Upgraded stone to a halo and regretted it?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
40 posts

I added a halo and regret it…..I have a pretty stone, but a little small for my size 8 fingers. I thought a halo would add more finger area and it totally did. But I miss looking at my stone, it sparkles a little less because there is less exposure to light since it’s now surrounded by other diamonds and metal.  People compliment it less. I think because it is more jumbled from afar. So people can’t tell much about the center stone- its common to see halos.  So I think it you should think about what feeling you want your ring to give you. My two cents anyways 🙂

Post # 17
128 posts
Blushing bee

Love your sarcasm!!, I very occasionally imagine my centre diamond without the halo but I truly could not live without the extra bling, i absolutely love halos of all shapes and sizes and the while “minimizes and/or clutters is purely personal preference……I dont feel my halo minimizes anything, it is the style i love and it surrounds my centre diamond beautifully….

Post # 18
2528 posts
Sugar bee

ITA with the PP.

When done right, a halo frames your center stone and enhances it rather than overpowering it.

I previously had a solitaire on a pave band and I much prefer my halo.  I also did not find that it sparkled any less because it was surrounded by diamonds.  Could be due to the setting…I had it designed where you could see my diamond from all angles, including the pavilion…

Post # 24
128 posts
Blushing bee

twright4770 :  wt????????????????? you have misinterpreted most of the bees “opinions” and completely overreacted…..i wasnt actually referring to your sarcasm, that was my mistake, i thought i hit reply to a PP

that said, if your asking the question you really need to accept everyones opinions whether they match yours or not…the only snarkiness ive seen is you so far….

based on your reaction, you only wanted to hear what you wanted to hear…..pointless starting a thread IMO


Post # 25
2913 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I don’t consider putting a stone in a halo “upgrading”.  It’s just changing the setting.

I had a halo, went to a solitaire, and went back to the halo.  The halo did sit low and was a bit bulky and uncomfortable and so that’s why I wanted the solitaire.  I had the solitaire soldered to my wedding band for a few months and found the engagement ring sat so high that it was much more annoying than the low set halo.  I also had some surprising sentimental feelings toward my original setting so that’s also why I went back to it.  I get a lot more compliments on my ring as a halo vs the solitaire.

I have 2 friends that went from solitaires to halos and neither regret their decisions.  Their rings don’t look overdone at all.  But I’ve always felt when a halo is done right, it can really enhance the center stone.

To each their own.

Post # 27
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Lauren B does an amazing halo. I like halos, when done properly. I like them when they’re completely level and snug with the center stone. Otherwise they look cheap to me. Lauren B’s settings start at around $3k though. 


I tossed around the idea of a halo but ultimately I realized I only wanted one to make my stone look bigger. So I just got a big diamond and that fixed it lol

Post # 29
692 posts
Busy bee

vanessawashington338 :  what size finger do you have if you don’t mind me asking! I love your set, that halo is drool worthy!

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