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

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

View original reply
@KatyElle:  Gosh if that’s considered purely 80s and outdated then I must be an old soul! I think that’s gorgeous and I usually HATE clusters.

Post # 48
1476 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I see them all over the Bee, but I only know 2 other people with a halo in real life. Most people I know have a three stone or a solitare.

Post # 49
4474 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

There are quite a few styles of halo.  I think some styles of halo will definitely “date” your ring.  I think older halo styles tend to have larger stones in the halo and plain shanks, or largeish sidestones on the shank.  I think the halo styles that will “date” to this era will be:

-composite halos

-tiny pave diamonds in the halo (I’m guilty of this one)

-halos with a skinny pave band (I think this one more than the other 2 I just listed)


I don’t think it’s a bad thing at all.  it’s hard to avoid something looking “dated” in some way.  At least the styles are pretty, and if you love it, who cares if it looks “so 2010’s” 30 years from now.

Post # 50
1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Whether it be a ring, dress, hairstyle or shoes, EVERYTHING (especially wedding things) will date someday!  My kids laugh at our wedding photos from 13 years ago!  And I don’t even consider it that long ago since many of the elements I chose for the wedding I thought were “classic”. Embarassed

I had my diamond in a wide (4mm) cathedral type solitaire.  Then I went “trendy” and had the diamond put in a 3 stone ring.  Had that for about 7 years.  Now I’m getting a halo because I really like the style (never did like the 3 stone ring).  Do I care that maybe 5 years from now it will be dated?  Not really.

It is completely reasonable to try to pick a ring that you will like in 30 years, but I think also completely impossible.  People change over time, so why wouldn’t your tastes?  Like everything in fashion, things come and go.  Halos are popular, again.  Maybe next it will be wide channel set rings! Foot in Mouth

So get what you love and don’t worry about trying to predict what will be in style in the future.

Post # 51
9814 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

View original reply
@bigcitybee:  I like cluster rings too! The yellow gold clustered look was very popular in the 80’s, but clusters are back!

Post # 52
4605 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I love halos and I’ve seen then mostly on older women. I originally wanted one for myself, but it just didn’t suit my style. I’m a pretty simple girl so I got a solitaire. But, I found a black diamond halo that LOVE that I am going to buy myself for a right hand ring ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t think they’ll really be dated. Like other posters have said, styles come and go. What matters is what you love and what you think.

Post # 53
4250 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

True, they have been around for a long time, but I think yes, they will date your ring.  They have been really popular the last 5 years or so, and I already see a decline in their popularity.    Vintage or antique halos are easily recognizable for tehir time frame.  The 80s halo/cluster is just that, 80s.  And now the current trend of micropave will be something that we recognize as a classic ring of the time we got engaged.  I don’t think that is bad though, if you love it, but I do  think that it will date your ring.  I think halo’s are classic only in the sense that we have had them for a long time, but they style of halo is specific to each time period.

Post # 54
6253 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I hope my ring looks dated, and I hope it shows every bit of its age as the years go by! How cool would it be in 40 years for a young woman planning her own wedding to say “Wow, that ring looks like it’s from the 2010’s! All these years, and they’re still together….”

Post # 55
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Yes, I think they will look dated in 5-10 years.

Post # 56
5145 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

View original reply
@jcent:  Yes, this is what I tried to say but you said it better! The micropave halo is certainly more of “current times” even though halos have been around a long time. The look is just different and therefore more identifiable with a certain time period.


Post # 57
10354 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think it will date the ring, but not in a bad way. I can spot a 1920’s ring from a mile away, but still think they are gorgeous! Halo rings will be in that vein, I think ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 58
1445 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I just bought a halo ering and I debated for the longest time over whether I should get it or a plain solitaire. Even though I’m crazy about halos, I too was worried it would look dated. But there were 2 things I realized:

1) I don’t actually know anyone who has a halo. Everyone I know has a solitaire or a 3 stone ring. If anything, I love that I stand out in my circle.

2) I did this exact same thing with my wedding dress, and I ultimately chose what I considered to be a “timeless” simple dress instead of the “trendy” one I was in love with. I hate my timeless dress now because I think it’s boring. So for my ring, I went with what I love now.

Post # 59
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m getting a halo but i got lucky and my dad’s friend is a custom jewler (all he does is custom work) so he gave me a crazy deal but i don’t feel my ring will ever look dated because it will be one of a kind, but who really cares if it does if it’s what you want then that’s all that maters.

Post # 60
2141 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have a 3 stone halo and I couldn’t be happier with what we chose. I never really thought about it looking dated in the future. I don’t care if people think it does in 20 years, but I really don’t think it will because it’s pretty unique.

Post # 61
2721 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Even if they do go out of style I won’t care because I have loved halos since the first time I saw a Tacori ad 10 years ago.

I rarely see people with halos eitherl!!

The topic ‘Do you think halo’s ‘date’ your engagement?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors