(Closed) Oval or Round Halo?!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
500 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I’m not a huge halo person, but I kind of like the look of an oval halo better than a round halo. But it would really depend on what your girlfriend prefers! Some people have very strong preferences for one stone shape over another. Maybe you could ask her, or have someone try and find out for you if it’s a surprise? Good luck! 🙂

Post # 3
67 posts
Worker bee

I have an oval halo and absolutely love it – but then the ring came from the love of my life so I would have loved anything he gave me. Think about your girlfriend and what she would like and I guarantee she’ll like the sentiment behind it and the fact that you picked it out for her and want to spend the rest of your life with her will mean more than what the actual ring detail. Good luck 😊

Post # 5
927 posts
Busy bee

Oval halo! I’m so sorry but if I’m being completely honest a round halo looks like a flying saucer to me. I do like the round center stone with the squared off “cushion” halo though. However if she prefers a more classic look I would do round or oval with no halo, perhaps a pave band. Halos are definitely more modern.

some random pictures from my inspiration folder:

^love plain band halos

^this is a more classic take with plenty of bling

^thas an 8×6 morganite with a diamond halo on my 7.5 finger

^round with cushion halo

Post # 6
667 posts
Busy bee

An oval is going to give more finger coverage lengthwise. My hands are big (size 8), and I personally chose an oval for that exact reason. Plus it makes my fingers look longer and slimmer. I ended up with a solitaire because DH preferred a more classic look. But if she likes bling, a halo would be perfect. 

Not sure if this helps, but here’s a round solitaire (8mm) compared to the oval solitaire (10x8mm). There’s no halo, but it gives you an idea of how the finger coverage compares. 

Post # 7
424 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Houston

I have always loved round halos. I have a 7.5- 8 finger size with a 2.16 center diamond surrounded bun 1.75 pave diamonds. I love my finger coverage. I get compliments almost everyday. 

Post # 8
8 posts
  • Wedding: November 2015

I like both the shapes. Both stones have their different kind of sparkle. Oval have some depth like a galaxy of stars  and rounds have flashy stars in it. I currently have round halo engagement ring but would love to have oval halo someday for my right hand. I love my rings sparkle especially when it’s ultra clean wink

Post # 9
3 posts
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think A round halo will go much better. Classic Round always go great with a glittering halo setting that features the center piece in the best possible way. The glittering halo setting makes your ring classic and timeless. And reflect the same for your personality.

Have a Look at this marvelous piece of art-

Post # 10
353 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I totally love my oval halo! Mine is a split band too so lots of finger coverage. I get so many compliments. I think ovals are slightly less common so if she wants something ‘different’ (like I did) I would go oval but if she’s more traditional, round.  However you can’t lose either way. 

Post # 11
3885 posts
Honey bee

Please find out if she prefers a round or oval, instead of asking strangers. Personally, I do not like ovals at all and that would be the very last shape I would choose. This is just my personal taste – I  know others love them!

Post # 12
144 posts
Blushing bee

I think ovals look so so elegant and sophisticated compared to rounds, but as others have said it really depends on your gf’s taste. Has she mentioned rounds or halos to you before? I think it’s definitely worth trying to suss this out before you second guess yourself. 

I have the same ring size as your gf and am super self conscious about my chubby fingers, so when we went ring shopping I found myself gravitating towards ovals and pears for this reason. But if I didn’t care about coverage I really could have gone for a round. Has your gf indicated that finger coverage is important to her? 

Post # 13
490 posts
Helper bee

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Post # 14
490 posts
Helper bee

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groom2be86 :  have any pics of your considerations? I love the sparkle of a classic round, but halos are extremely beautiful. I vote halo

Post # 15
1656 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Ovals are lovely, but she had so like them. Many do and others don’t. Ovals are 100% times harder to select than a round. Halos are very popular, but they need to be well made to look good — regardless of shape. Unless she has said that she want a halo, I’d stick with a solitaire or 3-stone.  Put the extra money you’d spend on a halo into the main stone. She can always upgrade the setting later. But, if you go this route, have a look at the Ritani Bella Halo.  Best of both worlds, halo and three stone!

Image result for 3 stone halo ritani


I have larger hands, 10.25, so understand the concern. Don’t forget aboout coverage accross the top versus along the finger. My new ring was designed to achieve 100% coverage side to side, allow a flush fitting wedding band (which is 5 mm wide) and sat low on my hand. The total width of my ring and wedding band is about 7.4 mm. I add a tiny little band to the outside in winter, but this is about all I feel ok with on my hand.

My BFF has a 8.5 and she said that anything more than a 1.25 c diamond felt way to high for her. She wears a three stone with 1.25 c and the sides are about .5c each. This gives her great coverage.

Links to my ring for reference: https://thegemstoneproject.com/tag/resilient/


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