To Halo or Not to Halo??

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@blushblossom91:  I, personally, am not a fan of plain solitaires. I think a halo would be very pretty and/or an embellished band.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@blushblossom91:  I’m actually more a fan of solitaires over halos!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am not a halo fan, but it’s all personal taste so you shoild go for what you like! I also have the diamond from my grandmother’s ring.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsJX3:  +1

While I like the look of halos, I was concerned that they are fairly trendy and may seem dated in 5-10 years. Of course some people don’t mind, don’t agree or may just plan on resetting their diamond in the future, but personally, I gravitate towards the more traditional styles or very unique styles that tend to not become dated as quickly. Just my opinion though! It’s really all about what you like!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I love twisted shanks and halos.  I didn’t think I would until I started trying them on.  Solitaires just looked boring on my hand and everyone I know has either a solitaire or a 3 stone ring.  

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

@blushblossom91:  I’m glad you asked this question.  I’m considering a halo too.  Ultimately, it’s just what you prefer.  You can always change a setting. 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Solitaires are my absolute favorite, but you should probably do some poking around and figure out what *you* like best.

Try to check out some halos with a center stone similar to the same size as your grandmother’s diamond as well. I wouldn’t want the halo to overwhelm the center stone.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I have a 1 carat solitaire and I love it. I think it’s timeless, classic, and just so beautiful! I don’t really like halos because I feel like they’re too trendy.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I don’t think halos will become ridiculously dated… yes they’re popular now, but they’re also quite a classic style – I know they were popular in the 20s. Even if they do, they’re still beautiful and I think in some capacity they will always be around.

Solitaires aren’t really my style… I like that bit of extra sparkle that halos give. I also love the contrast of the white diamonds with my yellow center stone.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@blushblossom91:  I think either a detailed basket on a solitaire or a halo would like nice! Go try some on and see what you like best on your hand with the same approximate size center as the one you will be reciving. That’s what I did. I knew DW had an approximately ~.65 carat diamond from her grandmother so I went to some stores and asked to see different styles of rings with that size center stone (or thereabouts). In the end, I went with what I loved most all along: a solitaire! But we did customize the head to include heart details on the side and on the prongs. Sorry for the book!! Good luck and have fun looking!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@calisunshine3404:  That’s how I feel.  But I’m very much just a traditional person in general!!!!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@wrkbrk:  Gorgeous!!!!  Great suggestion!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I personally don’t like halos, but my FSIL has one that is lovely (and it hides the EGL-Israel rated “G color” of her diamond quite nicely).

Here’s mine. I love the simplicity (and the security of 6 prongs).

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

FWIW, my mom has well under a carat of a diamond for her solitaire engagement ring, and I was always envious of it. It’s gorgeous. Go with what you love, but know that a halo doesn’t really (IMO) make your diamond bigger.

Mine’s a 1.2 carat (GIA rated) in a platinum setting

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