Post # 16
For me personally I would notice a halo vs a solitaire. I honestly do not really ever notice anyone’s ring, but I do not know anyone but 1 person that has a halo in my daily life and it’s very petite.
I do not see many halos in real life so it would prlly capture my attention over something more understated. Unless it is like 3 carats and over that would catch anyone’s eye lol.
Post # 17
I personally notice a solitaire from a mile away because I’m at the height of engagement fever and my SO will be getting me one!
I think a dainty halo can be pretty but I don’t care much for the style.
Post # 18
- Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island
I love my halo and think halos can be in-your-face blingy, but i think a solitaire would get more compliments because theyre so simple and individually beautiful.
Post # 19
Personally I think halos are more noticable because they’re usually large and therefore are easier to spot on someone’s hand. As far as which gets more compliments, I have no idea as I don’t have 1 of each. I know that my halo gets tons of compliments from all sorts of people…at work in the bathroom, cashiers, even this one guy at a brewery (apparently he was in the market for a ring for his GF). But I can’t say if mine gets more than a solitaire would simply because I don’t have one to compare it to.
Post # 20
I vote halo because I have always loved one and I own one! I have an emerald cut in a halo, so the emerald cut flashes and dances a lot while the halo and pave sparkles. It’s a perfect balance in my opinion!
Post # 21
A halo probably gets more attention for many reasons! Theyre typically larger, very popular and In style, and they contain a bunch of small round diamonds that sparkle like crazy! So in my opinion they are more likely to catch someone’s eye than a classic solitaire with one stone and in turn would get more compliments!
Post # 22
- Wedding: August 2017 - Sea Cider
My Fiance originally proposed with an Asscher solitaire, but I damaged that ring, and now have an Emerald cut halo. My solitaire “got” many more compliments/observations, but generally in the diminutive/obligatory category (“oh. . .how sweet”, “I know someone with a ring just like yours”, and my favorite: “it’s a lot more delicate than I expected”). Some people did seem to genuinely like it. I know I was sad at first when we decided to replace it.
My halo doesn’t get many compliments, but the people who notice seem to be genuine, and often something just pops out of their mouths.
Personally, I’m more likely to compliment a ring that looks smaller than a larger one, even if I like both equally. Being “caught” appreciating a larger ring feels like appreciating someone’s wealth, and that’s gauche. However, I would probably slip up and say “wow” if I saw a ring I loved (and that’s more likely to be a halo or three stone, but maybe a cool cut in a bezel would get my attention, too)
Post # 23
I’ll answer it from the commenters perspective- I like solitares, I usually compliment those or 3 stone/ baguette etc when I see a unique or beautiful ring.
I’m not a halo fan so unless its a friend that got engaged or a bee post I don’t compliment the ring since I’m not drawn to them.
Post # 24
Halos catch my eye, but bigger solitaires catch my attention.
Post # 25
I’m a sucker for a nice classic solitaire! 🙂
Post # 26
I love staring at a nice halo, but TBH I’m part raccoon and drawn to just about anything that’s even remotely shiny. You could wrap some tin foil around your finger and I’d want to see it.
Post # 27
Halos get my attention. They are more blingy and have more presence. Which is why, after having one and when looking to upgrade, I couldn’t get a solitaire. It was just so, bleh. I ended up grading to a 3 Stone. Happy medium.
Post # 28
My e ring is a 2 ct solitaire on a plain band but I have a berricle e ring that I wear to work sometimes when I’m heavier on my hands that is a pear halo with stones in the band. I definitly see the appeal of a halo, but I’m just not a halo person..it doesn’t feel like ME and would be too much for me once a wedding band is added. I like that I can add a blingy band to my solitaire for that more effect.
To answer your original question, I get more compliments on my solitaire probably due to the bigger stone but I get almost as many compliments on the halo.
Post # 29
I seriously don’t pay much attention to people’s rings but when I do it’s halos.
Post # 30
I don’t usually like solitaires, but your band with your stone is gorgeous!