Post # 1
I recently posted the two rings I’m torn between.. I absolutely love them both but the halo has a terrible side view (atleast I think so).. I’ve always loved scrolls and peekaboo diamonds. Well, I found another setting which I LOVE the side view.. but not as much from the top. (the halo is a bit more square which I don’t like as much.. unless I’m imagining things lol) anyhow.. I don’t know what to do now if I decide on the halo setting haha. I requested a price quote for the new setting I found so I guess that will really make my mind up.
So anyway, does the side view matter to you? or not as much since its not really seen from the side by others?
Post # 3
i thhink you will need to love it from all angles. You will see your ring from the side alot, when being on the computer for instance
Post # 4
It doesn’t matter to me, personally, but if it does to you, then go with what you’ll love from every angle!
Post # 5
I dont really look at my ring from side on, always face on, so personally I would pick one that was nice face on. But see what the price is for the new setting and figure it out from there. 🙂 GOOD LUCK
PS: Can you repost the pics??
Post # 6
I changed my engagement ring setting, simply because I saw a setting I had never seen before with a side view to die for (got distracted when looking for a wedding ring). I especially stare at my side view when driving and smile everytime 🙂
Post # 7
It was a big deal for me. We had mine designed & the reason I fell in love with it in the first place was all about the side view!
Post # 8
@Wanderlusty: Yes!! It totally matters to me! I’m not partial to cathedral settings on my finger, don’t like the look from the side. The side view is one of the things I love most about my ring! 😉
Post # 9
honestly, I think the side view is why I get so many compliments on my ring. I have a halo but the halo also has diamonds on the sides of it as well, not only on top. It is also set on a higher setting which to me makes it look like a crown and then there are diamonds at the base on both sides as well.
Not the best picture but here is the sideview of mine.
Post # 10
I think the ring should be beautiful from all angles.
Post # 11
That’s me! For some reason, as soon as I started looking for rings, I wanted detail or scrolls or something interesting on the side. Seriously, in looking at rings, I squat down to get on eye level so I can look at the rings from the sides. I wouldn’t pick a ring JUST for that, but I think it is what sets certain styles apart. From the top, a lot can start to look the same..
Maybe try to find one that has a better halo that you like? If the brand makes a square-ish, you would think they make a more rounded one! Good luck, and we’d love to see pics!
Post # 12
I love mine from all angles so it’s tough to think about a scenerio where I only like one side, and which I prefer.
The top is how most people will see it, but the side is quite often how I see it , when on a laptop, driving, etc… It’s actually to the point where I like seeing it in photos, in a mirror because it’s an angle the wearer doesn’t see. Try it on, and see how you will see it most often. If you don’t like what you see it’ll likely drive you crazy.
Post # 13
When I’m sitting at my computer all day at work, all I see is the side view of my ring, like what @chelles07:
posted. I love the side view of my ring, and it stands out. I think you should like the entire ring, personally. I remember the halo you posted the other day, OP, and it was sooo pretty – BUT there are thousands of other halos out there with a great view from all angles.
Post # 14
The profile is as important to me as any other angle! My first ring had a very interesting four prong setting that was nice and elegant in profile and I really liked (I liked it more than the top view unfortunately!). My current ring is a full bezel but the profile is sleek and smooth and I absolutely love it (this time fortunately I love all the views tremendously!).
You will see the profile a lot more than the top view. It is important that you like what you see! Halos are not my thing to begin with, but I do know that their profiles can truly vary from rather bulky and industrial to elegant and delicate. Keep on looking if you are not happy – there are so many out there – or go custom.
Post # 15
Mine is “just” a 6-prong solitaire round, but I designed the setting because I couldn’t find anything that was just perfect from the side. So yeah, it matters. Also the setting we had made makes the diamond look even better.
Post # 16
My 3 stone setting had a really nice side view and that’s what attracted me to it in the first place. However, once I put a wedding band next to it, you couldn’t see the side anyway.
So if you’re planning on wearing a wedding band with it, you will probably cover up the side view.