(Closed) Halos… Love, like, or hate them? And why?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

My own mother even asked why I wanted one as they are “trendy” lol. Personally I have always wanted an emerald cut and I feel like a halo really compliments the shape of an emerald cut and I love them together. I also feel like it gives a more antique looking vibe.

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper

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PinkPearls:  Halos are trendy, but that isn’t a bad thing. Something becomes trendy because it’s awesome. Halos have been around a long time(princess Diana anyone?). I don’t see them going anywhere.

I have a solitaire for my ering, but I’d totally get a halo RHR! Diamonds by Lauren has some halos that take my breath away!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2003

I LOVE well done halos…..on other people. I reset my diamond in a halo and hated it on my finger. It was just too blingy for me personally. I have an amethyst set in a halo for my right hand that I adore. 

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LondonAutumn:  Your ring is gorgeous! I love emerald halos 

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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PinkPearls:  Even though I don’t have one, I still love them! 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper

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LondonAutumn:  Generally, I dont care for halos, especially on round cuts. But honestly yours is the first that I can say, I think really looks great!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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Bridey77:  Thank you!!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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bklynbridetobe:  Wow, I feel honoured haha! 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2016 - Long Island, NY

I love my halo. I have a 1.57 center stone- to me, this a large stone, and I did not add a halo to make it look bigger. I also don’t think it’s trendy… while they may be “super popular” right now, I don’t think they will disappear/fade in popularity. They have a different kind of sparkle in my opinion, and that’s why I chose one! Solitaires are too simple for me- some of my friends have them, and they’re a bit too simple for my taste. Pretty of course, but simple. 

My mother (who has been married for 30+ years and has upgraded her setting once already) is obsessed with it and I wouldn’t be surprised if her pear “solitaire” with trillions on each side eventually became a halo one day in the future!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

They are a bit trendy but they can be beautiful when done right. For me, it’s all about the execution of the halo.

Things I don’t like in halos:

– big airline

– mismatched halo pave size

– halo sitting too far under the centre stone

– halos combined with other trends (e.g. halo + split shank + micropave + high setting)

– multiple halos (I will make an exception for the Tiffany Soleste)

– halos on step cuts (far too distracting and takes away from the simplicity of the centre stone)

– small centre with a thick halo

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Things I like in halos:

– interesting or different type halos (like the baguette halos sometimes seen in designer rings)

– bloom-type halos (think Tacori – I think these are more subtle and seamless looking)

– different coloured halos (like in those art deco engagement rings)

 

Examples of halos that I like:

 

 

 

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

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PinkPearls:  I love halos, but the ones I tried on just didn’t look right on me. I usually only like the more petite/bloom halos though so that might’ve had something to do with it. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

For me it depends on the halo. I would definitely describe them as trendy, virtually everyone I know has a halo style engagement ring. 

I think they can be really pretty provided they are complimentary to the stone. But I kind of hate the ones that are like halos upon halos that are clearly just trying to add more bling to add more bling. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

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PinkPearls:  I think halo rings, like most ring styles, can be gorgeous or unattractive depending on the piece itself. Many of them look very similar to me. 

Of five recently engaged women I know, four have halos and one has a solitaire, so I’d define that as a trend. Just like in the 1980s when channel sets were trendy, or the early 1990s when princess cuts were the thing to get, there will always be overarching trends for anything fashion related.

I don’t think that makes the aesthetic bad or ugly, it just means you’re going to see it a lot. If halos were genuinely my favorite style I wouldn’t NOT get one just because they’re popular.

I wanted an antique art deco ring, which you could also argue is trendy in certain circles. I have always been drawn to rings from this era and love the geometric detailing they have. 

I do like how one-of-a-kind the design is (even if the era is popular right now), I’ve never seen the same ring anywhere and probably never will. I dress pretty uniquely as well so it makes sense I’d go for something with more design elements. 

People should just choose what they like. Plus, wanting to be trendy isn’t exactly a crime either. 

 

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Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love halos and have one. I don’t care if others don’t like them. They are very popular right now so I can see why some think they are “trendy.”

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