(Closed) Sapphire Halo vs Diamond Halo Ring (PICS)

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3736 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@wj14:  I say that if you want the diamond, get the diamond. You can always get a beautiful sapphire right-hand ring. Diamonds are big splurges and if that’s what will make you most pleased, go for it! After all, a little sparkle can be a great mood lifter in and of itself.

Post # 4
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@wj14:  How about a diamond and saphire halo?

Post # 5
609 posts
Busy bee

@wj14:  I vote diamond. If you want the diamond, get the diamond. Don’t make the decision based on the promise of a future upgrade, you will never be completely happy with your ring. 

Post # 6
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Sapphire good enough for British royalty? Sapphire good enough for us.


Sapphire pride!!!!!

Also,for the price of a decently sized diamond, you can get a DAYM big sapphire. Based on the budget my FI had, I chose a sapphire not only because of it’s significance, but because it looks magnificent on my finger in comparison to the baby diamond which was the alternative.

Also, I’ve noticed everyone and her mother with diamonds. There’s something unique and classic about a bright, blue, beautiful sapphire.

Post # 7
5065 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Sapphire! Get the beautiful sapphire! 

Post # 8
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I like the tradition of a diamond engagement ring.  

My engagement ring is the only solitaire diamond ring I’ll ever want.  Knowing this makes it so special and I love that it’s quite valuable too and will become a family heirloom.  Later in life I’d love to have diamond earrings, bracelet, etc but my engagement ring is the only diamond ring I want.

That being said, pick what is most meaningful to you personally.





Post # 9
4479 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m a bit biased, but I prefer halos with a contrasting center.  Don’t get me wrong, diamond-with-diamond halos are beautiful, but I think the gemstone-diamond combo’s more visually interesting. 


One thing about sapphires is there are very affordable, beautiful, lab created ones available.  My centerstone’s the same size as a 1 carat diamond, is a deep royal blue color, cut to be subtly sparkly, and only cost $100.  I’ve never once wished I’d gotten a diamond instead.


Re: halos, most halos have to be custom made for the stone they’re meant to fit.  Unless you’re using a halo with a peg head in the center, your ring will need to be made to pretty precise measurements to properly cradle your stone.  If you know the halo’s your dream setting, I would try to get it made with the stone you intend to be your forever stone, whether that be sapphire or diamond.

Post # 10
1880 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

You sound like you really want a diamond ring… so I’d go with the diamond. I agree that if you get a sapphire now but want to upgrade it to a diamond, you’ll never be happy with your ring until then. If you can’t get your ideal diamond size now, pick a vendor with a good upgrade/trade-in policy.

Post # 11
2602 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

@wj14:  I really like the sapphire ring, I adore gemstone erings and it’s awesome seeing so many around on the bee. I do agree that you should get what you want now, if what you want is a diamond then you will not be truly happy with anything else. 

Something else to consider is if you would ever be bothered by your ring “clashing” with clothing/accessories. I have a garnet RHR that I rarely wear, because my purse has pink handles and pink and red together bother me. (It is possible that I am weird, and most people probably don’t think of how their rings look with their purses..)

Anyways, congrats on the upcoming engagment and have fun ring shopping!

Post # 14
953 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Have you looked into maybe getting a white or pale colored sapphire? Could be a good compromise..

Post # 15
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think you should get a diamond if that’s what you really want! Get a sapphire RHR!

Post # 16
107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@JackiBean:  THIS.

Sapphire, all the way! But then again, I’m probably biased Cool

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