(Closed) The Halo "Trend" Debate

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 49
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

This post kind of annoys me. You don’t like it when people call your ring trendy, so you go and post pictures of other style rings and say that they are just trends? 

Honestly, who cares if something is trendy? If you love your ring, that’s all that matters. You’re the one wearing it! You don’t have to like anyone’s ring but your own. If someone else doesn’t like your ring because it’s trendy or whatever, that’s their problem, not yours. And what’s wrong with marquis stones? I’ve always thought they were gorgeous.

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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@MrsBroccoli:  i think you make a lot of good points.  while i personally love halo rings (but don’t have one because Fiance wanted something simpler) and don’t think they’ll necessarily ever look dated, they certainly are “trendy” right now.  i don’t see anything wrong with that though.

Post # 51
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6260 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

This is partly why I’m glad I paid $300 for my yellow gold thin solitaire setting that requires no plating lol. I am mostly out of the debates except for the yellow gold ones and I haven’t seen one of those in a while

Post # 52
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

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@MeiFrancis:  I know, I didn’t even KNOW that white gold requires “re-dipping” until recently. Up until then I’d had yellow gold and platinum rings.

I bought a white gold enhancer and we will see how happy I am with it in the long run.

Post # 53
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Busy bee

I don’t see any of this as a trend, it’s a personal preference and taste of an individual. I don’t like the halo’s….personally, IMO, they are “too much”.  Too “Blingy” so to say. Not my type of jewelry to wear. I’d rather have someting simple and plain, like a thin band solitaire.  

Post # 54
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49 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I don’t think halos are a trend. Think of Princess Diana’s engagement ring from the 1980’s – a sapphire halo. Now it’s Kate’s ring which means halo’s have been popular and in ‘trend’ for about at least 30 years and probably loads more decades to go!

Post # 55
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

The real question is why this is a “debate” at all. 

I have a ring that I love and consider classic.  But my definition of classic is not controlling, nor is anyone elses.  I hate to tell everyone that seems to think otherwise, but “classic” is not an objective quality.  Everything is relative, so this being a debate at all is just silly. 

Post # 56
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think the problem comes in when people use the word “trendy” as a slam against halos. It’s the same thing as when people use “plain” to insult solitaires.

Post # 57
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644 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Love my halo. Always have liked halos. Dislike solitaires. Never had any interest in a solitaire for as long as I can remember. When we picked out my ring I had NO idea halos were trendy at this time until I joined WB. I will always love my halo.

Post # 58
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I had never heard that halos were trendy (fellow halo owner myself) until coming on the bee. So that means I wore my ring proudly for almost 9 months without a comment. Maybe people thought it and never said it aloud? Oh well. I think people are entitled to their opinions. As long as you love your ring thats all that matters right?

Post # 59
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

The heck?  OP is very defensive & a bit irate over her trendy ring, huh?  If you love your ring so much, why the spoiled baby temper tantrum?  Yes, it IS trendy. And?  You still love it, no?

And, comparing the marquise to the halo has everything to do with the fact they are/were both WILDLY popular trends in engagement rings.  It confuses me how one would fail to even see that.  Immature argument, immature thing to get so irate over, & immature way to deal with it.  Especially when you claim ALL rings are trendy, but in the same breath, you’ve furiously started this thread because your halo ring is being called trendy.  Weird. 

So, okay, the halo ring is the MOST trendy right now. Does that help? And, what’s wrong with trendy?  It means MOST people will love your ring as much as you do, since it’s the hot thing. Congratulations!

My stone is a round, which is not exactly in style as much now- often called boring. My ring is not as trendy & therefore, likely may not be loved by most. Didn’t stop me from having it custom made that way. I love it every time I look at it.

Post # 60
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m with pinkeclipse…

I wasn’t even sure this thread was still taking comments… I figured by the title that it had been closed due to people getting defensive. 

 

Post # 61
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Btw, I still LOOOOOVE well-done halos every time I see one.  Especially on non-round stones.  They ARE beautiful!

Post # 62
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Is there a widespread and infuriating epidemic of marquise diamond/halo setting comparisons that I’m somehow unaware of? lol I spend a decent amount of time on this board and I don’t think I’ve ever seen that!

Who cares if halos, though an old style, are trendy right now? They are, but that doesn’t diminish the design if it’s something you love. It won’t suddenly be ugly in 20 years.

Trends come and go and then come back again. Hell, I have a pair of newly manufactured acid washed jeans in my closet. It’s nothing to be concerned about (the trendiness of halo settings, at least – wearing acid washed jeans, however, might be cause for alarm – lol).

 

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