Getting engaged is an incredibly special moment in any couple's life, and it deserves to be marked with something beautiful.
There is a wealth of beautiful engagement ring shapes and types to show your everlasting love. One of these is the halo engagement ring.
But what is a halo engagement ring, what sets it apart from other designs and why is it so popular?
Join our diamond engagement ring experts here at Gear Jewellers in Dublin to find out more!
Let's get the mini answer first and then we can discover more about why a halo engagement ring is the choice of many couples.
A halo engagement ring is beautiful and unique, with a single diamond or gemstone centre stone surrounded by smaller accent diamonds. This ‘halo’ of stones gives the appearance of a larger centre stone and creates a gorgeous sparkle to wow your fiance!
So with the brief in place, let's head straight in and discover more about this unique and elegant engagement ring.
What is a halo engagement ring?
The best Halo engagement rings feature a central diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds or other gemstones that form a halo around it, creating an eye-catching sparkle and a beautiful silhouette.
This mesmerizing ring is perfect for those who want their engagement rings to truly stand out, as the circle of diamonds adds extra glamour and luxury.
It's also a great option for those who are looking for something classic and timeless that will never go out of style.
The beauty of the halo engagement ring lies in its versatility – you can choose from many different shapes and sizes to find one that perfectly suits your style.
You can even customize it with your choice of metals, diamond shapes and sizes, plus accenting stones.
No matter what you choose, one thing is for sure – the halo engagement ring will make your special day even more memorable.
So if you're looking for a unique and beautiful way to say "I do", It's sure to make your proposal extra special!
So where did these elegant dazzling engagement rings start their life? Let's find out more.
What is the history of the halo engagement ring?
Halo rings made their debut in the 1920s during the Art Deco movement.
In more recent times they're one of the most sought-after styles of engagement ring, second only to solitaires
An elegant and unique halo engagement ring gives couples that classic look with a unique twist.
Halo rings had a resurgence after the release of the movie "The Great Gatsby” in 1974
In this iconic film, Daisy Buchanan's engagement ring was a halo style.
The combination of ornate details and sparkling diamonds has been mesmerizing ever since!
Since then halo rings became popular when worn by stars like Elizabeth Taylor, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and even Beyonce.
After Kate Middleton flashed her dazzling engagement ring in 2010—a stunning sapphire centre stone in a diamond halo setting—halo settings have become an increasingly popular choice among brides-to-be everywhere!
What are the features of a halo engagement ring?
Halo engagement rings are beautiful pieces that symbolize commitment and love with their stunning beauty.
Halo engagement rings typically feature a round or cushion-cut centre stone that's surrounded by smaller accent stones; usually, diamonds or gemstones are set in prong-style settings.
What makes them unique is how the small stones draw attention to the centre diamond, making it look larger than it is.
This allows couples to get a bigger-looking diamond without sacrificing their budget!
Some of the other main features are:
The stones in the ‘halo’ are usually set together in a circle. But can also come with halos of various shapes (such as the classic square, oval, or rectangle).
They have scintillating sparkle and brilliance due to the accent diamonds reflecting off the centre stone.
Halo settings provide extra protection for your diamond—the surrounding stones help protect your centre gem from everyday wear & tear.
“This allows couples to get a bigger-looking diamond without sacrificing budget!”
What makes the halo engagement ring so popular?
The most obvious reason is its classic beauty and timeless elegance – it never goes out of style.
But there are also practical reasons why this type of ring has become increasingly popular.
These include its intricate design gives it an extra sparkle that stands out from other rings; it’s versatile enough to work with a variety of styles and settings, and its unique look gives it an added touch of romance.
What's more, it’s also relatively affordable compared to other diamond engagement rings, making it the perfect choice for any budget-conscious couple.
With all these benefits in mind, you can see why the halo engagement ring is such a beloved symbol of love and commitment!
“It's also relatively affordable compared to other diamond engagement rings”
How to care for your halo engagement ring
Halo rings have several small diamonds surrounding the main stone, so they are more intricate.
If you want to avoid damaging your engagement ring, you may like to get a wedding band made to fit around or under it.
When it comes to cleaning, you should never use harsh chemicals or abrasive materials when cleaning your halo engagement ring. Stick to warm water and mild soap.
Avoid using an ultrasonic cleaner on this type of ring as the metal setting could be damaged by the vibration.
The best way to clean your halo engagement ring is:
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and lukewarm water to gently scrub away dirt and debris.
Avoid solutions such as bleach or ammonia, as these can damage the metal and stones.
To remove oils and dirt buildup, you can use a mild dishwashing soap with warm water.
After washing, always give your halo engagement ring a gentle pat dry with a soft cloth so that any remaining moisture won't damage the stones or settings, before putting it away in its box or somewhere else safe.
And to finish on…
Whether you're looking for an elegant & timeless look or something more modern & unique, halo engagement rings offer lots of possibilities to create a one-of-a-kind ring that perfectly reflects your style!
With so many different designs available, it's easy to find a halo setting that will make your diamond shine!
With its full-circle sparkle, this classic design is sure to take her breath away.
Shop from our large selection of styles and sizes today to find the perfect halo engagement ring for that special someone!
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