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Infinitely individual: the HALO ring. Its MAGIC AND HISTORY

This design makes high-carat diamonds look even more magnificent and brings out additional "sparkling volume" for smaller stones. We're talking about the halo ring, which is the most popular type of engagement ring following the solitaire. Find out the features that make a halo engagement ring, which style variations are possible and the reason it is so popular.

Origin and popularity: Hello, halo ring!

The word "halo" is of Greek origin. In the meaning "halo of light", halo (alos/alon - halos/halon) refers to various phenomena that encircle an object's main body or are placed around it as a reflection. The halo ring takes its name from this.

What is a Halo ring?

In the 1920s, at the peak of Art Deco, halo rings were first featured prominently.

The original halo-shaped ring has an uncut diamond in the middle, brilliant or round cut, and the frame is set with a row round diamonds, the reflection of which makes the central stone appear larger and more sparkling. The white gold band is polished to a high gloss smooth finish or set with diamonds that are clear. A quarter carat is much more stunning and a ring with multiple carats is a glistening example of luxury. It's no wonder then, that this style of ring has been so popular as an engagement ring. But there's a second reason.

In the bright light of the halo

Even in the Art Deco era, numerous variations of the halo-ring were invented. You could begin by creating the "halo", i.e. The frame. Sapphires, rubies, emeralds and emeralds were all used. Stones cut in squares and round stones were very popular. What about the central stone? This was sometimes replaced by an expertly executed pave i.e. a stone-to-stone setting of many small diamonds that were cut.

Vintage engagement rings inspire couples and jewelers to this day. Halo rings are popular engagement rings due to their infinite options for customization.

Halo rings today

Today's halo designs can be a replica from the Art Deco period, creations that are inspired by it, or completely distinctive variations. Anyone who wants to put together their very personal halo engagement ring is offered many options.

The main stone

Real or synthetic, clear or colored, how would you like your diamond? There are a variety of options, since colored gemstones look beautiful in halo designs, regardless of whether it's a sapphire, tanzanite or ruby, or the emerald. A diamond cluster with a pave centre is also possible. If you choose to pave, you can also obtain an increased carat count for less cost.

The cut

The halo's design is based on perfect symmetry, and both the round cut as well as the brilliant cut are classics.

The princess cut is an ideal choice for design halo. Halo engagement rings that have a central gemstone in emerald, oval or teardrop cut are also known as.

The color of the halo...

It's a matter for personal taste. The effect of halos can be achieved by tone-ontone, or with subtle or strong contrasts.

High-contrast - colorless diamond, halo of rubies

Royal - central sapphire with a diamond halo

Tone-on-tone - pink diamond, with a halo of pink sapphires

You can choose to cut the halo stones either square or round depending on the desired result.

The number of halos

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

The Ring band

Should the halo be made from gold or platinum? With the ring band, you are able to enjoy even more design options.

Not just the choice of precious metal is vital here, but so is the choice of the finishing of the ring band matte, high gloss, with or without gemstones. The color of the metal could also be chosen for practical reasons. A white band for example, emphasizes the clear color (or the high transparency) of the main stone. On the other hand, yellow gold could hide this flaw by incorporating not completely pure diamonds.

A Halo engagement should, naturally, also match the wedding rings or wedding bands.

Is a Halo Ring the same thing as an Engagement Ring? "Halo engagement ring" is not a precise formula. Although it is a popular choice as an engagement ring, it is definitely a stunning piece of jewelry on its own, suitable for countless occasions. The halo ring is incredibly customizable, but it can also be made colorful and playful. Semi-precious stones like topazes, peridots or zirconia are all choices.


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