25 Best Halo Engagement Rings: Styles & Tips

The History of Halo Engagement Rings

Adored by brides, halo engagement rings are a signature style of Ritani. Halo rings feature a central round stone surrounded by a “halo” of smaller diamonds or gemstones. This setting not only looks gorgeous, but it also offers benefits that many couples desire. For example, halo settings can make a center stone look up to half a carat larger, which means you can choose a smaller stone without sacrificing perceived size. Beyond its good looks, the halo engagement ring was inspired by architecture and art movements. Have you ever wondered about the history of the halo engagement ring?

History of the Halo Ring

In recent years, the popularity of halo engagement rings has exploded. Its origins can be traced back to early Georgian Europe (1714-1837) when round diamonds or pearls were used only slightly smaller than the center stone. Halo engagement rings became increasingly popular during the Victorian era (1837-1901), where colored gemstones often had center stones to imitate flowers.

 

The Classic halo setting of today has begun since the 1920s, the Art Deco Era. An emphasis on symmetry and geometric patterns, so the concentric circles surrounding a center stone were perfect during that time. The classic halo setting has gone in and out of fashion since its initial emergence in the 1920s and has never gone out of style.

Like many fashion trends, the popularity of engagement rings fluctuates with socioeconomic trends. During the Great Depression, affluence was obsolete, and so was the halo. Halo appeared during the Period of Hollywood Glamour (the 1930s-1940s), but with the onset of World War II and the scarcity of resources, Halo’s popularity declined again. Then, the halo revived slightly again in the 1960s, when the Art Deco engagement ring style became popular again. Halo is obsolete again: throughout the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, few halo styles existed.

Halo Engagement Rings Today

Today, a large center stone surrounded by a halo of small diamonds has gained fame and can accommodate any diamond or gemstone shape a couple wants, with a modern style, but you can feel the original architectural designs of the Art Deco movement. Halo never stops to evolve, bold shapes, asymmetrical patterns, double halos, and vintage-inspired engagement rings are now available.

Halo rings are the most popular setting choice, and with good reason:

 

  • Easy way to make any center stone look larger
  • Offer bold and dramatic sparkle with the addition of paving stones
  • Complement a variety of diamond shapes
  • Offer a modern and timeless twist on a popular vintage engagement ring style

 

How to Select The Perfect Halo Engagement Ring

To buy the perfect halo ring, do not forget to decide which halo shape is right for you. Go with a cushion-shaped halo if you want something different or an angled shape for a more vintage style, and a more dramatic look, go well with a double halo setting.

Double Shank Halo Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold

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Rund Diamond Halo Moissanite Engagement Ring

Halo Moissanite Engagement Rings Round Cut Diamond Pave

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White Gold with Diamond Pave Band Double Halo Engagement Ring

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double brilliant diamond halo engagement ring in white gold with diamond pave band

Oval Halo Diamond Engagement Rings 3.3ct Nesting Bands Three Wedding Ring Set

Oval Halo Diamond Engagement Rings 3.3ct Nesting Bands Three Wedding Ring Set

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Floral Diamond Halo Engagement Ring in White Gold

Floral Diamond Halo Engagement Ring in White Gold

$1643.4 | Etsy

White Gold Braided Moissanite Oval Shape Holo Engagement Ring 

Oval Shape Holo Engagement Ring Braided Moissanite Halo Ring in White Gold

$1783.8 | Etsy

Morganite Halo Engagement Ring in Rose Gold Cushion Cut

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Morganite Halo Engagement Ring in Rose Gold Cushion Cut

$530.91 | Etsy

Art Deco Ring Halo Engagement Ring

Art Deco Ring Halo Engagement Ring

$105.5 | Etsy

Square Round Halo Engagement Ring

Square Round Halo Engagement Ring

$75 | Etsy

Simple Diamond Gold Round Halo Engagement Ring
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If a halo engagement ring is what your love wants, take a look at the halo engagement rings now.

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