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

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 107
1166 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I think it depends on the ring honestly.  The super thin micropave halo with a thin shank will probably look dated, but then again literally everything looks dated at one point or another.  Halos with larger stones (1.5-2mm stones rather than the 1mm super tiny stones) not so much, I think they look like actual 20s-30s-ish rings.  I don’t have any problem with micropave halo rings though, they are gorgeous, and if someone is tired of their micropave thin shank halo ring in 30 years they can just get it re-set or get a new ring, problem solved.  I doubt it will ever be a problem though.     

Post # 107
166 posts
Blushing bee

I 100% think yes, it will date your ring.  I recently reset my solitaire to a 3 stone as a 15 year anniversay present. I went to 3 jewlers, and all were happy when I said that I did not want a halo. A couple of them said that they think they will soon go out of style, and another one said that in her experience, people buy halos because they can’t afford a bigger stone.  I know that my classic 3  stone in a basket setting will be in style and will never be dated.  

Post # 109
484 posts
Helper bee

All trends come and go. If it’s been long enough it starts to look vintage rather than dated anyway. Like I cringe looking at pictures of what my mum wore in the 80s. But what my nan wore in the 50s looks beautiful to me. 

Post # 110
782 posts
Busy bee

I do think they will date your ring. I absolutely love them though & have since before they became this popular & everyone has one. I decided not to get a halo bc of the fact that everyone else has them but if you love them, don’t let that stop you. Chances are you will upgrade sometime in the future so whether it’s a dated look or not will be irrelevant. 

Post # 111
159 posts
Blushing bee

At the end of the day, everything is dated. Brides in the 80s thought their puffy sleeves would be timeless, just like the hoardes of brides today who wear an all-over lace trumpet gown and call it “classic.” Three-stone engagement rings scream 1990s. White dresses were in vogue for a long time, but they’re yielding to colors now, and may cycle back to white – who knows. Everything is dated eventually. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, though! It speaks to who we are in a particular time and gives us a sense of history. 

Post # 112
283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think jewelers know how to read people and most will agree with what you say to get a sale. So if you are leaning towards a solitaire they will say ” oh yes halos will be out of style soon you are so smart and timeless!”

If you seem like you are leaning towards the halo, “oh yes solitaires are classic but so boring, you have such great exqusite taste going with the beautiful eye popping halo!” lol

So go with what is beautiful and calls out to you! People do change their minds over time bc tastes and trends do change, you can also reset the ring for future anniversaries if you find that your tastes change or you just like something different as many people do!



Post # 113
38 posts
  • Wedding: September 2018

I do think that halos (especially the dainty ones that are popular now) will probably date rings in a few decades. It’s very on trend and will probably be considered the defining style of the 2010s. 

But I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I don’t see the problem with being able to tell what era something is from. I look at my parent’s wedding photos and it’s very clearly the late 80s-early 90s. I look at pictures of my grandparents and it’s very clearly the 1940s. And that’s great. 

Post # 114
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

No, halos are beautiful in all forms and its a very personal preference.

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scarlettd17 :  Interesting!! I have worked in the industry for a very long time and smallbee PP is spot on when she summised that the average sales pitch is often based on who is standing in front of you. We would never say that halo owners cant afford a bigger diamond but perhaps they are wanting more finger coverage, completely different reason, also alot of halo lovers genuinely prefer them over solitaires and vice versa. IMO 3 stone erings have always been a minority but as with all styles they date back to forever…nothing is a trend, merely more popular at certain times

Everyone is different and thats what makes them all beautiful

Post # 115
2988 posts
Sugar bee

Halos are definitely more popular now, but they have been in and out of style for decades! You could say the same for white gold, round cut diamonds, etc. 

My engagement ring is a halo, but I think back in the day it was called a cluster setting (different from cluster rings with a lot of small stones which appear to be a smaller stone). And my ring is similar to Princess Diana’s which is now Catherine’s. Both women wore/wear the ring in different decades and it’s still classic smile

Post # 117
705 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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smallbee :  this is so on point. A sales person is going to say/do whatever you want to hear to make that sale. It’s called commission. 

Personally I’ve loved halos before but I decided I wanted something a little more classic and not as flashy. After seeing some triple halos I think that’s where my distaste for them began, it’s too much to me and I think as the economy goes up and down ring styles will change. What’s popular now won’t be in ten years and yes that will date your ring. 

My mother has a yellow gold solitaire that is still classic but because it’s yellow gold you can tell it’s from the 80s. Certain features of rings like halos, colour etc will always be  a feature that pertains to certain decades. Take rose gold for instance, it’s a big dad now but ten years down the line it probably won’t be so big. 

Post # 118
1962 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I just couldn’t care less. I picked what I liked. I have never in my life liked the look of a solitaire. I used to like 3 stones, then they didn’t fit what I liked. Then I found myself leaning to halo. I was pinning them for YEARS before I got engaged. I made sure it was what I liked,  I tried on different styles just to make sure what looked best.  It was the halo time and time again. If that dates me, whatever. It’s on my hand. Don’t look at it. 

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