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Solitaire to halo... before and afters!

MichelleCarmen

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These are all gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Great transformations!
 

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Date: 11/24/2009 11:29:14 AM
Author: D&T
Date: 11/24/2009 6:50:13 AM

Author: Maisie

Here is my old ring before and after
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1.03ct J vs2.
Maisie (sorry for the mini threadjack) did you Miss your halo when you bought your M solitaire?
I didn''t miss the halo because the M was 1.5ct and very large to me. If I was ever going to buy another diamond I would probably halo it though, I just love the look!
 

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Date: 11/24/2009 4:37:14 PM
Author: Maisie

Date: 11/24/2009 11:29:14 AM
Author: D&T

Date: 11/24/2009 6:50:13 AM

Author: Maisie

Here is my old ring before and after
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1.03ct J vs2.
Maisie (sorry for the mini threadjack) did you Miss your halo when you bought your M solitaire?
I didn''t miss the halo because the M was 1.5ct and very large to me. If I was ever going to buy another diamond I would probably halo it though, I just love the look!
Thanks Maisie
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The halo ring looks fabulous on your hand.. and I didn''t know you had a halo... before
 

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Huh. This is a great thread, very interesting! Some I think look better with halos, and some I really prefer as solitaires. I guess that means I''ll keep my solitaire and save for a halo RHR.
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Date: 11/25/2009 12:39:22 PM
Author: Kelli
Huh. This is a great thread, very interesting! Some I think look better with halos, and some I really prefer as solitaires. I guess that means I''ll keep my solitaire and save for a halo RHR.
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I think it depends on the style of halo, and that is personal taste KWIM?
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Seems from the photos that halos always add finger presence though!
 

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Date: 11/24/2009 12:48:20 PM
Author: iheartbora
I have a few saved on my desktop, but I don't know who is the owner... if you know, please add name/link!
This is Traysar's set, a different angle than the one posted above.

ETA Great additions iheartbora!
 

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Date: 11/24/2009 12:52:39 PM
Author: iheartbora
Another Ritani Endless Love...
I am fairly certain this comparison belongs to Chellebelle (I hope I spelled that right!)
 

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Date: 11/24/2009 12:56:57 PM
Author: iheartbora
Small center stone halo vs. Large center stone solitaire...
This is Mara''s 2.36ct J pictures with a ~1ct G in WF''s halo bezel setting!
 

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Date: 11/24/2009 9:53:27 AM
Author: Lurchie
Very illustrative photos and such fun to look at, not to mention gorgeous.

Watcha doin''
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Are you re-thinking your (someday) 2 ct. Sholdt semi-bezel? Cuz if you don''t want, I''ll take it! Do we need to get you interested in colored stones?
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LOL! I want a 2ct one day... but it ain''t gonna happen any.time.soon. I think it is about 5-7 years away. So for now I am looking to upgrade the color and setting of my ring for a modest cost to something that will keep me happy until then!
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DD - are you doing this upgrade with a halo or solitaire?
 

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Date: 11/25/2009 3:31:28 PM
Author: dreamer_dachsie

Date: 11/24/2009 9:53:27 AM
Author: Lurchie
Very illustrative photos and such fun to look at, not to mention gorgeous.

Watcha doin''
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Are you re-thinking your (someday) 2 ct. Sholdt semi-bezel? Cuz if you don''t want, I''ll take it! Do we need to get you interested in colored stones?
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LOL! I want a 2ct one day... but it ain''t gonna happen any.time.soon. I think it is about 5-7 years away. So for now I am looking to upgrade the color and setting of my ring for a modest cost to something that will keep me happy until then!
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I hear you and I can''t wait to see some of your ideas. Have you also considered a bezel?

Hey, I also think it''s very groovy of you to post so candidly about your feelings for your K. Having had the chance to admire my small K daily, I have decided that in a larger stone in an e-ring it would probably be too much warmth for *me* in a modern cut. I voted "I" in your poll.
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Date: 11/26/2009 9:15:08 AM
Author: Lurchie

Date: 11/25/2009 3:31:28 PM
Author: dreamer_dachsie


Date: 11/24/2009 9:53:27 AM
Author: Lurchie
Very illustrative photos and such fun to look at, not to mention gorgeous.

