Halo or solitaire?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: If this were your ring, which would you choose?
    Ritani cushion halo with .75 ct round diamond : (35 votes)
    39 %
    .90 ct solitaire : (54 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 2
    905 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I have a pave halo and I feel loike I have to baby it lol. With a solitaire she can add bands to bling it up! Is finger coverage a big deal to her?

    Post # 3
    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’d got with the solitaire, but halos aren’t my favorite.

    Post # 4
    12884 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Solitare, it’s bigger, so if she ever wants to upgrad the setting down the line, it’ll be cheaper and she’ll lose less money than upgrading a diamond.  I loooove the solitare + diamond band look.  And for me, simplicity of single diamond looks better than the clutter of a halo.

    Post # 5
    5392 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    ButterflyButterfly:  I voted halo because I like more bling and prefer the way lots of diamonds sparkle to the way one single one does. But, that’s just me. 

    As far as babying it goes, I have a cluster with lots of pave-set stones in the halo and band. I wear it almost all the time, Inc for sleeping and swimming, and only take it off to shower and do messy things (eg marinate meat, use fake tan). I’ve been doing so for coming up to a year now with zero issues; also had no issues with my previous ring which was the same design but in white gold. So personally that wouldn’t be a deciding factor for me. 

    Post # 6
    867 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    ButterflyButterfly:  I have the exact ring you pictured above (the ratani French set halo) just a bigger center stone and I love love love it. That being said it’s actually fairly delicate and is actually at ratani now because I caught the top of the ring on something and it bent and one of the pave diamonds fell out (they are fixing free of charge even though it was my fault, great company). I’m super hard on my hands and wasn’t being careful because I figured the ring would withstand anything (it’s not the quality of the ring it was my own stupidity that messed it up), and I plan on treating it much more carefully when I get it back. It could be different because my center stone is larger /heavier and the band is so so thin that it bent easier.  That being said I’m still obsessed with my ring and would never change it. she doesn’t have to walk on eggshells if that’s the ring she chooses, but it will be way more fragile than the solitare for sure. If that’s her main concern and she loves both styles go with the solitare. Here is a pic of my ring for reference. Hope that helps! 

    Post # 7
    387 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014 - Windstar on Naples bay

    I vote solitare! I love my solitare! I have a half eternity diamond band as my wedding band (and my actual wedding band is diamond and saphire eternity heirloom band that I don’t wear often and it goes perfectly with that too.) and it goes perfect with everything I wear! 

    Post # 9
    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    Solitaire. I actually was between similar choices and I regret the decision I had made. It was between a .74 center in a Scott Kay halo, or a larger solitaire. I went with the bling. 2 years later I reset my .74 center in a solitaire setting and I love the simplicity. It’s so comfortable to wear, it doesn’t spin like crazy and I don’t have terrible scrapes from the pave rubbing on the side of my neighbor fingers. She can always reset later. 

    Post # 10
    1244 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Solitaires are my favorite! 

    Post # 11
    592 posts
    Busy bee

    I used to love halos. And I do still enjoy them. But I’ve found after a few years they’re not the first style I gravitate towards anymore. 

    Then again I also don’t like knife edge cause I have short fingers and I feel like ttheahank highlights it, so my opinion is useless either way. XD

    I agree with other posters, going with the bigger stone now could mean an easier/cheaper upgrade if she does bore/tire of it. That would be what’s most practical. 

    Post # 12
    109 posts
    Blushing bee

    Have her try on wedding bands with each ring to see which look she prefers. That may help her to make up her mind. 

    I vote for the solitaire though! I have one and love it! 

    Post # 13
    929 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    barbie86:  my jewler told me not to swim with  my ring he said over time the chlorine will actually wear away at the prongs that hold your diamonds and said he has seen many women upset because they look up and one day their diamond is gone… I did it once and told him about it an he smacked me on the hand and said “stop it”. 

    Post # 14
    5392 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    creeative1:  you shouldn’t swim with a gold ring on, that’s true; I always took my first ring off when swimming (plus it was white gold so had the added issue of the plating wearing away more quickly!). Platinum is fine though which is one reason I had my original replicated in platinum. That said, once we’re married I plan on wearing a plain band only when swimming rather than my set. 

    Post # 15
    8589 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I love halos..but mine is fishtail prong set and very sturdy..pave settings wouldn’t work for me since im constantly working with my hands..but it depends on how hard you are with your hands..I see why this is a tough decision they are both gorgeous rings..but I prefer the halo as I love bling!!

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