(Closed) For all of you in between a halo and a solitaire…(long, sorry)

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
764 posts
Busy bee

Can you post photos of the ring? Maybe wwe can help you find an appropriate band. I have a micropave halo with three sided pave and the band and I’ve never lost a stone.

Post # 4
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

good story! My ring (solitaire)  is getting sized and re-dipped as we speak so I have my “stunt” ring on (which is halo), & all I want is my solitaire back. I love the halo because it is very sparkly, but I really do miss mine.

Post # 5
925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I was, too, between solitaire and halo, but opted for solitaire (it still has a sparkly band) because:

  1. I was afraid of a halo going out of style
  2. I didn’t want to follow the trend
  3. I was afaid of diamond falling out/dirt getting in

Sometimes I think about halos but then I think about these things again. I also agree with you on finding a wedding band, I think when I put my solitaire with the wedding band we are getting it will give that wow factor that I wanted with a halo.

Great post!

Post # 6
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

great post! yes please post pictures!

Post # 7
4109 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Loved reading this post!! I’m sure your current ring is gorgeous- I’ll join the others chanting “Post a pic!”!!! Laughing

Post # 8
1048 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - City Hall

Hey, I have a halo ring and I still have a normal (straight) wedding band. Here’s what it looks like.It fits in a ‘notch’ under the halo setting. This was the perfect solution for me since I wanted a plain band.

Here is the blog post about it:  http://www.weddingbee.com/2009/06/07/my-wedding-ring-let-me-show-you-it/

It’s been 2 years since my wedding and I still absolutely love my halo ring. I get tons of compliments on it and have never seen someone else wearing a similar one.

Edited to add: I’ve also never lost a stone. *knock on wood*. I take it in to get inspected every 6 or so months and they said there’s never even been one loose.

Post # 9
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Great post! LOL about the highschooler. 

I’m so glad my inner child didn’t disrupt my Fiance at the time…. Who know’s what crazy bauble I would have come up with. I even resorted to reason and told my Fiance a smaller size (imagine that) Of course the sales woman and he couldn’t see me in something so small so he chose a size up! (It still gets in the way, but it’s so sparkly I forget)

Post # 10
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I went through the same debate but my story went a little different. I got my beautiful halo but kept thinking maybe I should have gotten a solitaire (for the reasons you listed)… It haunted me! Until I finally went and tried on a solitaire and the feeling was “meh”. It didn’t have that spunk fiance and i wanted! And even trying on the solitaire with a blinged out band was “meh”. Now there is not one ounce of regret or doubt that this is the ring for us.


I’ve also heard the opposite argument where people with solitaires yearn for something with more pizazz because its so “safe”. So it really depends on the person and individual taste to find what works for you best.


Maybe they can work with your halo to reshape it somehow to fit a flush wedding band?

Post # 11
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@mg1363: I hear you! I have a solitaire and it is super easy to keep clean. I never worry about losing the center stone (the prongs on it are really strong), and so I feel safe wearing it anywhere —  swimming in the ocean, showering, whatever (in my case, there is also not a chance the ring would fall off). it’s so comfortable I wear it to bed. I pretty much only take it off if I’m going to work with chemicals. 

halos are very pretty, but I love how easy it is to have a solitiare. 

ps: I don’t think halos will ever look out of date. they might be in style right now, but they have a really classic look to them, IMO.

Post # 12
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011


pretty much agree here. Super easy to take care of and you can wear them anywhere. <–At least this is my case as well and only take it off during the handling of chemicals. 


I love my solitare and have never wanted anything other since receiving it! Smile but of course there any many creatures in the ocean.

Post # 13
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@maryjane: I have a halo oval and my wedding bands fit in the notches under the Engagement Ring as well, no gaps here.

To the OP I think that you can argue either way for a halo or a solataire and there really isn’t a single right decision. It all comes down to the bride and what she really wants.

That being said I always thought I wanted a solataire and fell in love with halo settings. I absolutely think it is ridiculous to call the halo setting “trendy” considering it has been around forever (think vintage).

I am glad you love your ring, that is the most important thing!


Post # 14
3799 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@maryjane: your ering is one of my all time favorites.

Post # 15
3799 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Treejewel19: I, too, am sick of the halo being called ‘Trendy’. ugh.

OP…I have a halo and I think that I am going to get two bands to balance it out. If you are interested in a halo but are worried about the bands, try a halo on with two bands…you might be surprised. Tough choice though…a halo or a solitaire are both very classic e ring styles.

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