(Closed) Halo vs. solitaire….what a debate!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am personally not a fan of halos for that reason.  I think they’re sort of faddish and busy for my taste.  But, I am also a t-shirt and jeans girl.  The more classic, the better.

If you love the halo, however, I would generally avoid sending it back.  That’s what you wanted, and it’s what you got.  No need to start messing with emotions for no good reason… if you disliked it, I would send it back.

Why don’t you get RHR one day down the road.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I picked a solitaire because 1) it goes with any band and 2) I liked that nothing else took away from the center stone. It is just my personal opinion and I have still seen quite a few halos on here that I’ve found beautiful.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a solitaire because there’s something about them that is just stunning to me. I guess in my mind it screams engagement. You can always dress it up with bands, you can’t dress down a halo.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

A pic would help us visuals.  Halos are beautiful in their own right.  Why are the solitares giving you doubt?

For myself a solitaire was always a strong preference, don’t know why, it just was.  I see the gorgeous halos here and as pretty as they are, I am steadfast in my solitare obsession, yet, again, can revel in the beauty of a halo.

A friend of mine has something even my staunch solitare loving self would consider – it is a solitaire with a microhalo around it and the way the setting is done it is just delicate and understated yet regal.   I’m fond of the microhalo right up and around the center stone.  That’s one way to incorporate both visions.

Pics please!  =)

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Solitare is just a classic style that will never go out of ”style” I guess but they are boring to me but thats just because I like something more elaborate and I love structure and bling. My Fiance wanted to get me simple 2 carat solitare but I told him he should know better and he picked a ring that is more my style. 

Quite frankly, trends die off but an engagement ring is an engagement ring and if you love it than you love it…. its a symbol of love really, not a fashion police worry.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1993

@FutureMrsNRoss:  Change it. I have a halo and I wouldn’t exchange it for the world I don’t care if it goes out of style lol! But if you are worried about it still being fashionable when you’re 80, don’t take your chances.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Sorry this isn’t about a solitaire I chose, but my story is similar…

I changed my ring twice for this reason. My first ring was my promise / engagement ring. Then we went for an upgrade and I went with the princess cut halo (Which I thought I always wanted) I wore it at home for a few days, and I just didn’t like it at all. I just couldn’t picture myself with it forever.

So I told Dear Fiance and we went out shopping again. I told the employee that “I wanted something that will grow old with me” After searching and trying out a ton of rings (mostly princess cuts, solitaires) I just didn’t picture any of them. I finally went for a circle cluster ring with paved band and I fell in love. My sister poked fun at me saying “it’s your old lady ring” but I LOVE it for that reason. Go with your gut for sure!!! If you love your ring keep it!!!

 

First ring I didn’t care for

 

 

My “old lady ring” lol

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

i’m not a fan of halos. i never liked solitares until after i was engaged either.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

I think both are gorgeous, but I vote solitaire! I’m definitely biased because I have one:)

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@FutureMrsNRoss:  I think it’s gorgeous! Honestly I think it’s a very delicate halo, not gaudy at ALL. But it’s what you feel comfortable with :]

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