Halo vs solitaire compliments

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which gets more
    Halo : (94 votes)
    53 %
    Solitaire : (85 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 31
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    274 posts
    Helper bee

    jannigirl :  Thank you! It’s modest, but my Fiance got me the best quality stone he could find, even though it meant dropping down a bunch in size (which was fine by me! I’m a total clutz!) Because of that, it’s sparkly like nothing I’ve ever seen before! I sometimes wonder what it would look like in a halo.

    Post # 32
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    2092 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I have seen both types that I love. Personally, I would only want a solitare if it was 2 carats or more. But, even then I would want a halo. They are my absolute favorite. The sparkle is amazing and it is eye catching. It accentuates the beauty of the diamond, I don’t feel like it takes away at all. Halos are great with no stones in the band or with them. I am a bling girl! I love thicker bands, too. Finger coverage is another favorite of mine. I don’t wear a bunch of jewelry (one set of earrings, one set of rings on just one finger per hand, occasionally wear bracelets and necklaces). So, I don’t feel like it is too much. I don’t mind standing out/being flashy. I had a solitare once and it would have been a 2 ct equivalent, but it wasn’t my style. I just get excited about halos. Compliments: The solitaire was not around long, but there were not a lot of compliments. My current ring still gets compliments and people grabbing for my hand to get a better look. When the light hits it, its like a disco ball!

    Post # 33
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    2633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I prefer halos because you can get the same finger coverage and sparkle without the height or higher cost associated with a single diamond of the same diameter. My ring is not quite a halo, but very similar, and around 1/4 ct total weight but the diameter of the setting is 6mm which is the same as a .8 ct solitaire.

    Post # 34
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    2816 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

    I definitely notice halos more because of the extra bling. Maybe it’s because I have a halo too but they catch my eye. I get complimented on my ring a lot, people say it’s beautiful and unique. Solitaries are plain and simple so they don’t stand out as much to me. I’ll only really notice a solitaire if it’s absolutely huge (a la Blake Lively). 

    Post # 35
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    672 posts
    Busy bee

    OP – how dare you want something eye catching that gets complimented! I never get why people come on social threads to be anti-social. Anywho — I love halo’s sooo much but i love the clean lines of a diamond and the classic look as well. So while halos make me ohhh and ahhh on others, for me I worry I’d get sick of seeing the halo around the diamond.

    Post # 36
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    929 posts
    Busy bee

    Love a solitaire. It is just classic, timeless, and looks good on any finger!

    Post # 37
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    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    Halos for sure. You can customize it and make it “your own” style. A solitaire is a solitaire. Now if you have a 5 carat + solitaire I might be interested 

    Post # 40
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    183 posts
    Blushing bee

    MargaritaVille :  I lol’d so loud at your comment! 😂😂 I’m the same way! I’ll give myself whiplash trying to get a better look at shiny things! 

    Post # 41
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    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2018 - Emerald at Queensridge

    Most people tell me about my solitaire, “It’s so classic!” and I never know if they mean it as a compliment. Hehe. My guess is halos get more compliments because of the extra sparkliness 🙂 I wouldn’t trade my solitatire for anything though! 

    Post # 42
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    183 posts
    Blushing bee

    I think it depends on the ring & how well it fits the style of the person wearing it. I’ve seen halos and solitaires that were stunning, & I’ve seen halos and solitaires that I didn’t like. Plus there are so many variations! My ring is an oval with a very petite, white-gold halo setting & I’m completely in love with it, but my cousin got engaged the same month I did & hers is a round solitaire on a gold band and I think it’s just as beautiful! Each of our rings fit our personality. I just love rings in general though. I wouldn’t trade mine for anything but I still love seeing everyone else’s. 🙂 I think halos get more compliments just because that’s the trend right now. In another few years it will be something else probably! 

    Post # 43
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    406 posts
    Helper bee

    I don’t feel as though many people appreciate the simplicity of a solitaire. Both halos and solitaires are beautiful in their own unique ways, but I only get compliments on my pave solitaire every so often. It doesn’t matter either way, just an observation 🙂

    Post # 44
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I have worn both and I get more comments on the halo (which I wore less frequently because it was a family stone) and because I prefer solitaires myself. I think people might comment more on halos because it is easier to talk about them – they usually have more elements that vary compare to solitaires which are pretty much just a rock on a band lol. 

    With halos there is more to talk about, such as the style of the halo, usually the settings are more intricate too. With a solitaire it is just the stone itself – and it is hard to talk about someone’s diamond without sounding all nosy and such, or offending the person. 

    I have had compliments on both rings but more “engaging” conversations about the halo. Not sure if that makes sense… 

    Post # 45
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    Halos have a certain wow factor, large or small they sparkle and bling and always catch my eye, when i see solitaires im like ” oh yeah…..pretty” but they all look the same…….  let me see a halo and im always thinking “wow that is some serious bling” I dont think a halo necessarily detract from the centre stone, they seem to enhance them and showcase it….

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