Post # 1
Hi ladies (and men),
I have a 2 carat princess cut solitaire ring that I do love a lot. It has a ton of micro-pave diamonds down the sides so it sparkles a lot. However, I have always been self-conscious of my hands and have wanted a thick band so the ring looks bigger on my size 6.5 finger. (my ring does not look this big).
I then recently saw a picture of a vintage halo diamond ring and fell in love. You know when a picture of a ring instantly catches your attention? Well this one did:
So now I am thinking of changing my setting, keeping the same center stone, and having a new setting made to look like the halo one. I feel much more comfortable with thicker band sides and the vintage halo ring is another 1mm thicker or so.
Do you like the halo ring? Or am I making a mistake?
Post # 3
I’m sorry, but I really think the Halo will look dated in a few years. Plus, don’t forget that you’re going to pair the ring with your wedding band in a few months, which will make it much thicker.
Post # 4
I agree with Red Pepper, I say if you prefer thick bands just get a thick wedding band. I don’t think 1mm thicker is going to make much difference personally.
Post # 5
I agree with red pepper, pairing it with the wedding band will add a lot of thickness! I think you shouldn’t change it. I think you might regret it once it’s done.
Post # 6
I personally LOVE your vintage halo ring — and I think that the vintage look won’t age. I love halo rings too, but I have a solitaire specifically because my mother has a solitaire and it never looks old and she has never replaced it. It is classic and will look beautiful forever, without the need to update it.
I think because you are deciding between simple and classic vs. vintage, you can’t really go wrong.
Post # 7
I like the first one better then the second < My opinion tho
Post # 8
@red_pepper_gal: I have a solitaire and am considering making it a halo on an anniversary, but I hear a lot of people say the halo will look dated somday…
I always thought a halo looks pretty classic, it isn’t really wierd or crazy looking- why do you think it will look dated? Im just curious. 🙂
Post # 9
I have a halo and large fingers (6.5 / 7). I find that skinnier bands make my fingers look better than thick ones. Also, you’ll need a larger size ring if you have a ticket band. I would suggest you try on a similar ring together with a band and/or some wedding bands together with your current ring to see how you feel about the thicknes. As far as dated, I’m not sure I care if the halo looks dated in the future as DH picked out the style and I never wanted a soliatire but I kind of think all engagement rings are classics and I know so many people with halos these days, we’ll carry the trend with us 😉
Post # 10
Halos will not look dated in a couple of years anymore than a boring old solitare will. Thats just rubbish.
Post # 11
Stick with the solitaire – it’s far more classic and it won’t date your ring. Sometimes the most beautiful things are the most simple.
Post # 12
@LessIsMoore: agreed. OP even wrote in the post “vintage halo”. They just look classic, IMO. Both of the styles you showed are gorgeous!
@goldiecakes: I have the same size finger as you and have a halo. IMO it made my fingers look less noticably thick. The solitaires made my hands look HUGE, but everyone’s hands and opinions are different! Good luck!
Post # 13
I had a solitaire and after 8 months decided to change it to a halo- ie just add diamonds around the original stone of the original setting…
I love it now!
-I chose the initial ring setting and the design so I didnt offend my fab Fiance when gettin it changed!
Post # 14
Just a thought…….How can a vintage ring look dated in a few years? isnt that the whole point? isnt the clue in the name ‘Vintage’ ?
Post # 15
I have a vintage princess cut Halo ring and I love it ! Mine has a thinner band Only 4.5 finger
I don’t understand how anyone would think it would look dated in a few years?
Post # 16
Ultimately, it’s up to which ring will make you feel more comfortable and happy. Your question is going to provide biased answers: the solitare ring girls will say to stick with the solitare and the halo girls will vote for the vintage halo. My mom’s original ring looks dated and it has nothing to do with solitare vs. halo… anyone’s ring is going to look dated to certain degree with typical wear and tear throughout the yrs. If anything I personally think it will be the type of metal that will date a ring and not as much the setting…gold–> platinum–>white gold–> now rose gold.