(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 # 31
    268 posts
    Helper bee

    I really love the solitaire. That side view is amazing, and the one you will see the most. 

    I also really wanted a halo, but my SO was super opposed to them for the same reason. I ended up choosing a solitaire because it was important to me that we both love this ring that was a symbol of our relationship. But he also REALLY hated halos. He’s a super easy going guy, but boy did he make his opinion on that known. I do have plans to get an awesome sapphire ring with a halo for a right hand ring.

    Post # 32
    1631 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’m not usually a halo person but I think I prefer it with these stones. 

    Post # 33
    877 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I’m not a halo person unless it’s a very very dainty understated one. I love that solitaire though and that side view is gorgeous. A jeweler once said to me that from his experience, it’s the women with the more simple settings that tend to wear their rings the longest. It resonated with me and if you are concerned about that, then I think the solitaire is the way to go. 

    Post # 34
    4775 posts
    Honey bee

    The solitaire.

    Or the halo without the side stones.

    But honestly, I rarely like halos anyway and I greatly dislike that type of halo where the center stone sits so high above the actual halo itself.  The setting on the solitaire is very pretty and solitaires will never go out of style.

    Post # 35
    5560 posts
    Bee Keeper

    no halo.. center stone should stand on it’s own especially if it’s a colored stone 🙂 so pretty!!

    Post # 36
    26 posts
    • Wedding: May 2018

    That solitaire+pave band+basket setting is gorgeous! I spent a large portion of my first couple of days with my ring staring at the sparkle of the basket, so I may be biased 🙂 

    Post # 37
    114 posts
    Blushing bee

    I love halo rings. In my personal opinion I don’t like that particular halo. I’m loving that solitaire in the basket. 

    Post # 39
    1751 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

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    j_bishae :  I have this ring – with the halo – but without the stones on the band. It’s a beautiful ring – everyone comments on how beautiful and feminine it is. Despite that, I wish I had gotten it without the halo.

    Also – is this with rose gold or yellow gold? I have to say, rose gold with morganite is the most beautiful combination!

    Post # 40
    2761 posts
    Sugar bee

    I personally prefer no halo on this ring because it’s already a ring with a lot going on — a colored stone, diamonds on the band, a colored metal. The halo makes it look a bit busy/overly formal to me – I would feel like I had to wear very specific types of outfits for it not to clash. The solitaire is just as elegant but seems less fussy to me. 

    Also, if you’re worried about being trendy — rose gold, morganite (for engagement rings), and halos are all rather trendy. They’re each lovely elements, but I do think it will date it later to have a combination of all three. 


    Post # 42
    7 posts
    • Wedding: November 2018

    I am going to be getting an oval halo Morganite ring in White Gold. I love the look of the halo and I think it really complements the stone! I made mine very customized though because I wanted a very particular look for the halo! I had my stones be very close together on both the halo and the band.

    One thing that my jeweler mentioned regarding Morganite is that because it is a delicate stone, the halo actually protects it! Another thing to think about 🙂

    Post # 44
    7 posts
    • Wedding: November 2018

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    j_bishae :  Mine it going to sit pretty low as that is what I prefer! But the halo would protect those side bumps! My ring is ready… just waiting for my boyfriend to propose! I think in the next few weeks! I haven’t seen the final ring, but we had it custom made and I was definitely worried about it since it is a less sturdy stone! I love my jeweler and they said that they tend to recommend halos for added protection – as long as it is something you like as well! Ultimately it is what you prefer – no matter if you think it will be dated or not! Do what makes you happy and puts a big smile on your face!

    Post # 45
    619 posts
    Busy bee



    Also, halos have been popular for SUPER long time, they aren’t a new style. Look at instagrams/shops that specialize in antique jewelry and you’ll see rings with halos all the way back from the Georgian era :). Some of my favorite So I personally would not take trendiness into account becuase your ring will look classic. They’re both beautiful rings though, good luck with such a difficult decision! 🙂 

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