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VC halo vs solitaire- Calling @carbonfan!!!

Fancygems

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Calling @carbonfan ! I know you have both the VC Laurel Solitaire shown here:
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And the Art Deco French cut halo shown here:
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I know you purchased the halo for your right hand (I don’t wear rings on my right so I would switch out in rotation on my left. My question is after having own both of these what are your thoughts? BTW this is for an antique cushion. For example: I know @LLJsmom mentioned she thought she may miss the round outline of her stone in her octagonal setting. I enjoy this profile:
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In the halo, it looks as though you can see the top from top and crown over the bezel but not the sides Like on the solitaire. Do you miss seeing the side profile of the diamond? I know they are very different styles I was just hoping for your feedback on these two styles. Obviously one has much more coverage, do you feel the halo is better served as a RHR? Since I like the wavy band on the Laurel I thought about just having Victor make me a band!

I met with Victor this week and I am waiting for a quote on another ring w Traps but these two rings I very much enjoy as well. These are pricey so very much appreciate your time in advance.

Anyone else can jump in!

Thank you!!!
 

LLJsmom

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Just sayin... I have learned over the course of 8 years of consistently wearing erings, I do get bored of whatever style I happen to be wearing after 2-3 years. So the end result is I either change my setting or get an additional ring.

I don't wear usually wear RHRs either, so I would be fine wearing a halo on my left hand. A solitaire would be great too. So I don't think there is one more appropriate than another, just whatever you feel like wearing at the moment, or for the day. I think you need both... ;-)
 

Fancygems

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@LLJsmom thank you for your response, I feel that may be me as well that I tire of the same style (unfortunately).

HA! I was thinking I need both as well!
 
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missy

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Like @LLJsmom I think they both have benefits and it is hard to say which one is right for you. I always thought of myself as a solitaire girl but I have been wearing my ER OEC set in a halo for the past 2 years plus and I am surprisingly happy with it. I know eventually I am going to reset her in a solitaire but for now she brings me joy just as she is. There is no right or wrong. It's just what makes your heart sing and that can be more than (and often is) one option. Good luck and enjoy the process. Remember, changing one's setting isn't as difficult as finding the right stone. The setting isn't "set in stone" (haha) so to speak. :)
 

missy

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Thank you for chiming in @missy, I appreciate you sharing your experience!
My pleasure! I just want to reassure you that there is no wrong choice. It's only what choice is best for you at the time. And that can change. So don't let it paralyze you and instead enjoy figuring out what is the best choice for you right now.
 

Fancygems

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Hi @missy and @LLJsmom again:) This is the setting I asked for a quote on:
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Graduated traps, minus the channel set rounds, with mil-grain along the edge, single prongs and possible engraving Like this:
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or this:
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If I left out the engraving I like the flexibility of wearing an engraved band. Thoughts on cushions w reverse tapered shank and traps? The issue with this option is there is no sample of it to try on where w the solitaire and halo there is. He has a tapered w rounds but still not step cuts let alone step cuts w a cushion.
 

diamondseeker2006

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I will agree with @LLJsmom that I almost never wear a right hand ring. I think a ring worn on the engagement finger can be a solitaire, halo, or three stone. I adore the art deco french cut solitaire. I'd have that ring as an additional e-ring if I ever win the lottery!
 

Fancygems

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I will agree with @LLJsmom that I almost never wear a right hand ring. I think a ring worn on the engagement finger can be a solitaire, halo, or three stone. I adore the art deco french cut solitaire. I'd have that ring as an additional e-ring if I ever win the lottery!
Thank you for your input @diamondseeker2006 !!! You have halos, Art Deco asscher and solitaire! you do not gravitate towards one particular style over the other for your left hand ring finger?
 
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