Please help me choose: larger diamond vs halo setting!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which ring below would you choose?
    2.5 carat H/VS2 without halo : (175 votes)
    87 %
    2.1-2.1 carat H/VS2 with Tacori halo setting : (26 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 2
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    Worker bee

    No halo.  Solitaires are timeless, classic and let the diamond stand out!

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    Have you been able to go anywhere and try on halo vs solitaire on your hand? Even if it’s not the exact ring, it will give you a better idea of what you want. 

    My experience- I went back and forth between oval solitaire vs halo. I finally decided that the solitaire is what I want, because I couldn’t see myself loving a halo forever. Unfortunately, Fiance apparently listened harder when I said I liked halos than he did when I finally decided that I didn’t…he got a halo ring! It was beautiful,  but once I had it on, I knew for sure that it’s not what I wanted. So we sent it back and are currently waiting on the dream ring to arrive! 

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    I will always be a fan of non-halos over halos, becuase I see so many halos that aren’t done well.

    BUT…

    Tacori does halos REALLY well, I have to say. They design them in such a delicate way as to not overpower the center stone. Their halos are not bulky and just accent the center stone really well. I think you really can’t go wrong with any Tacori setting.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee

    I’m not a fan of the Tacori setting. The side view looks very busy to me, whereas the side view of the solitaire looks crisp and elegant. I also think that with the rose gold you already have a “trendy” element going on, so I’d keep the rest of the look simple and classic.  

    Post # 8
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    Busy Beekeeper

    I dont think tacori is ever worth the cost, and a 2.5 solitaire would be stunning. If you get bored down the road you can always halo it.

    Post # 9
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    Busy bee

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    chanieish :  I definitely recommend trying them on. I was torn as well, and I had a very clear preference after trying it on. I have a 2.9ct center oval diamond, and I HATED how it looked as a solitaire. I can’t even explain why… it just didnt compliment my finger (in my own mind). My Darling Husband took a change and had a halo made out of his family diamonds, which makes me love my halo even more. I know I sound like a crazy person, but I feel like my ering just “fits” my hand, and I cant imagine not having the halo now. BUT, this was just my own personal thing. I also never wore rings before because I dont like my hands haha 

     

    Post # 10
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2019

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    chanieish :  Go for the Halo. Solitaires are boring & unoriginal. 

    Post # 11
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    2908 posts
    Sugar bee

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    twofish :  One could just as easily say halos are overly popular and common as one could bash a classic solitaire.

    OP, this all comes down to personal taste. Since you asked, my opinion is that a 2.5ct solitaire on its own will look huge, and requires no ornamentation. I would not halo a 2ct oval, no matter how small the halo. 

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

    Personally I prefer the solitaire, But! I think definitely go try them both on! You may discover you have a preference for one or the other once you see it! Both styles are beautiful I think.

    Post # 13
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    Sugar bee

    I’m normally a fan of halos and I have one myself…but I don’t like that one at all.

    I say go for the solitaire.

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2019

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    des- :  they could* say that but they’d be incorrect. Halo’s are not overly popular, solitaires are. All I ever see in real life are Solitares, very rarely do I see a halo & even more rarely do I see a multiple halo.

    Classic, yes however extremely unoriginal; if you’ve seen one solitaire you’ve seen them all. 

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper

    I love halos, but that’s my preference, I have always loved halos.  And honestly I don’t think I’d ever regret having a halo.  Honestly I’d probably go a bit smaller on the actual center stone if I had to re-do mine.

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