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

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Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

hmm im not sure! I don’t think it matters at all though, lots of things come in and out of style. I love my wedding dress.. but I have a feeling in 20-30 years it could be laughable. Who knows? In regards to the popularity of halos, I am the only one I know with a halo, and everyone I show says they haven’t seen anything like my ring. I think halos are super popular online/with celebrities right now.. but i don’t know another person who has one (IRL). 

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I do think that a certain style of halo (micropave in white metal, cushion or round) is more identifiable to more current trends (and going back a few years, as I have seen them on PS for a few years already – my real life world lagged behind a bit!).  Much in the same way that a princess cut solitaire in thicker-shanked white gold was identifiable to a few years before that, channel settings before that, marquise in yellow gold before that…

Halos HAVE been around a long time. So have solitaires, princess cuts, cushions, marquise cuts, and so on. It is the little details that make them more “identifiable” to a certain time and place. Seriously, you will be exhausted trying to worry about the trends, either avoiding or staying with them as they are constantly changing. Lurk PS for a while and read past threads dating back a few years and you can see how the trends change, as do the favoured designers, and how quickly. There are also those who try and keep going with the trends, and it just seems exhausting (and expensive!) ha ha.

But so what? If you love it, then go with what you love. Either you will love it forever, or wish for a change in a few years and then you can go for a change. It will come back in and out of fashion over the years. I know I personally think marquise cuts are awesome, even if others think they are “dated”. I work with several women with 1980/1990s yellow gold channel set rings who love them and would not dream of changing their rings.

I chose rings that are “me” and that sang to my heart. To “me” they are timeless as they are definitely fit my personality and style. I definitely do not consider them trendy or popular, but who knows where people will be at in 5, 10, 25 years in respect to what they like in jewelery and what is trendy! Personally the current style halos (the micropave ones, I do like some thicker bezel-style halos) have never appealed to me but if they HAD and it was what my heart sang for I would have got one without question.

I also tend to think, “so what if someone assumes or figures out you were engaged/married in 2012-ish?” because of your ring! I’d consider it quite a good thing if in 30 years my marriage has continued to be as loving, healthy,  and wonderful as it is today, so a little “dating” of when it all started is not such a bad thing.

 

Post # 19
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Bee Keeper

I do think halos are very popular right now and do have the potential to “date” your ring. I really don’t think it matters, though. If you like a style get it, don’t worry about what anyone else thinks or what they may think in the future.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee

*sticks hand up*

Sorry but i specifically dont want a halo because i consider them rather trendy right now and down the road i dont want something dated. 

EEEE sorry but its how i feel. I just want a simple solitaire. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Plus what’s so bad about a ring reflecting when you got engaged? It’s a nice reminder of a happy time in your life.

Post # 22
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

It is not so much the halo itself, it is more that they are created in CAD.  I more prefer the old, handmade designs with halos.  To me, modern halos look very “cut from the computer,” because many of them are.  This is a *relatively* new process.  I have worked in jewelry as a bench jeweler, and I loved seeing the old antique handmade halos come in.  I was so sad when people wanted to melt them down 🙁

Post # 23
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

I think the potential for dating the ring is there, but who cares.  It is a reflection of who we were at a time in our lives.

Post # 24
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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@KatyElle:  Oh I see, thanks! Ive seen a lot of those but didnt particularly realize they were from a certain decade.

 

It does seem that a lot of people have halos now but in a couple of years there will be a new style so it will be more unique. IDK, theres really not much more you can do in the way of having a unique ring. Everything cycles.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I do agree, somewhat, that they may be identified with this time period. But not really in a bad way at all. I know a lot of friends who got engaged about 5 years ago had three stone rings, either princess or round, so I associate it with that time, but I don’t think they look ‘dated’. I think right now you do see a lot of halo settings, or pave settings with a solitaire (which is what I have and love). Also, I remember falling in love with the Tiffany legacy (cushion cut with halo setting) at least 10 years ago! 

I think if you really love it now, you will really love it in 20 years. 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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@cbee:  lol, again I clearly suck at this. do you have pics to compare the two? Im feeling so clueless about all these thing now. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with others – if YOU’LL be happy with it in 30 years, what else matters? If you want halo, go halo!

Post # 28
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

CAD halo:

Handmade, actual antique halo:

I think they are both beautiful, I just prefer handmade…

Post # 29
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

TBH I know one person in real life who has a halo. I want one badly because I love vintage looks.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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@cbee:  yeah thats a big difference. I also prefer handmade rings. I think the imperfections make them special. Its kinda sad that everthing is going so digital… I feel like were gonna lose something in the process.

Post # 31
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@KatyElle:  I’m getting my halo 14 years after becoming engaged. Smile

My grandmother had her engagement ring diamond put in a halo setting back in the 1950’s, so I don’t think they’re dated at all!

 

 

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