The halo tops were turned on a Foredom lath and then attached to stubby prongs on a hand carved rounded ring band. This gives it a "flying saucer just landed on a ring" look :)
The first ring would be for faceted 5mm stones like diamonds, moissanites, sapphires etc. The center stone would be set flush into the halo. I guess small tiny gem stones could be flush set all around to give it even more sparkle. But usually I go more for the understated look, I prefer the cleaner version without added small sparkles on the wide rim.
|Wax model of Halo ring with moissanite|
|Side view showing the elevated Halo top|
|Underside of Halo ring|
|Ring on hand|
|Halo ring for unusual black needle quartz|
|Wax model shown worn on hand|