Post # 1
I feel like there is a ton of hate on the WeddingBee in regards to a halo setting. Of course, I may be wrong, but I do see a TON of negative comments regarding halos on these boards.
I know a lot of people think it is a setting used to make your diamond look bigger, but that is completely NOT why I wanted it. I think my center diamond is big enough for me without the halo, and my halo is VERY dainty and small. I simply wanted one because I LOVE the way they look. It had NOTHING to do with size.
Anyways, ladies…explain… why all the negative comments on halos???
Post # 2
I wouldnt call it “hate”, just some people who don’t care for them for one reason or another. You don’t have to justify why you chose a halo to random people on the internet. As long as you’re happy, most people on here are happy for you!
Post # 3
I would never actually comment unprovoked on disliking halos, but they are not to my taste. I think a halo can actually detract from the beauty of an especially pretty center stone.
Halos are a HUGE trend right now, and with any trend there will be lovers and haters. People who want something unique will probably shy away because they’re so trendy right now.
I do like a good rose gold floral halo, though. It’s on trend, but still unique.
Post # 4
People just have very very different tastes on EVERYTHING, I realized that when I posted a pic of my dress and a lot of peeps didnt like it. You just gotta realize that they’re not more right than you, and you’re not more right than them, people are just different.
For what it’s worth, I don’t like solitaires. There, I said it. I think they’re plain and boring. Halos all day errday for me. And some people hate halos and love solitaires, and that’s totally fine too.
Post # 5
I haven’t seen any hate for halos. Not everyone is going to like everything. Really, who cares?
Post # 6
misia12003: I was honestly thinking the same thing as you after reading one of the threads. I have nothing personal against solitaires, I just find halos to be more unique and visually interesting. I adore my halo ring, not because it’s trendy or because I have more finger coverage, but because it’s beautiful. My Darling Husband picked it out himself and it’s a symbol of his love and commitment to me, that and the fact it’s floral inspired is why I adore it so much. I don’t understand all the halo and cluster negativity. I think some people just want to be “non-conformist” and state their distaste for popular trends i.e halos, burlap and lace, coral and turquoise, ring bearer signs, cupcakes, etc.
Post # 7
- Wedding: November 2015 - City, State
It just comes down to everyone having different tastes. Idk why the debate on halos vs solitaires gets so heated sometimes. I love my halo and it wouldn’t bother me if someone on here didn’t like it.
Post # 8
The only “hate” I have noticed is when a lady wants to upgrade their ring right after being proposed to. Sometimes, not all, it comes across as ring greedy and not appreciative of an expensive, and usually, life changing gift given. This is a massive blanket statement, I don’t read all the posts about solitaires vrs halos. To each to their own taste.
Post # 9
misia12003: I actually haven’t read any Halo hate. By hate, I mean I haven’t read anyone saying that halos are ugly. Some people just don’t like the look, which is fine. Everyone has different tastes and there’s nothing wrong with voicing that opinion.
My ring has a halo and I love it.
Post # 10
- Wedding: December 2014 - Loft
misia12003: misia12003: I don’t like halos and I’m sure there are people who don’t prefer my style of ring. End of story. Different strokes from different folks.
Post # 11
hmmm.. i’ve not read any hate threads for halos thus far… from what i gather, it seems most bees have been courteous and kind towards all kind of rings most of the time.
Post # 12
I guarantee that with ANY style of ring, the lovers and the haters of such a style will run about 50/50. This is true regardless of whether it is ring style, metal colour, stone cut, stone type, etc. This only makes sense if you think about it, otherwise we would all have the same ring. Ultimately, I think whatever ring makes your heart sing is absolutely beautiful. But I also think that everyone needs to be confident enough in their choices that the opinions of strangers online doesn’t negatively affect them.
Post # 13
I think we notice “hate” more often/more easily when it’s against something that we personally love than when we agree with it because I’ve actually seen a fair share of negative comments towards solitaires while I’ve been on here. So as PPs said, it’s just that different people have different tastes and aren’t afraid to express their opinion on it because this is the internetz. TETO.
Post # 14
I’ve noticed that too. I love halos for the same reason as you OP! I have loved them since they started coming out and then I started looking at vintage ones and that’s what I knew I wanted. Honestly I thought my center stone was too big but Darling Husband insisted it was perfect so that’s what we went with and he was right! but any bigger center stone and I would have felt funny/ not me. So it’s deffinatly not about making the ring look bigger for me either, it’s just about the look and feel of it compared to a solitare. I love some Bee’s solitares on here for sure but my heart just loves pear halos! It’s so weird to me that people would be negitive about them and say they will go out of style. Maybe they will but they have been in style a long time ago so its not as though the style came out of no where and is a NEW trend. The style of ring one loves is so personal, that you can’t really judge and say one is better than another.
Post # 15
Lakeside003: I did peachy pink and tiffany blue in 2012 and it wasnt even really popular until after that! I struggled to find ANYTHING in those colors!!