Halo vs solitaire compliments

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which gets more
    Halo : (94 votes)
    52 %
    Solitaire : (87 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 61
    161 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    MargaritaVille :  LMFAO!!!!!! THAT HAD ME DYING OF LAUGHTER! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 63
    528 posts
    Busy bee

    Honestly….. I have a gorgeous halo pear (not tiny either) and in the year I’ve had it I’ve only gotten ONE compliment on it while out and about. I don’t care about stuff like that, but I have to admit I sometimes wonder why that is!

    Furthermore, in the spirit of honesty, I don’t prefer halos. They’re way too trendy right now and I don’t think they will stand the test of time (plus they are super delicate). Also halos say “fashion jewelry” to me, maybe that’s why people in the Bay Area and Vegas (where I’ve lived) aren’t impressed with halos?? lol pure speculation.

    I notice rings based on amount of sparkle, which is probably true for most people. However I’m more IMPRESSED by a large solitaire (:

    Post # 64
    1051 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    lovesthesparkles :  I’m not offended and I did not take what you said out of context. It just seemed like you consider 1.5- 2 carat diamonds small based on your remark. I do understand that “smaller” is a comparative adjective, but it’s just how I read your statement within the context of what you were saying.

    Also, I do understand the meaning of the word preference and that everyone has them, but thanks so much for the life lesson.  

    Post # 65
    158 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2007

    citysparkle :  people find things to get twisted up over on a harmless ring board of all things…odd and unexpected.

    Post # 66
    2518 posts
    Sugar bee

    Just to add a different perspective: I’m unlikely to compliment someone on something that doesn’t seem unique or stand out in some way. A simple diamond solitaire in a Tiffany setting with a plain band will not really merit a compliment from me, even if it’s lovely. (Unless of course it belonged to a recently engaged friend or family member, in which case there’s an invitation to compliment — I’m talking more complimenting a stranger.) That doesn’t mean I don’t like it — I like a lot of simple outfits and “basics” like well-cut jeans or diamond studs that I wouldn’t go out of my way to comment on, either. I’m more likely to make a comment on a ring that looks out of the ordinary or that has some obvious design elements. Granted, everything is designed, but I think halos probably get noticed more because they’re more obviously a style choice than a solitaire (which almost gets classified as a “default” choice). Personally I see both a lot of halos and solitaires, so I’m probably equally likely to compliment them, but I’d be most likely to comment if someone had a gemstone ring or an antique heirloom piece with a lot of filigree or something. 

    Post # 68
    183 posts
    Blushing bee

    hokietonya :  Def don’t have to twist my arm for me to post a pic of it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Here you go!


    Post # 69
    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 1990

    itsaylissa :  beautiful! Thank you for sharing!!! 

    Post # 70
    1287 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    You know, it just depends I suppose. I have seen some where I feel like the halo takes away from the center stone, I have seen it where the halo just perfectly enhances the center stone. My marquise that I recently got was originally in a pendant with a halo and let me tell you it took me a long time to decide whether or not to keep the halo or make it a solitaire. I ultimately decided to go with the solitaire. for starters it was more expensive, secondly I truly LOVE solitaires. But I would be lying if I said I never wondered what my ring would look like if I kept the halo. Here is a picture of the pendant and my now solitaire. 

    Post # 71
    82 posts
    Worker bee

    I like both, but my e-ring and stand-in ring are both solitaires:


    My husband prefers solitaires because he feels like halos are “trying to look like bigger diamonds," but honestly it’s just a matter of preference. So what if they’re trying to look bigger? We all try to look thinner by sucking it in for pics too lol. Each person will only notice what is important to them. I check out rings all the time, and yes I’m more impressed if the center stone is huge–but it could also be huge and crappy quality. Some people get double halos to make it look really big!

    Post # 72
    28 posts
    • Wedding: January 2018 - Mexico

    I had such a hard time with this too! My fiancée had me pick out a few styles I liked and he said he would take them into consideration when he made his decision. I chose one with a halo and another that was a solitaire, both with pave bands. I would have been happy with either style but he chose the halo because it was more blingy. I don’t wear much other jewelry so it’s my “statement” piece!

    PS. This is a really fun book my sister sent me when I first got engaged. She’s engaged too so we read it together!

    Post # 73
    52 posts
    Worker bee

    I notice halos a lot often than solitaires from the others. Halos have more things going on their fingers so they are more noticeable in my opinion. 

    Post # 74
    527 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    I am a halo girl myself, currently wearing a solitaire (i have a ton of cheap rings I swap in and out), but it definitely looks a little sad and lonely in my honest opinion.

    I love coloured center stones with white halos ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 75
    128 posts
    Blushing bee

    This was a really interesting read ๐Ÿ™‚ I personally LOVE all diamond rings haha, they all catch my eye, but like each other some solitaires are boring and have no fire, some halos just lose their centre stone….either, if done beautifully get my attention but i will always prefer halos, they have so much wow factor big and small, often unique and so many variations too….the solitaire can sometimes look tiny/dainty whereas the halo will always scream “bling’. IMO of course

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