Torn between two completely different styles of rings? (RB solitare vs EC halo)

posted 6 months ago in Rings
  • poll:
    EC halo : (26 votes)
    41 %
    RB solitaire : (38 votes)
    59 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    Ooh two very lovely rings! It’s a tough call!

    I can actually relate a lot to your dilemma! I always imagined myself with a bling-y halo ring, but once I started actually looking at rings, I fell head over heels for a solitaire in a floral/rose-shaped setting, and am so happy with my decision! (Of course, a big difference is I hadn’t fallen for a halo at the same time, so I was less torn!)

    In terms of pros and cons, I love that the floral shape of my setting takes center stage with my e-ring, and it also allowed me to get a unique band to go with it without overwhelming my ring, since it was a solitaire (and therefore a bit more simple!)

    Thats just my experience though. It really is a very tough call! two beautiful rings there <3

    Post # 3
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    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2019

    pinkxlilies :  I voted for the second ring

    Pros – low maintenance as it’s easy to clean and do not have to worry about stones falling off.

    Cons – prongs might be more prone to catch on clothes and other things but not enough to cause any real damage to either

    Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I chose the solitaire, butI have never been a fan of halos.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2006

    I also started out wanting an elongated cushion halo with a split shank and pave band and gallery. Well, I ended up with a 3 stone with zero pave instead. Smaller stones but amazing finger coverage and no worrying about the small pave diamonds falling out. I vote solitaire because at the end of the day, after shopping and shopping (and shopping!!!) for seriously over a year, halos started to look like “too much” and dated to me. You can’t go wrong either way but option 2 gets my vote. 

    Post # 7
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: Scotts ~ Walnut Creek

    I like the EC halo. Slightly biased since I have one. 😎 I’m more into ring design than bling. EC is only .25 ct, double halo with split shank. Solitaires are nice but a bit too plain for me.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee

    I have a solitaire in a delicate setting, not something I thought I would ever have. But I find it very classy and elegant. 

    My fh did not like the busy rings, and I found I didn’t like halos like I thought I would. 

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee

    It’s such a personal choice.  Whichever ring makes you feel excited every time you look at it should be “the one.”  Based on your post, I think the EC makes you light up inside.  I was previously married and had a princess cut with pave setting and it was gorgeous and completely what I wanted but overtime, I found that it just didn’t sparkle as much as I would like.  I felt like I always needed to clean it.  With my recent engagement, I ended up falling in love with the classic Tiffany setting and a round brilliant and I couldn’t be happier!  It makes me smile from ear to ear and I am mesmerized by the fire and sparkle.  Everyone is going to have a different take on this but I prefer the brilliance and fire of a round diamond with a simple setting but I don’t necessarily recommend that to you, because I can feel your excitement for the EC Halo when I read your post.  

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2018

    Solitaires are too common & boring IMO!!!

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee

    These are both so beautiful! I went for the Solitaire! It’s classic

    Post # 12
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2019 - City, State

    I have a mix of both of those rings. I have a round brilliant with diamonds along the band and milgrain edges. For this reason, I vote the EC ring you posted, as it’s most similar to mine and I LOVE the vintage detail the milgrain gives and the sparkle that the side stones give! 

    Post # 13
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    Worker bee

    I used to have a different ring, now I have a Round Brilliant solitaire. In My Humble Opinion, solitaire rings look classier 

     

    Post # 14
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    I really like the solitaire, the prongs and side details give it a unique and interesting look.

    That being said, I’m a huge fan of step cuts and have one in a solitaire setting with diamonds set into the band (does that technically mean it’s not a solitaire?). I can tell you that step cuts get visibly dirty very quickly, I feel like I’m constantly cleaning mine, but to me it’s totally worth it! Just something to take into consideration if you do end up getting the EC. 

    Post # 15
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    Blushing bee

    I have a solitaire.

    Pros: It goes with everything. It never feels like too much or too little regardless of whether I am in casual day clothes or fancy evening clothes

    Cons: I dont have any but if I were nitpicking I guess just the fact that I can appreciate all the blingy halos etc when I walk past jewellers however I know that I’d grow out of the style real quick hence a simple solitaire as my choice.

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