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

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 76
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Buzzing bee

I love halos! But I also don’t like alot of other style of rings. I personally think halos look better then solitaires. Maybe that’s be ause they do have that extra sparkle? 

 

here mine: 

Post # 77
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Love certain ones.  Usually like most that I see in pictures.  But hate how they look on my hand.

Post # 78
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Drury Lane Oakbrook

I have a round diamond with a halo.  I really don’t care if they’re trendy or not.  My fiance picked it and I adore it!

Post # 79
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Newbee

I love halos too, but I think I am picky about them. I have a double halo split shank, but one of the halos has sapphires. I think its pretty unique.

 

Post # 80
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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mrssloan2013:  Thank you! It is called L’Amour Crisscut by Christopher Designs 🙂

Post # 81
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Helper bee

I like halos on colored stones (a lot!), or certain, very specific styles of halos with a diamond (I love Blue Nile’s vintage-y baguette halo). Generally I feel a diamond is better off without the halo. Unless the stone is large with a very delicate halo, my sight is always drawn away from the center stone and instead focuses in on the tiny diamonds which surround it. Halos can be very busy and distracting. I especially don’t like them with princess or step cut diamonds, but I have seen a few emerald cuts with nicely done halos, so there are exception.

I feel like most of the time, halos are used to add bulk to the ring instead of enhancing the design. They can be tastefully and elegantly done, though that is rarer to see.

My engagement diamond will be small, but I will not consider a halo or using a simulant to add to the size of the ring.

Post # 82
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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crackktheskyy:  YES! It is the soleste band! It is super great and I love it!

Also, I know the feeling. I always feel like my pics are meh.

Post # 83
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I like halos but I do view them as very popular right now. The last 3 friends who have gotten engaged all got halo e-rings. I tried them on when shopping with my Fiance but it wasnt me, but I love drooling over other bees rings.  

Post # 84
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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PinkPearls:  I have a Tacori with a bloom halo. You can’t even really see the halo and my reason for liking this setting is that the halo gave me the best of two worlds – the brilliance of a round that can kinda look like a cushion cut too. 🙂 Otherwise, I dislike chunky halos or poorly crafted halos where the surrounding diamonds overpower the center stone.

 

Post # 85
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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acoastieslove:  love both of your rings!!!

Post # 86
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I was convinced I wanted a simple solitaire (think Tiffany classic setting) but was underwhelmed when I went to try them on IRL. They are so beautiful and understated on others but did not make my heart pitter patter…so I tried on other styles and liked halos. I wanted a lot of sparkle so I chose a round diamond over a cushion which I liked a lot.

It does bug me a little when people think or say that people with halos want to make their center stone “look bigger”. My center stone is 1.5 carats which is large enough on its own IMO and my halo is very dainty so you can clearly see the difference between the center stone and the halo. I just prefered the look, it felt very me and had a vintage feel due to the very thin band. I love mine!

Post # 87
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Honey Beekeeper

To clarify, as I mentioned, the  difference in price between a halo and a plain setting can range.  On the Blue Nile site the difference can be anywhere between a few hundred to many thousands of  dollars. On this thread there are obviously some expensive settings. But even just few hundred dollars can allow a knowledgable customer, all other things equal, to get  slightly better specs when you are talking about an average size and a not flawless, not colorless stone. The cut or proportions might be slightly more ideal, there may be slightly less florescence, etc.  

All I was saying is that if I were buying, I would prioritize even a small difference in the specs over a more embellished setting.

Obviously, other people feel differently. 

With halos, finger coverage is dependent on the setting. A solitaire may not have the same overall coverage but the focus is on the center stone. Different perspectives and personal preference.

Post # 88
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I love halos! Diamonds are never going out of style, so I say the more the better!

 

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justwondering2015:  I think we’re going to be ring twins!  My SO just ordered my ring two weeks ago so I’m still waiting, but here’s a picture of the one I tried on in the store.  Yours is gorgeous! Do you mind if I ask the specs (size, ct, designer, etc)? What kind of band(s) are you going to get?

Post # 89
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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acoastieslove:  LOVE your ring!  Especially the wedding band!

Post # 90
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I think halos can look great when done well but they aren’t my style. What gets my blood pumping is the quality of the diamond, so quantity doesn’t really appeal to me. Not to say you can’t have a quality halo but the center diamond appears less pronounced than if it were on a solitaire.

That being said they are for sure trendy, at least in South Florida. I have an emerald solitaire and people are constantly remarking on how “unique” it is. Well, emerald solitaires are nothing new but they do stand out in the sea of halos!

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