Halo engagement rings are enjoying a come-back, both those with traditional Art Deco styling and some exciting styles with a modern twist.
It’s easy to see why halo rings are so popular. With a ring of diamonds circling a solitaire, the sparkle-factor is magnified, and the effect can be truly breath-taking. Of course, other stones can be used, either in the centre, or surrounding it.
A SELECTION OF OUR HALO RINGS
For a different take on the halo design, have a look at our Ava ring. This holds the ring in a bevel setting, without visible clasps, making it a very stylish alternative, without losing the sparkle.
Designs which are almost floral are gaining in popularity too, where the central stone and those surrounding it are closer in size, for example, our Posey and Enya rings.
Using coloured stones on the outer rim adds to the flower effect, and some designs use a double halo with two colours of gemstones to make an impact. Talk to us about coloured gemstones, as we’re working on new designs incorporating these.
Using diamonds on the shoulders of the central stone, or even a double halo, are, obviously, ways to add even more sparkle to your ring. If eye-catching is your thing, then you’ll love our Mia ring, with generously set shoulders.
FITTING AROUND YOUR WEDDING RING
The trouble with a large engagement ring can be that it’s hard to find a wedding ring to go with it. After all, the wedding ring is more important, really, and you will have to wear both rings on the same finger for the rest of your life, so you want it to be comfortable too. Many of our engagement rings are specifically designed to fit around wedding rings, so the shank of the central solitaire is long enough that a standard wedding ring can fit underneath it. These are marked ‘WedFit’, which is also searchable on our website, which means that they will fit neatly alongside a standard wedding ring.
A lot of our Halo rings are all WedFit, and sit above the level of a wedding ring, which means you can choose any ring you wish. Talk to us to double check which of our halo styles are WedFit.
SO, WHY CHOOSE A HALO RING?
Quite probably the most famous halo engagement ring is Princess Diana’s emerald and diamond ring, by Garrard, which Prince Charles gave to his fiancée in 1981. It was subsequently given by Prince William to Kate Middleton in 2011. This gorgeous emerald is surrounded by 14 diamonds, and apparently, copies of the ring are must-have engagement chic in certain circles in Russia and China.
Original Art Deco rings often feature a square or oval central stone, with a crisply-edged border. The styling is unmistakable, and many gorgeous vintage rings exist.
Modern designs emulating these classics are also popular, including our own. These are some rings we have custom-designed recently, to meet our customers’ requirements for vintage style with ethical sparkle.
Choosing a Halo ring is a lovely way to maximise the sparkle of your central diamond, and give you a ring that will be a talking point for years to come. It’s easy to see why everyone wants one – even Princesses!