by Suzanne Sachs • 5 min read
THE BASICS --
The halo engagement ring is an elegant, unique and dazzling option for an engagement ring, one that will highlight your personality while featuring your individual style and flair. Understanding what a halo engagement ring is, and this setting's rich history, can make it even more meaningful choice for any couple to share for a lifetime.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW--
In this guide, we will explain the following:
- What is a halo ring?
- History of the halo ring
- Halo meaning and symbolism
- The popularity of a halo ring
- Should I buy a halo engagement ring?
What is a Halo Ring?
The halo setting features a center gemstone, set with smaller pave set round diamonds around it giving off the "halo" effect. This setting affords the opportunity to have a bigger, bolder appearance than a simple solitaire, because the halo enhances the size of the diamond drawing the eye to the ring. The halo effect gives the diamond a bigger look and makes the stone seem larger than it really is. The magic of a halo setting is that you can have the vintage feel you desire, yet have that modern feel since they are very popular today.
The History of Halo Rings
Halo engagement rings originated during the Georgian era, continued throughout the Victorian era and made it's mark during the Art Deco period, yet continues its popularity today. Magnificent old European cut diamonds, pear cut diamonds, asscher cut diamonds and cushion cut diamonds were often featured in halo rings.
Halo Meaning and Symbolism
Along with the obvious beauty of the halo ring there is an abundance of symbolism behind this setting as well. Couples can create this classic setting in any way they choose to highlight their own relationship, desires, and style.
• Setting Symbolism
The halo setting is traditionally a symbol of protection, perfection, eternity, and heavenly associations. The halo is known to be a symbol of perfection, and therefore perfectly represents purity.
• Celebrity Symbolism
Those who love the glamour of Hollywood can enjoy a halo engagement ring knowing it is a favorite of many celebrities. This timeless style has adorned the fingers of top names such as Heidi Klum, Katy Perry, Cardi B and Eva Longoria.
• Vintage Symbolism
While many modern rings showcase the style of halo rings, many couples are looking toward antique and vintage halo rings as a sustainable alternative to the modern halo ring. Halo from the Art Deco era showcase gorgeous vintage gemstones together with beautiful filigree and milgrain engravings. Mid century engagement rings show oval cut center diamonds surrounded by round cut accents which became a classic halo ring for that era.
Halo Engagement Ring Popularity Circa 2021
A recent survey taken by Ringspo.com shows that 19.1% of the population wears a halo set engagement ring and is the second most popular setting. The most popular style is solitaire, followed by halo, and then the three stone, channel and bezel settings.
Should I Buy a Halo Engagement Ring
A Halo engagement ring can be a stylish choice for an engagement ring as it will showcase a center gemstone encircled by smaller diamonds for a dazzling appearance. Many halo engagement rings feature round cut or old European cut diamonds yet the setting is also ideal for any type of shape you desire including pear shapes or cushion cuts. You may love this setting for it's classic, yet romantic feel or maybe just because you want to add some extra sparkle to your ring while enhancing the diamond. Whatever your reason is for choosing a halo setting, we are confident you will find the perfect one that will last a lifetime.
Halo Engagement Rings For Everyone:
No matter which era is your favorite, these time-honored rings have a rich history and individualized character and will continue to have a timeless beauty and elegant appeal that is part of a legacy to pass on to future generations.
Find The Perfect Engagement Ring:
Vintage rings are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detailing and faceting. If you’re looking for a ring with a sense of glamour, sophistication and vintage charm, explore our collection of halo engagement rings today!