(Closed) HELP! Halo or Solitaire? I'm Confused!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would my diamond look best on my hand set in a:
    Cushion halo : (56 votes)
    48 %
    Solitiare : (61 votes)
    52 %
  • Post # 17
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    1430 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have a round diamond in a cushion setting and love it. wouldnt want anything else:)

    Post # 18
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    6272 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Have you tried on rings – both solitaire like your diamond and a halo?

    i was all about halos around a cushion cut diamond, that it until we went to try rings on. We went to chain and individual retailers and the halos just didn’t look as great as I’d hoped on my finger. My OH suggested trying a plain band solitaire just to see (he’s always like them) – and wow! I totally fell in love with this style. 

    So so try on both. And see what you really like. And then just go for what makes your heart skip a beat. 

    Post # 19
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    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Based on what you wrote, I think your heart is set on round with the cushion halo. It looks amazing on your finger BTW!

    Post # 20
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    6107 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    iamdre:  I have a round diamond in a cushion halo for the same reasons you listed. So that obviously gets my vote!

    Post # 21
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    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I have a round diamond in a cushion halo (done right), so I’m a bit biased in your favor. What your jeweler making comments on is complete personal preference. Honestly, if he is so against setting it the way you want I would find another jeweler. Maybe he is trying to cover up for the fact that he might not be able to do it “right.” I thino your stone would look gorgeous either way, and it’s totally a matter of what you’ll want to wear for the rest of your life!

    Post # 22
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I recently upgraded my setting. I looked at both cushion shaped halo and round halo. Ultimately, I decided to stay with the round shape of my diamond. I couldn’t be happier. Both settings are spectacular! You can’t go wrong with a halo! My center is 2.01 total weight is 4.5 carats and my ring is size 6. 

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by  just4bling.
    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    If you don’t get the halo, and that is something you had envisioned and wanted, you will regret it.

    I was going back and forth with my choice before we got engaged. I had designed 2 settings I wanted and got a quote from David Klass and at the last minute I stuck to the halo and I’ve been in love with it since I got it. No regrets. Had I gotten the solitaire, I think I would be unhappy and always wondering what if and itching to change it. I wanted my ring to be my forever ring so changing it wasn’t an option.

    Also, your jeweler is a douche. They are there to guide you and make the sale, not insert personal opinions or give you incorrect information. There is no way in hell that a solitaire looks bigger than a halo. It’s not reality. A halo will always provide more finger converage because it has more stones. That would have been the minute I took my diamond and walked out the door to find another jeweler to provide me with my dream setting.

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by  MissJulianna.
    Post # 25
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    693 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    iamdre:  get the halo! you won’t regret it, ESPECIALLY if your ring goals are wow factor, bling, and finger coverage! (ain’t nuttin wrong with that!!!) that jeweler clearly has very specific tastes and is pushing them onto you. i have a double halo myself with a 1.5 Round Brilliant center and i LOVE it. it doesn’t take away from the center at all! esp bc you have a gorg center stone, it will just add to the sparkle and the bling. &&& it’s what you originally wanted! do it! 

    Post # 26
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    iamdre:  I totally know what you’re talking about, but I say you need to get what you want. Just make sure that the halo and round stone looks how you want it to look and you’ll be fine. Get a halo you know looks just the way you want it with a round stone. If you have a dream ring then why get something else just because of one person’s comment. They might have their opinion on what looks good and it may not be what you like. Do what YOU want

    Post # 27
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    iamdre:  You should take your stone to a bunch of places that have settings and bring it with you when you look at settings so you can pop the stone in and see how it looks.

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    iamdre:  Halo! 100%. This sounds like what you really want, and you will not be happy with a solitaire (and your jeweler is ridiculous for even saying a solitaire would make your ring look bigger…definitely not the case). Round brilliant in a cushion setting is GORGEOUS! 

    Post # 29
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    686 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Get what YOU want! A cushion halo with your diamond will be sooooo sparkly and eye catching. And I’m a little confused by your jeweler…wouldn’t it be in his best interest to sell you a more expensive setting with diamonds? 

    Post # 30
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    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

     

    iamdre:  I have a round diamond in a cushion halo and I LOVE IT. I LOVE round diamonds because in my opinion nothing sparkles more and I like the shape of a cushion on my finger better.  I’m a halo fan because it’s more exciting to me than a solitaire (just my opinion)

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