(Closed) A Trend of Trends

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What do you think of halo rings?
    Love them! Give me the extra sparkles! : (182 votes)
    34 %
    Too trendy. I want something that will always be "classic." : (117 votes)
    22 %
    Hate them for other reasons (explain!) : (43 votes)
    8 %
    Meh. : (69 votes)
    13 %
    I like them, but they're not for me. :) : (125 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    794 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I love them but don’t have one. I don’t think people should worry about what is “trendy” and should just get what they love. If everyone like the same things, rings would all look the same and that would be pretty boring!

    Post # 5
    Member
    5408 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I didn’t vote because no options fit. I really like some of them, but not on me particularly. I’m more a solitaire girl. But I do think they’re trendy, especially the micropave halos that are so popular. But that’s not supposed to be an insult or anything, to me it’s just the truth. It really should not matter what is trendy if you love it. 

    Edit: also, I just think all the micropave would drive me nuts worrying about losing diamonds and repairing prongs, etc. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    2950 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I like them though I didn’t get a halo for either of my engagement rings. However, I wouldn’t rule out ever geting a halo ring.

    I’m not too concerned about them being trendy. Perhaps they are quite popular at the moment but I don’t tend to pay attention to trends.

    Post # 8
    Member
    5408 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @RenoSweeney24:  if you see a yellow gold marquise solitaire, do you think 80s? I do, and maybe halos will be like that someday but honestly, who cares!

    Post # 10
    Member
    2281 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t think I would want a Halo for myself but they are pretty. 

    @RenoSweeney24:  I’d love to see a pic of your Mom’s halo though Smile

    Post # 11
    Member
    2146 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I’m not really a fan of them. I mean, some of them are pretty, but they’re really not for me.

    Post # 13
    Member
    6365 posts
    Bee Keeper

     White diamond halos on white diamonds don’t appeal to me, because it blurs their edges and makes it look more indistinct, which looks cluttery and broken up to my eye. Sometimes it’s difficult for me to tell a halo from a cluster.

    One of the things that appeals to me about diamonds is their very very sharp edges/distinctions, like inside, when a facet lights up, that whole facet lights, and around it, are other facets, each behaving wholly and seperately, one perhaps in a gorgeous steely gray at this moment, and the next one cooly giving a lovely white, the borders between all 3 being such sharp divisions. And when fire and brilliance break out of the diamond, it is in lovely big fat chunks of light, exploding like a big firework.

    With melee (about less than 20 points) diamonds, this is all occuring on a smaller scale, and because our eyes cannot resolve it, it looks very different… more blurred, more “glittering” than “explosive.” That’s just the way they are and that’s fine, but what I don’t understand is why one would surround a larger diamond with those, because it makes the whole thing blend and look and act more like it’s all melee. Especially if the metal is white too, because that’s very low-contrast. It feels blurry and dizzying.

    It is maybe my “intense” and “definition-seeking” nature that makes me love the big, fat, flashes and highly defined boundaries, but that’s what I love, visually.

    Another factor is that sometimes, halos can give the impression that the wearer thought there was something wrong with the diamond…that is, that it wasn’t big enough on its own. It doesn’t matter what size it actually is, the halo suggests a sense of disappointment and lack of confidence to me. I just don’t like that feeling. I know others might not think that way about halos, but that’s where my head goes, and since I’m of the “stand tall and be proud of the real you, whatever it might be, just be you and show you know that’s awesome, don’t try to be something else” school, it doesn’t fit with it.

    Post # 15
    Member
    2945 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I’m not a fan of halos and I think the trend is on its way out.

    I still  love my classic round solitaire:)

    Post # 16
    Member
    4664 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I lack a fixation on anything being classic or timeless. It might even be cool to have a “trendy” ring… something that is emblematic of when you got it. But halos aren’t really my thing.

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