I don't know why, but this totally made my day! I guess it's the little things. Here is the theory in practice:
This diamond is a round 1.21 carat in a solitaire mounting
Here is my ring. It's a round 1.21 carat in a halo mounting. See my point?
Here they are side by side
Huge difference, right?
Now I'm off to enjoy this gorgeous weather!