(Closed) POLL: I can't choose… Halo or no halo?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which ring should I pick? Halo or no halo?

    Halo with side stones

    No halo with side stones

    It's a tough one. Both are beautiful.

  • Post # 16
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I think they’re both gorgeous! 

    I have a halo with my morganite–where the stone stands up from the halo, not set into it, just like your photo, and I absolutely love the color contrast between my pale pink stone and the white diamonds in the halo. The halo stones definitely make the main stone pop a little bit more, as I chose the palest pink stone I could find, especially off of rose gold. 

    My photo here isn’t in the best light (lousy work lighting!) but I think you can see the difference between the stone and the diamonds…if you get a deeper color of morganite you may not desire that clear difference like I did. 

    Post # 17
    349 posts
    Helper bee

    Make note of the line – “my heart skipped a beat” – it matters. My I got the pictures of my ering, I immediately noticed that it was wrong and emailed the jeweler for a fix. A few days later he sent me another email with pictures of the newly completed ring, and my heart did just that, it skipped. 

    Furthermore, down the line remember if you need/want to change the stone it will be simpler if it’s already as a solitaire.

    I like the clean look of the solitaire, plus it allows you to jazz it up down the line if you wish. 

    Whichever option you chose, it will look fantastic though.

    Post # 18
    310 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

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    j_bishae :  Hey girl! Until literally days ago, I was drooling over halos left and right. I suddenly changed my mind and realized that while pretty, a halo isn’t for me and not as timeless as I thought. I like the more minimal look of a center stone with side stones/pave band–your ring is much like my dream ring, only wtih morganite instead of moissy (my choice). True you should take hubby’s like into consideration but for a timeless look I voted for no halo, with the side stones. Your morganite is big enough it should be the star of the show, and the side stones still give plenty of twinkle. Plus you can have a pave band, if you want!

    Hope that helps. x

    Post # 19
    1067 posts
    Bumble bee

    I like both halos and solitaires but I prefer the solitaire in this case. I suppose I have a biased opinion as I have an oval solitaire on a diamond band, so very similar to the solitaire ring you posted. 

    Post # 20
    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    The center stone is so beautiful and the halo just takes away from it. I vote no halo.

    Post # 23
    56 posts
    Worker bee

    I’m a fan of the version without the halo- the main reason is that I’m not a fan of the stone sitting above the setting’s halo. It just doesn’t seem as sleek. The solitaire is beautiful!!

    Post # 24
    1058 posts
    Bumble bee

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    j_bishae :  I gotcha.


    One bee made a good point that you can always add a halo later.  I think that’s a really safe way to go:

    Post # 25
    2499 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I like the halo with the morganite more, b/c it will add some sparkle to the setting. It will also give nice contrast to the stone and highlight it. I think the solitaire is a beautiful setting though too.

    Post # 26
    927 posts
    Busy bee

    I typically prefer a solitaire. I have a pink spinel e-ring solitaire being made now. However, for a morganite I feel the halo will help add some sparkle to the ring and also protect the morganite a little.

    Morganites are gorgeous but in 10 years you may be replacing the stone depending on your level of care. You can always add or remove a halo at that point as well.

    Post # 27
    9 posts

    I have a halo. I love my halo. That ring is beautiful with or without a halo but I personally like it best without. 

    That at being said, it’s your hand and it should be what makes you the happiest. I would recommend looking at halo with wedding band combos though. That can present interesting challenges for halo girls. 

    Post # 28
    1520 posts
    Bumble bee

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    j_bishae :  I like it personally without the halo.

    Post # 29
    894 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

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    j_bishae :  I am usually split evenly between a halo or no halo depending on the stone and setting. In your case, I would go with no halo. The setting is gorgeous without and I feel like it’s more unique than the halo one. I’ve seen so many morganites with halos now that it’s no longer something I would want for myself, even though it’s beautiful. But the solitaire, I would love to have!

    Post # 30
    8375 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Both are beautiful, so I don’t think you can go wrong. So choose the one that your heart will jump if someone told you you can no longer have it. You could love both of these rings, but there likely is one that you would regret more NOT getting. Pick that one.

    If that just isn’t true for you, then get the halo, because Morganites are soft stones, and the halo may help protect your center stone from getting chipped if you bang your hand on something.

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