Why is there so much double halo hate?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
122 posts
Blushing bee

They are just not pretty to me. It makes the ring bulky and cocktail ring like (IMO)

Post # 4
Hostess
8680 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think some of them are really pretty.

I would imagine the people who don’t like double halos, also don’t like clusters. Many people feel that its “cheating” to make your ring look bigger/more expensive.

Post # 5
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3097 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

I think some (very few I like) are pretty but others look bulky or remind me of Captain Americas shield with all the layers.

Post # 6
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458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I agree with pp.  I prefer dainty settings. Thin shank, not a lot of metal, and not a lot of bulk.  One halo is very pretty, but two always looks like too much to me. Becomes costumy. 

Post # 7
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9226 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

I think the rude comments are uncalled for, but they are certainly not for everybody. They are pretty but not my personal taste, they are a bit too blingy and do have an aim of increasing finger coverage. I prefer plain solitaires personally 🙂

ETA: I have never seen anyone say rude comments like that about halos, on here or otherwise.

Post # 8
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654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I really like some halos, it really just depends on how they are made. 

Post # 9
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8706 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve never read any of those comments.

I don’t like halos. I think they’re too much and they verge on the cocktail ring style to me.

Post # 11
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975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think they are pretty on others.

For myself I wouldn’t want one because I’m hard on jewelry and I don’t like bling… I like what my husband calls “simple elegance”.  And I wanted something I could wear 24/7 without fear of hurting it/losing stones.  I don’t know anyone who hasn’t lost stones from their halo/pave/channel over the years… I’m pretty low maintenance…. give me something I can put on and not even think about!

But I’ve never talked down about them, they ARE pretty and awesome on others, much like fancy clothes/make up/shoes.  To each their own!  I’m sure lots of folks wouldn’t like my ring and that’s fine, it only matters that I like it and DH likes it.

@LeSpice:  “Besides, if we all had the same ring tastes, the world would be a boring place!”

This!

Post # 12
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8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

They’re generally just too big and clunky for my taste.

Theres some I like though. I really like the look of this one.

 

 

Post # 13
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641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I think they’re pretty especially the round ones but somtimes they can come across looking like a cocktail ring.

Post # 15
Member
975 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think they are pretty on others.

For myself I wouldn’t want one because I’m hard on jewelry and I don’t like bling… I like what my husband calls “simple elegance”.  And I wanted something I could wear 24/7 without fear of hurting it/losing stones.  I don’t know anyone who hasn’t lost stones from their halo/pave/channel over the years… I’m pretty low maintenance…. give me something I can put on and not even think about!

But I’ve never talked down about them, they ARE pretty and awesome on others, much like fancy clothes/make up/shoes.  To each their own!  I’m sure lots of folks wouldn’t like my ring and that’s fine, it only matters that I like it and DH likes it.

@LeSpice:  “Besides, if we all had the same ring tastes, the world would be a boring place!”

This!

ETA: Also where you live, local custom, income ranges, and trends matter I think.  I’d never seen a halo in person until the last 5 years (I’m 37) and they were all on younger folk than me (20-25) on admin assistants or office assistants.  Other than that I’ve never seen a halo in real life from northern midwest to southern midwest and Atlanta area (suburbs).  Parents and grands all had solitaires or three stone settings… it’s quite interesting what becomes “norm” or “popular” in an area!

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