Hidden Halo Engagement Ring Settings

Start with a beautiful diamond. Accompany it with a circle of smaller beautiful diamonds underneath. The result is always going to be heavenly and breathtaking. This is the concept behind exquisite hidden Halo Engagement Rings.
A hidden halo engagement ring features diamonds circling around the base of the gorgeous center stone. When viewing your engagement ring from above, you won't see the hidden halo, but instead viewed from the side - a secret sparkle for you to admire.
Custom Solitaire Engagement Ring with Hidden Halo
Custom Solitaire Engagement Ring with Hidden Halo
It’s a popular look for earrings and pendants (and occasionally bracelets) too. While the look is more commonly known because of its popularity in engagement rings, it is every bit as effective in emphasizing diamonds in other jewelry too. The best part? Hidden halos work for just about any diamond shape.
If you're inclined toward diamond engagement rings that make a statement, we've explored the characteristics of this dazzling setting, when it's most effective, and some inspiration to get you started.

What is a Hidden Halo Engagement Ring Setting?

Tacori HT2580RD6.5 Founders Collection Solitaire Engagement Ring
Tacori HT2580RD6.5 Founders Collection Solitaire Engagement Ring
By definition, a hidden halo engagement ring features a halo of diamonds that is hidden from the top view. It might even look like a regular solitaire setting. But if you view the ring from the side or at an angle, the hidden halo becomes visible. This unique setting was created to add more brilliance to the ring and make it shine from any angle that the light hits.
The hidden halo engagement ring style caught everyone’s attention because of its ability to subtly “dress up” the center stone and make it appear more prominent. Instead of framing the center stone, the hidden halo sits below the stone. This setting makes the gemstone appear more regal because it has a “platform” to showcase it.
A hidden halo can make your center stone appear more ornate by adding an element of artistry and ensuring sparkle from additional angles.
Hidden halo settings come in several variations; most place the halo below the center stone's girdle. Occasionally, the hidden halo is located right before the prongs that extend upwards. Halo settings work best in a variety of situations, including micro pave setting, cathedral setting, and solitaire setting.
Today, elegant halo engagement rings are available in many flattering designs that are suitable for a wide range of taste and personal style. There have always been variations of the diamond halo ring, including the hidden halo, but these days, brides-to-be have more choices than ever before. The hidden halo is a modern take on this well-loved trend.
Designer engagement rings vary from the ornate and artistic elegance seen in Verragio Rings to a simple solitaire with a halo underneath. It is possible to cast your hidden halo settings in any metal. Platinum, 18k gold and 14k gold (both yellow and white) are the most popular engagement ring metals - both for their durability and timeless appeal. You can read more about metal alloys for jewelry purposes in this guide.

What are the Best Diamond Shapes for Hidden Halo Engagement Ring Settings?

Round Diamond
Princess Diamond
Oval Diamond
The hidden halo engagement ring style works with just about any shape of the diamond, which gives it more versatility. Whether you desire an oval, round, or other fancy cut diamond, the hidden halo setting is a fabulous choice.
An engagement ring with a hidden halo setting gives the diamond plenty of room to be the star of the show without overwhelming it. It’s not just the diamond shape that can give flexibility to your engagement ring design - you can do it with artistic elements like the hidden halo It can also work on various ring styles such as solitaire or channel, giving you the opportunity to express your individuality in a wide variety of ways.
While any cut can be made to work with a halo, a round brilliant cut diamond is the most popular option. Having perfect symmetry, it has remained a timeless classic while creating a spectacular appearance.
Closely following in popularity are oval diamonds, followed by more square diamond shapes such as princess cuts and cushions. By virtue of its round accent stones, the princess cut offers a refreshing contrast to its traditional halo-style counterpart.
There is something enchanting about the hidden halo effect regardless of how big or small the center diamond is. Displayed over a diamond hidden halo, the diamond's fire and sparkle will be enhanced from every angle.
It is possible to customize the hidden halo setting in accordance with your style and taste. The hidden halo is as versatile as the individual wearing it, whether they prefer a more dramatic look or something simpler and more classic. In fact, it can even give the optical illusion that smaller diamonds are larger.
Since the center diamond is the featured “star” of all halo engagement rings - hidden or not - it is essential to select the most beautiful diamond you possibly can. Whiteflash A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows diamonds are hailed throughout the industry for their exceptional cut quality and light performance.
A hidden halo setting enhances the beauty of the center stone by adding brilliance in a cost-effective way. As an affordable alternative to earth-mined diamonds, Whiteflash also offers the finest lab-created diamonds in our Precision Lab brand to cater to customers looking for ”the best of the best” lab-grown diamonds in the Houston area and beyond. With our expertise in cut quality, we offer the most, finest precision cut lab diamonds available.
They include certified Hearts and Arrows Ideal Cut diamonds, and are all at the top of the scale in terms of color and clarity (DEFG color VVS1 - VS1). In many ways, Whiteflash Precision Lab Grown Diamonds surpass most commercial quality natural diamonds because of their precision cutting and high color and clarity!
The great thing about lab grown diamonds is that they are so affordable that they can be paired with an awesome designer brand ring while staying within your budget.

How Secure Are Hidden Halo Engagement Ring Settings?

