(Closed) Solitaire or Halo? Which one would you pick?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I love both! I especially love halos that aren’t super tiny. 

Solitaires are completely timeless and halos give you a little more sparkle!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

After losing melee diamonds all the time, I switched to a solitaire and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. I don’t think I’d buy a halo now as an everyday ring.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I keep realizing it depends partially on a) the budget SO gives me and b) HIS preference. 

Obviously, if I can get a solitaire of a considerable size with the budget, no need for a halo. If I can’t, then a thin, tasteful halo would be in the cards. But I also want the ring to be a combination of me and SO’s tastes, so if he turned out to be strongly anti-halo, then I wouldn’t consider it and vice versa.

I kept going back and forth, too, a while back, and then I realized – I won’t actually be able to make that decision until SO and I discuss the ring.  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

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thelibrarylady :  I’ve heard this complaint a lot, especially from bee’s with kids, and it definitely makes me lean heavily toward solitaire!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Country Cottage and Gardens

Both are amazing so it really is just personal preference. I’ve heard of people losing diamonds out of halos but I’ve had my Henri Daussi halo for almost 4 years now and haven’t lost any stones. Not sure if they’ve had them longer or if it just varies a lot? 

I wouldn’t be oppsoed to seeing pictures of your options because, well, pretty rings… 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

Had my halo/pave band for almost 2 years now and my wedding band for a few months with no problems (I say that now and watch something crazy happen). I think it depends on your jeweler and lifestyle. I don’t wear my ring in the gym, beach, any outdoorsy event- I wear a Qalo ring instead and it’s super comfy. I take my set off when I get home at night and don’t wear in the shower. So cleaning the house without it on even in most cases. I don’t have kids but I occassionally knock my hand on things and freak out. 

Also, most places require you to come and get it checked every so often for this reason (or your insurance company will to maintain warranty). 

I was like you and kept going solitaire with pave band (and at one point plain band) versus halo with pave band. Do me a favor if you haven’t already… try on sets! You’ll be engaged for a little while but married forever. See how different bands make different styles look- that may sway your opinion of what looks best. I thought I wanted a solitaire with plain band and eternity wedding band and trying it on made me realize it wasn’t for me. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I love solitaire rings but always enjoy looking at halos. I chose a solitaire with an eternity band so I have a bit of sparkle but kept with a single stone. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: The Retreat at Bradley\'s Pond

Also… I didn’t go halo to “get a bigger looking ring”.. I like halos because on my short stubby fingers they made me look more dainty and feminine versus just a solitaire. Also, I prefer when the halo stones are tiny and catch little flickers or light versus when it’s bigger stones- it tends to take away from the center stone. 

This is a 3/4 ct on a 6.25 finger I think?

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Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

I’m biased because I have one, but I think nothing is better than an elegant and classic solitaire ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I think halos can be very pretty, but personally I prefer solitaires.

I like thin halos best, where the outside ring of diamonds are very small compared to the center ring.

I would also worry about the practicality of halos, but as long as you don’t knock into your ring too much I’d imagine it’s fine.

I would try on some solitaires and halos and go from there. Your views can totally change once the ring is on your hand.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I personally prefer a solitaire in *most* cases, but I also love, love, love halos. 

my e ring is an oval with an itty bitty, barely-there halo; apparently Tacori calls this a “bloom.” Idk.

It’s perfect because at first glance, my ring looks like a solitaire, and then you notice the bloom upon further inspection. If you look at the profile, the bloom almost looks like a basket embellishment, think Blake Lively’s famous ring (I have no idea who she is, but I’m familiar with her ring LOL). I would’ve never thought there’d be a happy medium between solitaire and halo, but I’m glad it exists. Best of both worlds if you ask me!here it is from far away, closer up, and side view. hope this is somehow helpful!!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

Solitaire all the way ๐Ÿ˜Š

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper

Another biased vote for solitaires — suits my minimalist/boring style the best. But I do love halos with colored gemstone centers.

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