(Closed) Help! Halo setting or larger solitaire?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2082 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I would get the solitaire… if it were between the two, well… I dunno, I like the bigger diamond, and it’s such a clean classic look.  There’s more freedom to be creative with your wedding band when you have a solitaire too.  So many different rings can look good with it

Post # 4
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@wannabebee:  I went with a halo setting and I’m so in love with how it looks. Still the silhouette of a classic solitare engagement ring, but way more bling IMO. ๐Ÿ™‚ I stare at it all day long

Post # 5
1581 posts
Bumble bee

@wannabebee:  I would pick the higer quality smaller stone and skip the halo if it makes your stone look yellow at all

Post # 6
145 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I really prefer solitaires for an engagement ring. Halos are amazing and blingy and I want one for a right hand ring but they just don’t feel right for engagement rings to me personally. As another PP mentioned, you have tend more freedom with solitaires when it comes to the wedding band. If you’re looking to up the bling factor there are a lot of sparkly bands that match every style.

Post # 7
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My husband (fiance at the time) bought me a Brian Gavin solitaire engagement ring and I am to this day in love with it. We also more recently purchased our wedding bands from him.

One thing I would mention is that his signature cut is beautiful. The ring sparkles like crazy. I get so many comments. ๐Ÿ™‚


Post # 8
734 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Personally, I like the look of a small halo (I’m not a fan of large halos or double, triple, however many halos). I have a single halo and its pretty small. I think it adds a nice look and something extra and interesting to the stone.

Post # 9
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would get the larger solitaire personally, but either will be beautiful!

Post # 10
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I say get the bigger center stone. You can always change the setting in the future

Post # 11
1647 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

it depends if you want something simple or a ring with more detail

Post # 12
751 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I vote halo! My halo is subtle and gives the look of a solitaire but the bling of a halo! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m a size 5 finger with a 0.48 ct G, VS1, GIA triple ex RB center stone and a total carat weight of 0.99 cts. 


Post # 13
6351 posts
Bee Keeper

I would choose something in the middle… a solitare but with as good stats as possible, so the .8 and bump the color up to a G, since the setting will probably be more affordable than a solitare setting.

Post # 14
3422 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Choose the solitare, but look at the diamonds in person before you decide. you never know which one will jump out at you.

Post # 15
7425 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

People who like halos will say halo and people who like solitaires will tell you solitaire. The stone in the halo is better quality, so I’d go with that. I’d choose a halo anyway because that’s what I have and love.

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