Post # 1
My jeweler was prepared to order what I thought was my dream setting. It’s a 10×8 oval morganite with halo and side stones. But then I came upon a solitaire with side stones and my heart skipped a beat. It’s a 10×8 oval morganite solitaire in a basket with side stones with intricate details on the band.
I love the halo. I’ve been drooling over it for months. But when I saw the solitaire, I began to wonder which one I would still be in love with 5-10 years from now. I’m 32 and love the trendy look of the halo, but will I still love the look when I’m 40 or 50 years old? I don’t know.
The other consideration is that my husband hates the look of halos. He feels they take away from the center stone. He’s the only one of my family and friends that picks the solitaire over the halo. (Both of my boys, 15 and 7, picked the halo, lol) He still says for me to get what I want, but I want him to also be happy when he sees it. He’ll be looking at it much longer than anyone else.
I love them both and need to give the jeweler an answer this week. Help!!!
Halo with side stones
Solitaire in basket with side stones and beaded/engraved band
Post # 2
I think they’re both gorgeous, but I like the halo a little more! I feel like it highlights the stone.
Post # 3
I am a halo girl, I love my halo, but I actually like this ring without the halo more. It’s beautiful either way however!
Post # 4
The one without the halo is absolutely stunning!!!! Definitely no halo!!
Post # 5
Without. I’m not a halo girl. I think they are too trendy and not classic.
Post # 6
I tend to prefer a halo around colored stones if the band has diamonds on it too, but with this particular ring I actually think I prefer it without the halo!
Post # 7
Given that you’re a halo girl, what about the solitaire makes you like it more?
Post # 8
I like the halo…I don’t really like that the infinity detail is a separate color just between the stone color and how it goes with the yellow gold. I like two tone settings but generally with a different sort of stone.
I love the milgrain detail on the solitaire.
Top choice would be the solitaire setting with a halo added in my personal opinion. But between the two, I’d probably choose the solitaire because the side profile just looks more appealing. Get what you love though and not anything less. 🙂
Post # 9
I just think that it really doesnt need a halo, the stone is beautiful without it. I’m just more drawn to the one without it for this particular ring 😊
Post # 10
Halo, but no stones on the band
Post # 11
I normally love halos, but I like the solitaire better! I like the setting on it better and it’s such a gorgeous stone, I would want it to completely stand out
Post # 12
It seems like you’re leaning towards the halo. I’m sure ultimately your husband wants you to be happy.
Also, to some extent I’m sure no matter how hard we try, we are all going to cringe at some of our fashion choices in 50 years.
If you like it for how it looks and not for the fact that halos happen to be in, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Post # 14
I have a rose gold morganite ring with halo. The diamonds sparkle longer than the morganite (I love love my morganite By The Way but it gets cloudy quicker than the diamonds but once it’s cleaned it all sparkles so beautifully!) so I would recommend the halo.
Post # 15
Personally I’m not a halo fan. They look cheap and tacky (imho) and don’t think tbey date well the ring without the halo is sooooo gorgeous!!!!