Post # 1
Do you think halo rings are over-rated? Will I regret getting a halo 20 years down the road. I can’t ever imagine myself not loving the ring I picked and don’t think it would be the same without the halo. BUT… halos are VERY trendy right now. (I also loved bodysuits and stirrup pants 20 years ago). Overall I am very happy with my decisions, just wanted to get a few opinions!
Post # 3
@Lily_of_the_valley: It is the reason I did not want a halo, I think 20 years from now they will be the marquise with yellow gold and clusters of diamonds that makes us all think of the 80’s (no offense to bees who love it).
You can always change the setting, but I wanted a forever ring so I stayed away from anything that is right-now and not timeless
Post # 4
@cantonbride: +1. If you want timeless, skip the halo. But if you really really love halo and don’t really mind a dated style, you should go for it!
Post # 5
Literally EXACTLY what I was going to say. No one can say whether or not you’ll regret your decision to get a halo, but they are super trendy right now, so be forewarned.
Post # 6
@Lily_of_the_valley: I’m not engaged yet, but I’ve thought about the EXACT SAME THING ever since I fell in love with a round halo online… But then I realised that IF (by some miracle) I ended up with my dream halo it would be like any other beautiful engagement ring – not a ‘fashion item’ but something filled with memories and hope and promise and love. It’s kinda like an old photo of yourself… yes you have bad hair and why the HELL am I wearing parachute pants!?? But regardless, when you look at it all of the good memories come floating back…
That’s my theory anyway, and I’m STICKING TO IT!! hehe
Post # 7
@cantonbride: See… that sounds awesome to me. No offense taken, I only wanted to make the point that sometimes trends line up with what you actually do love. I always find that a bit disorienting when it happens, and then a bit sad when it’s over. (My love affair with chunky heeled ankle boots did NOT end when the shops stopped carrying them consistently!)
I guess you have to figure out if you love it for real or love it for trend.
Or just get a solitaire and then get one of those ring jacket thingies that makes it look like a halo. Best of both worlds?
Post # 8
@Bebealways: what is this ring jacket you speak of??
I personally think halos are going to be considered a classic look from now on!
Post # 9
@Lily_of_the_valley: I believe she is talking about a ring enhancer.
Post # 10
It’s something that looks kinda like this, where it slips on next to your ring and has a thing that goes around your ring and make it all look like one halo ring instead of a solitaire.
Another example of them apart:
Post # 11
@Bebealways: Wow! Who knew things like that existed, pretty cool!
Post # 12
I love halo rings but I know they are very trendy and all trends go out of style at some point. I think the halo band above is pretty cool and a good option.
Post # 13
@Lily_of_the_valley: No one can say whether you will regret a particular style or not. Are they popular right now? Sure, but then solitaires have been popular for ages too. And halos have been around for a lot longer than people realize. They’ve just seen a resurgence in popularity. And really, you could say the same thing for princess cut diamonds. They’ve been “trendy” for a while now too.
The point is – styles ebb and flow. They come into popularity and go back out. You just need to chose a ring that you love because you love it, not because of what other people think now or in the future.
And for what it’s worth, my first ring (first marriage) was a marquise. I loved it. Even up until 2 years ago when I took it off. This time I have a halo. I don’t know a single person in real life that has one. I’ve only seen them online (like on the wedding bee) as being popular. And honestly, I don’t care what other people are buying. I got it because it’s a vintage style and I like that.
Post # 14
@Lily_of_the_valley: I think it depends on the person. I have a halo but I have loved them since I was young and always knew that a cushion halo with a round diamond is what I would want for my engagement ring – never imagined anything else on me. I tried on other styles when ring shopping but none compared.
So, I know I’ll never regret getting one because I’ve loved the style for so long. Halos are trendy right now, but they’ve cycled around like anything else does.
If you’re worried about regretting your ring choice, get a solitaire with a wrap or enhancer that looks like a halo.
Post # 15
Well in all honesty 20 years from know whatever you have you will prob want a new setting regardless if it’s halo or not…..I think most settings unless it’s a solitare will prob look dated over time esp 20 years from now.
Live in the moment………don’t worry about 20 years from now! I for one LOVE halos….recently had a major ring overhaul for my halo setting. I’m not worried about it being too trendy or what others think……after all they are trendy for a reason and that reason is that they are freakin GORGEOUS!!
Post # 16
I remember on Sex and the City when Aidan proposed to Carrie and she hated the ring. “It had a pear-shaped diamond with a gold band.” And all the women groaned in disgust. Well now pears and yellow gold are coming back and if the show were made today Carrie would probably turn her nose up at a halo. These things will always come and go. If you’re confident that you love it then it won’t matter if the next generation of women getting engaged think your ring looks dated and want something completely different, right? When things become really trendy, part of the reason they catch on is simply because they’re different. Once they become common again, they lose some of their appeal. That’s why trends happen. But if you love it enough that the common-ness doesn’t detract from its appeal, then go for it.