(Closed) Why is there so much double halo hate?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 63
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I love delicate double halos like the Tiffany Soleste or Henri Daussi’s cushion double halo!

 

Post # 64
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@LeSpice:  I wouldn’t say I hate them, but they aren’t my personal style. That is because I tend to like dainty styles, or rings that have intricate, but simple/ straightforward detailing. Double halos dont fit that bill. But a lot of other ring types don’t either.

Post # 67
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Bumble bee

I love double halos. I think they are so pretty. I want to get the Tiffany Soleste for a RHR because I’m obsessed with it!

Post # 68
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Mine is a single halo (but on a 3 carat old cut center stone, with large stones in the halo) and it will have a band with stones on either side, so sort of a double halo?  My great grandmother had a huge double halo engagement ring from the 30’s and it was absolutely stunning.  My ring inspiration came from her, and I knew I wanted at least one halo since it reminded me of her vintage deco ring.  Solitaires (to me) look like the holders you put stones in to see what they’d look like set while settings with halos and/or sidestones look like actual settings to me.  Some people hate halos, no matter how many or what size stones (or how old the actual ring is).  It’s all a matter of personal taste.  

I do think halo rings look overwhelming on some people, so just like anything else fashion-related you have to wear what you’re comfortable with and what “works” for you.  Solitares look boring and out of place on my hand while they look stunning on others, and the same is true for any other style setting on any other person (the same with platinum vs yellow gold (or just gold, as I call it) vs white gold, on and on). 

Post # 69
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I haven’t seen much double halo hate, but personally, I’m not a fan of double halos cause I prefer simple settings and all the little halo stones make it look cluttered and busy to me.  I like the simpler look of a single halo, but still dont like it on my own finger cause it still looks too busy. 

Post # 70
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

I love them!! I had one custom designed using the Tiffany Soleste as inspiration.

To me, solitaires are soooooo boring. The only solitaires I have ever liked are Veraggios and Tacoris that have interesting undergalleries and lots of pave and detailing.

I wanted something intricate, detailed, and blingy. It totally suits my style.

Post # 71
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I love halos/double halos, and I think solitares (especially ones without stones on the band) are just too boring for my personal tastes. I have a single halo, and I love it. I was actually very sad before I learned of halos because I always disliked solitares and wanted something with more of a wow factor… but at the same time I don’t like one large stone (I am talking like 3+ carats), but I don’t mind halos that have the same coverage as a 3+ carat ring. Doesn’t really make sense… but for ME, I’m not fond of round halos around a round stone, so even I don’t have a uniformed like or dislike. I like what I like, and don’t like what I don’t. That’s just my tastes.

But just because solitares aren’t for me, doesn’t mean that there aren’t a lot that are very pretty – they just aren’t for my personal tastes. Doesn’t make them any better or worse than other styles. So the same goes for double halos I think. People are going to have what they like and dislike and that’s just part of life. Doesn’t make them any worse than any other ring style!

Post # 72
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I know there are lots of people who don’t like halos in general, but I personally haven’t noticed more “hate” towards double halos than regular.

I think they’re pretty and I like them. In fact, if my sister’s boyfriend ever decides to propose and asks me for help with her ring I will definitely be pushing him into the double halo direction, because I think it will be perfect for her! She is a glamorous, blingy, beautiful person and that’s what I think when I see double halos! Smile

Post # 73
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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@FutureDrAtkins:  Yours is one of my FAVORITE double halos on the Bee. I always stop to look at it when browsing. 

Post # 74
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Bee Keeper

You listed the reasons in your opening post, so I’m not sure where the mystery is…seems like you know why?

Post # 75
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10350 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

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@SunflowerGarden:  Thank you! That is an awesome compliment 🙂

Post # 76
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

All double halos are not created equally.

I enjoy looking at pavé and halos on other people but I’m nervous about owning one myself.

I’m not a fan of double halos/ halos that have an extremely noticable airline (big gap between stone and halo). I like the Tiffany Soleste and the Henri Daussi styles and I like art deco double halos where they’ve injected a bit of colour into the design.

 

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