Post # 1
Hi bees! This is my first post after lurking for a while as Boyfriend or Best Friend has finally been snooping about what kind of ring I want. Of course I have the exact shape/design already picked out (almost) haha!
Anyway, would you please help me decide/post your opinion on which ring you prefer and why? Both rings are approximately the same price.
Option 1: 2.5 carat H/VS2 excellent cut oval diamond with more simple pave french basket and band.
Option 2: 2.1-2.2 carat H/VS2 excellent cut oval with beautiful Tacori halo/pave setting. What I like about the setting is that the halo is very subtle.
Thank you for your input all! Looking forward to reading your posts. Sorry if the images are huge.
Post # 2
No halo. Solitaires are timeless, classic and let the diamond stand out!
Post # 3
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 # 4
honeyhoney2717 : peacebethejourney :
Thanks for the replies!!
Thata great advice to try it on. There is.m a jewelry store not far from us that carries a lot of tacori. Is it possible for me to call in ask if they can show me that style and order if if they don’t have it?
Post # 5
I will always be a fan of non-halos over halos, becuase I see so many halos that aren’t done well.
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 # 6
Thank you! That’s exactly why I like the Tacori setting. The halo is so delicate and subtle as you said. I saw some hand shots of the round version of the halo setting on Raymond Jewler website and it looked stunning. I’m wondering if the rose gold will make it less streamlined though.
Post # 7
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
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
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
Go for the Halo. Solitaires are boring & unoriginal.
Post # 11
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
- 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
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
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
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.