(Closed) Help! Halo setting or larger solitaire?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
3716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Honestly, I would go for a solitaire, possibly with sidestones so you still get the sparkle/bling factor. We chose something like this (although it is a horrible picture) and I love that I still have bling on the band, but it is more classic than a halo. While I have seen some amazing halos, my friends who have them tend to wear their e-ring less after getting married. The halo stones pop out and ding on stuff.

Either way, you can’t go wrong.


Post # 18
6104 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@Cory_loves_this_girl:  +1! People with halos are going to choose that and people with solitiares will go that way. We are all obviously biased towards what we like.

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@wannabebee:  Can you try on both types of rings? The jewelry store might have rings that can allow you to see exactly what your choices are. You really can’t go on people’s opinions because they are normally biased to their tastes. For example, I have a halo and will pretty much always choose that over a solitaire. But you might try on a halo and decide you don’t like it or vice versa.

Post # 21
478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I just love halos 🙂 I vote halo all the way!

Post # 22
5397 posts
Bee Keeper

I personally would choose the solitaire because that’s my preference. Also, I’ve heard the same thing about Brian Gavin’s signature cut and masking color. I’ve actually been trying to pick a ring from them as well. 

Post # 23
4494 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I love both. I either wanted a round brilliant solitaire or a round halo – those were all that I was interested in. We ended up deciding on the halo and I love it. Both are gorgeous though. Disregard my mess of a hand – i’ve taken up boxing recently

Post # 24
1373 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

I always vote for the highest quality, largest stone rather than spending money on a setting, but that’s my preference. In this case, I’d agree with PPs that you’d have to see them in person.

Post # 25
798 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

DEFINITELY larger solitaire!

Post # 26
8467 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I agree with Ribbit. 

Post # 27
51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@wannabebee:  Mine is a size 4.5, 2.7 carat, colour H (a Brian Gavin blue). It’s so white, there is no trace of yellow in it. I initially thought I wanted a halo but he picked the solitaire. It was 100% the right choice. 

I posted a photo of it a few weeks ago, if you want to check it out. 

Post # 28
2296 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@wannabebee:  get the larger stone. you can always have it reset into a halo – that’s much cheaper than being unhappy with the size of your center stone, and having to buy a larger one. in addition – if you were to buy a larger one, you would likely never get back your original investment in the .8 by selling it.


definitely go for the larger stone – if you still want a halo in a year or two – add it!

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