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bright ice

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Which should I use on a custom halo for a colored stone? Is there a noticeable difference and are they worth the extra cost?
 

Asscherhalo_lover

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I visited David at DBL yesterday and I got to see comparable halo setting done with single cuts and full cuts. I prefer the single cuts in tiny melee stones (the ones I saw were all 1 point or less). They produced broader flashes of light and to me looked better than the full cuts. The full cuts looked like fuzzy dots of white light where the single cuts actually produced flashes of light. Try to find a place where you can see single cuts in person to compare. Many fine watches with diamonds use single cuts. My husband's Rado watch has single cuts.
 

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Asscherhalo_lover|1314317898|2999733 said:
I visited David at DBL yesterday and I got to see comparable halo setting done with single cuts and full cuts. I prefer the single cuts in tiny melee stones (the ones I saw were all 1 point or less). They produced broader flashes of light and to me looked better than the full cuts. The full cuts looked like fuzzy dots of white light where the single cuts actually produced flashes of light. Try to find a place where you can see single cuts in person to compare. Many fine watches with diamonds use single cuts. My husband's Rado watch has single cuts.
Thanks Asscherhalo_lover.
I really don't have the luxury of time at this point. My ring is in progress and I need to decide soon. From my search on PS, it seems that single cuts would be the better choice.
 

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Victor Canera is making my ring with single cuts. I wanted them for the same reason asscherhalo_lover described, I like the broader flashes, to me it was worth the extra $$$
 

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Thank you Bright Ice to posting this question! that was exactly I wondering and just about to get a halo setting too. Good to know and YES, I made up my mind with single cut:) Cheer!
 

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maplefemme|1314322485|2999791 said:
Victor Canera is making my ring with single cuts. I wanted them for the same reason asscherhalo_lover described, I like the broader flashes, to me it was worth the extra $$$
He is making my ring as well, we discussed single cuts today.
 

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luckky|1314324302|2999823 said:
Thank you Bright Ice to posting this question! that was exactly I wondering and just about to get a halo setting too. Good to know and YES, I made up my mind with single cut:) Cheer!
You are so welcome. I have just made up my mind too for them :appl:
 

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bright ice|1314324786|2999828 said:
maplefemme|1314322485|2999791 said:
Victor Canera is making my ring with single cuts. I wanted them for the same reason asscherhalo_lover described, I like the broader flashes, to me it was worth the extra $$$
He is making my ring as well, we discussed single cuts today.
Can't wait to see your ring when it's done, the single cuts will be beautiful :appl:
 

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I've had both in my halo. I did prefer the look of the single cuts in many ways, but I love my full cuts now too.
 

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Ari is using single cuts in my ring for the same reasons posted above. They are pricier than full cut, but I really love the look they provide!
 

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Hi,

I just bought single cut halos on earrings . They do sparkle and look very nice around my emerads;

thanks,
Annette
 

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yennyfire|1314361075|3000080 said:
Ari is using single cuts in my ring for the same reasons posted above. They are pricier than full cut, but I really love the look they provide![/quote]

This is exactly what VC says.
 

heb1976

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I wish I had chosen single cuts for my rings. Eh, live and learn. I think you've made the right decision!
 

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bright ice|1314382223|3000477 said:
So, will single cuts work well with a mahenge spinel?
I'd prefer them too ::)
 
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