Hidden halo settings can be used for all kinds of diamonds. In addition to providing the right presentation, the diamonds in the halo are protected as they are tucked safely below the top of the ring. Double hidden halo settings can be used for larger stones.
Making sure your ring is well-made is the most important aspect of protecting your center stone. Hidden halo settings can be used in a variety of ways, such as with traditional prongs, claw or tab prongs, or bezel settings.
Any center stone's security is largely determined by how well you care for it. Even though different settings offer different levels of security for your center stone, it is likely to be okay as long as you take good care of it.
A professional jeweler should regularly inspect your ring to make sure all of its stones are secure (especially the center stone).

Top Tips: How to Choose The Right Hidden Halo Setting

Tacori HT2555RD Petite Crescent Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
Tacori HT2555RD Petite Crescent Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
You should first consider your own personal taste when choosing a setting. It is possible to showcase a great deal of personal expression with halo settings, beyond the classic solitaire, due to the variety of styles available. Some considerations must be made before purchasing one.


A large number of women lead active lifestyles. From exercise to housework, diamond rings adorn the hands of people who undertake all sorts of activities. A low profile style may be more appropriate for you if you are more active.
Diamonds are beautiful, hard and durable, making them ideal for engagement rings, but setting styles should be paired with your lifestyle. Choosing from a variety of hidden halo engagement ring styles is easy, and you will not encounter any problems that cannot be solved together with your jeweler if you choose a high-quality ring.

Carat Size

By adding bigger halos, the center diamond can be made larger by appearance. A double hidden halo can be incorporated if you wish, but keep in mind that the center stone shouldn't be overshadowed by it. There is no limit to what can be achieved with hidden halo designs.

Balancing style and strength

Here at Whiteflash, you can always count on us to recommend the best course of action so that your diamond engagement ring is not only beautiful, but also durable.
We are always happy to assist you with any further questions you may have.

Our Favorite Hidden Halo Engagement Rings

We offer a wide selection of exquisite engagement rings that are not only beautiful, but also comfortable and durable. With the variety of settings available in our inventory, we can enhance the beauty of your diamond while ensuring its security for a lifetime of cherished memories.
As a result of Whiteflash's reputation for quality and customer care, we are able to partner with some of the most prestigious names in designer jewelry. We are authorized distributors for some of the top designer brands including Tacori, Verragio, Simon G, Valoria, Vatche, Danhov and Benchmark. Let's explore some of our favorite hidden halo engagement rings.

Hidden Halo Juxtaposition of Modern and Traditional

A. Jaffe ME1865Q Classics Diamond Engagement Ring
A. Jaffe ME1865Q Classics Diamond Engagement Ring
Fine craftsmanship and timeless elegance combine to create an engagement ring that embodies both old-world charm and contemporary appeal. In addition to capturing a sense of nostalgia, Simon G provides modern aesthetics for those who appreciate them.
From the signature Classics Collection comes the timeless Statement Round Quilted engagement ring with a diamond pavé shank and diamond pavé bridge. Designed with minimal distractions, the ring focuses on the center solitaire diamond, which is raised above the base for a dramatic look.
A modern way to wear the most classic of engagement ring styles, this hidden halo beauty can accommodate up to 2 carats and is designed to cater to every love story.

Rosy Romance Hidden Halo Engagement Ring

Tacori HT2676 RoyalT Diamond Engagement Ring
Tacori HT2676 RoyalT Diamond Engagement Ring
Elevate your proposal with an engagement ring that beautifully intertwines classic romance with modern elegance in rose gold. Get ready to be dazzled by this fabulous six-prong round diamond engagement ring with Tacori's diamond-intense crescent signature!
This exquisite ring is adorned with a total weight of 0.52 carats, featuring a mesmerizing array of 72 diamonds. But what truly sets it apart is the hidden halo, a subtle yet resplendent design detail that enhances the center piece in a luminous, ethereal glow.
A delicate halo highlights the brilliant the central diamond, adding a touch of enchantment and allure that's sure to capture the heart of your beloved.
The choice of rose gold for the band adds a touch of romance and warmth to this already stunning piece of jewelry. Rose gold has become a symbol of timeless love and contemporary elegance, making it the perfect metal to express the enduring beauty of your relationship.
In the heart of California, Tacori artisans meticulously handcraft each masterpiece with skill and passion. Capture the essence of your love story with this exquisite engagement ring from Tacori.

Yellow Gold Reimagined Vintage Halo Engagement Ring

Simon G. LR2350 Underhalo Diamond Engagement Ring
Simon G. LR2350 Underhalo Diamond Engagement Ring
Experience the embodiment of refined sophistication and timeless beauty with the Simon G. LR2350 Under halo Diamond engagement ring, a magnificent piece within Simon G’s esteemed inventory.
Classic opulence meets a modern sensibility in the sleek design of this ring. Under the center stone, a ring of diamonds blooms boldly in the French Pave design.
This ring illustrates the versatility of hidden halo settings, showing how they can be used for any style, genre, or personal preference.

Exceptional Engagement Rings from Whiteflash

Hidden halo settings are just one of the many options available when choosing an engagement ring.
Every engagement ring in Whiteflash's collection is handpicked for its unsurpassed quality and innate beauty. You can choose a ring that represents your unique journey together by exploring various options and consulting a reputable jeweler.
Let us assist you in finding the perfect engagement ring that symbolizes your eternal bond and captivates the hearts of future generations.
Whether you're in the market for an engagement ring today or plan to propose in the near future, we have a wide selection of high-quality engagement rings to suit your needs. Getting started is as simple as clicking the button below.

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