Post # 31
I started off with a halo, then switched the setting to a solitaire, then went back to my original halo!
I went through a phase where I thought the halo was too much and wanted something more streamlined like a soltiaire. After wearing the solitaire for a few months I felt like it was missing something. It was pretty, but I think I was forcing myself to like it. I went back to my halo and have not regretted my decision at all. Still look at it everyday and love it!
If you go with your gut, you won’t regret it. One of my friends wanted a princess cut with princess channel set side stones, a style that was popular several years ago. She got the matching channel set band and her set is so pretty. Sure it’s not what you see every day but she loves it. She couldn’t care less that it’s not the trendiest ring.
I think halos are classic anyway. My grandmother had a bunch of halo rings that are really pretty.
And I just got a new pair of boot cut jeans at Macy’s.
Post # 32
10 years from now you’ll be more worried about your face looking dated than your ring.
Live in the present, get what you love.
Post # 33
I was initially drawn to halos but ended up choosing a solitaire because I felt it would be a little less “trendy”, and also because I came to really appreciate the beauty of a single stone center. I did add a pave band so it had a little more bling.
I will say i went with white gold and right now yellow and rose gold seem to be trending. My hunch is white gold is on its way out. BUT – all my other jewelry is white gold and I dont like yellow or rose gold. So I went with it any ways. It may look dated in 10 years but its what i like. And in 10 years you can always upgrade/change out your ring. I dont think I ever will, the sentimental value is too high for me. But, its an option.
Post # 34
There are always going to be trends.
I got married in 2012 and the over the top detailed verragio type rings were super popular. Before that the three stone rings were a big thing too. And I’m sure everyone knows a middle aged woman with a marquise diamond.
So yes, I think they will look somewhat dated, especially the huge blingy ones. But if you love it who gives a shit. It seems like there has been a big shift into solitaire ovals and things like that more recently though.
Post # 35
I feel like the only timeless classic is a solitare. Not to hate on halos but they will be out of style sooner than 10 years.
But I also think solitares, although classic and timeless, are never “popular” either. I guess what I mean is a solitare wont be in or out of style? As in there will always be the current trend a step ahead of a solitare… but trends replace another trend for 1st place… but a solitare still stands second place no matter what the current trend! So yes a halo will be dated before 10 years but it will come back eventually. But who cares. Love what you love!
I wanted a solitare because I am plain but I love the halos all my friends have.
Post # 36
I have a late Victorian ring that is a halo. I believe it dates to the 1870s? Maybe 1890s? The middle stone is turquoise and there are diamonds around it. There are a lot of art deco halos too. Halos have been around since the Victorian Era. So while they are trendy now I dont think of them as any less classic than solitaire. I think people who say they arent classic are people who aren’t familiar with antique jewelry.
I don’t regret my halo. I regret not getting an authentic antique halo, instead of the modern one I have now. All my other rings are antiques. Should have went with my gut!
Post # 37
ROTFL that legit made me laugh!
And just because I love my halo so much…
Post # 38
- Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!
I think the more floral ones are lovely and classic (almost considered one for myself), but the ones with the smaller side stones that are more round feel more modern/trendy. Which is fine; rose gold on trend tight now, but I’ve always loved it since I was a kid.
Post # 39
I have been married for 28 years and my engagement ring was a halo, and I recently had a new ring made and it, too, is a halo.
Halos have been popular, in one form or another, for decades. Many things about engagement rings will make them “dated”, but who cares? Even those solitaires, that people consider to be so classic, have other features that show the decade they were made. Today’s solitaires tend to be on thinner bands and have pavé stones…Again, who cares?
Photo of the first ring is a photo of a picture in my wedding album ~~ old school style!
And newest iteration….
Post # 40
I love my art deco style halo. I have always adored this style. Definitely no regrets!
Post # 41
I don’t think they’ll look dated in 10 years, but I do think it’s a trend that will go out of style. Fancy shaped stones are also trendy in my opinion. I see a lot of cushions right now, but I’m sure that shape will go out of style in a few years and another shape will be on trend. I may be biased, but a round solitaire is really the only ring I’d consider timeless.
Post # 42
Well there’s no question that you’re biased. We are all biased.
That’s the nature of trends and style. But even the setting and cut of a round solitaire will be dated in 20 years.
Post # 43
- Wedding: June 2019 - City, State
Hahahaha this comment is pure gold. cracked me up! (and so, so true.)
Post # 44
If you love it that is all that matters. I ended up with a solitaire and I never thought I would!
Post # 45
- Wedding: August 2016 - Temecula, California
Halos have been around for a long long time so I think it will always be in style (Just like a solitaire is always in style). I think halos are more trendy now, just like how 10 years ago everyone I saw had a solitaire and now we are seeing more halos.
I remember when I was engaged for the first time 10 years ago, I had a princess cut solitaire. It was beautiful but I always felt like it was missing something so I always wanted to change it. Now I’ve had my halo for over 3 years and I’m just as in love with it now as I was with it back then. No regrets over here!
Just get what you love if you have the option!