Help! Solitaire or Halo?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which ring should I go with?
    The Kimberly in platinum : (29 votes)
    55 %
    The Ella in white gold : (11 votes)
    21 %
    The Ella in platinum? : (13 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 2
    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    For your lifestyle, I would say go for a solitare, however in saying that, I am also a frump muffin often, and I have a pretty blingy ring, and honestly it makes me want to dress up and look a bit nicer since it’s so pretty. So if you are looking for motivation to get out of your frump slump, go for the blingier one.

    definitely platinum!! I cannot stress this enough!!

    with white gold you will need to get it played every year or two due to it yellowing, and that could cost you 1-200 each time, for the rest of your life. platinum is stronger and you don’t have the plating issue with it either. Unless you strike a deal with a jeweller who will give you a lifetime worth of free rodium plating with your purchase, go platinum. Or you will literally pay for it the rest of your life. 

    Ive included my pic for reference.

    Post # 3
    711 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m not sure why her plating is so much… I’ve had it done at a local jewlers and it was $40

    Post # 4
    160 posts
    Blushing bee

    I vote halo. My ring is platinum and I like that it will never yellow but white gold is very nice too.

    Post # 5
    188 posts
    Blushing bee

    i say halo all the way!!!! i dont think you ahould ever feel your ring is too dressy, your ring is supposed to be beautiful and sparkly…i would not worry about matching it to my frump days..pick the one that rocks your face off.  you will be glad you did 🙂

    Post # 6
    433 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    NEAM2014:  maybe where I live? I’m in Perth, and I don’t have a white gold ring but a friend of mine does and she pays about 100, and the place I bought my platinum ring from said they would charge about that aswell if I had chosen white gold and was to get it plated.

    regardless it’s still 40x say, 70 years? That’s a lot of money.

    Post # 7
    3197 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I say go for the halo and I recommend getting it in white gold.  I’m in California and found a jeweler to plate my entire wedding set for just $15.  Since in the two years I’ve had he set I’ve only had it plated once.  I really don’t see me getting it done that often.  I like the warmth white gold gets after the plating completely wears away.  However the tarnish of platinum just doesn’t do it for me.  Personal perference really. 

    Post # 8
    1987 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’m not a big halo fan, but I really love the last pic (the Kimberly?). As far as white gold, it guess it depends–I’ve had my set for over a year and they look no different, so no plating yet. I also have a white gold sapphire ring my parents gave me over ten years ago that hasn’t needed plating either. I know it can go yellowish, but I haven’t really experienced it yet. 

    Post # 9
    1317 posts
    Bumble bee

    You say solitares are common, so are halos so don’t base your decision on that. That’s my one piece of advice as I like all three of them. 

    Post # 10
    2062 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1987

    I think that your post sounds as though you feel you ought to have one of the solitaires but would really love to have the pretty halo.  Go with the one you feel you would have most fun wearing.

    If you really can’t choose then let your FI choose.

    Be aware that if you do make the wrong choice that at a later date  you can change a solitaire to a halo or a halo to a solitaire.  

    I’m a yellow gold girl myself and so I don’t have a lot to say about white metals.  I would probably choose platinum rather than rhodium-plated white gold.  I have seen unplated white gold (no rhodium) which is creamy in colour and rather attractive.  I’m surprised more people don’t choose it.  



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    Post # 11
    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    I would vote solitaire because it so incredibly pretty and always looks timeless. I had actually started with a halo and reset it to a solitaire. It’s the best decision ever and suits my life style perfect. Plus wedding bands were easier to pick out for a solitaire. 

    As for metals that really is a personal preference. I had platinum and actually like white gold better. Redipping isn’t very often on me and I find white gold is much warmer than the patina of platinum. 

    Post # 13
    5191 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

    I like the halo more, but that’s just my style.  You need to pick the one you “feel” the most.  But like you said, that’s a nice problem to have 🙂

    Post # 14
    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I was stuck with these choices also and I have decided to get a solitare with pave on the band. That way it’s a nice compromise. It still looks classic but has a little more sparkle!

    Post # 15
    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I vote solitaire but I don’t care for halos. It’s all personal preference. I think halos are too busy for my taste. 

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