Marriage is one of the most significant milestones in life, so it is important that you choose a ring that reflects the beauty of the moment where it all begins, your proposal. If you are looking for a special engagement ring that is not only classic, but also modern and timeless in style, a halo engagement ring is a great choice. You can even amplify that beauty to another level by doubling down on the halo for a double halo engagement ring setting.
WHAT IS A HALO ENGAGEMENT RING?
The”halo” in halo engagement ring refers to the setting of the engagement ring. A halo setting features a center stone that is encompassed by small round brilliant pave or micro-pave diamonds.
Pave, which is a French word for “to pave”, relates to a pattern of smaller gemstones set closely together, creating the appearance of a continuous line or field of diamonds. The halo on a halo engagement ring will always use a pave setting. It produces unparalleled shine and sparkle.
HISTORY OF HALO ENGAGEMENT RINGS
The halo ring has been around for a very long time. The concept can be traced back to the early Georgian era (1714-1837). During this classic jewelry era, smaller round diamonds (or sometimes pearls) were set around a larger diamond center stone. While it was not exactly what we imagine a halo engagement ring to be today, it clearly represents the beginning of its origins.
The halo-style engagement ring became even more popular in the Victorian era (1837-1901). At this time, colorful gems were used as center stones, as to create a motif of a flower. Of course, these rings were not as refined as our halo engagement rings today. So, while there is an obvious resemblance, it was not yet the modern halo engagement ring that we know and love today.
It wasn’t until the 1920s, the Art Deco era, that the modern halo setting was invented. The Art Deco movement is revered for its emphasis on symmetry and geometric patterns. Thus, the halo engagement ring of that time typically featured round brilliant diamond center stones, and thus, a round halo. The concentric circle was the perfect aesthetic for the Art Deco era.
Today, the halo engagement ring is one of the most popular setting styles. It goes solitaire, then the halo setting. These are the two most common types of engagement rings. And while the halo engagement ring has an ultra modern look, we know the history of the halo ring is rich. The halo engagement ring is a contemporary yet vintage design. It’s classic and timeless in style.
TYPES OF HALO ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Halo engagement rings come in many variations, so there is a ton of room for personalization.
First of all, any diamond shape can use a halo setting. Therefore, your halo engagement ring can use a round diamonds or a fancy shape diamonds like a pear, oval, princess or cushion-cut diamond. You can even get a fancy color diamond center stone.
Second, halo engagement rings can be made of white gold, yellow gold, rose gold or platinum. You can even get a halo engagement ring that uses a mix metal design. The former is a great way to add some contrast in color.
Then you have the band of a halo engagement ring, which can be any variety, such as a straight band, twisted shank, split shank (double, triple or even quadruple shank). Moreover, the band can be set with diamonds or it can be plain.
Finally, you have the halo itself. The halo can feature white diamonds, yellow diamonds, pink diamonds or any kind of diamond color. Although fancy colored diamonds typically will bring up the price of the engagement ring. What’s more, you can have not just one halo, but you can have two! This is what we call a double halo engagement ring. As with a single halo engagement ring, a double halo engagement ring can have any of the style variations we discussed.
DOUBLE HALO ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Sometimes less is not more. More can be, well, MORE. That’s the case of the double halo engagement ring. It is a dazzlingly way to add depth and size to your engagement ring without driving up the cost. Of course, a double halo setting cost more than a single halo, but the pave diamonds will cost significantly less than opting for a larger center stone to get the engagement centerpiece size you desire.
HOW MUCH BIGGER DOES A HALO MAKE AN ENGAGEMENT RING LOOK?
With a single halo engagement ring, your diamond will look about 0.5 to 1 carat bigger. So, with a double halo engagement ring, your engagement ring will appear one to two carats larger. This is a very substantial size increase.
WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE A HALO OR DOUBLE HALO ENGAGEMENT RING
Here are some of the benefits that come with halo engagement rings.
Center Stone Appears Larger
While the halo setting is not solely made to make a center stone appear larger, as some halo engagement rings feature center stones that are already huge, it certainly has this desirable effect. With a halo, your centerpiece will look at least a half-carat size bigger. And you can double that when referring to a double halo engagement ring. From a distance it is going to appear like one huge sparkly diamond.
The great thing about this is you get the extra size without all the extra cost that would come with going up a carat size. We are talking about a fraction of the cost as diamond prices jump significantly with size. A 2 carat diamond will cost way more than many pave diamonds that total to 2 carats.
Covers More Finger Real Estate
With a halo engagement ring, you will have a lot more finger surface area covered. For women who want a “full” look, a little dainty solitaire engagement ring would be disappointing, even if the center stone was perfectly brilliant. A halo engagement ring will give you an overall ring size that you can be proud to show off. It’s simply more impressive in stature. This fact is only magnified when looking to double halo engagement rings.
