Post # 77
I have a black diamond with a halo. I got my ring just before black diamonds started popping up everywhere.
Will other people think I decided to follow a trend? Probably.
Do I care? Not at all. I fell in love with my ring when I saw it and knew that’s what I wanted, not because it was trendy, but because it is truly a “me” ring.
Post # 78
Uh-oh, I think we need to bury the halo vs solitare debate at some point.
Post # 79
I think many of todays halos are very disntinctive to this time, but is that a bad thing? I would think that “marking the time” of your engagement is something to be proud of. I am not sure something like an e-ring can be considered trendy, regardless of the style. rather, it is distincitve of the time, and to me, that is a positive 🙂 i chose a solitaire becasue I always loved them, and if you are going to love your halo from today in 30 yrs, I think it is great. the halos of today do not look like the halos of the 50’s, or even the 20’s. Gemstone halos of years past do not look like gemstone halos of today.
I think they are beautiful, and you get a lot more ring/coverage. I wouldnt worry about it being trendy…part of the joy of engagment and marriage is looking back on it and relishing in it, and a ring that is distinctive of the time you got engaged is important to many 🙂
i dont know anyone in my circle (IRL) who got engaged in the 80’s (yes, I am older) with a marquise or Pear feeling bad becasue their stone shape is distincitve of that decade 🙂
Post # 80
I think it’s relevant to where you live too. Here in NZ I’ve never once seen another halo IRL. People exclaim all the time over my unique and different ring! All my friends are getting engaged with solitares. None of us had ever heard of the term ‘halo’ before I found weddingbee either 🙂
Post # 81
@booEXcore: I think halos are going to be around for a long, long time. But even if they aren’t – I don’t care. I love my ring and its beauty doesn’t depend on it being on trend or fashionable at any given moment.
There are always going to be trends in everything. Even if you get a solitare your ring could be dated by the type gold, the style of the setting, the prong type, whatever.
If you love it, that’s all that matters.
Post # 82
Everything about your wedding will be “dated” someday. I was married in the 80 s and my daughter and I look at the pics and laugh…big hair, long sleeves, lace to the neck, big cascades, carnations. But I remember agonizing over and loving every detail at the time.
Someday you wonderful young brides will feel the same, strapless body hugging dresses, tight bouquets of flowers wrapped in ribbon, lace and burlap, etc. And you will remember how beautiful you felt and how you loved every detail.
i agree with a previous posters that the halo portion is probably not what will date the ring as they have been around a long time, but rather the white gold/platinum and the pave bands. But who cares, if you love the design.
i have a pear solitaire and wedding band with 5 diamonds, Yellow gold. Three women I work with have the exact same combo…all married in the 80’s. We laugh about it and revel in our long 30+ year marriages.
Post # 83
Halos will definitely be dated! But that’s just how it goes. Halos just happen to be the really big thing right now. I doubt a classic solitaire–which is still “in” right now–will look dated later on in the same way as a halo.
Post # 84
Stoich – I would love to see a picture of your rings!
Post # 85
Hm, I have never thought of that but maybe in 5 years or so it might.
Post # 86
I don’t think it’s actually “vs. solitare” at all… personally, I have neither, and I am aware of several other common options. This thread is just about whether halo engagement rings will be reminiscent of the current time period.
Post # 87
I completely agree. This is why I chose a classic soliatire too 🙂
Post # 88
I truly don’t care if people know when I got engaged. If someone sees that 50 years ago I got engaged, and if I am wering the ring, clearly I am still married, great! Shucks, they should be asking me for marital advise if that is the case… I love my ring. I want to keep my setting, that is for sure… I was on the park swinging the other day, and I was wondering why the kids and adults were looking at me. I realized the sun was hitting my beautiful ring and it was BLAZING!!! A halo can give a ring extra flair. I am not a solitare girl… I find them to be a bit plain for my personal liking. I have seen some nice ones, but it is not my thing. A nice picture looks gorgeous when put in a frame.
Post # 90
my ring is a halo with pave on the sides, scrollwork on the basket, and surprise stones, also cathedral set, and it is over 100 years old! I LOVE that it looks “dated”!!!
Post # 91
@MrsDrRose612: I was at the same place as you. My Fiance ended up getting exactly what I wanted which was a solitaire.
I think they are a fad. I love the look of halos and have a David Yurman ring with a pave diamond halo that I adore. As many of you have said everything will look dated at some point…with the exception of the solitaire. Classic and timeless. Just my opinion.