(Closed) Poll – Halo or No Halo, that is the question.

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Halo or Solitaire?
    Halo : (26 votes)
    21 %
    Solitaire : (97 votes)
    79 %
  • Post # 16
    16 posts
    • Wedding: November 2005

    I like the solitare. Both are gorgeous but I wonder if the halo would be too much on a petite hand?

    Post # 18
    1115 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2017 - Mississauga Convention Centre

    I personally love halo engagement rings, that’s what my fiancee got me. We never talked about what ring I would like, we never shopped for my engagement ring or any other jewellery together. He buys me what he likes and what he thinks I will like. He’s always been right.

    Post # 19
    484 posts
    Helper bee

    Has she shown you any pictures of the kind of rings she likes? If so, the answer should be clear whether she loves halos or not. I think if you’re planning on stacking/mismatching wedding bands the solitaire is definitely the way to go or it’ll look cluttered on a petite hand. BUT if she has shown you multiple pictures of rings with halos then get the halo because nothing else will make her as happy if a halo is what she’s imagining & hoping for.

    Post # 20
    1203 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2002

    I love halos! So elegant! However, I’m not a fan of that one. I prefer the halo to be the same shape as the center stone.

    Post # 21
    3890 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    br80 :  I love the solitare!  We used Rosado’s Box for my e-ring and had a great experience 🙂  As for your concerns about a thinner band, my e-ring is 1.7mm and I’m super active.  I’ve never had a problem with it.

    Post # 22
    3874 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    The solitaire lets the big diamond be the star of the show! It gets a bit lost in the halo. Plus with the pave band and extra bands you have plenty of sparkle without the halo. 

    Post # 23
    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    broccoli2309 :  I totally agree! Halo is the “it” look right now, but a simple solitaire will always be classy and beautiful. This is coming from a girl that chose a solitaire in a trendy halo world 🙂

    Post # 24
    9595 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    br80 :  melee is the name for the little stones in pave or a halo. The “inspiration” picture you posted is prob 2mm. Its not thick in real life at all! The rosados box pic looks too thin IMO. Trendy, yes but one good whack and it will lose stones or get bent out of round. Theres just not enough metal supporting it. I would not do ultra ultra dainty if shes active. She could always add ultra dainty anniversary bands or something for the look! But something you wear day in day out for your whole life and you want to pass on to kids… dont go for flimsy.

     I agree with RayKay about Brian Gavin or Whiteflash! They could custom make you anything you want if they dont have it and they use excellent melee.



    Post # 25
    3327 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    br80 :  definitely a  solitaire.  

    Post # 26
    296 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    SOLITAIRE! So classic and elegant, and I personally think they stack better than halos with mismatched bands like you’re wanting to do.

    Post # 27
    959 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I vote halo – but it’s also becuase I have the same halo from Rosados Box (with a different band).

    I’ve had my ring for well over a year and I’ve had no problems with the band or diamonds falling out or looking cloudy. My center stone is a morganite and have no issues with that either. For reference, I have the christie, with a scalloped band and a 8mm stone with the halo. My Fiance and I both really liked Rosados Box. The quality of my ring is excellent. I highly recommend them.


    Post # 28
    1715 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    RayKay :  LOL. I said the exact same thing in the OPs previous thread. Great minds think alike.

    OP – You are being given very good advice by posters with a lot of experience with either making rings or dealing with jewellery well beyond their own personal rings, like RayKay and several others. Listen to folks that have a professional or prosumer level of experience looking at LOTS of rings.

    You have a good sized diamond at 1.25 carats. Stick with 2.0 mm if you want pave on the band. The difference between 1.8 and 2.0 is barely noticeable with the eye. If you want pave, know that it is a fragile setting type; therefore, not suitable to be worn whilte being active (excercising, horse riding, rock climbing, doing dishes), unless you are prepared to repair the band and replace the diamonds. To make sure the ring can be re-sized, keep the pave to the 1/2 way point on the band (not a full perimeter).

    Post # 29
    836 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Solitaire. The halo distracts from the beauty of the stone and prevents as much light from passing through. This mostly creates a darker look making the diamond appear up to two shades darker. Most also break very easily and they are the majority of what we fix at our store. And it’s always a chain store ring that it is

    I agree about the 2mm band. Good luck and congrats 🙂

    Post # 30
    3047 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I’ll just chime in to say that if she’s very particular about thin petite jewelry…She may notice the 2mm. Mine was made with 1.5 mm with pave because I’m pretty particular about thin shanks especially when adding more bands.

    But if she doesn’t have a preference then I’m sure you’ll be fine with the 2mm. I would talk to the jeweler you do business with to examine the specific setting and go over the integrity of the design with them. 

    My assumption would be that your partner will most likely wear a plain band during extreme exercise as most people on here seem to take off their ering anyhow for many activities (dish washing, cooking prep, exercise). I guess you can judge this based on if she currently keeps jewelry on when being excessively active.

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