(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 # 77
    6351 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I don’t know how you will feel about it…but some people will certainly feel negatively that their ring looks dated, the way some people with very 80’s rings currently feel now.

    Personally I do think they are a trend (especially white halo around a white stone with a white metal background) that is already starting to cool and will be very reminiscent of the 2000’s.


    Post # 78
    1277 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I think it’s a PERSONAL choice. Yes, it’s trendy NOW, but I for one can not imagine EVER regretting my halo choice. 20, 30 or 50 years from now. Yes solitaires, and other diamond choices will be forever in style that is true. BUT I still think that the trend of halos will be YOURS forever. And SO WHAT if it goes out?

    Post # 79
    5397 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I don’t think there is any denying that halos are very popular, and some might say trendy. But, there are two kinds of halos IMO–vintage looking halos (which, being vintage, are obviously not new) and micropave halos in more modern settings ala the Tiffany soleste or Leon mege’s work (these designs are newer and more to my taste, and I would consider them more trendy). I do think halos are having a moment and will likely be replaced by something else more popular in time, but who cares?! I think it’s silly to get a solitaire just for fear it will be more timeless than something you truly love. If you love it now, you will probably love it forever! And if you don’t, you can have it reset. I love the look of some halos, but they’re just not me. I think all the judgement and analyzing of ring choices is petty. Get what you love, and wear it with pride!

    Post # 80
    2977 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Eh, things come and go and come back into style again. I did what Rubbs did and got a halo ring for my right hand. I didn’t care about trends at all when I had my e-ring made. Its a yellow gold (out of style) thick banded (omg) semi-bezel/tension set hybrid (the nerve!)

    I freaking love it. Trends of the future be damned.

    Post # 81
    4269 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Why do I always see posts like this about halo rings? I don’t have one personally but I think they are lovely and if that is your dream ring then I doubt you will regret it later.

    Post # 82
    9129 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Unless it’s a solitaire it will eventually look dated unless/until the style comes back into fashion.  My advice is to figure out what you want out of your ring.  If you have a nice diamond you can always have it reset so long as you can afford it.  If you go too trendy you could be disappointed in the future if you are unable to afford to have it reset or the diamond isn’t nice enough to reset on it’s own.

    I have an antique ring and although it looks dated I like that it looks like an antique ring because it connects me and my FH to his family which makes me immediately feel like family since he and his family trusted me with a fmaily heirloom.  Just my two cents.

    Post # 83
    789 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

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    @YogaFaerie:  Halos will never go away just styles of them will change. 🙂





    I personally think who cares, if you like it, you like it, thats all that matters. Whats trendy should have no baring on your choice. Forget trends go with what you love.

    Post # 84
    7898 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Sure, they’re trendy right now, but they’re also a throwback. most of these rings are advertised as being antique-looking. That means they’ve been popular in the past as well. Trends come and go, but it’s not like a halo is so out there that it’ll be a trend to regret like leg warmers or something. People will always have them and wear them, especially since jewelry is a longlasting product that people wear regularly. It doesn’t wear out and get thrown away. It’s always out there in circulation, being seen. I wouldn’t worry about it. A decade ago, it was cathedral settings, but people still buy those today, just not as often, and women with that setting aren’t rushing to get their rings remade.

    Post # 85
    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I find it interesting that people think halo’s aren’t timeless. Many art deco rings have halo’s, so this just confuses me a little. I think solitaire’s will always be considered traditional and timeless, but halo’s add more pazzaz IMO. Also, the extra finger converage is great!

    Post # 86
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I wanted a halo e-ring long before I knew they were “trendy”. I think they are vintage-y, even the more modern styles of them still have a vintage throw-back vibe.

    I love my halo. I love it even more with my mismatched gemstone wedding band.

    Post # 87
    59 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I had no idea that halos were trendy now! Haha where have I been?

    So are the princess cut solitares that were all the rage 5 or so years ago out of style now? I guess I do remember them being super popular several years ago and not so much now.

    I guess I never really thought quality jewelry could go out of style. Interesting 🙂 

    Post # 88
    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

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    @abbyful:  I love your two rings, can I ask where they are both from?

    Post # 89
    712 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    20 years from now, I’ll change my setting to something else. styles change, so will my setting. 

    Post # 90
    31 posts
    • Wedding: February 2013

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    @StormyStar:  I agree! I used think all luxury jewelry was pretty timeless, like luxury cars! But now that I think on it, when it came time for me to pick a ring the princess solitares seemed off to me. even though i’d loved them in the past. I think it is bc they were a big trend several years ago that is fading. Soooooo I guess all erings go in and out of style.

    Post # 91
    56 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2001

    I saw a halo for the first time and it literally stopped me in my tracks and my jaw dropped.  I had never seen anything so beautiful. EVER. No ring has ever done that to me and that’s when I knew that my solitaire needed an “accessory”.

    I think that many of us can agree that subtle detail makes all the difference.  Some might say that anything pave will be very 2000’s and out of date soon.  Others could say that of split shanks, wide bands, skinny bands, double prongs, white gold, rose gold, platinum, etc. There are also good and bad versions of pave, prong settings, diamond settings, scroll work and yes, halos.

    For me personally, I picked a solitaire initially because I wanted a certain classic look. My first set was busy, yellow gold, round stone, single prong, not a style that I loved when I got it or now. It was all we could afford so I just picked something.  I put zero thought into the look or wearability.  When I upgraded, I wanted something simple and classic that reflected my personal preferences.  I have a 4mm plain white gold band with a 2mm white gold solitaire with a plain shank, double prongs and a radiant stone.  It was exactly the look I was after. 

    After a while, it felt too plain and needed a little something extra, some subtle detail, but I didn’t know what to do. It was like a gorgous plain sweater that needed a necklace or a ribbon or belt or something. I looked at anniversary bands, enhancers, wraps, pave settings, but nothing felt right.  It was either too much or too little or too wide or too sparkly. Once I saw that halo with a plain band in costco I was DONE for!!!  It was perfect, a tiny bit of extra sparkle, yet keeping that sleek/classic look I was after. So I am having my ring modified for a custom halo to fit my stone, still keeping the plain band and my preferences.

    So after that novel, I think my advice would be to evaluate WHY you love it.  If those reasons are anything like “because it balances the ring, it gives it “x” look, I love the subtle detail, the sparkle makes me happy, it reminds you of something special to you, or I just LOVE it!” then go for it!  If your reasons have anything to do with another person’s ring, walk away.  If you love it for your own reasons independent of anyone else, go for it!!!

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