Post # 1
i finally found two settings that i really love. i can’t decide if i like a classic solitaire setting or a halo setting. although i already have an engagement ring, i plan for this ring to be my everyday wear ring so i want something that i will love looking at every single day. i originally wanted a classic tiffany setting but after browsing around, i think i changed my mind…the solitaire setting i found is a 6 prong setting with pave diamond sides.
so between the two, what do you guys think would look best and most timeless?
this is the halo setting that i found.
Post # 3
I prefer solitare. Solitare is also definitely the most “timeless” look, much moreso than halo (this is from someone whose ring is neither a solitare or a halo,) so as that’s important to you, it seems like solitare is what you should go with. Are you saying that’s what you already have?
Post # 4
I think it really depends on how big your diamond is (or whatever gem you decide). The halo makes it appear larger, whereas the solitare setting, i think, would be for larger, stand alone gems.
Thats just my opinion though. I happen to love the halo setting with the pave. Thats the one im getting.
Post # 5
I would go with the solitaire with pave sides (even though I think in this case it isnt a solitaire anymore :)), I really wanted a halo as well, but I honestly didn’t think the 40 year old future me would love it as much as I do now. I would go with the 6prong with side stones
Post # 7
no, i currently have an antique ring that is a family heirloom (on my side) as an engagement ring. although i think it’s beautiful, i don’t love it as an e-ring. and because it’s a family heirloom, my mom hates the idea of me changing out the rubies for diamonds. and i respect that, so Fiance and i agreed to get me a ring that i will love forever.
Post # 8
it’s a 1.25 ct stone…the halo setting is very appealing to me. it’s so beautiful and Fiance loves that setting as well. i just love the look of a classic 6 prong ring…so i’m very torn.
Post # 9
oops!! i had no idea what to call it. a solitaire with side stones?! ahh. and yeah, that’s where i’m leaning but i just don’t know…i’m worried that with a halo, the carat and setting will appear to be too gaudy (imo) for my sized finger.
Post # 10
I vote for a classic, 1.25ct solitaire, but I might be biased since that’s what I have. =)
Post # 13
I vote halo! Maybe I am bias because I have one, but to me they are so beautiful, they sparkle like you would not believe. Maybe its not considered “timeless” but its not “typical” either, which is what I consider solitaires to be, just my opinion. 🙂 I get a ridiculous amount of compliments on my ring on a daily basis. I love it, I cant stop staring at it! 🙂
Post # 14
I love both but my favorite is the solitaire with pave.
Post # 15
Personally I have a halo, but if you want that tineless look, solitare would be best. 🙂
Post # 16
I had the same issue, and probably confused my fiance when I was sending him pics of rings that I liked (before the proposal). I have always loved the six prong ring but the more I browsed the more I started to really love the look of a round halo! It doesn’t help one of my best friends has a halo and it looks amazing on her.
However, I tried on both a few more times and always went back to the six prong. It’s a timeless look and it’s what I’ve always loved and I think I will love years down the road.
Have you go into a store to try on these different styles? I think that helps a lot 🙂
PS I ended up w/ a six prong w/ a thin micropave band.