Halo engagement rings: A buyers' guide

Posted by Abigail Moses on

The halo engagement ring is a reigning queen in the world of jewellery, thought be a classic design that has and will continue to stand the ultimate test of time and fashion. Captured by many famous jewellery designers back in the 1920s when the style known as Art Deco became prominent, jewellers have continued to develop the humble design, and here is why!  

What are the basic features of a halo engagement ring?   

The halo works with a simplistic, yet impressive style, effectively grabbing the attention of all that are lucky enough to lay their eyes upon one.  

Put simply, a halo ring is one that has smaller diamonds encircling the centre stone, with the smaller versions complementing the centre stone perfectly without overpowering it. The name is influenced by the look, with the middle not dissimilar to an angel halo. Though a staple feature of this type of ring, variety won’t be a problem, with various stones, cuts and colours all within the shoppers' remit.  

Choosing the centre stone  

Though commonly made with colourless diamonds, the halo is a versatile design that many choose to get creative with, seeing Ruby, Yellow diamonds, Sapphire and Pink diamonds now increasingly popular stone options.  

Concerned whether you can work with a style that fits into the bride-to-be's taste and personality? Not to worry! Here at Avita, we create bespoke halo engagement rings as per client requests, finding the following cuts to reign supreme: 

  • Traditional round cut 
  • Princess-cut 
  • Oval 
  • Emerald-cut 
  • Cushion-cut 
  • Pear-shaped 

The metal  

The band and arms that support that all-important stone is just as paramount as the stone itself, supporting and illuminating that key signifier. Here at Avita, we tend to use yellow gold, white gold, rose gold and platinum when creating halo engagement ring bands, offering a diverse set of materials at various prices and in a number of colours.   

Having blessed the fourth finger of Kate Middleton, with her beautiful sapphire halo ring hand-picked by Princess Diana for her own wedding, the halo certainly boasts princess connotations. If you would like to explore the idea of investing in a halo engagement ring then be sure to browse through our extensive range.  

Alternatively, add a touch of uniqueness to your proposal by designing the engagement ring yourself. Contact us today to book an appointment and discuss your requirements.

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