Halo engagement rings are unmatched in the sparkle department. As an engagement ring with a halo setting features a central stone surrounded by smaller diamonds, the light performance will be off the charts. Each small diamond has a radiant life of its own, yet they all work together for the ultimate show. And again, you get this without having to go to toll on your bank account for a much larger, more impressive center stone.
Protection for Your Center Stone
While diamonds are the hardest rock on the planet, they are not impervious to damage. Diamond can scratch or chip if hit hard enough. This can diminish the value of the diamond, and as the center stone is the most valuable diamond on an engagement ring, it would be nice to protect it for any unfortunate occurrence. That’s exactly what a halo setting will do. A halo setting provides the utmost security for your center stone.
The above benefits are by no means the only reasons why women choose a halo or double halo engagement ring. Many women simply prefer the style of a halo engagement ring. After all, it is a classic look that has always been popular.
A halo engagement ring is a unique and distinct design that is timeless and forever in style.
DOUBLE DOWN ON THE BENEFITS ABOVE WITH A DOUBLE HALO ENGAGEMENT RING
A double halo engagement ring truly doubles down on all the benefits mentioned above. You get more sparkle, more surface area covered, and your center stone will appear massive.
However, design wise, the extra halo does make for a special look. It adds more contrast to the engagement ring, making it stand apart from single halo engagement rings in a very distinctive way.
If all that sounds appealing to you, then a double halo engagement ring is a great choice.
ARE DOUBLE HALO ENGAGEMENT RINGS IN STYLE?
Halo engagement rings are absolutely in style. They have always been in style and they always will be. After all, they’ve been around for hundreds of years and they are still fashionable. The double halo engagement ring brings new life to the halo setting. It is a modern creation with a vintage feel. If you want an engagement ring that checks of all the boxes – size, style, security, shine – the double halo is the perfect choice.
All in all, you simply can’t go wrong with a halo or double halo engagement ring. While it is a very fashionable style, it is also a safe bet. It’s like asking if jewelry in general will go out of style. The halo setting is a staple in the realm of jewelry. It is a classic choice for a sophisticated, elegant woman.
AFFORDABLE & STUNNING DOUBLE HALO ENGAGEMENT RING
At Diamonds By Raymond Lee and Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton, we have an incredible collection of double halo engagement rings. Here are a few examples of stunning double halo engagement rings.
From the world-renowned designer jewelry brand Henri Daussi, we have a 14k white gold cushion cut diamond halo engagement ring.
The center stone is a 0.51 carat cushion cut diamond of H color and VS1 clarity. Although 0.51 is a very modest size for a center stone, the double halo completely changes this perception. With the double halo, the centerpiece takes up the same amount of surface as a 2 carat solitaire diamond. And it does so for a fraction of the cost.
As for the band, it is a split shank pave diamond band, which only adds to the immense sparkle. Altogether, this ring offers unrivaled brilliance, fire and scintillation. When this breathtaking engagement ring adorns the finger, it will surely draw all attention to it.
Here we have another white gold double halo engagement ring from Henri Daussi. This one features a 0.5 carat cushion cut center stone of D color (the best color grade) and VS2 clarity.
With the double halo setting, this ring looks huge. Put simply, there is no other way to get a ring of this size and sparkle for the same price.
It also showcases a straight pave band for extra brilliance. The diamonds only run halfway down the band so it can be sized to any finger.
All in all, this is a jaw dropping engagement ring at a super affordable price.
CONTRAST IN COLORS
One of the special aspects of a halo setting is how you can create contrast in colors. You can do this in two ways, with fancy colored diamonds or with different color precious metals.
Let’s have a look at an example of this.
Here we have a white gold double halo engagement ring with a split shank pave diamond band by Henri Daussi. Everything is white gold and white diamonds on this ring except the first halo. The central halo uses a rose gold setting with pink diamonds. This pink touch creates a powerful contrast, allowing this ring to pop like no other. It really makes for a one-of-a-kind look.
This is why we love double halo engagement rings, there are so many ways to express your individuality. Think hot pinks, subtle peach hues, teal greens, canary yellows, and so on.
What’s really interesting is how this may seem like a very contemporary style, but in fact, this concept of contrast in colors dates back to the Victorian era.
WHERE TO BUY DOUBLE HALO ENGAGEMENT RINGS IN BOCA RATON?
Diamonds By Raymond Lee and Raymond Lee Jewelers in Boca Raton have an extensive collection of exquisite double halo engagement rings. Our prices are the best and our expert gemologists will help you decide on the best ring for your budget. Our goal is to get you the best bang for your buck.