Who doesn’t love a good halo? At this point, the design is more than a trend – it’s a bridal staple. Like a pear shape, or a cathedral setting, or white gold. The halo has simply been accepted into the canon of bridal and engagement ring styles. And each jeweler or designer puts their own spin on the halo. Whether they’re creating floral masterpieces, or adding an extra layer of ice around every stone on the aerial view. Whether they’re playing with the ring’s inner face by adding scroll work and diamond detailing, or incorporating different metal and stone colors. The halo is no longer cookie cutter – it’s as customizable as the modern bride demands.
And she’s not the only one clamoring for this little slice of heaven. Our upgrade and re-mount clientele can’t get enough of the halo effect either. And why should they? Halo rings:
- Make your center stone appear larger
- Enhance its beauty (what inclusions? All I see is SPARKLE)
- Add carat weight to your ring but minimal difference in cost
- Give your ring major presence on your hand
- Transport a ring form any era directly into the current style
- Are pretty and sparkly and generally wonderful to look at
So in 2015, halos reigned supreme (followed closely by solitaires on pave bands, but that’s another story.) And these are the crowning glory of all of them, as chosen by our fans and followers.
This elegant emerald cut is an A. Jaffe stunner. It’s three levels of diamonds, which you can see on the side perspective (just click on the image to check out the listing!) It features cut corners and a bezel of diamonds on the halo and the thin shank weighing about .65 ctw.
This Simon G. mosaic halo is a gorgeous setting that uses multiple baguette and round diamonds to create the look of one large center stone, but with more texture and at a fraction of the price. It’s surrounded by a soft cushion halo of pink diamonds with extra diamonds on the split shank side. It comes in rose, white, and yellow gold and features .73ctw of diamonds.
This classic halo on a plain platinum band was a custom creation, but we’ll be happy to make it again with the exact center stone of your choice.
This Uneek ring (see that signature U on the center CZ?) is one of our favorite soft square halos because we love the addition of an extra diamond band to the shank. It creates a triple split shank look that’s bold but unobtrusive.
This 7 carat oval halo made jaws drop, and we can certainly understand why. We took an H color, VS1 clarity oval and set it in a platinum and diamond single halo with a curved split shank setting by Uneek. The setting features 0.71ctw of Round Brilliant Diamonds, G in color and VS in clarity.
This A. Jaffe double halo captured hearts (the real kind and the IG kind) with .52ctw of diamonds in a double halo, all for $1500 including the center stone!
This Simon G. stunner is one of our favorites with a gentle two-tiered step down halo and a gorgeous braided shank set with .53 carats of accent diamonds. It comes in 18 karat white and yellow gold, platinum, and is available by special order in rose gold (we’re dying to create one – we think it would look so pretty in pink!)
This soft cushion Uneek double halo (on Uneek’s signature curved split shank) is a perfect match for the simple diamond band tucked just beneath it.
On the other hand, we love the way Uneek’s soft edges contrast with this crisp-cornered princess cut.
Finally, this lovely infinity shank Gabriel ring perfectly embraces the center stone, with plenty of open space for light to flow through.