Post # 1
But for some reason I am loving solitaire rings right now! Not that there’s anything wrong with solitaires but I have always loved halos and I love my halo ring…but lately I’ve been seeing solitaires and thinking “hmmm, should I have gotten a solitaire?”. Haha I know it’s silly. I love big rings which is part of the reason I love halos, since they can make smaller diamonds appear larger. I also know that if I was to have a solitaire I would want a bigger stone…right now I have a 1ct center stone (which isn’t small by any means) but I would more than likely want closer to a 2ct with a solitaire, which is definitely not something we are willing to pay for.
So I know this post is silly and really has no point…I’m just curious if other girls have the same thoughts. Halo girls, do you ever wonder if you should have gotten a solitaire? Solitaire girls, do you ever wonder if you should have gotten a halo?
Also totally off subject, but dang do I wish I had known about moissanite before I got engaged lol
Post # 3
I feel ya on this. I am totally picky with solitaires though, so most don’t make my heart patter. But while I always knew I wanted a halo, right before we pulled the plug on my custom ring I got this feel like “Oh my gosh, we could save a lot of money and still have a gorgeous ring if I did a rose gold solitaire setting!”
My favorite is Jcent’s rose gold solitaire with a barely pink 10mm OEC moissy. I’d have put a 9-10mm unenhanced OEC in one and been really happy I think. My I love pave, so I know my halo is totally the perfect ring for me in the long run. But I’d sure love a solitaire in the future 🙂
Here’s Jcent’s solitaire thread: http://betterthandiamond.com/discussion/ubbthreads.php/topics/784007/1
Post # 4
@Kat: omg I love all of her rings!!! Seriously everytime I see her post them I drool a little bit haha
Post # 5
@IzzyBear: I think everybody does! I wish I worked for Schubach’s! 😛
Post # 6
I totally feel you on this! I used to hate solitaires, I thought they were so boring and I always felt like if I got one I would be insulted because my fiance would think I’m boring enough to have one. But now, I LOVE THEM!! I think they’re so pretty and that’s all I can see myself having. Weird how things change hey?!
Post # 7
@givemecouture: glad to see I’m not the only one! I used to think they were so boring too but now I like the simplicity of them. But I still love the blingy “over-the-top” look of my halo lol.
Post # 8
I’ve never been a fan of solitaires, and even after being on this website that didn’t change. I love halo rings, and have fallen in love with different cut stones just because of their halo.
I think solitaires are too…there. The only time I like them is when they are more than 1 ct and perfect everything. The less perfect they are, the less beautiful I feel they are. I also don’t like how they sit so high.
I dunno. I’ve just never been a fan.
Post # 9
I’ve never wished I had a solitaire over my halo. I hate how prongy solitaires look.
Post # 10
Since being here, my taste in rings has definitely broadened. I love my halo, but I actually wanted a solitaire with pave band. Not sure I’d ever go solitaire with plain band, though I love that look paired with a pave wedding band.
Post # 11
@IzzyBear: I don’t have an engagement ring yet, but I do flip flop on wanting a solitaire and a fancier ring. I am not sure that a solitaire is really “me”, though. I’d like one for my right hand one day 🙂
Post # 12
I used to want a halo or a semi-solitaire ring with side stones, but not a 3-stone… I was DEAD set on not having a 3-stone and thought they were so boring and not my style.
Then… I changed my mind. Abruptly. And now I only want a 3-stone!
Post # 13
I love my solitaire! Wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Post # 14
The only rings I would ever want for myself are either a round brilliant halo (which is what I have) or a round brilliant solitaire. Those have always been my favorite and I haven’t changed my mind. There are lots of other gorgeous rings, but these are just my style.
FI thought solitaires were too plain so he went for the halo. I love it and don’t have any ring envy 🙂
Post # 15
@MissCalifornia: I just combined all my loves, three stones and halos.
Post # 16
I hav a solitaire, I love it! I love the the simplicity of it and how classic it is. It’s a 1ct stone, but it looks bigger because I have very tiny hands and my fiancé picked a stone that has a wider face and is shallower. I’m not sure of the correct terminology for it.
I’ve never been a huge fan of halos – they just seem like there’s too much going on for me. But my opinion could change!