(Closed) Can't believe I'm saying this…

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I love my solitaire, it’s exactly what I wanted, I love how “boring” it is and that it goes with anything and is classic and non-offensive in general lol. The funny thing is, I used to hate halos, but have seen a few on this site that have changed my mind (to being more open to liking some lol), and I’m actually considering one for a RHR now ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe get a solitaire (in some stone other than what your e-ring is so it’s clearly different) for your right hand and have the best of both worlds? ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@MissFemmeFatale:  I also hate solitaires that sit high, agreed. My DH actually picked my ring because it sits so low, he went to several stores until he found a low-sitting solitaire, they don’t have to be high ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@IzzyBear:  That is why when my Fiance and I looked at rings, I stayed away from the halo settings. I mean they can be pretty and all but I didn’t like them enough to want an engagement ring with a halo. So I came to a compromise with my Fiance…we ended up getting a ring with a solitaire but with a pave diamonds in the band. ๐Ÿ™‚ I personally think halo rings are too trendy and that they will eventually phase out. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I wanted a halo ring a few years ago. But I kind of grew out of it and felt like I would love a solitaire longer as it was more timeless and showed off the stone more. When you have a really beautiful stone, I think nothing shows it off better than a classic solitaire.

Post # 22
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Sugar bee

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@MissFemmeFatale:  Oh. my. god. Your ring is perfect. Did you get it custom made, or buy from a certain jeweler? If so, can you link me to the source – I’ve been looking for something identical to that for a while now but haven’t ever seen one that fit what I see in my head.

Post # 23
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Sugar bee

I started out wanting a halo and recently changed to wanting a solitaire!! Now we are having my solitaire made an I couldn’t be more excited!!!!

Post # 25
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306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love solitares. so simple and classic.

Post # 26
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Busy bee

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@lovelylight99:  Halo rings have been around since before Victorian times, and I doubt it is a trend that will phase out since it has stood the test of time. While a solitaire was introduced by a huge jewery chain and has also stood the test of time. I think halos tend to be stylish and fashion forward, while soilitaires are simple and elegant. I honestly don’t think the word trendy can be applied to any engagament ring style, as there is such a large amount of varying styles.  

 

If anything, I think our economy has made cluster settings, gemstone rings, and multiple stone settings popular because a diamond ring can be more attainable. 

 

Post # 27
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446 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

A solitaire is just not my thing… while I think it’s lovely looking, I’m kind of an artistic person and a solitaire is just too plain for my taste.  I think a ring should kind of reflect your personality.

 

 

 

A friend of mine who is super sporty and plays competitive beach volleyball has a solitaire and it fits her perfectly.  I couldn’t imagine her with an ornate ring.

 

Post # 28
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2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@IzzyBear:  I can relate. I have always thought halos were so pretty and when my Mom first told me that SO had put her on notice that he is starting to ring shop I told her to please please pretty please push him towards a halo. After look at ring porn obsessively for a couple of weeks I changed my mind and decided on a solitaire. They really are gorgeous and timeless, whereas halos may just be a passing trend. I also saw a Bee here say that you can dress up a solitaire with a blingy wedding band, but you can’t dress down a halo, which is very ture. So now SO is looking for a princess solitaire. I can’t wait to get it but I have no idea when it could be other than some time this year.

 

Post # 29
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261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am in LOVE with my solitaire!  …and it definitely is not “plain” or “boring”.  I do think the halos are beautiful, but I prefer a solitaire.  So lucky and happy my Fiance picked out the perfect ring for me ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

The only solitaires I’ve seen in person stick out way to much. I guess sothe light can get in more? I also think most solitaires have prettier center stones/whiter diamonds/better cut since the band is usually plain. I used to like solitaires with pave bands but I’m worried they’ll fall out easily. Aside from that, they’re to plain for me though I must admit I’m a sucker for a solitaire with etching/ a carved band, nom!

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@IzzyBear:  I always wanted a halo, and that’s what I got. Nothing I’ve seen on here has made me change that. My ring has the profile of a solitaire but the face-up is a halo. 

 

 

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