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 Some might say that anything pave will be very 2000’s and out of date soon.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!!!