Are halo engagement rings tacky?
Tackiness is in the eye of the beholder. Yes, there are some who believe halo engagement rings are tacky. Some halo engagement rings are, quite arguably, tacky. But so are some solitaires. And three stone engagement rings. And fancy colored engagement rings. To each their own, and that includes our tacky (and proud of it) brothers and sisters. To quote the angelic and demure Dolly Parton:
“It takes a lot of money to look this cheap.”
Don’t think that a high price tag prevents a tacky engagement ring. And don’t think that your idea of a tacky as sin engagement ring means it’s cheap. But anyway, we’re talking about halo engagement rings (again.) And I understand that some people have an aversion. I think it’s less to do with perceived “tackiness” and more to do with the fact that they’re ubiquitous. And like Anne Hathaway and Taylor Swift before them, halo engagement rings are catching a bit of a backlash.
Which is fine, because they don’t have feelings (don’t tell them I said that.) And it’s double fine because the alternatives? Are freaking fantastic. Go ahead and call halo engagement rings tacky until you’re blue in the face if it means you’re about to show me a jaw dropping cushion cut solitaire on a sugar spun platinum band. Denigrate the “Put a halo on it!” mentality of a certain Bachelor/ette engagement ring designer all you want if, instead, you’re about to melt my face off with a huge fancy yellow flanked by ice white diamonds. It’s really not a problem because I don’t play favorites.* And to prove that I see your point, I want to show off a few of my favorite no halo engagement rings of late.
*That’s a bald faced lie. I play favorites all the time. Here is my favorite.