What is a Halo Ring Setting? | The Diamond Reserve

What is a Halo Ring Setting?

For those seeking a dazzling engagement ring or a statement piece, the halo setting reigns supreme. This captivating design features a center stone surrounded by a sparkling halo of smaller diamonds or gemstones, creating an illusion of grandeur and brilliance. Second in popularity to a solitaire engagement ring style, halos accentuate the beauty of the center stone and can also make it appear larger. There are a few different types of halos, a style which lends itself well to different stone shapes, metal and other embellishments. 

Heavenly Sparkles: the Allure of Halo Ring Settings

This style of setting is called a halo because the center stone is surrounded by a “halo” of smaller diamonds or gemstones. These accent stones are typically round pavé or micro-pavé diamonds (or colored gemstones) that flash with light and draw your attention to the center stone. A classic halo setting features a single row of accent diamonds surrounding the center stone and halos can be created in all shapes and sizes, not just round.

The halo surrounding the center stone amplifies its fire and sparkle in two ways:

  • Increased Light Reflection: The additional facets of the halo stones create a play of light, reflecting more brilliance back through the center stone and intensifying its sparkle.
  • Enhanced Size Perception: The halo creates a larger and more impressive overall look, making the center stone appear bigger than its actual carat weight. This is particularly appealing for those who desire a show-stopping diamond without breaking the bank.

Beyond Brilliance: 

  • Versatility for Every Style: Halo settings complement a wide range of center stone shapes, from classic rounds and princesses to unique cushions and emeralds. The halo can also be crafted from various materials, like white diamonds, yellow diamonds, or even colored gemstones, allowing for endless design possibilities.
  • Flattering for All Stones: Halo settings can be particularly beneficial for diamonds with a lower color grade. The surrounding halo creates a whiter appearance, minimizing any slight color tint in the center stone.
  • A Touch of Vintage Inspiration: Halo settings evoke a sense of vintage glamor, reminiscent of Art Deco designs. This timeless elegance adds a touch of romance and sophistication to any piece.
  • Enhanced Security: For those with active lifestyles, the halo setting provides additional protection for the center stone, reducing the risk of damage from bumps or snags.

From classic and elegant to vintage-inspired and glamorous, halo settings offer a dazzling way to showcase your cherished gemstones. Whether you’re searching for the perfect engagement ring or a statement piece for your collection, the halo design promises a captivating combination of brilliance, style, and timeless elegance.

Popular Halo Engagement Ring Styles

The halo engagement ring has become a symbol of dazzling beauty and captivating sparkle. This design, featuring a center stone surrounded by a sparkling halo of smaller diamonds or gemstones, offers a multitude of style options to suit any taste. The quintessential halo features a round brilliant cut diamond center stone encircled by a single row of pavé-set diamonds. This timeless design exudes sophistication and enduring elegance. Here are some additional popular halo engagement ring styles

  • The Double Halo for Magnified Grandeur: For those seeking an extra dose of sparkle, the double halo boasts two rows of diamonds surrounding the center stone. This design creates a dramatic and luxurious look, maximizing brilliance and size perception.
  • The Cushion Halo for Romantic Vintage Flair: Halo settings beautifully complement cushion-cut diamonds, a popular choice for their air of vintage romance. The halo adds a touch of modern flair while preserving the soft, geometric charm of the cushion cut.
  • The Princess Halo for Geometric Bliss: Princess cut diamonds are known for their sharp lines and brilliant fire. A halo setting adds a touch of softness and complements the geometric form, creating a captivating and sophisticated look.
  • The Hidden Halo for a Surprise Sparkle: The hidden halo offers a unique twist. The halo is nestled beneath the center stone, visible only from the side profile. This design delivers a subtle hint of sparkle from every angle, while maintaining a clean and classic aesthetic from above.
  • The Colored Halo for a Touch of Modernity: Embrace a splash of color by incorporating colored gemstones into the halo. Sapphires, emeralds, or rubies surrounding a white diamond center stone create a unique and personalized look. Colored halos can also complement colored center stones, like sapphires or emeralds, for a truly distinctive piece.

Halo settings can be crafted in platinum, white gold, yellow gold, or rose gold. The metal you choose can influence the overall style of the ring. Platinum and white gold offer a classic and elegant look, while yellow or rose gold add a touch of warmth. The world of halo engagement rings offers endless possibilities. Consider your personal style, the shape and size of your center stone, and your desired level of grandeur.

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