Should I keep my solitaire or change to halo setting?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What setting should I get?
    Keep my solitaire : (91 votes)
    76 %
    Change to the halo : (29 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    I actually did the opposite switch, from a cushion halo to a solitaire setting. For me, I too had to find a way to express my concern with FI. In the end I discovered it was the stone not the setting he was so invested in. So I can resent the stone as many times as I want as long as I continue to use ” our stone” as he calls it. Price out settings you’d be interested in and then explain to him why it’s your dream setting. In the end FI was totally understanding and said he’s just glad I tLked to him about it first rather than just quietly resetting it. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    935 posts
    Busy bee

    Chicpeas:  I personally prefer the solitaire esp if you are pairing it with that kind of band in the picture. your center stone shines in the solitaire against that style band.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

    Chicpeas:  can we see a photo of your actual solitaire on your hand? it would be much easier to make a comparison if its not just an example photo. 

    personally I would keep the solitaire, classic design can never get boring, but if you’re dead set on a halo you need to bring this up with your OH. 

    Post # 7
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    1622 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    Chicpeas:  I did pick out the original halo setting but it wasn’t the right choice for me. I was won over by bling and didnt take into account how uncomfortable pave can be on sensitive skin and how impossible it was to find a wedding band to match up. Since I traded settings no more raw skin on my finger from the pave and wedding band options were so much easier.  Plus my stone looks bigger by itself – weird right!

    Post # 8
    Member
    679 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    A friend of mine got to pick out her ering and was debating between a solitaire and a halo. 

    She too debated between the classic look and something that overall was more blingy.

    In the end she went with the Halo because even though the center diamond was smaller than she would have gotten if she chose a solitaire she preferred the overall look of the Halo and the blinginess. 

    It’s a very personal preference and I like the look of halos over ditaires. I would bring it up with your Fi first.  My FI wouldn’t care if I changed my setting as long as I kept the original diamond. 

    Post # 9
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    1883 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Solitaires are always beautiful and classic, but it sounds like halo is what you have your heart set on so my vote is halo!

    Post # 10
    Member
    6279 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i don’t like the halo style so i voted stay solitaire.  but this is your ring that you will wear so you need to make the choice that will make you happiest.

    Post # 11
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    2114 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Halos have been around for ages – they were particularly popular during the ’20s and ’30s with the Art Deco movement. Every style goes in and out of favor. I am particularly biased in that I have a .5 carat round diamond in a thin round halo with pave band, but I adore how it looks. I wouldn’t be overly concerned about looking “timeless”…it’s a diamond, it’s going to be timeless no matter what you do.

    Post # 12
    Member
    5228 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Chicpeas: I think the halo is gorgeous! I will say this though, I think you should try on some blingy bands with your ring before you decide. You might also want to try on some wraps and enhancers. One of the benefits of having a soitaire is that you can change the look up as frequently as you like. 

    These are enhancers that add a halo look:

    love this one:

     

    Post # 13
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    1154 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    If you want the halo get the halo!  You’re clearly unhappy so get what will make you love your ring, you’ll still be just as “engaged” as you were with the first setting but now with a ring you adore! 

    Post # 14
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    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think halos detract from the look of the diamond, but if size is your priority (nothing wrong with that, IMO), halos to make stones appear larger….I prefer the classic look of a solitaire myself.

    Post # 15
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    866 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Chicpeas:  I have a round diamond in cushion halo and I love it, that being said it has pave diamonds in the band. I think IMO it’s looks really strange (no offense to anyone) when there is a Bligy halo and a plain band. But that’s just my taste. I think since you have a plain band you should stick with what you have, esp if that’s the wedding band you want to pair it with. 

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