Watcha doin''
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Are you re-thinking your (someday) 2 ct. Sholdt semi-bezel? Cuz if you don''t want, I''ll take it! Do we need to get you interested in colored stones?
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LOL! I want a 2ct one day... but it ain''t gonna happen any.time.soon. I think it is about 5-7 years away. So for now I am looking to upgrade the color and setting of my ring for a modest cost to something that will keep me happy until then!
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I hear you and I can''t wait to see some of your ideas. Have you also considered a bezel?

Hey, I also think it''s very groovy of you to post so candidly about your feelings for your K. Having had the chance to admire my small K daily, I have decided that in a larger stone in an e-ring it would probably be too much warmth for *me* in a modern cut. I voted ''I'' in your poll.
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Hee hee... I am considering a bezel! I am going to start a reset thread because I need some help! And I waffle about my K... sometimes I think it is silly to care about color and sometimes I think it isn''t!
 

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Personally I think that halo settings are very distinctive. You really have to love them to go with them long term. That said a halo really really increases the "visual size" of the diamond.

I really like the RBs in halos.
 

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my vote (not that you asked) is a really classy/sexy bezel not a halo - but do what makes YOU happy of course, my dear. I would not worry about the K - it's cut all the way!

p.s. MY dachsie jumped right up onto the Thanksgiving Day Table - he couldn't take it anymore aftersmelling that turkey cook all day!
 

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Oh, Dreamer! This is the bestest thread ever!
 

marcy

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Great pictures - lots of gorgeous transformations.
 

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Date: 11/26/2009 7:40:39 PM
Author: motownmama
my vote (not that you asked) is a really classy/sexy bezel not a halo - but do what makes YOU happy of course, my dear. I would not worry about the K - it''s cut all the way!

p.s. MY dachsie jumped right up onto the Thanksgiving Day Table - he couldn''t take it anymore aftersmelling that turkey cook all day!
I really want to reset my diamond after trying on some styles the other day. Something more *substantial* will look so much better on my hands! But then I think if I am going to spend the money to get a new setting, probably not one I can plunk a bigger stone into later, then the diamond should be one that I adore... and I don''t adore this one
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Date: 11/26/2009 11:29:16 PM
Author: marcyc
Great pictures - lots of gorgeous transformations.

Ditto-great thread! The halos makes the diamonds look SO BIG! (Yes I do have a halo and yes I am a size girl!
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BEST of luck planning your reset!!!!!! - keep us posted.
 

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I went from a six prong to a plain bezel. Sorry it is not a full on halo hope that''s ok?
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Blackberry that is a great transformation!

I stumbled on a couple more pics..

Lmurden''s pre and post halo

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Firegoddess''s Pear pre and post halo!

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beautiful rings! lovely and elegant. yay! LOVE TO HAVE beautiful rings too.
 

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This is my 1.1 ct RB when it was in its half bezel setting before I had it put in a halo. Not the best picture but you can see the transformation.

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I''m loving these transformations.

Seeing my old solitaire setting makes me miss it, though. Sleek, simple and understated. Oy!

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Date: 12/8/2009 10:54:22 PM
Author: Bliss
I''m loving these transformations.


Seeing my old solitaire setting makes me miss it, though. Sleek, simple and understated. Oy!

Wow, Bliss! How do you manage to lift your hand to see that gorgeous halo???
 

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Date: 12/8/2009 10:57:59 PM
Author: DiaDiva
Date: 12/8/2009 10:54:22 PM

Author: Bliss

I'm loving these transformations.



Seeing my old solitaire setting makes me miss it, though. Sleek, simple and understated. Oy!


Wow, Bliss! How do you manage to lift your hand to see that gorgeous halo???

Thanks, DiaDiva! But if I had your ring, I wouldn't NEED a halo!
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Gimme! *hand outstretched*
 

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Haha Bliss....that is indeed my finger but it is unfortunately not my ring...it''s my fantasy ring from MS Rau. I don''t think DH will appreciate me selling him for it.
 

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Date: 12/8/2009 11:18:10 PM
Author: DiaDiva
Haha Bliss....that is indeed my finger but it is unfortunately not my ring...it's my fantasy ring from MS Rau. I don't think DH will appreciate me selling him for it.

But would they TAKE a DH for it? Hmmm...looking for a shopping bag big enough for DH to fit into....HMMMMMM!!!!

ETA: I love your reset! It's um...ahem...not that far from the MS Rau fantasy... just as yummilicious and drooltastic. WOWEEE. Makes me miss the classy solitaire.
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So many beautiful halos! I love all the transformations--so much sparkle!
 
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