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Opinions on Deco Cushion Halo Style Setting - Suggestions!

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  1. Heartly
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    by Heartly » Jul 2, 2012
    SO and I got engaged last week, but we're still working on the ring. We picked a stone from Adam at OWD last week, a 1.54 K antique cushion, about 6.75mmx6.75mm. The setting we're using as the inspiration is below, the jeweler will be making it with these modifications:

    - Entire setting will be made for cushion (so the halo will be cushion too)
    - Simplified the side/band detail so it's much less feminine, should look like these: http://jewelry.1stdibs.com/jewelry_item_detail.php?id=35555
    - Removed 'cage' looking part underneath crown so that I can get a (mostly) flush fitting band

    Here's the real question: The ring is still super fussy, which is cool, but I want to make sure I don't get tired of it. I'm thinking of having them eliminate the 'circle' details on the halo, so it's just plain halo all the way around. SO loves the setting because it's deco and looks steampunk-ish, but I need to make sure I can see myself in it forever. Thoughts?!?

    Setting:

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    Since it will be a cushion cut, I imagine it will overall look something like this:
    erstwhile_jewelry_vintage_engagement_ring-7928.jpg

    Thoughts?? Should I leave the circle/dot details in the halo? Or simplify them like above? Thanks!
     
    


    


  2. Mrs.W 514
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    by Mrs.W 514 » Jul 2, 2012
    Re: Opinions on Deco Cushion Halo Style Setting - Suggestion

    I really like the circle details. I think they add to the theme you are looking for. Since you are simplifying the shoulders and the basket of the ring I would leave the small bezel diamonds in the halo. If the circles are removed it will look more like most of the halos you see around, the circles are very unique.
     
  3. webdiva
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    by webdiva » Jul 2, 2012
    Re: Opinions on Deco Cushion Halo Style Setting - Suggestion

    I asked myself the same thing before adding the bezel details to my ring (which weren't on the original setting). It looked prominent on the photoshop I made, so I was a bit worried. However, in person - they blend in more. It's nice extra detail but doesn't overwhelm the ring. It gives it more of that art deco flair.

    Have you thought about what wedding ring you'd like to put with it? I had asked the undergallery be angled more so a ring goes a smidge more flush, but it wasn't - so it's good that you're altering that part. However, in trying on rings I also found I don't like it too flush since the halo would overlap the wedding ring so I'm glad I have a little bit of a gap to showcase the wedding ring. Good luck! How exciting and glad you're happy with the stone! :)
     
  4. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Jul 2, 2012
    Re: Opinions on Deco Cushion Halo Style Setting - Suggestion

    I love the circle details! I don't know if that is Beverley K or not, but there is a pendant setting like that that I just love!
     
    


    


  5. Heartly
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    by Heartly » Jul 2, 2012
    Re: Opinions on Deco Cushion Halo Style Setting - Suggestion

    Thanks Webdiva! Seeing your ring definitely pointed me in the right direction, can't wait to see those bands you get back. I think I'm ok with the band falling under the halo, but regardless, the cage-y thing (undergallery?) has never really been my thing, so I'd probably remove it anyway.

    And thanks to everyone else! Everyone I talk to seems to like the details, so I'll probably keep them!
     
  6. Heartly
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    by Heartly » Jul 2, 2012
    Re: Opinions on Deco Cushion Halo Style Setting - Suggestion

    I have no idea if it's Beverly K either, I should ask!
     
  7. webdiva
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    by webdiva » Aug 24, 2012
    Re: Opinions on Deco Cushion Halo Style Setting - Suggestion

    I'm almost 100% sure that's Bev K since I tried on the same one at another store! :) The little side details give it away.
     
  8. madelise
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    by madelise » Aug 24, 2012
    Re: Opinions on Deco Cushion Halo Style Setting - Suggestion

    I wouldn't get sick of that setting anytime soon :naughty:

    I think classic vintage/antique style rings are as timeless as the 6-prong solitaire.. Especially since you're getting an old cut! It'll definitely be heirloom worthy!
     
  9. JulieN
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    by JulieN » Aug 24, 2012
    Re: Opinions on Deco Cushion Halo Style Setting - Suggestion

    Never heard steampunkish applied to jewelry, until now....

    Anyway, I don't like those circle things either, but they are probably less noticeable in real life. I love cushion halos.
     

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