhile before I get that 4 carat!
I think you are on the right track. I was so picky about any airline. This was the 3rd try for me too. I also had them lift the stone slightly to tuck the halo under and I am not sure the degree’s anymore but it had a slight tilt to keep it from looking like a UFO. The halo stones are approx. 2.25 mm (5 point) around a 2 carat round with 3 mm (10 point)
Have you thought about slightly increasing the size of the rounds at the N/S points? That can help elongate the oval and give it a more antique look. I have also seen people put slightly larger stones at the E/W points before the pave begins which will make the stone/setting looks a bit fatter like your inspiration pic. Just some ideas...I would go with PT950/RU or unplated white gold If you want to make the stones look whiter or play up the yellow undertones in that diamond.