(Closed) James Allen setting. Which one?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which one looks prettier?

    vintage halo

    vintage solitaire with side stones

  • Post # 2
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    Personally I like the solitaire setting the best. But I will say I have a halo with a .74 center stone and I love it. I’ve had it for 5 years and when I switched to a solitaire setting I missed my halo and had to switch back.  I think halos are here to stay, even if they’re not everyone’s preference. Have you tried halos on in person? They are a great remedy for Ring shrinkage!

    Post # 3
    189 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    They are both beautiful but I’m loving the halo!!

    Post # 4
    94 posts
    Worker bee

    I’m normally a solitaire fan myself, but I can’t stop looking at that halo! That is absolutely stunning.

    Post # 5
    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    Both settings are gorgeous!  I worry that the center stone might get lost with the solitaire, though – when I look at the sample photo of the solitaire set with a 0.7 carat diamond I feel like I can barely distinguish the center diamond from the rest of the setting.  Also, it sounds like you’re wanting a “forever ring” and won’t want to make changes/upgrades later – if that’s the case, and you can afford the halo setting, then ~$500 isn’t a huge deal in the grand scheme of your life!  Although I know a lot of bees don’t agree with that view 🙂

    Post # 6
    2291 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I personally would choose the halo. But honestly, both would look STUNNING with either of your stones. 🙂

    Post # 8
    2618 posts
    Sugar bee

    That halo is so unique and I feel like there’s really something special about it. Plus given the size of the stone you plan to use, I’d pick the halo. I think it will look amazing!

    Post # 9
    1751 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I usually am not a big fan of halos, but in this case, I really like it! I think it’s because it’s not just a halo, but also stuff going on down the sides. Maybe I’ve just seen too many bees with awesome halos, but I’m really am starting to like them!

    but… The solitaire is beautiful too. I think if you had a 1+ carat stone to mount in it I would say go for it. A smaller stone will be lost on that ring I think 

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