Halo engagement rings have become popular in the last 5 years. We believe it will stay "in" as one of the staples for wedding ring styles for future decades. This blog will cover all the styles, benefits and how different diamond cuts can change the look completely.
First off, what is a halo engagement ring? It's exactly as suggested. They are a "halo" looking band of metal that sits right below the girdle (rim) of the center diamond or stone. They feature a diamond pave, held in place with your choice of setting (examples shown below).
The benefit to having a halo is when done correctly, it will give the illusion the center diamond is bigger than it really is. This is because the diamond pave gives you the effect you cannot see where the center stone starts or ends. A great option when working with a tight budget.
Flower Cluster Halo
Cluster halo engagement rings have the diamond pave spaced out like the petals of a flower, held in place by prongs. They are most often seen in vintage or vintage-inspired jewelry.
A hidden halo is where the halo is placed lower and tighter around the bottom of the center stone. You can choose between having it completely hidden, only seen when tilted sideways or halfway. A discrete way of adding more diamonds without it being too “loud”.
You aren't limited to one row! Halo rings can have up to 3 rows of pave around the center stone. The more rows the more imposing the piece becomes. Mixing different carat (stone sizes) can also give an interesting look.