Your Cart

Should You Go For A Solitaire or Halo Engagement Ring?

In our day and age, there are engagement rings for every kind of bride.

With all the options out there, it can be hard to narrow down what you truly like. If you’re stuck between rings, we can’t blame you! 

Many brides find it especially hard to choose between solitaire and halo engagement rings. If you’ve found yourself in this predicament, here are a few pointers to help make your decision a smidge easier! 

You should go for a solitaire if... like flying under the radar.

An engagement ring should represent facets of your personality. If you like flying under the radar, a solitaire ring may be the perfect ring for you. It says “I’m married” without shouting it from the hilltops. Smaller stones can be used to achieve a beautiful, yet subtle ring. 

Woman's left hand wearing The One and Only on ring finger

Ring: The One and Only're not a traditional bride.

If you’re a less traditional bride, a solitaire ring checks off the boxes without drawing too much attention to your finger. You may want a ring that’s less noticeable if you’re more active or outdoorsy. It’ll be smaller and less likely to get in the way of your busy lifestyle.

Woman's left hand wearing The Layla on ring finger

Ring: The Layla want more design options.

 A solitaire ring gives you countless design options. You can control the color and size of the stone, the color of the band. As mentioned earlier, smaller stones can be put into the band to give it more of a wow factor. It’s also easier to find matching wedding bands if you’re into that kind of thing.

Woman's left hand wearing The Olivia on ring finger

Ring: The Olivia

You should go for a halo if... prefer more glitz & glam!

If you love more glitz and glam and don’t mind the extra attention, then go with a halo ring! 

If size matters to you or your future bride, this is the way to go. A halo ring gives you the chance to get a bigger ring at a lower price point. She’ll feel confident showing it off to all her friends and you’ll feel confident checking your bank statements. 

Woman's left hand wearing The Rose set

Ring: The Rose set

...the symbolism is important to you.

If the meaning behind the shape of the ring is important, you’ll love the symbolism behind the halo rings. It often represents togetherness and loyalty in a relationship. If you’ve been dating for a while, this stone can show your significant other that you’re in it for the long haul.

Woman's left hand touching hat wearing The Victoria

Ring: The Victoria

...the stone needs to be shown off.

If you’ve decided to go with a gemstone or a special stone, it needs its time to shine! A halo ring can do just that.  The halo can accentuate the natural beauty of the gemstone. It will make it appear bigger and better!  Your future bride will love her ring for years to come.

Woman buttoning top wearing The Lovely on ring finger

Ring: The Lovely

Looking for other styles?

Whether you're trying to find something petite, rose gold, or vintage, there's a style for every bride and budget! Don't spend thousands on an engagement ring – that's why companies like Modern Gents are changing the wedding game and spreading the message that you don't need to spend tons of money on a rock. They have a large assortment of styles that are easily affordable (usually a fraction of what you would pay anywhere else!).

Join the latest trend and browse the full collection here – we guarantee you'll find something you'll fall in love with!

What ring did you end up choosing for your engagement ring? Let us know in the comments below!

Shop Affordable Engagement Rings


  • Barbi

    Halo. My future husband choose the Queen. I need them to make a band curved to fit it!!! 😍👰

  • Arlene Davis

    Halo is my favorite the lovely is my favorite

  • Amy Petersen

    I purchased the rose set 2 years ago , wanted something a little bigger but not too big.. I get sooo many compliments .people think I spent thousands of dollars.. I love my ring set !!


    The Queen in silver.

  • Kiara Jackson

    I have the one and only and it is stunning absolutely beautiful

  • Barbara Baker

    I chose “the Lovely“… it’s different and so beautiful!

  • LIsa gIlliam

    The rose ring is very beautiful.

  • Dana

    Definitely a solitaire. I feel a halo is too much

  • Melissa Hammons

    I chose the Enchanted. I was having such a hard time choosing between that and the Layla in rose gold. I lost weight so now it’s too big for me but it is a beautiful ring. ❤️💍

  • shianne padilla

    The Olivia! I want one!

  • Carin

    The Lovely. It’s unique and unconventional. It’s quietly beautiful with a bit of elegance.

  • Bay Billups

    While I have been a bride for 8 years now ❤️I find these posts so wonderful for the grooms and brides to be. There is so much out there anyone can get overwhelmed or even so bogged down with prices it steals the joy. You all give the most stunning options. I have purchased several over the years due to a life long medical condition which impacts my hands. I have had to change rings and am SO beyond thankful for Modern Gents. Again this post like others are so incredible helpful when trying to decide as a surprise for your future wife or picking together. congratulations to all the brides to be!!

  • LORRAINE Traskos

    I loved the " I Do" and the " Alexandria " but because you don’t offer them in rose gold … I won’t be buying them 😟. I do love the Layla and I have the oval.. but I would really love to have others!!

  • Sarah

    The lovely is absolutely gorgeous!!

  • Miranda

    I chose the Olivia for the perfect solitare princess cut!! Absolutely love the elegant look