Post # 1
I have been looking at rings for over a year now! I am excited and nervous because the purchase is most likely going to be made this weekend. We have a 1.22ct round brilliant diamond and are going to be picking out a setting.
Here’s my question. Do you prefer the look of a round diamond in a solitaire style with side diamonds (like a solitaire with pave), or would you choose a halo setting? There are so many beautiful ring settings out there!
Post # 3
@diamondgal23: Solitaire settings are so classic and timeless. The halo setting seems to me, to be a fad and a way for folks to make their center stone look bigger than they really are.
That said, you should get the setting you love. If you want a halo setting then get it. Everyone is going to have their own opinion but you will be the one wearing the ring, so go with whatever makes you happy!
Post # 4
I agree completely with @ArtDecoLisa. Solitaires will always be “in.” I have a feeling halos will end up like marquis cuts…considered out of style in a few years.
Post # 5
I love halos! Of course when I got engaged I didn’t know about them so I ended up with a 3-stone, but I’ve thought wistfully over the years of changing it.
Post # 6
@ArtDecoLisa: True, but I don’t see anything wrong with people wanting to make their center stones look larger. I figure one of these days, I can replace the smaller stone + halo with one larger stone. But in the meantime, if ten years pass and my ring looking dated means people know FH and I have made it ten years, all the better!
Post # 7
Halos are indeed a trend. But halos have also been around for 100’s of years!
I have a halo. I love both halos and solitaires. I just liked the added sparkle of the halo so went for it. My center stone is 3 1/2 carats & pink topaz. I had no intentions on making it look larger by getting a halo. I just thought it was pretty. 🙂
Post # 8
@ArtDecoLisa: i totally agree.
i love the look of both styles but i think the halo trend will fade. i have side stones for my ering and halo rings for my rhr. the best of both worlds.
Post # 9
I voted 3-stone. I am not big into bling (small fingers, simple person etc. etc.), so a halo would be too much for me 🙂
Post # 10
I love solitaires, you can’t go wrong with a classic solitaire!
Post # 11
Halos have been around for hundreds of years. When they are no longer “trendy” they will still be classic. There are bees on here with halos from their grandmas. Halos originated in the late 1800s and were popular throgh the early 1900s. For those who say it is a trend, you have to look past the last 50 years.
Post # 12
I have a halo and I love it! I think it’s very pretty. I actually would prefer it if it wasn’t trendy so less people have them. I like solitaires but find everybody has a round solitaire- I get the impression they’re the most popular. That can be a good or bad thing. It totally just depends on your preference.
Post # 13
Halos look really vintagey to me rather than trendy. I I like them but I think the center stone “pops” a lot more on a solitaire.
Post # 14
I love the look of halos right now, but solitaires are very classic and timeless. I would personally go with a solitaire. 🙂
Post # 15
I love love love halos! Hands down a halo!
Post # 16
I love halos but that could be also because I have the solitare with side stones and it’s something different. I think both are beautiful and you can’t go wrong either way.