(Closed) Help! Halo or No Halo?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - The Garrison, NY

I was back and forth between a halo or no halo.  There was only 1 jeweler that I would buy a halo ring from.  I personally think that they need to be done properly and most aren’t done properly (fit wise).  While speaking with them, a woman who worked there made a very valid point.  A halo is a trend.  In a few years, there will be a new big thing.  She said that a solitaire will always be classic.  And honestly, who here would really disagree with that?

So my Fiance decided to up the size of the stone to make sure it was still as big as it would have been with the halo.  That might not be financially possible for everyone, but it worked out for us.  And I absolutely adore my solitaire!

Post # 3
1096 posts
Bumble bee

I like simple halos. I think that band, although beautiful, is a little much. 

Post # 4
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I am biased because I have an oval halo, however my band is a simple thin micropave setting. For the band you are getting, I think a halo might be a little much and might take away from the stone itself. It is already so unique and pretty with that band, I don’t think it needs the halo! 

Post # 5
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

To an extent I agree with 

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realtorbeenj :  – you can NEVER go wrong with a solitaire. 🙂

But halos constantly come back around like bell bottoms… I think the resurgance came back with Duchess Kate wearing Princess Di’s ring which has a halo style around it. And it’ll be popular again whe her daughter gets engaged one day and possibly gets that ring again.

Don’t worry about trends- think about your personal style. Are you normally minimalistic, do you love a statement piece, do you like layered effects? No right or wrong answers- just find something that you’d be proud to wear in 25 years. 

That being said- I love me some halos and I have one with a round stone though. But I feel like there’s a certain way to do them. I like halos with delicate micropave stones which offer just a little extra glitter so to say. It’s not about saving money- I just like my stone being the focal point and the halo an afterthought. I’ve seen a lot of stores offer a smaller center stone with larger halo stones and it looks messy and cheap to me. 

Here’s another thought… you’re generally only going to wear the ERing by itself for a year or so and then once you’re married you’ll have a band or two… so try the non halo version with select bands and see how you feel. That’s what you’ll see for the ne xt 50 years possibly. If it doesn’t give you the look you desire then maybe a halo is for you. 

Sometimes just asking yourself questions helps you through. 

Post # 6
217 posts
Helper bee

I think you should go with the solitaire. 8 was in the exact same boat as you when choosing my setting because I too have an oval! I decided on the solitaire because I knew it would never get old and I would never get sick of it. I do love microhalos, though. But I think a halo with that setting would be very very blingy. But if that’s your style, go for it:)

Post # 7
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I have an Oval solitare diamond and LOVE it. Solitares will never go out of style and you can add extra bling by stacking different bands, very versatile

Post # 8
1829 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Normally, I’m a halo girl. But that ring seems a little busy. 

Post # 10
1226 posts
Bumble bee

It depends so much on your own style/tastes. Some women love classic & clean while others adore ‘diamonds on diamonds on diamonds’ ( more of us, i’m guessing are somewhere between the extremes.) FWIW, I can appreciate any well-made ring. One person’s “perfect” might seem “boring” or “flashy” to someone else.

That said, I had an oval with a pave halo/frame thingy + more diamonds on the shank and it was just a lot of “Viva Las Vegas” & “24K Magic” for me. I realize this style is nothing like what you posted but this was my oval diamond overkill experience. lolz

Post # 11
1226 posts
Bumble bee

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ahhhwhy :  Wow! The photoshop helps so much! Hmmm, I’ll go with team ‘no halo’ in this case. ..I think.

The halo’d version isn’t bad or anything but it’s a lot, IMO. OTOH, I’m sure it is someone’s idea of heaven.

Post # 12
805 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have a halo.  I enjoy it for the extra sparkle and the extra finger coverage.  I think in the right setting I would love my diamond as a solitaire, but in my plain, low profile setting the small halo really adds some pizazz! 



In the setting you have pictured, I think the halo fits very well but you could also get away without one and still have a lot of sparkle and “presence” on your finger !  

Post # 13
11 posts

Halos are not a trend. They have been around forever. Get what you like. Some women on here are obsessed with the notion of a white gold solitaire diamond being classic and timeless but are ignorant to the fact that what they call “trends” have been around forever. Don’t try so hard being “timeless” and be yourself. 

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