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

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Do I think it will date the ring a bit? Yes. Does that matter? No. They’re beautiful rings. They will continue to be beautiful. Honestly, anything other than a plain solitaire is going to probably make people think about certain decades, but I don’t think it matters. It is, after all, when you got engaged, so whatev. Don’t stress. Get the ring you love.

Post # 33
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Yes, I personally think they are very trendy as were/ still somewhat are 3 stone rings.

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yes, I think they do. Halo’s have been around for a long time but they are abundant know and really trending.

Post # 35
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Busy bee

I think many of the rings being made today have the potential to look dated.  They tend to look very mass-produced and don’t have the character and uniqueness their antique, handmade counterparts have.  

 

Post # 36
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Yes, I think they are very trendy and will look somewhat dated eventually, just like any other popular style.

Post # 38
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@country chic:  My great grandmother rocked a halo! I’d love to locate it someday, I’ve only seen pictures but it’s gorgeous. I’m the only halo I know of IRL anyway.

Post # 39
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think they’ll look dated.  I considered getting a ring with a halo as they are so popular and I felt the need to be like everybody else!  In the end, I advised my fiance against a halo because I thought it was too trendy.  But I agree with other posts — get what you want!  Whatever you want is what will make you happy ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 40
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

not at all, like a couple of bees mentioned before alot of trends come and go.

Rings are timeless and classic regardless of their style.

Post # 41
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Everything, unless you design it yourself, will somehow be “dated” or not unique. Trends recycle over time – prior generations had solitaires, clusters, halos, three-stones, colored gems, etc, etc, etc. And future generations will have the same cycle. There isn’t all that much “new” to do in the industry unless, like I said, you truly make and design it yourself. Even then, the idea had to originate somewhere.

I love that my halo looks antique-y. I love that it’s a little bit different than 80% of the others. But I don’t fool myself into thinking lots of people don’t have the same or similar rings and I also don’t bother to care. I think it’s AMAZING and I still stare at it over a year later. *twinkle*

I think saying that halos “will look dated” is kind of pointless. So will dresses, venue choices, shoes, makeup, hair, other attire, decor, cake styles, catering options, and the list can go on forever.

Get what you love. If you don’t end up loving it in 20 years (which I highly doubt) then change it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I doubt most women 20+ years after getting married look at their rings and dislike them for the simple fact that people can tell in which “trend stage” they got engaged. Not that you can *really* ever totally tell, since trends are fluid.

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

My grandmother had a halo sooooo…no lol.  Princess Di had a halo in the 80s too. 

The “dated” part only happens if you take a trend to an extreme, but you should love what you love and wear what you love!

Post # 43
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Bee Keeper

I really do think halos are going to look dated in the future. Every single person around my age getting engaged has a halo. I think they are gorgeous, and have really thought about getting one for my soon to be e ring. But I am going to go with a classic round solitaire. And it isn’t really so much about being dated and trendy to me, so much as I have grown up thinking I would have a round solitaire like my mom. I am fairly traditional and classic, not as trendy. The fact that halos are going to look dated was a small factor to me. If you love halos, by all means get one! What’s “in” doesn’t matter either way. And they are gorgeous!

Btw, multiple jewelers have told me during our e ring hunt that they have the same feeling about halos being dated, so I do think it’s a common belief, but that shouldn’t affect your decision negatively!

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I have a halo and I hope it looks dated, to me that’s half the fun of fashion. Even “classic” designs like a three stone can look dated based on the details like wether it is set in yellow gold or in a trellis setting. I love looking at older ladie’s rings and seeing how styles changed from decade to decade and seeing all the variations on settings. I can’t wait to see how my ring stacks up to what’s popular in 10, 20, or 30 years from now.

Post # 45
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Sugar Beekeeper

I cannot for the life of me understand why people think halos are going to look dated or a trend. Really? Yes I have a halo, no I’m not offended, but honestly I think it is silly to think that.

Halo engagement rings first came into popularity really in the 1920’s and 30’s although you can find halo designs throughout jewelery’s history. It is designed to look vintage because IT IS vintage, as in been around for a very long time.

I’m curious if anyone would say something similar about the three stone ring which also became popular in the early 1900’s as well.

 


Post # 46
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Bumble bee

I Love my Halo. I don’t think they are any more trendy than any other ring has been in the past years. I just think because of pinterest, weddingbee and all the wedding blogs that have gotten so popular you see way more of the rings on the interenet than in actual real life.  There is an equal amount of similar rings amongst my friends, solitaire, channel settings, or 3 stone ring, not everyone I know enaged recently has a halo. I think my setting is delicate and beautiful, I don’t ever see it being dated, at least not any more than a channel setting or any other ring will be in 10 years.  

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