What color diamond should I buy with a halo setting?
“My girlfriend is absolutely head over heels with this milgrain halo setting from Brian Gavin. I had my heart set on buying her a two carat diamond, but have come to the realization that this is not realistic given my budget of $20k for an engagement ring. The setting is $3,260.00 in 18k white gold, which leaves me roughly $17K to spend on the diamond. My question is what color diamond should I buy for this halo setting? Can I get away with I-color? Or do I need to stick with F-G color center stones due to the F-G color accent diamonds? It seems like every article I read online provides conflicting information. Thoughts?”
I-color diamond with F-G color accents:
The question of whether it’s okay to place an I-color diamond in a ring with F-G color accent diamonds is pretty common. The reality is that our human eyes tend to focus primarily on the center stone set in the ring, focusing on the larger, brighter surface area provided by it. And then work outward towards the smaller accent diamonds which are more difficult for our eyes to focus upon.
Thus the color of the center diamond is not as critical a factor as people tend to make it. Over the years, we’ve set diamonds of all different colors in the center of rings like this halo setting from Brian Gavin. The rings always seem to look outstanding. One reason for this is the exceptional light performance that results from the precision cutting standards that Brian Gavin Signature diamonds are produced by.
Brian Gavin Signature diamond review:
You might want to consider this 1.705 carat, I-color, VS-2 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature round hearts and arrows diamond as a center stone. The combination of the center range zero ideal proportions, and the higher degree of optical precision exhibited by this diamond, make it an outstanding option that sparkles like crazy! Take a look at the ASET image provided for this diamond. Do you see all of that red? That is an indication that this diamond is going to be super bright, it’s collecting and reflecting back the brightest light present in the room! The green is evenly distributed, that is secondary brightness. And there is blue contrast evenly distributed throughout the arrows pattern.
This means that the diamond has been cut with an extreme degree of precision. It is gathering light from the brightest places in the room, and reflecting that light evenly back out for you to appreciate. You’re not likely to notice the slight difference in color between the center stone and the accent diamonds when you look at the finished ring, because your senses are going to be overloaded by the incredible spectral light show created by light reflecting off of this diamond. And isn’t that exactly what you’re looking for in an engagement ring?
Spectral bliss. That’s what you should expect, and that’s what you’ll get from Brian Gavin. You don’t have to worry about what color diamond to buy for a halo setting, because every one of our signature diamonds is produced to the highest standards, ensuring that each of our diamonds delivers the best light performance.