halo vs solitaire? help me pick!!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
661 posts
Busy bee

You said you originally wanted a halo for the finger coverage but if you go with a moissy, you can easily get the coverage you want for a really good price. Does that mean that you initially were thinking of a diamond/halo combo but now you’re thinking of a moissy solitaire? 

Post # 18
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014 - Monte Carlo inn

I have a solitaire that I am going to reset into halo in the next few weeks. I want to reset because My solitaire is 0.60ct and I constantly get “shrinkage”. I never used to like halos but they recently started to grow on me! People say that everyone has halos but I actually think everyone has solitaires! Halos are different and unique. It gives the ring that extra sparkle and finger coverage. 

If you get a halo, you will always love it! If you get a solitaire, you will always have that itch to add a halo to it…. that’s what happened to me lol. 

Post # 20
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014


allthingsthatsparkle :  Well said!!! so true and those that need the education can learn that the “trend”term is completely inaccurate

that said, i vote Halo!!! its so much prettier and they exude such character as opposed to the simple solitaire, the halo will look amazing on your size 

Post # 21
1336 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Painswick Church and the Falcon Hotel

I prefer the solitaire as you can do so much with them 

Post # 22
146 posts
Blushing bee

1.35ct halo vs 2ct (but faces up like 2.25) solitaire. 

Post # 23
242 posts
Helper bee

I  love halos. I have a double halo. I  think solitaires look nice with large carat size or some baguettes on the size, but they’re not my style.

Post # 24
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

 I have a morganite with a halo so that’s my vote lol. I honestly don’t know anyone in real life with one. Halos are not a trend in my opinion because they have been around for ages but get what you really want  

Post # 25
225 posts
Helper bee

Tough choice… I know many bees are saying a halo distracts from the stone, but if you’re going for a Lauren B… well that’s a totally different ballpark. I follow her Instagram and sometimes it actually seems as if the halos ENHANCE the look of the diamond and make it pop! Her halos are so delicate that they melt into the ends of the diamond, almost as if the edges of the diamond are “crushed ice”. 

I personally went with a solitaire because my oval is 2ct and would probably look obnoxious  on my size 4 finger with a halo. its just not my personal style because I am such a simpleton. I don’t really feel like you could go wrong with a halo from Lauren B. IF you end up getting tired of it down the road, get it reset!

Post # 26
2921 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I love solitaires – on other people.  When I tried one on, it didn’t wow me.  The only one that did was a 2 + ct princess cut.  I’ve always loved halos and that’s what my Fiance got me.  I lost my original e-ring and my replacement has a thinner, more suble halo, which I prefer over the larger halo than I had.

It’s a very personal choice but on this site I see a lot of halo hate, so don’t let those opinions change your mind.

Post # 29
109 posts
Blushing bee

I am a big fan of halos. I think they’re feminine and I tend to prefer more ornate rings.  I do not own a halo but I sure would like one. laughing

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