Should I upgrade my solitaire pear to halo?

posted 8 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2020

A halo would look lovely 😊 I think halos suit pear shapes in paticular (as you said it brings out the shape), but I am biased. Here is my approx 0.6-0.7 et equivalent emerald pear halo:

Post # 3
2480 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

My vote is yes! I may be biased though because my ring is at the jewelers now being reset into a halo setting. I used to not be a fan of halos especially for princess cuts because the halos were always cushion shaped and it looked off to me. So I found an Etsy seller to make me a true square halo and he nailed it. Here’s a pic of my ring and my new setting…it should be ready today or tomorrow!!! 

I love your pear and think a halo would look beautiful, I love pear and oval halos!! GL making your decision!

Post # 4
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you like halo then I do think it would be very pretty!! a perfect center size for halo and pear halo are so stunning.

But if you like the looks of solitaire, don’t change it just to get bigger coverage.

Post # 5
85 posts
Worker bee

I think it will look great as long as you keep the halo stones no bigger than the pave stones on your band! Gorgeous ring as it is too!

Post # 6
2053 posts
Buzzing bee

I’m usually not a halo fan but pear halos are the exception for me. I think they help showcase the stone and define the pear shape when done properly. The added finger coverage is nice too.

Post # 7
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

YES! I think it would be lovely!

Post # 8
126 posts
Blushing bee

I agree halo would be super nice on your ring it looks like it’s missing something 


It would look so good to add one especially a bit of a chunky one !!!

Post # 9
829 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

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@gimmepretty:  i agree. 

but I wouldn’t add a halo. I’d choose a new setting or rather have one made to fit. 

Post # 10
5766 posts
Bee Keeper

There are some shapes I firmly believe in never putting a halo on.  Pear.. gorgeous in and of itself, is one of them.  My vote is no 🙂

Post # 11
780 posts
Busy bee

If you are looking for some additional finger coverage, I think your pear could look really nice with a halo.  And that’s coming from someone who generally isn’t a fan of halos.  That said, I strongly encourage you to go with a custom halo for a polished, cohesive look.  All too often halos are poorly executed by dropping the center stone into a stock halo, especially with fancy cuts.  This usually results in uneven gaps and airlines.  You will need to check with your jeweler to see if a new halo head can be replaced with a halo head, but it looks like you have some space to play with. Otherwise, a new ring would need to be made. GL

Post # 12
3678 posts
Sugar bee

 Adding a halo to the existing one is going to look wonky from the side, so I think you’ll need a completely new head. If you are able to go to a local jeweler, try some halo pears on to see if you actually like it before committing. Try to ignore the “wow! finger coverage!” and decide if you truly like the look.

Post # 13
148 posts
Blushing bee

I wasn’t a big halo fan but I LOVE a halo on a pear. I think it really defines the shape. My centre stone is 0 53ct for reference! 

Post # 14
41 posts

I love halos and I think a halo would look lovely on your pear! I would add a dainty halo ensuring it doesn’t take a way from your diamond. I’d also make sure it sits flush around your diamond, just like the photo above from the pp!

Post # 15
1607 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

What about keeping your ring as is and getting a separate halo ring? Best of both worlds 

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