(Closed) Will I regret a halo ring in the future?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Will I regret a halo ring in the future?

    Yup, too trendy!

    Nope, halos are around for the long-haul

    If you love it now, you will love it in the future!

  • Post # 62
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    Bumble bee

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    @vorpalette:  I LOVE the antique halos. I have a micropave halo around a cushion cut white sapphire and I told DH that if he asked with a round brilliant diamond solitare, I would say no. Heehee. I also drooled over the antique champagne diamonds. SO lovely.

     

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    @cmsgirl:  I agree. I only know one other person with a halo engagement ring, and she literally picked my exact setting from my exact company. She did go for a blue, oval stone so it doesn’t look identical. But it’s very much the Princess Di copycat ring. Other than that, I don’t know a single person IRL with a halo.

    Post # 63
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If its a new taste that you are liking then yes you will regret it. i was all caught up in halos and diamonds along the band etc.  But when i tried them on they just did NOT feel right. I had always wanted a solitaire i dont know why i lost sight of that. 

    i know i will love it forever. Think about being like 60 years old, will you still like the halo or would you prefer something a bit simpler then?

    Depends on the person really. 

    Post # 64
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    Worker bee

    It truly depends on the type of halo.

    In my opinion, micropave halos (where the prongs are completely hidden) look very delicate and elegant, and are much more likely to stand the test of time.  To this date, only the Harry Winston and very few custom handcrafted works meet this criteria.  Even the Tiffany halo setting is not delicate enough, let alone the Cartier one.

    Thicker halos, which are popular for their enlarging effect on the center stone, have always appeared very clumsy and chunky to me.  I think they will not hold up as well. When I see ladies with a small center stone but a thick halo, it is immediately obvious that they wanted the bling-effect, which was accomplished at the expense of aesthetics.  I love small center stones in a solitaire setting, which I think is a very exquisite and delicate way to display the stone.  

    To summarize: I would not regret going for a thin, delicate micropave halo where the prongs are hidden.

     

     

    Post # 65
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    Bumble bee

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    @PermaStudent:  Not where I live. Anyhow, there was a degree of sarcasm there which it seems you might have missed. My point is that they are extremely common this year. I also have my grandmother’s engagement rings, my mother’s, and 2 of my own from a previous engagment. I’m pretty sure if I were to put one on every finger, you (or anyone else) would have no problem picking out which was which by the setting. Likewise, 20 years from now, most people will have no problem identifying roughly when the halo was from. I never claimed they didn’t exist prior to now, just that they are trendy now.

    Post # 66
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

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    @SeaSalt:  I caught the sarcasm, thank you. Your entire post came off as rude. Anyway, an engagement ring is personal.. to each her own, right?

    Post # 67
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    Bumble bee

    I have a halo and I absolutely love it. I wanted one even before it was the “trendy” thing to do because they’ve been around for a good while (many vintage rings are halo). If I ever get bored of it, which I highly doubt, I’ll just get the setting changed.

    Post # 68
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

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    @Styles:  I agree with that!

    I think that halos will definitely give away the time period that they came from, but not necessarily in a bad way (like the 80’s). There are certain eras, well… mostly the 80’s that people look back and say “what were we thinking”?? But just because something speaks to the time period it comes from doesn’t mean its bad. Many people want something that looks like something from the Art Deco period. Or something Victorian looking. And you can identify certain jewelery by looking at it what time its from, but it doesn’t mean its bad or you won’t like it in the future.

    But like Styles said, I think that the halo is a modern interpretation of something from the past which I really don’t think is necessarily going to “go out of style”. =)

    Post # 69
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    There are the trends that you follow strictly because they’re trends ie parachute pants, leg warmers, jnco jeans, mid drift baring tops, certain haircuts. I think that those are the trends that you wind up regretting. I think if you pick a ring that you truly love, not basing it on whether or not its popular at the time you will never wind up regretting the decision.

    Post # 70
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    Worker bee

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    @skjumps:  Perfect Reponse.

     

    I guess if you love a halo, you can get one now and have the center stone reset later if it starts to look too dated.

    Post # 71
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I’m not a halo fan, but I do think they will be around for a while. If you love it, though, you love it!

    Post # 72
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    Sugar Beekeeper

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    @vorpalette:  This exactly!

    I find it really funny that halos are considered trendy when they look very much like estate and vintage pieces. In other words they were popular before and are popular again. Halos aren’t something that popped up recently and they certainly aren’t going away.

    No “trend” is unique. They all change and come back in force. If you want a halo get a halo. If it is what you love you will never regret it regardless of how styles change.

    Post # 73
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    i can’t imagine never loving my halo – it is delicate and the center stone is a round brilliant…i don’t think u can compare a setting to the shape of a stone (ie – halo vs marquis) – settings can be changed for much less of a cost  – I say get what you LOVE NOW! I love my ring an not because it is trendy but because I fell in love with this style after being brainwashed to think i loved solitaires – I went with my heart!

    Post # 74
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I originally wanted a cushion halo with a round diamond center…but got kind of dissuaded from it by the jeweler we first went to. She kindly pointed out that halos were popular now and if I was okay with having a piece that would be able to be dated easily later then I should go for it…I realized she had a point. I am more of a solitaire girl 🙂 But I don’t think everyone will regret their halo choices; if you like it, rock it!

    Post # 75
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My grandmother had a halo ring.  She originally had a solitaire and a few years later (sometime in the 1950’s) had the diamonds from her wedding band and her solitaire made into a halo setting.  So as others have said, halos are nothing new.

    You don’t know what you’re going to like 20 years from now.  When I got engaged 14 years ago my dream ring would have been a princess cut center with princess channel set side stones with a matching princess channel set band.  Even though I still see that style today and I know many ladies with rings like that (and I still think it’s very pretty), if I were to pick out an e-ring, I would pick something different.

    Get what you like NOW.  You can always change your setting later on.

    Post # 76
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I love my halo. It just looks right on my hand, and a solitaire did not. I’m not worried about it looking trendy because many vintage rings are halos. I can’t tell you how many people with solitaires have told me that they want to reset their rings into a halo setting, so it seems like people can have regrets no matter what they choose.

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