(Closed) torn between a solitaire setting and a halo! help!!

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: which setting would you go with to fit a 1.25 ct stone?


    6 prong with pave sides

  • Post # 17
    117 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @missebelle:  I love the halo! Plus, more diamonds make your diamond look bigger. lol

    Post # 18
    3683 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

     I have a halo, and while I love it, I don’t trust to wear it every day.  If you’re planning on an everyday ring, I would advise against pave – pave is pretty delicate.  If you go with pave, perhaps pick a style that has a metal border to protect it?  Bead set rings are a good alternative as well because they have slightly larger stones and are a little more secure than pave, but still have the sparkle effect.  For your size stone, I’d pick a solitaire, personally, especially if it’s a low crown Tiffany style one – it’s a great choice for everyday wear.


      If you really want a halo you could wear every day, perhaps consider a bead set halo?  Bead settings are a little sturdier than pave.  The Tiffany Halos are all bead set.  Plain shank halos are also nice because they’re comfortable and there are fewer stones to worry about.

    Post # 19
    36 posts
    • Wedding: December 2014

    As weird as this may sound, it took an upgrade for me to love my solitaire. My husband proposed witha  smaller diamond (1.65 ct) and while it was gorgeous, I always thought a halo would give it that pop. It wasn’t until we upgraded to a 2.25  that I fell in love with my solitaire completely, I think it was because the finger coverage now versus what it was before is what I like. Does that make sense? If the 1.65 had a halo, it would have given that finger coverage and I probably would loved it just as much as I love my now upgraded ring. 

    I know you don’t want to hear this, but BOTH are gorgeous and timeless (in my opinion–I mean look at Princess Kate’s e-ring, it’s a sapphire with a halo that Princess Diana wore, pretty timeless :)) 

    I think you should spend a few hours in a jewlery store and trying some styles on. Pictures are nice, but you really have to see it in person to find what makes your heart flutter. 

    Post # 20
    308 posts
    Helper bee

    I originally thought I wanted a halo setting, but when we tried on rings in a store both my SO and I gravitated to the solitaire. I still wanted something a little less “typical” than a plain solitaire and searched forever until I found this setting; solitaire from the top, hidden halo from the side! Might be something for you to consider? (it’s a modified Tacori setting).


    Post # 22
    308 posts
    Helper bee

    @missebelle:  Thanks! The round solitaire was a strong contender, so I know your ring is beautiful too!

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