Post # 62
I do believe they are very popular right now, but that’s not a bad thing! although I love them on others, it’s not a forever ring I see for myself. On the other hand, there are people who would think the exact same thing about rings I like. Everyone has their own likes and dislikes, and thats a GOOD thing — I think it’s too bad some people seem to be getting upset about this. Who cares if someone calls your ring ‘trendy’, it just means lots of people love it and your one of them. Aren’t we all supposed to love our own ring be it a halo, three stone, cluster, etc.
Post # 63
Perhaps. Like a previous poster said, I have seen a lot online, but haven’t seen one in person yet. I love them and have one on the way. 🙂
Post # 64
@NurseMarriedToAFarmer: EXACTLY. ITA.
Let’s face it– they ARE TRENDY. I love halos, but they are outstandingly popular. Yeah, they have been around for decades, but usually for colored stones like Princess Di’s with bead-set pave or even pronged-set pave, with more metal, filigree, art-deco, etc (those are the true vintage styles) and NOT the Harry Winston style, white-on-white, extremely delicate micro-pave, u-cut styles we are seeing today. Especially with cushions.
The defensiveness confuses me. Halos are GORGEOUS, so of course, EVERYONE will want one. But like most extremely popular things, the trend will die down or taper. Will there still be halo’d e-rings? Yes. Even when the trend has passed. Just like many people still love marquise diamonds today.
Post # 65
I am glad that something which is outstandingly pretty will be looked back on as popular in our part of the century.
Just like I LOVE the items that were trendy in early 1900’s I am glad that we have some glamour in the popular styles of jewellry now.
I think our early century halos will be heirloom pieces and collectables in 70 years, much sought after for their history and beauty.
Round solitare’s and pave halo define the popular style of engagement ring in our era, and I am proud as punch of that.
Post # 66
Ummmm what’s with all the “it’s not trendy it’s POPULAR”!? You guys do realize that popular and trendy are synonyms right?? Two words that mean the same thing. Being trendy isn’t a bad thing, and trying to cover it up with the word popular is just semantics. Halos are all the rage right now! They’re popular! They are down right TRENDY. Embrace it! Feel the unity my halo loving sistas! Hahahaha.
Post # 68
Hahahaha I love how often this topic seems to come up. Yes, the halo is very trendy right now (I have one myself and LOVE it!). Yes the popularity will fade, but I don’t think halos are going to become a style that people look at in 20 years and go “ughhhhh.” It’s a beautiful style and (aside from some) most are pretty refined rather than in-your-face. Like with anything, the more overboard you go with it, the more dated it will be down the road (think a small puff sleeve or the dress your mother wore in the 80s versus the Princess Di way-over-the-top dress).
Post # 69
@LessIsMoore: I totally love your outlook on this!
Especially this part: “I think our early century halos will be heirloom pieces and collectables in 70 years, much sought after for their history and beauty.”
Post # 70
Halos first were shown in the victorian days and then made a huge comeback in the Art Deco period 1920-1930s…personally I want one and always have…I am in the process of saving now so I can upgrade my 1ct princess solitaire into a halo setting…I love art deco anything and this would be my dream ring