(Closed) 1ct round solitaire vs 0.8ct round center with halo

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
760 posts
Busy bee

1 carat round, hands down The ultimate classic. 

Post # 3
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

I would have the 1 ct solitaire. The setting for a solitaire is generally much cheaper than a halo setting. If in the future you decide to halo it, it will be a bigger diamond and it is cheaper to buy a new setting than a bigger diamond. 

Post # 4
3936 posts
Honey bee


Solitaire. But I’d pick a better specs 80pt solitaire over a 1ct, hands down. After years of wear and tear and soap scum, I’ve found myself gravitating away from melee and pave. I’ve got halos that are as old as me but looking much fresher than I do, lol, they just require more upkeep so they’ve become cocktail rings to me.

Just my $0.02.


Post # 5
1758 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

1 carat solitaire! 

Post # 6
3527 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2017


Post # 7
2233 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Solitaire for me, but have you tried both on? I was fancying a halo but when I tried one on it wasn’t me. You could find the opposite. 

Post # 8
318 posts
Helper bee

I LOVE halos! I think they are stunning. But as others have said, you can’t go wrong with a solitaire – it’s a classic. So it’s a real tough question. I’d go halo, but it’s just a taste thing.


Post # 10
10041 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Hmm…I don’t know. There isn’t much of a visual size difference between a .80 and 1 carat. So I think I’d rather have the .80 carat in a halo for more finger coverage. And don’t worry about upgrading, you havnt even got your original ring yet! There’s plenty of time down the road for anniversary rings and such. Goodluck and can’t wait to see what you chose!

Post # 11
528 posts
Busy bee

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starrynight898:  I think that it all falls on you trying both, I was a solitaire lover un I started trying haloes and realized that I loved them too, so I’d say halo, I don’t think you can go wrong with either.

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 11 months ago by MrsLerca2be.
Post # 12
63 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I’d go with the solitaire. I adore halos, but I feel like they’re kind of trendy right now. Solitaires are like red lipstick, heels, and little black dresses– they’ll never go out of style. 

Post # 13
8601 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Solitaire! More options for wedding and anniversary bands, less maintainence, more classic. Then get a halo cocktail ring one day 😉 

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