(Closed) Halos: A Trend or Vintage

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Are halo rings...
    A passing trend : (158 votes)
    28 %
    A classic choice : (135 votes)
    24 %
    A way to show off your vintage style : (104 votes)
    18 %
    A way to appear to have a bigger rock than you do : (176 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    11391 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    They have been around for years & years. Lately they have become very popular, true. But a trend that will soon look “out dated?” No!

    Post # 4
    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    The only reason I wanted a halo was because it matched my grandmothers ring perfectly. It got handed down to me when she passed away 15 years ago, and I have worn it ever since. If it matches my grandmothers, I doubt it’ll be a passing trend. And even if it is, I don’t care. I love my ring.

    Post # 5
    7609 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I think that all of your options are applicable to different people!  Someone might choose a halo because they’ve had their eye on it for years, and someone might just see it in the store for the first time today and fall in love with it.  Someone might be trying to get the most “bang for their buck” and make their stone appear larger, and another person might want to express their love for all things vintage and classic.

    I think as long as you choose it because you love it, all of those reasons can be the right reasons!  The fact that they’ve become so popular (again) is kind of unfortunate for all the “love it because it’s vintage” gals because they are then forced to appear like hipsters telling everyone that they liked halos before everyone else liked halos, haha.

    Post # 6
    339 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I think the popularity might die down a bit, but I don’t think halos will be outdated. I saw a halo ten years ago, and knew that’s what I would want when I got engaged… Fast forward and I’m still hung up on them. 

    Post # 7
    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    I think they are a recurring trend, a style always coming in and going out in cycles. There’s a reason they have a vintage feel… because they’ve been popular before. And, they will be again after this resurgance fades. I think the only style ring that cannot be dated is a solitaire.

    Post # 8
    4151 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Both?  I don’t think rings can become “outdated”.  I guess that’s just me though…

    Post # 9
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I think gemstone rings with a halo look antique, but diamond rings with a halo do not– they look trendy to me. But that is just my interpretation.

    Post # 10
    802 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    When I see a halo, I don’t think Vintage..at all. I think, oh your in your 20’s. If you walk into a store and have to search for something that isn’t a halo, it’s a trend. Notice how all of the sudden all the commercials on TV and magazine ad’s are all halo’ed? Trennnddy. Beautiful, but trendy. I agree with @mrsSonthebeach:  that a solitaire is the only ring that you wont look back on and be like, ahh you were engaged in the 2010’s or 80’s or whatever.

    Post # 11
    2825 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I picked “a classic choice”, “a way to show off your vintage style” and “a way to appear to have a bigger rock than you do”…

    I think the halo style is very classic and yes, “vintage”… halo’s have been around for ages!  Yes, their popularity may rise and fall, but they are always around… Just like solitaires, I think they are equally classic.  But I think people sometimes forget that halo’s have been around forever so when they first started to become popular again they were “new” and “different”, but now that they are SO popular people think they are a trend, when they certainly are not.

    They definitely have vintage flair, which I love.  But I don’t see the “vintage flair” being something that can be a trend that will ever be “out”, they are far too classic and beautiful to ever be out of style.

    And I picked the last one because it’s just the truth, halo’s make your center stone look larger than they are… I think it gives you more bang for your buck personally.  I don’t think that’s anything to be ashamed of.

    I love my halo and wouldn’t want anything else!! 🙂

    Post # 12
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I think because they are popular right now they are “trendy”. I think they will become less trendy in a few years but remain classically vintage. I have ALWAYS wanted one. I prefer vintage style period. Having said that, I still do not see them in real life that often. I think I only know one other person with one.

    Post # 13
    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I love my diamond halo and think its pretty classic. My halo is very understated and enhances my diamond rather than making it look all around bigger. I think its a classic choice and i don’t think i will feel like it outdated years from now.

    Post # 14
    389 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I have a diamond pave and bead halo for my natural untreated blue sapphire center stone. I think it looks Hollywood vintage. I don’t think it is a way to make my stone look bigger, especially because they are different colors but I can see how some might think that with all diamonds but I think it’s a tad rude to assume that’s the only reason people have halos. Some people just prefer that look over a solitaire or three-stone ring.

    That’s like assuming all people who have gemstones are cheap/poor…um no my center stone is a sapphire because Mr. Biscuit and I have a 8 month old September baby. My original ring was a diamond 3ct center stone 4ct total with half ct stones on both sides and I wanted to downsize because it wasn’t me and I got tired of the crazy eyesMoney Mouth and twisting my ring around so no one would see and mug me. Big can be embarrassing too. 

    Post # 15
    2697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Both! They are a currently trendy style that has been around forever.

    I wanted one for the last six years or so, becaue my ring could look vintage and modern at the same time. Everyone crying that they are so trendy and you must be really young (WTF?) and you’re dating yourself needs to stop being so darn judgemental and care about their own ring.

    Post # 16
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    The first time I tried on a halo I knew I never wanted anything else. And 7 years later, that hasn’t changed!


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