Help me pick my ring! PLEEEAASSE!

posted 4 months ago in Rings
  • poll: Option 1 or Option 2?

    Halo

    Solitaire

  • Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I usually don’t care for halos but I like the halo you posted a lot, so voted for that one! All of my friends and family (including me) have gone with very unique styles so I gravitate towards whatever you personally love most- don’t worry about how trendy something is or how it goes with the rest of your look so much as what you are drawn to and adore. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 17
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    226 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m normally not a halo person, but I love the intricate halos you’ve chosen, so I voted halo.

    All the same, solitaires are classic and never go out of style.

    Post # 18
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    579 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m not about the trendy halo but I have to agree with others, the unique one you posted is spectacular! 

    Post # 19
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    7968 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I’m not a big halo fan, but that first option is just drop-dead gorgeous. It gets my vote over the solitaire!

    Post # 20
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    47 posts
    Newbee

    I like the idea of a 3 stone ring. It’s a nice compromise between a solitaire and a halo. I also like the Heidi Gibson style halo on the CZ. It looks really nice on your hand.

    Post # 21
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    Newbee

     I prefer the solitaire as it makes the stone stand out on its own. The halo is more bling but it will over shine your center diamond. Either way, they are both gorgeous tho.

    Post # 22
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    Honey bee

    I’d only go with the halo if you are truly custom designing it and planning to scale the halo significantly down to your stone.

    I’m not a huge halo person in the first place but I like a well done halo on a step cut to provide the sparkle that a step cut lacks and contrast with the clarity and clean lines.  I think a halo should enhance, not overtake the main stone and the halo on this ring nearly overwhelms the center stone, which is considerably larger than yours.  I think your center stone will be swallowed and drowned out by this halo and being a radiant rather than a step cut will lack the contrast needed to provide the visual interest and differentation between center stone and halo.  But again, not a huge fan of halos in the first place and for radiants I tend to prefer bezel set frame style halos because they showcase the main stone and provide just that little bit of separation between stone and halo that they don’t bleed into each other and look thrown in a heap.  

    The second photo you show isn’t a solitare, so I’m not sure if you meant solitare literally or if you just meant “not a halo” so I’m not sure how to advise.  At the very least I would say not that halo from the first picture.

     

    Did you already buy the radiant and that’s why that would be the stone in the halo?  If so, it would be helpful for visualization if you picked rings in at least the same cut, if not approximate size.  The examples you selected are step cuts that appear substantially larger than your stone.

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