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

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 136
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I love my halo! My center stone is an amethyst and I just really like the way that it contrasts with the diamonds in the halo. For me, personally, I find solitaires a bit boring. I wanted something with a bit more visual interest, and I definitely think I got that with the design of my ring.

Post # 137
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Arshim:  I’m not big into halos for myself but I love the first one! I think people’s erings are like them and they should “fit” the person who’s wearing them and sometimes it makes sense for someone to have a big beautiful halo ring and sometimes you just would think someone would love a solitaire, art deco, etc.

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Post # 138
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

ethereal219:  your ring is so pretty!! I love amethyst in a diamond halo! Perfection 🙂 

Post # 139
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

rml1123:  were did you get your diamond twisty band? I love how it’s twisted tightly and doesn’t have loops in between!

Post # 140
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

mrssloan2013:  Awww thank you! I gave him several options, and I think he did such an amazing job picking one and getting a great stone!

Post # 141
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I love my double halo. It’s just the style I liked best, trendy or not. I don’t think halos necessarily make the center look larger, but they do add a TON of sparkle, which I love. I love to see all my tiny diamonds glittering in the sun.

Post # 142
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I used to want a halo but then everyone who was getting engaged around me was getting a halo. I wanted something that was more visually interesting than a solitaire but I didn’t want a halo anymore either. So this is what we went with. 

It’s simple but still interesting. It’ll be even better when I get my wedding band! I like halos but just wanted to stand out from the crowd and happy I did. 

Post # 143
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Sugar bee

PinkPearls:  I’m mostly in the “dislike” camp, although I’ve seen a few pretty halos that complement the center stone. Usually those are the ones with smaller melee that fit seamlessly with the center stone, like the Victor Canera Emilya. I also think older halos, like Duchess Kate’s, are very distinct looking from newer halos, to the point where I don’t think you can call recent halos a “vintage” style because they don’t resemble the actual vintage ones. 

Post # 144
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Helper bee

I’m not a huge fan of halos because they tend to make the ring look really “busy”. I prefer simplicity.

Post # 145
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Helper bee

I absolutely love my halo…Fiance proposed unexpectedly in new York last year, we went ring shopping there and I had an open mind as I didn’t know what I liked. It it was this one I fell in love with.I genuinely wasn’t bothered about the caret or trying to make the centre stone look bigger! I just loved it! We are from Ireland and I have never seen anyone else with one and I thought it was very unique! Iv gotten so many compliments on it as it is so uncommon here

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Post # 146
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m mostly in the “dislike” and “generally ambivalent” camp. Some halos are really interesting, because they’re dainty or an interesting design or they use different stone shapes or a different color (or white against a colored center stone).

Most of the halos I have seen in person (and I’ve seen a lot because damn near everyone I know who is engaged or married has one) look identical to each other, the only differences being the shape. So I quickly got halo-d out.

Post # 147
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: Detroit

katewithlove88:  I love your ring! It’s what I had originally wanted– I love that it looks like an update on a classic solitaire.  I think a dainty diamond band would look really nice with it, too!

When I found out we had some heirloom stones, I knew I wanted to use those, so I kept a similar style and then added the other two heirlooms as side stones.  

 

Post # 148
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

It looks like I’ll be joining team halo in a few weeks if my jeweler is able to order this for me… 😀

Post # 149
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

There’s certainly a lot of opinions in this thread! It’s been interesting to read. I find the ‘classic’ vs ‘trend’ pretty funny. My mum has a halo (sapphire with diamonds) and also my greatgrandma’s ring Amythest with a halo of pearls. It’s a trend that comes around very often that’s for sure.

It seems a lot of ladies view a halo not as a structural component of the ring so much as…something to make the centre stone look bigger? I have a ‘halo’ (as I learned from this site). I don’t think it makes the centre stone look bigger, it’s not fooling anyone. It’s making the ring bigger than it would be if it were a solitare with the same centre stone…which is stating the obvious *shrug*. I don’t think it’s ‘blingy’, not all halos are. Certainly a single solitaire of any variety that would give similar coverage to my halo would be bling++ by comparison 

Post # 150
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Helper bee

Despite having a halo I don’t really care for 90% of them… Most halo’s I see are very similar to each other and I really prefer a unique ring.

Here’s my halo, its a hammered yellow gold with a unique looking halo that is bezel set. I’ve never seen anywhere before, I wouldn’t consider it trendy.

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