(Closed) halo or solitaire? What are your ring preferences?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which engagement ring style do you prefer?

    solitaire with side diamonds

    halo setting

  • Post # 62
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    solitaire’s are forever. halo’s are now. i am SOO glad i didn’t get a halo.

    Post # 63
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Excellent choice! That’s a beautiful set! 

    Post # 64
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    It’s funny – I received my halo engagement ring before it became popular to have one! I chose it because halo rings are vintage and unique, compared to most solitare settings. I just wanted a ring that didn’t look like all the other solitares with pave out there.

    The nice thing about halos is that each one has its own, unique look. My husband and I just fell in love with the look. 

    Post # 65
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I like halos because I just find solitaires boring. I didn’t want a ring that looked like everyone’s elses.

    Post # 66
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    i have a double halo. my center stone is a yellow diamond then i have a halo of yellow diamonds another halo of diamonds and side diamonds as well. love it.

    Post # 67
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    My preference is: solitaire w/ plain band > halo > solitaire w/ pave band

    Not to say that any are bad, I like them all! πŸ˜€ I think your diamond is a really nice size for a solitaire though

    Post # 68
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Ah the good old debate on solitaire versus halo…FUN!

    I started looking for rings without having done any research online. I had never been interested in wedding rings (now I am obsessed with those beauties!) but I had certainly noticed solitaires. I was instantly attracted to halos!!! Love at first sight πŸ˜‰ I love some detail and complexity to a ring I look at everyday. I find solitaires too simple for my taste, but I find them gorgeous on other people’s hands. Also, I think it’s great you can get more finger coverage by having a circle of diamonds around a center stone. It does bring down the cost, which is great! 

    Here’s my double halo with a 0.33 center stone. I wanted something vintage inspired and substantial πŸ™‚ I wear a small halo ring on my right hand.

    Post # 69
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I love both halos and solitaires. I actually do not really like the look of solitaire with two side stones, personally- not sure why.

    I have a halo, and I love it because it looks vintage, old-fashioned, and romantic to me. But, I think it’s all about personal preference- you need to get something you absolutely LOVE!

    Post # 70
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I love my halo. To me, the halo added extra decoration so it wasn’t just an ordinary solitaire. I wanted something more unique. Plus most people like solitaires anyways because you can get enhancers for them and make them into a new ring which in the end, makes their rings no longer solitaires…

     

    I wanted fancy and unique. so I got something with a design

    Post # 71
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

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    @diamondgal23:  I like the set you chose!

    P.S. A solitare is just one stone on a band, a stone with two side stones is a three-stone ring.

    Post # 72
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Let me throw in a variant – halo with a colored gemstone? Classic, antique-looking, and the halo makes the colored stone just pop.  Takers? 

    Post # 73
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

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    @diamondgal23:  Great choice! I love Simon G, they make detailed and breath-taking pieces!!! Absolutely goorgeous ring! Be patient waiting, it’ll all happen soon enough πŸ™‚

    Post # 74
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I have a solitaire with side stones but love a halo. Fiance would have picked a plain solitaire but added the side stones for me because I like more bling than he does.

    Post # 75
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @yogaqueen:  lol really? I see way too many halos. hardly anybody I know has a solitaire. not to mention, halos may have been around for 100s of years, but the jewelry stores all pitch halos as “trendy” … that’s how I even knew about them.

    Post # 76
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    totally in love with my blingy halo! I’d say it’s just about as trendy as diet coke πŸ™‚

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