One of the strongest design trends to emerge in recent years is the increasing preference
for halo engagement ring settings set with high-end diamonds. While in years past,
brides wanted solitaires and solitaires only, a recent spate of celebrities gracing
the front covers of fashion magazines with halo engagement rings has created in
increased demand for this gorgeous and versatile style. If you are thinking about
choosing a halo diamond ring for yourself or your soon-to-be fiancée, consider a
few variations on this classic, yet trendy, style before making your final choice.
Just because you have your heart set on an unusual diamond shape like the cushion-cut
diamond does not mean your choice is limited to a boring solitaire setting. Cushion-cut
halo engagement rings are unique, bold and beautiful, and the perfect choice for
the bride who wants sleek modern glamour with a little bit of feminine sparkle.
Consider an octagonal halo setting that surrounds your cushion-cut stone with a
nest of micro-pavé sparkle, and don’t forget to choose a band with an equal amount
of dazzle. The combination of a unique stone cut and an opulent setting and band
will create a cushion halo engagement ring that no one can resist.
The round diamonds is consistently the highest selling diamond cut, and the round
halo engagement ring is one of the top selling diamond rings. That’s because you
just can’t beat the elegance and versatility of this style. The ring of small diamonds
surround the center stone, reflecting its light and tricking the eye into thinking
it is even bigger than it actually is. This dramatic example shows off a beautiful
round diamond can be enhanced by a halo setting and a pavé-set band. The four prongs
hold the diamond securely, while the halo setting provides some of the sleek style
of the classic bezel setting.
But gorgeous pavé halo engagement rings don’t have to start with the classic round
brilliant diamond. You can create a halo effect with any diamond, from the princess-cut
stone to a rare yellow diamond. You can even use a gemstone for an affordable and
fashionable twist on the look. The halo engagement ring setting can be adapted to
fit nearly any style and budget. You can create the look of an oval halo engagement
ring with a round diamond and a graduated set of melee stones, or you can use an
oval diamond and create a halo of gemstones. A halo engagement ring can be whatever
you want it to be—it is limited only by your imagination!