Anyone Have Halo Regret?

posted 2 months ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2020

Non-halo person here.  It seems you either really prefer them or really not prefer them.  While I don’t have a halo, the ones I personally think are the best halos are the ones with a very delicate halo and the center stone is front and center.  Sometimes the ratio is too off or me and the halo takes away from the center stone or it gets mushy where you can’t figure out where the center stone ends and the halo begins.  It’s almost like the ones that look best to me need a double take to see that there is a halo around the center stone. 

I think you have to decide what you like best for yourself without listening to others saying they dated or whatever.  Solitaires and Halos have been around forever but I agree that Halos are having a moment.

 

 

Post # 32
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Blushing bee

I’m with @bespectacled1.  I considered a halo for a hot second, but decided against it and have no regrets.  After seeing a ton of them in stores and on others, I realized I don’t care for the way they look except in rare instances (very delicate side stones, minimal metal/prongs, custom so the halo enhances the center stone rather than competes with it or overwhelms it, are executed by an experienced bench, etc.).  Most of the stock halos and basic jeweler halos just don’t flow well to me.  I feel they oftentimes look like they are trying too hard or overcompensating for a smaller center diamond.  Not to mention all the extra prongs, which if not done well can snag on things, and the additional potential for losing side stones, etc.  I went with a plain solitaire and enjoy mixing, matching and stacking different bands with it. 

Post # 33
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Sugar bee

I have halos and love them but I’m very particular about the type I like, which is thin and delicate micropave. I don’t like chunky halos, I don’t even know why. And I have a solitaire diamond, which I like, but only if the stone is over a certain size. 

Post # 34
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378 posts
Helper bee

No halo regrets! After four years, I still look at my ring and think how stunning it is. 

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2021

I say get what you love, and when you want something else update it. I like the vintage look! 

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Bell Tower on 34th

shellbee9903 :  Thank you!  I definitely wanted a halo that did not detract from my center stone and I think its great!  The micro pave band also helps!

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Not at all!

I was set on getting a ring without a halo. Tried on a ton of solitaires and never fell in love. Didn’t like the solitaire ovals on my hand, liked a few rounds, in a that would be fine way. Then tried on my oval halo and fell in love. I like what I like, sparkle is one of those things. The halo accentuates the center stone and didn’t take away from it. Go for what you love. You are the one wearing it.

Post # 38
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Helper bee

Non-halo here and will never regret it. It’s just way too much going on for my 3.75 finger! I don’t dislike the look of them but it’s just not for me, definitely not for an engagement ring. I do like them with colored stones, and I’d definitely wear one as a right hand ring as a statement piece that I don’t wear every day.

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - City, State

I did a double thing that everyone seems to hate, I went for a bezel AND a halo. And I have no regerts. (Yes, that was intentional)

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - City, State

Then I took it a step farther & paired it with *gasp* a black diamond enhancer band 

Post # 41
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Busy bee

I got a halo 29 years ago, when I got engaged. Then upgraded with another halo last year. LOVE having a halo.

#noregrets

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

shellbee9903 :  thank you ☺️ I have yet to see any other rose gold e-rings IRL, but I just love the romantic-ness of it and it suits my skin tone and sapphire. 

Post # 43
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I LOVE my halo! I pretty much only see round solitaires where I live- they all tend to look the same when you see so many. There’s always an option down the road to change the setting if you have halo regret later.

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

 

yup. Major regret. And guilt over feeling that regret. I picked out my beautiful three stone ring with a unique split shank halo and here I am 8 months into being married and replaced it with a solitaire. I had a heck of a time finding a band to go with my ring and when I finally found a ring that fit the curve, it looked way too busy and I opted for a plain solitaire- 1.5 carat 6 prong (the same size as the main stone in my previous ring). My advice is that if you have any lingering feelings or second thoughts about it, order a cheap cz ring with both styles and wear them for a week or so and then decide

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: London, UK

I don’t havea halo but I love them. The reason I didn’t go for one is that I decided to go with something very simple with clean lines that wouldn’t snag on anything (I went with a bezel). I was worried bits of fluff etc would get caught up in a halo. I think I was probably right, as I even manage to get fluff caught around my bezel!!! But I love how halos look and one day I would like a piece of halo jewellery, maybe even earrings or a pendant.

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