We are all fascinated by the exclusive diamond (engagement) rings which celebrities and royals are happy to show off. Most of us do not have that kind of a budget. However, it is not impossible to make a small diamond look bigger. The best example is the halo ring. This setting surrounds the central diamond by smaller round diamonds. The brilliance of all diamonds together creates the illusion of one, large diamond. Halo rings, first created in the ‘20s as a diamond engagement ring, win again in popularity, along with other Art Deco styles. Is the classic halo ring not your cup of tea? No worries, there are plenty of modern variants. Details are very important in a (personalized) halo ring.
The central diamond
The central stone can be a colourless or coloured diamond, gems like rubies or sapphires are also beautiful in a halo setting. For those who do not have a large budget, a cluster of small diamonds is an option. This is cheaper than a large diamond with the same carat weight.
The diamond shape
Round brilliant and princess cut diamonds are perfectly suitable as a central stone. More exclusive shapes like marquise, pear and oval diamonds are beautifully incorporated into halo engagement rings. Because the central stone is surrounded by small diamonds, the ring has a unique look.
The number of halo’s
To obtain more brilliance, the central diamond can be surrounded by multiple halos. Each halo makes the ring look bigger. For example, a small central stone looks very large in combination with a three-fold halo, which is ideal for people with a limited budget.
Which precious metal?
The classis choice for a halo engagement ring is gold but platinum is often chosen too. Yellow gold is again a great alternative. Or why not bi-coloured? This gives the ring an additional vintage feeling.
Pave or not pave?
That is the question. A halo engagement ring has a timeless and elegant look. However, if you want to stand out even more, you’d better go for a halo ring of which the band is set with smaller diamonds. You can never have too much brilliance. It’s also fun to use coloured diamonds and/or gemstones.
In short, there is a lot you have to think about during the search for the perfect diamond halo engagement ring. Please know that BAUNAT is here to assist you with your choice. Although our collection contains some beautiful halo rings, a unique tailor made design is perfectly possible.