(Closed) Do you think halo’s ‘date’ your engagement?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree, when I got my ring reset I reallllly wanted a halo. I think they are gorgeous and they make the the center stone appear huge! But after seeing how many are on the bee and pinterest, I think you’re right.

Post # 4
2868 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I don’t know, I don’t think it dates them really, since they’ve always been around, though they are more prevalent now.  Maybe I’m biased though, since I’m used to my mom’s e-ring from 1975 which is a sapphire with a halo – so funny how that’s back in now thanks to the royal wedding. I mean… they’re so popular right now that it may ‘date’ your engagement slightly, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing.  As long as I still love it in 50 years I really don’t care what the latest fad is then πŸ™‚

Post # 5
4710 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

nope doesnt date it at all…halos have been around since the victoria era and came back out in the early 1920s (art deco)  then are coming out now….just like everything….beauty comes back

I am getting mine halo’d soon and cant wait

Post # 6
5653 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Eh who cares if they’ll be “dated” later? I say get what you want now! πŸ™‚

tbh though, I picked a simple solitare partially because I feel they are classic and never go out of style. I also feel like it matches any style of clothing (I tend to change my style often lol)

Post # 7
2693 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

@booEXcore:  That was something I considered a lot when Fiance and I first started ring shopping.  It’s so, so easy to be drawn to things that are trnedy now or have been trendy for a while.  I wavered between a classic soliatire (which I always thought I wanted) and a more upated halo, and when I started to really think about it, I did worry that in 25-30 years, people may look at my ring and find it dated looking, much like I do when I see people who have yellow gold/pear shaped/marquis shaped rings that were so popular in the 80s (but still beautiful, don’t get me wrong, not trying to offend!!).

When we went to the store to try on rings, the jeweler was so impressed with me that I firmly stated I wanted a solitaire, nothing was changing my mind.  He said it was the most classic of all settings and it was timeless.  He said so many people my age came in and got the trendiest rings, but then those same people would come back in 5-10 years looking to re-set their stones to something else that didn’t look dated.  I’m so happy I chose a solitaire and wouldn’t have chosen anything else.  Plus, the way I look at it, if I do ever want to change my setting, I have a 1.2 carat gorgeous stone to start with!! I keep reminding Fiance taht I actually SAVED him money by wanting a solitaire.  He only had to buy the stone…the classic tiffany setting was free πŸ™‚

Post # 10
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think a halo in combination with your age (general age, not exact because I don’t know that) will date your engagement somewhat. People will likely know that you got engaged in the early 2000s based on these two factors. I don’t think it matters though. Get what you like now. Who cares if people know (or assume) when you were engaged? They’ll likely make assumptions about when you got engaged based on your age alone anyway, so I don’t think there is any point in worrying about it. Besides, halos come in and out of style, so I don’t think they’ll ever have that stark dated stigma that many rings from the 80s have. Also, the ladies (at least most) who have those 80s rings still seem to love them, which is all that matters.

Post # 11
3225 posts
Sugar bee

@booEXcore: I think right now it is definitely a trend. They are very beautiful and honestly since it can make the center stone look so large I think a lot of people on a budget consider that option, I know I did. As far as it being “dated” years from now that can very well be true. Pick a ring because you love it and don’t worry about the future to much. I am going through a similar dilemma but I’m going to chose what I like now. I’m recently liking rose gold, not because it is trendy or anything (I am far from being a trendy girl) but because I’m beginning to like warmer shades of gold when put against a white diamond (I love the contrast). Maybe years from now they’ll say she must have got engaged when rose gold was trending back then but I’m sure I will still love it because I’m chosing it because I like it. So when it goes out of style it won’t matter.

Now that I remember I went to a jeweler to check out some stuff and I was undecided because I express to him how I worried I would get bored of the ring and he said, “You can get bored of anything with time, just chose what you love now and you can motify it later.”

Post # 12
572 posts
Busy bee

Who cares? They are beautiful and in my opinion, timeless!

Post # 13
9814 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

No I don’t think that, nor would I care if it did considering I got my amazing halo 6 years after being “engaged” haha!

Post # 14
1024 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

can somebody post some rings that look like they are from the 80s? Ive heard this before, for the 80s and for the 90s but I have no idea of what people mean

Post # 15
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I think halo style rings are gorgeous and if thats what you like now i say go for it. There is nothing stopping you from down the line getting a diffrent band. I know for many they might not want a new ring because of sentimental reasons but you can always melt down your ring and use the same gold. This should only cost $1000 if 20 years from now you want something more modern and upto date πŸ™‚ Pick whats going to make you happy!

Post # 16
9814 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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@teabiscuit:  to me this is like an 80’s ring. BUT clusters were hugely popular in the 1800’s as were halos! Everything eventually goes in and out of style.

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