Unique Halo Engagement Rings
by Sara Gibson
July 18, 2018 / Engagement Rings
One of the most popular and versatile engagement ring styles is the halo engagement ring. With a ring of diamonds framing the centre stone, it is the perfect choice for those that want extra sparkle.
The traditional halo features one central round brilliant cut diamond encircled by many smaller round brilliant cut diamonds. This enhances the centre stone, making it appear larger and sparkle more brilliantly.
However, as we have said many times before, there are many alternatives to a round brilliant cut diamond. A halo design provides the perfect concept for many different variations, we are even seeing more and more people opt for half halos or even the extra wow factor of a double halo.
Let’s take a look at some of the most popular ways to create a unique halo engagement ring of your own…
The Fancy Halo
Nearly all diamonds look wonderful in a halo style, the cushion cut diamond is regarded by many as the second most popular after the round brilliant cut diamond. If you are drawn to shapes with strong angles then princess, emerald or Asscher cuts are great choices and for something a little more rounded, experiment with the striking marquise, pear or oval cuts.
The easiest way to set your ring apart is to add a splash of colour. Whether it be a large, attention demanding, sapphire or a ring of coloured gemstones in your favourite hue, adding colour can be as subtle or as loud as you wish!
Vintage Style Halos
Halo engagement rings have endured the test of time through many different fashion eras. Adding mill grain and ornate patterns into your design adds a feeling of nostalgia and makes the halo appear more detailed and delicate. To replicate a true antique design, consider using a rose cut diamond.
The Half, Broken or Double Halo
Traditionally a halo will feature one row of diamonds around your centre stone but you can get more creative if you choose. Recently, the halo has been reinterpreted, a popular style of late is a half halo surrounding a pear-shaped diamond allowing for a future fitted wedding ring to sit on the other side. If a half halo seems like far too few diamonds for you, then you can flip the idea on its head and try the brilliantly sparkly double halo.