Did you ever regret getting a solitaire?

posted 4 months ago in Rings
  • poll: Choices?

    Classic Solitaire

    Halo

  • Post # 31
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2020

    What’s your finger size? I think that should be taken into consideration.

    I prefer skinny halos over chunky ones. I love a tapered halo on a pear!

    I think a knife’s edge may look busy for a halo. I do like the look of halo with pave however. 

    Have you seen those ring wraps where you can add a halo to a solitaire? That could be fun

    Post # 32
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2007

    Post # 33
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    Blushing bee

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    @mysticalgemss:  When I first started looking at rings around 4 years ago, halo-style engagement rings were still really popular, especially ones with a cushion cut center stone. I remember really loving the Tiffany Soleste with the double halo. Even though I thought halo rings were gorgeous, I went with a simple solitaire that was more my personal style. I think I would have regretted getting a halo ring because it would have been driven by me following what everyone else had, instead of what I really wanted or what fit my style. However, I ended up getting an emerald ring with a diamond halo as an anniversary present eventually, so it’s fun being able to wear a halo whenever I want extra sparkle!

    Post # 34
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    I love my solitaire to death and have never regretted going that route. Almost all of my girlfriends have halos and while their rings all looks absolutely stunning and suited on their fingers, halos are just not my style. I love the timeless, classic “engagement ring” look of a solitaire on a plain band, so that’s what I went for. Can’t wait to still be in love with it 50 years down the road. 

    Post # 35
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    Bumble bee

    I’ll start by saying that I didn’t realize so many people had different definitions of what a solitaire is until I saw the post from the other day! Anyways, my definition of solitaire is only the single center stone with no additional stones anywhere else. I actually have a pave style ering (so take what you will from this lol), and I love it. Halos definitely didnt feel like my style. I have no regrets about my ering, but I do on my wedding band!!! I wish I would have gone with something more substantial or different. Instead I went with the same matching pave band. Which is pretty, but I just bought a new stacking band bc I was having some band regret and needed extra sparkle! 

    Post # 36
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Shreveport, LA

    @neverbeenstungbee:  Yes my coworker has an oval in a Tacori and the halo is so dainty! It really is a great option for having the best of both worlds! Here’s a pic of her ring:

     

    Post # 37
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    Out of those two options, I’d go for a solitaire over a halo, unless it’s a more vintage looking halo that’s not all white gold. 

    I have a solitaire, and while I love it, I do sometimes wish I’d gone a little more creative! I love nature/floral looking sets. 

     

    Post # 38
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    Buzzing bee

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    @kevinsbee:  gosh that’s gorgeous!

    I just love the Tacori settings so much! I’m glad my fiancé picked the setting and customized it because I would still be there trying to pick just one if it was left up to me 😆 

    Post # 39
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    Newbee

    I went from a pave solitaire to a knife edge tiffany setting solitaire and i love it so much. I intend to dress it up with ring wraps and additional bands. The combination is endless!

    It’s a 1.7ish on a size 5.

    Post # 40
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    Worker bee

    I have a three stone halo and a solitaire, I prefer my solitaire.

    Post # 42
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: Shreveport, LA

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    @neverbeenstungbee:  Oh wow your ring is stunning! I didn’t see it before…I live in the country so service is spotty…but it loaded now and I love it!!! I always wanted a Tacori but it’s not what I got so I just stare at everyone else’s that has one lol. 

    Post # 43
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    Busy bee

    Sometimes I do regret not getting a halo since I love big rings and finger coverage

    I’n thinking one day I’ll get a “halo enhancer” but have it custom made so it fits my ring perfectly, like this one from Lauren B:

    that way you can have both a solitaire and a halo!

    Post # 44
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2021

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    @cc33ammy:  thanks for your lovely reply 😍

    I wanted something really feminine and vintage looking. My fiancé knew I liked floral looking rings and I think (I’m my opinion)  he nailed it. 

    I think halos can be just as classic as any other form of ring and I reck I’ll be loving mine for the rest of my life :-). I have quite a few antique halo rings with seed pearl, turquoise and opal etc. 

    Post # 45
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

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    @sharpshooter:  OMGOSH new band??? I love it! 

     

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