If you’re not familiar with the term “halo” when it comes to rings, it is pretty much just like it sounds. The term halo accurately describes this popular style of engagement ring, with a focal stone (not always a diamond) that is surrounded by smaller gems – which creates the halo effect. Focal gems vary in shape and include round, square and rectangular stones. Some halo engagement rings have additional sparkles with fancy colored or white diamonds encircling the larger stone.
The halo style is not new – in fact, it’s been around for nearly 100 years. But like all things fashion, it’s coming around again. Quite a few celebrities have been choosing the halo settings. Carrie Underwood’s engagement ring, designed with an enormous yellow diamond, is a stunning example of the style. Former “Bachelor” contestant chose a halo setting by Neil Lane for his potential bride. Even Kate Middleton’s sapphire engagement ring, originally owned by Princess Diana, is a beautiful version of the halo setting.
Significance of a Halo Engagement Ring
An engagement is more than just a step to a wedding ceremony. It is a promise to love one another for eternity. The ring is a symbol of the love and commitment and the halo setting, which is basically two concentric circles, stands for infinity. It is an important and a significant occasion, and it should never be taken for granted.
Characteristics of Halo Engagement Rings
The whole point of a princess cut diamond ring is that the diamond is the star. The same is true with a halo engagement ring. The framing of smaller precious stones around the main diamond is to enhance the beauty of the diamond even more.
The frame surrounding the diamond can be made with small birthstones or other precious materials. The important thing to remember is that it should not outshine the main diamond.
Buying Engagement Rings Online
These days there are many options to purchase an engagement ring. Since almost anything can be bought online, buying a ring from an online jewelry store has become extremely popular. Many more options are available and the final cost is often more affordable than buying in a local shop. Many of the websites provide customization software, so you can select your metal, setting, stone, and more!
Of course, always make sure to work with a reputable and reliable place.
Customize Your Halo Engagement Rings
People buying engagement rings should remember that they can have the perfect ring custom made to their exact specifications. Factors such as the width and material of the band, the size of the diamond, and budget can be adjusted to your preferences. The band can be engraved with something special that is meaningful to only the two of you.
Ready to Create your Dream Ring?
When you’re ready to start creating your own 14-karat white gold halo engagement ring, here’s an exceptional way to start. How about a 46 round pavé set diamond with a minimum karat weight of 0.27. We think that is a great starting point!