Halo vs solitaire compliments

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which gets more
    Halo : (94 votes)
    53 %
    Solitaire : (85 votes)
    47 %
  • Post # 46
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    479 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014 - Monte Carlo inn

    I vote halo! I used to have a halo ring and then I changed to a solitaire….well, I am in the process of changing it back to a halo! 

    And for for the record, I reiceved way more compliments when it was a halo. When it was a solitaire I don’t think I ever got compliments. Maybe because solitaires are more common and “expected”. Halos are just like WOW

    Post # 47
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    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2007

    I like blingy looks, so either looks good to me.  I either prefer the simple look of a large solitaire (3-5 carats) with side stones (either a few on each side of the center stone or French cuts down the side) or a smaller stone, say 1.5-2.5 carats with a simple halo.

    Either way, it’s all about finger coverage (which is why halos are popular, IMO).  You can accomplish that goal either way, just a matter of what you prefer.  With either option, you’ll have a lot of sparkly bling power.  It’s going to be eye catching regardless.

    Ahhhhhh, decisions, decisions……

    Post # 48
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    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2007

    ljm308 :  Because think of the children for Pete’s sake!!!  Did you know that there’s a lighthouse on the Atlantic that safely led a boat to shore?  That boat was carrying a 100 children who were crying and scared.  The captain got lost at sea about 10 miles off of the coast because it was pitch black and storming heavily.  The lighthouse’s bulb went out too.  The operator had a blingy halo engagement ring as well as some stud earrings.  So she plugged those bad boys in and that bling LIT UP the shoreline!!!!  ***All*** of those children survived because that bling commanded the attention of the ships captain.

    Bling saves lives, and children, and puppies!  OP’s question is for the good of humanity.  

    At this moment I’m standing up applauding OP! 

    Post # 49
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    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

    I have a three stone and a halo ring. I’ve had far more comments on my halo but it might also be because it has a champagne diamond centre so its a little bit unusual. For me I would say I notice a halo more because of the sparkle, but if some one has a gorgeous solitaire I comment on it too. Anything shiny I’m attracted to lol

    Post # 50
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    624 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2019

    Out of all my friends, in the only one with a solitaire. It’s 3 carats or so, not sure the carat actually but it’s past 8mm in actual size.

    my friends smaller center stone with halo receives far more compliments 🙂 it sparkles beautifully! 

     

    Post # 51
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    1713 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I always love a solitaire more than a halo. I’m very rarely wowed by halos. They look too much and too chunky usually. 

    Post # 52
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    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I love any and all solitaire, the setting just speaks to me.  An unusual solitaire (i.e. A colored stone, unique setting, unusually large or unusually small stone, etc) will catch my eye and garner my admiration more than a ring with the particular style of halo I  see most.  But, a ring with a different halo or a unique setting with a halo (again, i.e. A colored stone, fancy shape,  dainty halo or super chunky halo as opposed to the mid-sized halos that are most popular, etc) would definitely capture my attention and I would be more inclined to compliment it.

     

    eta I have a halo and love it.  It is the style of halo I love best ( I know I am biased of course 😊).

    Post # 53
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    788 posts
    Busy bee

    I think halos draw more attention but I prefer a solitaire. Everyone has halos right now which is why we went with solitaires. 

    Post # 54
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    1051 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    lovesthesparkles :  Since when is a 1.5- 2.5 carat stone considered “smaller”???!!

    Post # 55
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    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2007

    citysparkle :  I like larger stones.  It is what it is.  You’re taking offense at that?  Really?  Lol.

    Don’t “stone” me for having my preferences, lol.  

    Basic life lesson: In life, different people have these things called preferences.  One person may love chocolates ice cream whereas another will hate it.  It’s petty to find offense to that.  Generally, people cannot help what they end up liking or not.

    Post # 56
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    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2007

    citysparkle :  Also, the basic meaning of what I wrote is based on ***a comparison*** between a 3-5 carat stone and a 1.5 to 2.5 carat stone.  Mathematically, a 1.5 carat stone will be smaller than a 3 to 5 carat stone.  You took what I wrote out of context.

    Hope that clarifies that!

    Post # 57
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    22 posts
    Newbee

    I’m having the same dilemma so thank you for this post! I’m torn on having a halo and no side stones or just having the solitaire with side stones. Let us see the final decision! 

    Post # 59
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    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2007

    raeann1984 :  There ya go! I like that sort of thinking!!!  It is hard to decide. Both options are great.

    Post # 60
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    906 posts
    Busy bee

    I don’t think I notice one more than the other. If I look at someone’s hand and they have a ring on I’m gonna see it whether it’s a halo or a solitaire… 

     

    i personally much prefer solitaires! I think they’re so elegant and stunning and feminine. I really don’t like halos and only ever really comment and compliment on them if it’s a friend’s or if it’s one that I really do like which is rare! But imo you just can’t go wrong with a solitaire and it lets you truly admire the beauty of the stone! And there’s so many solitaire options with the bands and prongs! 6 prong vs 4 prong. Paves band vs plain band vs engraved band and what not! Gabriel and co. has some crazy unique solitaire settings! But then plain shank solitaire have their own character too:) 

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