Post # 1
I know that halo’s have been around for a long time, probably because they are so gorgeous, but they are so popular right now! I wonder.. do you think that halo’s will kind of ‘date’ your engagement (aka: do you think that 30 years from now people will look at your ring and know when you got engaged? Is that a bad thing?) They are just sooo beautiful!!!!!!! It’s something in the back of my head and wondering if anyone else feels the same?
Hopefully no one finds this offensive – they are gorgeous and I understand why they are so popular. I know that rings from the 80’s can be easily spotted (certain ones in my eyes at least) and I kind of want a timeless ring (not a round solitare).
Post # 3
I agree, when I got my ring reset I reallllly wanted a halo. I think they are gorgeous and they make the the center stone appear huge! But after seeing how many are on the bee and pinterest, I think you’re right.
Post # 4
I don’t know, I don’t think it dates them really, since they’ve always been around, though they are more prevalent now. Maybe I’m biased though, since I’m used to my mom’s e-ring from 1975 which is a sapphire with a halo – so funny how that’s back in now thanks to the royal wedding. I mean… they’re so popular right now that it may ‘date’ your engagement slightly, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing. As long as I still love it in 50 years I really don’t care what the latest fad is then 🙂
Post # 5
nope doesnt date it at all…halos have been around since the victoria era and came back out in the early 1920s (art deco) then are coming out now….just like everything….beauty comes back
I am getting mine halo’d soon and cant wait
Post # 6
Eh who cares if they’ll be “dated” later? I say get what you want now! 🙂
tbh though, I picked a simple solitare partially because I feel they are classic and never go out of style. I also feel like it matches any style of clothing (I tend to change my style often lol)
Post # 7
@booEXcore: That was something I considered a lot when FI and I first started ring shopping. It’s so, so easy to be drawn to things that are trnedy now or have been trendy for a while. I wavered between a classic soliatire (which I always thought I wanted) and a more upated halo, and when I started to really think about it, I did worry that in 25-30 years, people may look at my ring and find it dated looking, much like I do when I see people who have yellow gold/pear shaped/marquis shaped rings that were so popular in the 80s (but still beautiful, don’t get me wrong, not trying to offend!!).
When we went to the store to try on rings, the jeweler was so impressed with me that I firmly stated I wanted a solitaire, nothing was changing my mind. He said it was the most classic of all settings and it was timeless. He said so many people my age came in and got the trendiest rings, but then those same people would come back in 5-10 years looking to re-set their stones to something else that didn’t look dated. I’m so happy I chose a solitaire and wouldn’t have chosen anything else. Plus, the way I look at it, if I do ever want to change my setting, I have a 1.2 carat gorgeous stone to start with!! I keep reminding FI taht I actually SAVED him money by wanting a solitaire. He only had to buy the stone…the classic tiffany setting was free 🙂
Post # 8
I love that they make the center stone look so much larger too! They are just so beautiful.. I just don’t want my ring to look ‘dated’ as if it came from a certain time period. And I know we cant tell the future of fashion (obviously)-its just so hard to tell what will always be classic!
Post # 9
Thank you everyone for your advice and ideas! I agree, I probably shouldn’t be so concerned with it being ‘dated’ in the future – I should just go with what I love and will continue to love (which for me is a 3 stone pear ring – but currently cannot have it).
My style does tend to change alot and you know whats weird? My ring style keeps on changing too! Its hard to predict what I’ll like next.. haha. I feel terrible for my SO who keeps on having to see all of these different designs that I love one day and love another the next.. ugh.
Post # 10
I think a halo in combination with your age (general age, not exact because I don’t know that) will date your engagement somewhat. People will likely know that you got engaged in the early 2000s based on these two factors. I don’t think it matters though. Get what you like now. Who cares if people know (or assume) when you were engaged? They’ll likely make assumptions about when you got engaged based on your age alone anyway, so I don’t think there is any point in worrying about it. Besides, halos come in and out of style, so I don’t think they’ll ever have that stark dated stigma that many rings from the 80s have. Also, the ladies (at least most) who have those 80s rings still seem to love them, which is all that matters.
Post # 11
@booEXcore: I think right now it is definitely a trend. They are very beautiful and honestly since it can make the center stone look so large I think a lot of people on a budget consider that option, I know I did. As far as it being “dated” years from now that can very well be true. Pick a ring because you love it and don’t worry about the future to much. I am going through a similar dilemma but I’m going to chose what I like now. I’m recently liking rose gold, not because it is trendy or anything (I am far from being a trendy girl) but because I’m beginning to like warmer shades of gold when put against a white diamond (I love the contrast). Maybe years from now they’ll say she must have got engaged when rose gold was trending back then but I’m sure I will still love it because I’m chosing it because I like it. So when it goes out of style it won’t matter.
Now that I remember I went to a jeweler to check out some stuff and I was undecided because I express to him how I worried I would get bored of the ring and he said, “You can get bored of anything with time, just chose what you love now and you can motify it later.”
Post # 12
Who cares? They are beautiful and in my opinion, timeless!
Post # 13
No I don’t think that, nor would I care if it did considering I got my amazing halo 6 years after being “engaged” haha!
Post # 14
can somebody post some rings that look like they are from the 80s? Ive heard this before, for the 80s and for the 90s but I have no idea of what people mean
Post # 15
I think halo style rings are gorgeous and if thats what you like now i say go for it. There is nothing stopping you from down the line getting a diffrent band. I know for many they might not want a new ring because of sentimental reasons but you can always melt down your ring and use the same gold. This should only cost $1000 if 20 years from now you want something more modern and upto date 🙂 Pick whats going to make you happy!
Post # 16
@teabiscuit: to me this is like an 80’s ring. BUT clusters were hugely popular in the 1800’s as were halos! Everything eventually goes in and out of style.