The halo ring setting features a circle of small light catching stones (such as tiny diamonds) surrounding a more prominent center diamond - and the effect can be simply breathtaking. As one of the most on-trend looks of today, halo engagement rings are an awe-inspiring way to ask your special someone to be with you forever.
Halo engagement rings can have many styles as long as they have a ring of diamonds around the center stone. You can have many styles of band for the ring including special halo designs.
What is a Hidden Halo Engagement Ring?
A hidden halo engagement ring has a halo of smaller diamonds around the base of the center stone instead of the top. When you look at the ring from above, you can't see the hidden halo of diamonds, but when you look at it from the side you can see it.
Even though the halo is hidden, it still makes your diamond look bigger and brighter. The smaller diamonds reflect light and shine so that the ring looks sparkly from all over.
If you like unique style rings, a hidden halo ring may be a great choice for you. It is perfect for people who want to add that extra depth and shine to their ring without the traditional halo. The ring will have a simple solitaire style when viewed from the top.
For an even more unique look, choose a ring whose hidden halo is comprised of a different colored gemstone--like a rich blue sapphire, pink diamond, green emerald, or fiery red ruby.
Are Halo Engagement Rings Going Out of Style
No, halo engagement rings are not going out of style. In fact, they continue to grow in popularity year after year. Thanks to the beautiful brilliance and elegant shine they add to engagement rings, people love them. Halos are also popular because they can make the total carat weight of a center stone appear bigger than it is.
Tips For Buying Halo Engagement Rings
When choosing your halo diamond ring, there are a lot of factors to consider. These factors include the metal, style of band, and the design of the ring. Popular metal choices are yellow gold, white gold, or platinum. Rose gold halo rings are also an excellent choice for someone who wants a unique but romantic look.
The band can be as intricate or simple as you want. There are so many options to have a subtle design or to keep it super simple. You can even get a pavé ring to continue the style of smaller diamonds around the ring.
You also have many options for your halo engagement ring's diamond center stone. You can choose between different diamond cuts, shapes, and even how many halos you want around the diamond.
We recommend browsing some halo ring styles before doing any serious shopping. This way you can get an idea of what you want and what style your partner will love. Clean Origin's collection of halo rings is the perfect place to start. You can browse many styles to narrow down your search for the perfect ring.
If you want to do a visual search, find a good photo that shows the details of a ring you like so you can try to match it. You will be able to shop similar items, search for the same style, and narrow down your choices. You can also schedule a virtual appointment with a jewelry consultant and show them pictures of styles you like.
Pavé or Non-Pavé Halo Ring?
One of the biggest decisions you'll have to make is whether you want a pavé or non-pavé style halo ring. With a pavé style ring, the tiny diamonds on your engagement ring will encircle both the center diamond and the band. This additional detail can add quite a bit of bling to halo engagement rings.
If you opt for a non-pavé ring, the smaller diamonds will only encircle the center stone. This can enhance the look of the center diamond by making it stand out more.
If you think your partner will want a minimalist look for their diamond ring, go with a simpler halo style. If they love glimmer and sparkle, pavé halo rings are the way to go.
Center Stone Center Stage
Because the single row of smaller diamonds encircle the larger diamond, halo diamond engagement rings make the center stone look huge.
And, because you're adding a lot of smaller diamonds, you're increasing the ring's total carat weight without significantly raising the overall price. Smaller diamonds are far less expensive than a single diamond of the same weight--and you'll save even more overall with a lab created diamond.
Another option is a double halo engagement ring which has two rows of diamonds surrounding the diamond center stone. This is one way to make a statement and show off your beautiful halo ring.
Choose a Unique Shape
Many halo engagement rings feature a round center diamond. You may want to consider a fancy shape to give your halo engagement ring a unique character and style. You may choose the center stone to be round cut, cushion cut, or pear.
Less traditional cuts look great in a halo ring, especially oval cut, princess cut, radiant cut, emerald cut, and even marquise cut. Whatever shape and style you choose, your halo engagement ring is bound to shimmer and shine with sparkling diamonds.
Halo Engagement Rings Shine Even Brighter
If you have a less-than-sparkling diamond or a flawless diamond that you want to highlight, a halo ring setting will up the brilliant glitter factor. This is one reason halo engagement rings are popular.
Regardless of stone quality, adding tiny, light-catching diamonds will definitely make your ring shine and sparkle even more.
Glitz Up Your Halo Ring With Gold
In recent years, white gold has been the most popular metal for engagement rings. This is no surprise, given its versatile nature. It matches everything and still holds more value than silver.
When looking at halo engagement rings, consider other metals that accentuate the center diamond. White gold is fantastic, but consider yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum when designing your halo engagement ring.
Gold is also a good option for an engagement ring that matches your wedding band. If you want to wear both your halo ring and wedding ring together, then you should decide on a metal for matching wedding bands or consider bridal sets.
Clean Origin's Selection of Halo Rings
Our extensive selection of halo engagement rings is sure to have something for your special someone. We've got it all from vintage and intricate to sleek and modern. Want something a bit more custom? Browse our collection of halo engagement rings by the type of setting you want first (think of it as a semi mount), then choose the perfect loose lab created diamond for it.
If you have your heart set on a certain diamond shape, ring style, or even metal, shop our rings according to each of these categories using the filters on our site. And if you prefer to shop in store, we have several showrooms staffed by knowledgeable jewelry experts.