(Closed) Plain solitaire vs halo.

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m a halo fan myself, so my opinion is biased but I find they have that extra bit of character and sparkle. 

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Have you tried them on to see which one fits your hand better?  The only “pro” that comes to mind is that the halo gives the illusion of a larger center stone than the solitare would.  They are both lovely though!  Personally, I like the extra bling of the halo in the two pics you posted.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

That is a gorgeous halo! I love that it’s a little more classic than some halos which have an even more vintage look to them. I’d pick the halo!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have the solitaire ring you posted, so I’m a bit biased! I chose a solitaire because of its timeless, yet modern look. I also wanted the stone to stand out on its own without distractions. One of my favorite views of my ring is from the side… cushions are a deeper cut and it’s neat to be able to see all the facets down below. As a bonus, I’ve found it very easy to keep clean since there are a minimum of nooks and crannies for gunk to get into!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I agree, try them on! You never know what you really like until you’ve seen it on your hand. It doesn’t have to be the exact rings, just go to a random jewelry store and look if you want to.

You’re going to get skewed advice based on what we all prefer, but here goes. I personally don’t like solitaires very much and looovee my halo. 🙂

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

From someone who had both..i say try them both on before making the decision.  I received the solitaire ring my first time engaged.  I loved it…but I had to get rid of it (long story).  This time around, I would have gone with something similar..but I obviously didn’t want the same ring..so i searched high and low and fell in love with the halo setting (Fi had me pick out a my setting).  What I’m trying to say is that you can’t go wrong with either one!  You just have to try it and decide which one you like on you! 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I agree with th eother Bees, I was convinced I wanted a halo ring (a cushion halo to be precise!) and when I tried them on it just didn’t look/feel right for my hand. The ring I ended up with looks so weird on my friends’ hands when they have tried it on though. One little piece I’ve thought about is, I think that eventually the halo will be more of a ‘fad’ (don’t get me wrong, I LOVE them). I’m just putting that out there–the solitaire might be a more classic look for the future. Anyhow, that’s just me and like I said I really don’t want anyone to be offended by how I said that 🙂

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

hmmm.. if you said you’re drawn mostly to the halo cause of the price, it sort of sounds like you actually like the solitare more…

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have a solitaire and I LOVE it.  I also have tiny fingers so a halo would look way to big on my hand.  I think also getting a solitaire really lets the diamond shine.  I also think it matters the size of the diamond, for example, if you get a large diamond a solitaire looks awesome, however if you get a smaller diamond the halo gives the illusion of having a larger diamond.  You should really try them both on, there are a ton of reasons to choose either one. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@SouthernGirl: rando question – where did you get those pics?

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

i have a halo ring so i’m biased 🙂 i love the halo, i just think it is so beautiful and unique

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m for the classic clean look of the solitaire. I love a nice understated halo, but I’ve seen too many rings where it looks like the halo is just an attempt to make the center stone look bigger. When it looks like that, it makes the ring look … kind of tacky.

I agree that halos can be seen as a trend at the moment. I think if you really wanted the vintage-y feel, a more elaborate band would really make it pop.

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