Post # 1
This summer DH and I bought me a new engagement ring for an anniversary. It’s a gorgeous 1.31 carat round in a platinum split shank halo from Blue Nile. I’ve posted it probably 100 times on WB already. 🙂 I looooove it. Love it! However, lately I’ve been wondring if I should have gone with a platinum solitaire for a few reasons. I prefer and love classic jewelry, I’m a skinny jeans/boots and jeans/flats, t-shirt kind of girl. My original e-ring was a solitaire (also from BN way back in 2002), and honestly, no one in my family or social circle have halos because we all got married way before halos became a trend! Not that what my friends wear dictate me at all, but my wedding set (which is just a simple 2mm plain plat band paired with the halo) brings a LOT of attention sometimes, even from friends who have 2+ carat rings. Also, sometimes I feel like the halo takes away from the diamond, which is absolutely gorgeous!
DH says no way to changing the setting BUT that if I really want to change it, he’ll get over it. 🙂
So, am I crazy? Or should I just go for it and change to a solitaire? If I were to change to a solitaire, I would still at some point get a diamond band. I’ll post a pic of my current setting…
Post # 3
I think halos are gorgeous. However, the older I get, the more practical I find myself becoming. LOL! I had my round brilliant diamond reset several times and finally landed on a solitaire setting, which is where it will stay. I simply cannot trust myself with anything pave or halo; I would lose stones left and right from daily wear! I think your current setting is stunning, but I would personally baby a ring like that from fear of losing stones! So, I vote for the reset if you plan to regularly wear it with your wedding band (and having never owned a halo ring, I can’t speak firsthand for how durable they really are — I am only conjecturing. I will defer to the people who know).
Post # 4
Beautiful halo imo, but I would definitely get a similar sized cz solitaire to wear around for a couple of weeks before pulling the trigger. Dss is real! Going from a bigger looking stone to a smaller one might not make you happy. Never know til ya try!
Post # 5
I personally like solitaires over halos and for all the reasons you said. I like to let my diamond stand for itself ( My fiance spent A lot of time picking out the “perfect” stone for us and is very proud of it as am I).
With that being said I think your ring is beautiful and it really comes down to your personal style and comfort.
Post # 6
I’m a halo lover for life, definitely not a “trend” I’ll ever get sick of! I love your ring just the way it is, personally 🙂
Post # 7
I have a split shank solitare from James Allen that I absolutely adore. I think if you’re ok with the size of the center stone, then go with the solitare. I know lots of people who went with a halo setting to sort of balance out a smaller center stone… but if you’re happy with that, then go with the more simple/classic solitare setting.
You can’t see it from this picture, but there are smaller stones surrounding the base of the prongs, which is pretty unique, and I love that the split shank band adds some interest, too!
Post # 8
Im torn between the halo & the solitaire for you. I have a solitaire & love it. They are classic, elegant, & accentuate the stone. I agree about what you said about halos taking away from the diamond, & that’s one of the main reasons that i like my solitare. But, halos can also compliment a diamond. It’s a tough situation because there really aren’t any horrible downfalls to either & they are both very beautiful!
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2016 - Sand Key Park- Clearwater Beach Elopement
You’re definitely not crazy. My current “temporary” ring is a halo with a CZ center stone. We today finally purchased the “real” ring after my six month deliberation over what I wanted. I went with a split shank ring from Blue Nile as well, but it’s just an aquamarine center stone. No halo for me.
I’ve decided that I love the look of the halo, but I don’t think I’d want it forever. I also learned that I didn’t want a regular diamond center stone, but instead aquamarine, as it’s my favorite shade of blue and my grandfather’s birthstone (we are very close, he raised me for most of my life). I wanted something I knew I’d love forever. I also recommend the idea of the solitaire with the CZ for a couple weeks, and see how you like the style before making a final commitment. I was all about halo rings but ended up changing my mind, and I’m glad I had that CZ so I could really get a feel for what I truly wanted.
Post # 10
I think the halo gives your ring just that little extra OOMPH. It’s very beautiful just the way it is.
Post # 11
I love your ring -but- I prefer solitaires.
ETA: – I have a rhr halo with a vintage inherited stone but my e-ring is a solitaire, so I’m partial.
There is no doubt that your ring is very pretty the way it is.
Post # 12
I prefer halos but I think you should do whatever makes you happy! Did you pick the ring and change your mind, or did he choose?
Post # 13
I think your ring is beautiful! I have a round halo and honestly there are days when I wish I went for a solitaire or just a pave band – can’t offer any advice but I know how you feel lol.
Post # 14
I’m anti-halo. Some are pretty but generally I think it’s trendy and ‘dates’ your ring as 2005-2015. Solitaire all the way, but that’s simply my opinion…go with what you think fits you best.
Post # 15
- Wedding: August 2017 - Bahamas
My style is much like yours. Skinny jeans, tank and a cardigan. Understated, neutral colors. That being said… I have a three carat in a halo and I absolutely love it. I like how blingy it is. If you’re not happy though, I would get a cz ring in a style similar to the old one you’re considering before resetting your ring. Maybe they could use the left over diamonds to make a blingy band for you to wear when you’re looking to dress the solitaire up.