(Closed) Halo.. Solitaire.. now I’m confused.

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Newbee

@OMFGitsJozLO: I’m quite the opposite. I’m set for the solitaire and after my e.ring was putting into the order and I’m lurking around all those ring site I fell in love with a halo ring. And I told my DH I would like to get a halo ring some years later.

For me, solitaire is simply elegant, easily go with all the outfits and occasion. It stands out pretty on its own.

Halo, somehow takes away the attention of the center stone, IMO. If I have a rather big colorless rock I would not put it in a halo setting. For me, halo give more finger coverage if I only have a decent size center stone.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think halos are just innately higher maintenence (harder to clean, more risk of damage/stone loss) because of all the tiny diamonds, but they definitely add more of a wow factor to smaller stones. For me, solitaires are more classic and simple, and are more elegant for larger stones. But really, it all comes down to the actual setting for me. I’ve been toally wowed and completely underwhelemed equally as often by individual solitaire settings and halo settings. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have a solitaire, and I LOVE it. Since you seem to be asking for opinions, I personally think that the look of a halo is rather “trendy” and will be “dated” in a few years or decades. I love solitaires b/c they’re so timeless.

Post # 6
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289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m not engaged yet but I have gone ring shopping with my SO. I was the opposite and always thought I would get a solitaire but they all look so tiny against my big fingers (thanks dad). I’m hoping I get a pear shaped halo instead. 

Have you gone ring shopping yet? It might make the decision a lot easier 🙂 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a solitaire but sometimes find myself lusting after halos. But then I think of how my ring is timeless and it will never be out of style.  But then again, who says halos will be out? I think if you need more coverage for your finger because of the size of the center stone, then go for it. But they are both gorgeous and stunning so whichever you choose will no doubt be gorgeous!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

One word: BLING!

Halo= Is much more blingy than a solitaire and may be more of an attention getter IRL (my opinion). A solitaire is a classic, timeless, beautiful. I love them both but LOVEEEEEEEE bling so I opted for a halo. However, I may switch to a solitaire setting when I have children just for sheer maintenance and concern that the halo may chip since it does take up more surface area on my finger.

**If you want to see a TON of before and after (Solitaire–>Halo and Vice Versa, check out this thread):

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/show-me-the-ring/solitaire-to-halo-before-and-afters-t130309.html

Some Halo’s I love others I HATE!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Wanderlusty:  I think you should go for a solitare if the stone is around a carat or greater. it really spotlights all of the light and shines extra crazy without the other stones in the way. Just my opinion though.

Get a solitare and then you could get a cz or other stone with a halo around it! lol.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Wanderlusty:  I have a solitaire because I wanted something classic and timeless.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

While Halo’s are all the rage these days I’m a firm believer that solitaire is less trendy and significantly more timeless. Therefore I’m a solitaire fan without a doubt.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Wanderlusty:  Totally understand the 2 engagement ring thing LOL…Here is another option- it is called a halo wrap, a solitaire diamond with two bands to convert it to a halo, kinda cool!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

Depends on your personality. For some people a solitaire will speak to them for all eternity. Some of us want that something extra, extra maintenance or no extra maintenance. Seeing them in person solidified my decision. I still drool over solitaires but my heart was set on a halo once i had it on my finger. I loved the way it framed the stone and the extra finger coverage. BUT I love more solitaires than I love halos. Not all halos are made equal. I’m very picky. But when I find a halo I love I could just die.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

For me the halo was a perfect choice because I have always wanted a mix of colored stones and diamonds. I ended up getting a blue sapphire center stone with a diamond halo and I absolutely love it! I think it adds a lot of character to the ring and although I do love solitares, I would never trade my halo for anything! 

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