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INFINITELY INDIVIDUAL : THE HALO RING. Its HISTORY and its MAGIC

This design makes even the most expensive stones appear more impressive and creates an "sparkling volume". This is the halo-style ring, the most well-known engagement ring following the solitaire. Learn what makes the Halo ring, which variations are available and why they are so well-known.

Origin and popularity of the Halo ring

The word "halo" is a reference to "circle of light", is of ancient Greek origin. It refers to "halo of light" the word halo (alos/alon halos/halon) refers to different phenomena that surround an object's main body or are placed around it as reflections. This is the reason why the halo ring received its name.



What is a Halo Ring?

Halo rings first became popular in the 1920s, during the heyday of Art Deco.

The original halo rings include the diamond of a brilliant or round cut in the center and a frame of smaller round diamonds. The reflection of the central stone makes it look larger and more sparkling. The white gold band is polished to a high gloss smooth, or set with diamonds that are clear. Even a quarter carat looks superior and a ring with multiple carats is an absolute showpiece. It is no wonder, then, that this style of ring is sought-after as an engagement ring. But there is another reason.

In the dazzling light of the Halo

The halo ring was designed in various variations throughout the Art Deco period. It is possible to begin by creating the "halo", i.e. the frame. In addition to rubies, diamonds, sapphires, or emeralds were also used; Not only round stones, but also artfully placed square-cut stones were popular. What about the central stone? It was often replaced by the most exquisitely designed pave, i.e. A stone-tostone setting using numerous small diamonds of the same cut.

Vintage engagement rings inspire couples and jewelers to this day. The second reason behind the popularity of Halo rings as engagement rings is that they provide unlimited possibilities for customization.

Halo rings today

Today's halo designs could be replicas of the Art Deco period, creations that are influenced by it or completely unique variants. Anyone who wants to create their very own halo engagement ring has an enormous amount of choice.

The principal stone

How would you like to have your diamond? Real or synthetic, clear or colored which one do you prefer? There are many options, as colored stones look stunning in halo designs, whether it's a sapphire or tanzanite or ruby, or an emerald. A cluster of several diamonds and a pave-cut center are also options. With the pave option you can also acquire a large carat count at less cost.

The cut

The halo style is based on symmetry and perfect symmetry. both the round cut and the brilliant cut are classics.

The princess cut is an excellent choice for design halo. Halo engagement rings are also available with a central diamond cut in the shape of an oval or emerald.

The color of the halo...

...is the matter of your personal preference. Tone-on-tone halos can be a possibility, as are strong or soft contrasts, like:

High-contrast diamonds - colorless diamonds, halo of rubies

Royal - central sapphire, with a the halo of diamonds

Tone-on-tone pink sapphires and pink diamonds.

You can choose to cut the halo stones square or round based on the desired outcome.

The number of halos

It's not the end of the line for royalty, VIPs and stars. A single halo does not necessarily mean the end. Double or triple halos of colored gemstones and diamonds are technically feasible as long as they are within the budget.

The band

Should the halo come from gold or platinum? You can also experiment with the band.

The choice of the precious metal, along with the quality of the ring band (high gloss matte, matte or without gemstones) is vital. The colour of the metal can be chosen based on practical reasons. A white band for a ring, for instance will emphasize the clear color (or the high transparency) of the main stone. On the other hand, yellow gold can conceal this issue by using not pure diamonds.

Of course an engagement ring with a halo should also harmonize with the couple's wedding rings or wedding bands.

Is a halo-style ring the same as an engagement ring? "Halo engagement ring" is not a strict formula. A halo ring can be used for many different occasions but not only as an engagement ring. As flexible as it is its design, the halo ring is able to be more vibrant and more playful with semi-precious stones such as topazes, peridots, morganites and even zirconia crystals are possible options.

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