Beginners Guide: What Is A Halo Ring?
Getting engaged is one of the most important moments in a relationship. There are so many pieces that go into making the moment memorable, and having the perfect engagement ring is one of them. You want a ring that you can cherish for years to come, reminding you of your love and commitment to each other.
Choosing a ring is not as simple as it may seem, however. With so many different shapes, sizes, and styles, deciding which is right for you can be difficult. One type of ring that never seems to miss the mark is the halo ring. Halo-style engagement rings are sophisticated, timeless, and dazzling. What is a halo ring, exactly? Let Uneek Jewelry show you why a diamond halo engagement ring is one you will be proud to wear forever.
Halo-Style Engagement Rings: A Timeless Classic
The halo ring style has existed for centuries. This glamorous piece of jewelry dates back to the 1700s. Halo rings were first created from mine-cut diamonds and gemstones and surrounded by various smaller stones. This design gave them a look similar to a flower. They were considered very feminine, elegant, and romantic.
They were reintroduced to jewelry enthusiasts around the 1920s-1930s. During this Art Deco era, the halo ring style made a comeback. Modern halo rings are still quite reminiscent of those early designs. With such beauty and power, this ring has stood the test of time and continues to be popular amongst brides today.
The Halo Look
As noted above, the halo ring includes a center gemstone (often a diamond) encircled with several smaller gemstones or diamonds. It is a popular style because of how the halo setting enhances the beauty of the diamond or clusters of diamonds by helping it rise above the rest- literally. The center stone is set higher to stand out and shine while still being complimented by surrounding additives.
Another popular style of halo-style engagement ring is the hidden halo. A hidden halo engagement ring has the same surrounding smaller stones, but they are located around the base of the center stone rather than directly around the center gemstone. You may not see the extra stones from the top, but from the side, you will see the extra “hidden” element of sparkle.
A Number of Sophisticated Styles To Choose From
If you are considering a diamond halo engagement ring, there are various additional design choices to consider. Here are a few important highlights:
- The Center Stone: We know that halo-style engagement rings have a larger stone in the middle, but what that stone looks like is entirely up to you! It can be round, square, or oval, like the Uneek Oval Diamond Engagement Ring with Shared-Prong Round Diamond Halo and Pave Shank. It can truly be whatever shape suits your taste. There are many unique center-stone options to help you truly personalize your look, like our Uneek Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring.
Uneek Oval Diamond Engagement Ring with Shared-Prong Round Diamond Halo and Pave Shank
Uneek Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring
- The Number of Halos: Who says there is only one ring of surrounding stones? You can customize and choose the number of halos encompassing your primary stone. Stick with a more traditional single halo or turn up the sparkle with a double halo, as seen in Uneek’s Round Diamond Engagement Ring with Oval-Shaped Mixed Double Halo and Pave Double Shank.
Uneek Round Diamond Engagement Ring with Oval-Shaped Mixed Double Halo and Pave Double Shank
- The Shank: The band or shank supporting these beautiful stones can complement your style. Yellow or white gold, rose gold, or platinum are metals to consider when designing your shank. You can also opt for more unique band styles, like Uneek’s Us Collection Round Diamond Halo Engagement Ring with Navetter-Shaped Cluster Accents.
Uneek Us Collection Round Diamond Halo Engagement Ring with Navetter-Shaped Cluster Accents
- Difference-Makers: Dare to be different. Just because diamond halo engagement rings are popular does not mean they are the only option. Gemstones are also an exciting choice for you when designing your halo ring. There are other ways to make your ring stand out amongst the rest as well. You can opt for colored diamonds, like the Uneek 5-Carat Cushion-Cut Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring with Scalloped Halo and Silhouette Double Shank, or unique stones, like the Uneek Cushion Cut Green Indicolite Tourmaline Engagement Ring.
Uneek 5-Carat Cushion-Cut Yellow Diamond Engagement ring with Scalloped Halo and Silhouette Double Shank
Uneek Cushion Cut Green Indicolite Tourmaline Engagement Ring
If you feel overwhelmed by options or are not fully confident in your design choices, Uneek Jewelry is here to help. Our design consultants are here to help you throughout the process of creating the ring of your dreams. We want to ensure you get a ring that reflects you and your love.
The Best Choice For Halo-Style Engagement Rings
Now that you know just how unique and special a halo-style engagement ring can be let Uneek Jewelry help you find your perfect match. Visit the Uneek Jewelry in your area to find the halo ring of your dreams today!