Please help me choose: larger diamond vs halo setting!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which ring below would you choose?

    2.5 carat H/VS2 without halo

    2.1-2.1 carat H/VS2 with Tacori halo setting

  • Post # 37
    924 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College

    I actually don’t care for either ring. The head/basket on the solitaire is chunky, and the basket on the Tacori is going to be painfully high. I will tell you that my ring has a gorgeous crown on it, and I stare at that just as much as I stare at the top down profile. I like having a ring that is pretty all the way around – Tacori does that well, but  I think you can have one custom made with all the bells and whistles without the height – that’s what I did.

    Post # 38
    971 posts
    Busy bee

    I vote the Tacori but I’m partial because my set is Tacori. They make solitaires and plain shank halo’s too. I would rather have a smaller diamond in a Tacori, rather than a larger diamond in a Non-Tacori. 

    Post # 39
    2990 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I’m normally not a halo person, but that Tacori setting is amazing! I would definitely choose that one. 

    Post # 40
    3985 posts
    Honey bee


    Post # 41
    10353 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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    twofish :  Yeah, I have a halo; I’m a fan of the halo; I voted for the halo. But your behavior is childish, at best. Insecure much?

    Also, don’t bother responding to me bc whatever you have to say is going to be condescending and negative, so save yourself the trouble, HUN.

    Post # 42
    7189 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I voted for the solitaire. I agree with the PP that the rose gold gives it an element that’s more trendy and current and the solitaire makes it a bit more classic. I like the mix.

    Post # 43
    3349 posts
    Sugar bee

    If you are getting rose gold, no halo. The rose gold just looks too prominent.

    White gold or platinum, that minimal halo would look nice.

    Post # 44
    317 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    While I do like halos I am not a fan of that particularl one; it looks too metaly. I would go solitaire or with a more delicate pave halo! 

    Post # 46
    266 posts
    Helper bee

    Oooh the first one looks like Blake Lively’s ring! My celeb ring crush. So gorgeous. Also maybe my celeb girl crush now that I think about it. The halo is pretty too – I love how it’s understated – but I do agree with PP that the sides look too busy. Really though you can’t go wrong! Be sure to update us with pictures so we can drool!

    Post # 49
    22 posts
    • Wedding: January 2016

    I normally favour ovals in halo settings, but in this case, I really, really like the solitaire setting you are considering. I think that at 2.5 carats, you stone will face-up really well, so I’d go with that option


    P.S my sneaky side compels me to point out that if you ever want to reset down the road, it would be in your interest to get the bigger stone now sealed

    Post # 52
    362 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

    I agree with lots of the pps that it’s down to personal taste and what you feel suits you. I tried both on and in the end opted for a halo as I liked how vintage it felt. However I don’t like all halos so there a lot to be said for trying the ring you think you like online. I don’t think halos are a fad to be fair. I love vintage jewellery and I see lots of halos which date back 100s of years so don’t let that put you off. Also as others have said, choose your favourite based on the diamond it’s self. You can always change the setting. Both gorgeous rings though bee!good luck. 

    Post # 53
    38 posts

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    chanieish :  Keep the pictures coming, I think we all love looking at rings 🙂

    Either of those would be stunning in rose gold! I like what you’re thinking, keep it to one ‘trendy’ detail. 

    Post # 54
    329 posts
    Helper bee

    I voted for the french basket setting because I have the exact ring but in platinum with diamonds on the prongs from Adiamor! Its gorgeous! I was contemplating on rose gold. It would be stunning!

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