- 10 years ago
- Wedding: March 2012
I see a lot of bees on here who have a solitaire and would like to have a halo, but very rarely ladies with a halo who would like to have a solitaire.
When Fiance and I went ring shopping, I was in between so many styles and shapes and kinds of gold. I loved it all. See my problem is that I have an alter ego I like to call “High School MG1363”…she loves all things sparkly and unique. Real life mg1363 is much more into classic styles. I’m still drawn to all the things “High School MG1363” liked, but the reality of it is that I am a different person now. Because of all the indecisiveness, I decided to play it safe and go with a classic…6 prong solitaire. I wanted this for quite a few reasons.
1) Obviously, it’s a classic style that would never trend out
2) Easy to maintain (unlike those pesky halos that sometimes lose stones and have more grooves for dirt and other dulling stuff to get in to.
3) By spending less on the setting, I could get a better center stone.
4) I wouldn’t have to worry so much about a wedding band (vs getting a halo which can be difficult to fit with a wedding band…especially a straight one which is what I want).
I mean all of those are sound reasons, right? So we walk in the store and look around for a bit and then I see the most unique, double halo ring ever. Round stone with a pave halo surrounded by a bezel halo! Holy art deco inspired sparkliness batman! I had to have it! “High School MG1363” wanted it sooo badly. So we got it!
Now here’s the kicker, I think my ring is gorgeous…I get lots of compliments on it and it sparkles like crazy, but all the reasons I wanted a solitaire instead of a halo are haunting me. I want a straight wedding band…if I get one with my current ring I will have a Texas-sized gap and it makes my ring lean sideways and it’s pretty uncomfortable. Did I think of this while getting my ering?…yes, but it didn’t matter…I was blinded by sparkle! I’m constantly worried about losing stones (it happened once right after I got it, but it’s been fine since then), also I have to clean my ring like a beast so that it doesn’t get gunkified or else it has a dull look to it…
Why in the world did I go against all my well thought out logic?! It’s that damn high schooler that lives in me. Yesterday I dropped by the store where we bought my ring to have it checked out, and while they were looking at it I had a look around. There was the most gorgeous 6-prong yellow gold solitaire ever…I yearned for its simplicity and classic-ness. I tried it on and it was BEAUTIFUL! I loved it. So now I have serious ring lust. I figure when we get wedding bands I’ll exchange my ring for a style similar to the one I tried on yesterday…I just hope they’ll still be carrying that style when it happens.
My advice to anyone as indecisive as I am (who loves all diamonds)…go with logic. If you don’t mind a bit of extra “upkeep” and you love the halo, get one! If you’re like me and just want something simple (even if your inner high schooler is yelling at you to get the glitter), go with a solitaire. And don’t be swayed by all the jewelry talk. I fell into the “Yellow gold looks dated-vortex”, but guess what? I REALLY love yellow gold…I was just worried other people wouldn’t like it. Go with what you like regardless of what others think. You’re the one who has to wear it.