Halo engagement rings have seen a surge in popularity over the last few years due to their head-turning and radiant nature. Their bold and eye-catching design features a plethora of brilliant gemstones throughout the ring making it a favorite for sparkle lovers. Halo engagement rings appeal to a variety of women due to their vintage-inspired look, combined with modern details like uniquely-cut stones and colorful gemstones. Best of all, halo engagement rings are an affordable option for shoppers looking to get the best deal for their budget.
What is a Halo Ring?
Surrounded by a pave of side stones, the center stone rests in the middle of a frame of precious stones. These stones can be white diamonds or a more colorful alternative that will make the center stone appear larger than it is. Inspired by the Art Deco movement of the 1920s, halo engagement rings emphasize structure, geometry, and symmetry. You’ll often see geometric halo shapes framing the center stone. Halo rings can even include multiple halos surrounding the center stone for an opulent and dramatic look that is hard to miss.
Types of Halo Rings
Flush-set halo settings enable the center stone to appear larger than it really is. Since the side stones and center stone are on the same level, they look like they are one single stone. Floating halo settings, however, have the center stone sitting slightly above the halo. The space in between, known as the airline, makes the center stone appear like it is floating in midair. Pear-shaped halos offer wearers a modern and unique alternative to the traditional round halo. Multiple halo settings (up to three) can also enhance the brilliance and size of the center stone.
Factors to Consider When Shopping for a Halo Ring
When shopping for the perfect halo engagement ring, begin by deciding what halo shape is right for you. Do you want a vintage-inspired cushion-shaped halo? These offer a traditional round shape for your ring. Are you looking for a contemporary hexagonal halo? These shapes add a trendy look to your ring. Will you need a second or third halo? Multiple halos provide the fire and brilliance that some jewelry wearers need.
You’ll also want to consider the type of metal you will choose for your halo ring. White gold and platinum share similar hues as diamonds, so that your ring can have a uniform and elegant look. Yellow gold paired with white diamonds, however, gives halo rings a more heirloom-quality feel. Rose gold with white diamonds can also work well with halo rings giving them a playful and romantic touch. Don’t feel restricted to white diamonds. Mix and match your favorite gemstones and shapes to create a personalized look.
For the shank, a plain band offers shoppers a simple and clean design, while a pave band provides extra light, color, and sparkle for those looking to stand out. You can even up the ante with a split shank for a fashion-forward and one-of-a-kind look. Most importantly, consider purchasing a warranty to protect your investment from damage or loss. Knowing that your precious keepsake is safe will enable you to enjoy wearing your ring without worries.
It can be difficult finding the perfect engagement ring for anyone, even if you already have an idea of what you’re looking for. If you’re still struggling to find your perfect halo engagement ring, Kevin’s Fine Jewelry can guide you through the process of choosing your ring type, metal, center stone, side stone, and everything else.
For more information about halo rings or other products and services, contact Kevin’s Fine Jewelry at (973) 790-8836 or firstname.lastname@example.org.