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4 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about Halo Engagement Rings

Pear tear drop shaped halo engagement ring


Halo engagement rings are among one of the most popular engagement styles that brides-to-be love. It certainly is my favorite as you can see from my website. I absolutely adore designing unique Halo Engagement Rings. Halo engagement rings have been charming generations due to their timeless, vintage and romantic appeal.

This precious piece of jewelry is characterized by a center stone encircled by smaller, delicate diamonds or other precious stones, forming what is known as a “halo”.

Halo rings entail a particular timeless elegance, which appeals to women who are looking for a vintage-inspired engagement ring and also for that major princess vibe.

Deciding on an engagement ring style is an important step, which is why you'll want to know all the facts about a certain style before making the final decision.

Here are some interesting facts you should know about halo engagement rings.

There Are 3 Main Types of Halo Rings

  • Cushion shape. This setting will actually make the diamond appear bigger because the halo that will surround the stone will enhance its shape.
  • Floating halo. The halo for this type of setting is below the center diamond, which creates the appearance that the stone is floating.
  • Double halo. For this setting, there are two halo circles that wrap around the diamond, which will add more volume and make the stone look huge.


1) Halo Engagement Rings can make your engagement ring look bigger

We know choosing an engagement ring is a big deal. And what could be better than getting the maximum sparkle for your budget? If this is the case then Halo Engagement Rings are the perfect design choice for you. You may not have a budget for a huge center stone but your center stone will appear MUCH larger if set in a halo. The halo of diamonds reflects a lot of light and can trick the eye into thinking that the center stone is much larger than it actually is; up to ½ -1 carat larger depending on the size.

We specialize in intricate, vintage style halo settings, which can really add a luxurious and dramatic feel to each ring. The wonderful part about our unique halos is that whole essence of the ring is what makes it unforgettable. Not just the size of the center stone.

 Rose Gold Vintage Halo Engagement Ring

2) Halo Engagement Rings Look Wonderful No Matter the Metal Color

You probably already know that our skin's undertone determines which color of metal looks better on us.

Luckily, halo rings will look amazing regardless of the metal you want to go for so you won't need to compromise.

Using 14k white gold or platinum in our Art Deco style halo rings is going to make the ring appear more classic and timeless. Our 14k yellow gold rings with flowery halos tend to be more on the dreamy and romantic side. Both are wonderful in bringing out a unique vintage looking style. Lastly, rose gold is perfect if you want to go for a charming, feminine look.


3) The Halo Secures the Center Stone

Since your engagement ring is a timeless piece of jewelry that you will cherish forever, which is why it's important to decide on a style that withstand the test of time and become a heirloom to be passed on from generation to generation.

Enter the Halo Engagement ring, which secures the center stone much better. Your beautiful diamond or sapphire will not be as exposed to scratches, chips and general wear and tear as solitaire engagement rings. The edges are not as vulnerable, especially if you choose one of our milgrain bezel settings.

 Grey Rose Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

4) Halo Rings Are Easy to Customize

Even though halo engagement rings are quite popular, you can still customize them to your hearts content in order to match your personal style, tell your story and create a unique design, which you'll treasure for the rest of your life.

Instead of using a traditional diamond as the center stone, you may choose a beautiful blue sapphire. Not only gemstones are a fraction of the price of a diamond, but the rich hue of this fine gem will create a beautiful contrast when paired with the white diamonds which create the halo.

Another idea when customizing your halo engagement ring would be to choose a different shape for the center stone, whether it's a diamond or a gemstone. You could go for a pear-shaped, oval, emerald cut or cushion cut. Each of these unusual shapes surrounded by a halo can make for a perfect dream ring.

If you want to choose the classic round shape stone, then you can try a geometric halo, which is extremely appealing if you're looking for a vintage inspired design.


Custom-Made Engagement Rings Just for You

Choosing an engagement ring that's timeless, elegant and romantic is an important step for any bride-to-be.

We strongly believe that we can help anyone design the ring of their dreams, which they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

From sketching the model to hand selecting the perfect stone, we can help you create the engagement ring which will tell the story of your love.

If you'd like to discuss your custom bespoke engagement ring,  feel free to contact us here. We would be happy to help you begin the exciting process of choosing your ring.

Heather Charlick

Heather Charlick

Hello There! I'm Heather-a jewelry artist living with my beloved husband & horses in the rolling hills of Tennessee. I make vintage inspired engagement rings for the romantic bride. I would love to help you custom design your dream ring, so feel free to contact me anytime.