Post # 17
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
+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.
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 # 19
I have tried some rings on in both styles and still can’t decide. I have loved all the solitaires and alll the halos i have tried on.
What are your stone’s stats? Sorry for being so nosey i have just heard that because his cut is so amazing you can go down on colour and it will still face up white.
Post # 20
I love your ring!! I hadn’t considered a pave soliatire but it is actually a nice mix of the halo’s bling and simple look of the solitaire.
Post # 21
I just love halos 🙂 I vote halo all the way!
Post # 22
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
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
- 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
DEFINITELY larger solitaire!
Post # 27
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
@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!