Here’s what you need to know about them. A diamond halo ring is made up of the setting surrounding a center gemstone in an arrangement of round pavé or micro-pavé diamonds (or, in the case of “diamond-less” rings, other faceted color gemstones). Pavé is just a fancy word for little diamonds or gemstones that are very closely set together for a constant, light-flashing sparkle effect, which helps visually emphasize the center stone.
High-carat center diamonds appear massive inside a halo setting. Quarter-carat, third-carat or half-carat diamonds can appear, by some approximations, up to half a carat bigger. So whatever your budget, a halo ring will give you more value for your money.
The halo ring first appeared in the 1920s, around the time when Art Deco style became popular. The recent reappearance and upturn in popularity of halo rings has made them the second most popular style of engagement rings.
Currently, the most typical halo ring style is a ring with a large gemstone propped up on a thin, clean band. But you have plenty of options beyond that. You can opt for a thicker band or a smaller gemstone, depending on your preference. You might like the classic appearance of a colorless, princess-cut or cushion cut center diamond surrounded by colorless pavé diamonds or gemstones on a white platinum or gold band. Or you might prefer some color and uniqueness in your diamond ring by adding other colorful pavé gemstones to it. You also have the option to pavé just a segment of the shank (the portion of the ring that wraps around the finger) or leave it unadorned.
oval-shaped or more angular cut center stones (in place of the typical round cut center stone), as well as having multiple halos or a split shank on your ring. And, if for some reason you can’t find exactly what you want in your diamond halo ring, there are jewelers that can create the ring for you.
Just window shop online for diamond halo rings. Pay attention to what your loved one (or you) seem to like so that when you are ready to visit a jeweler in person, you have some idea of what you’re looking for and what you want or need the ring to look like. You might even want to save photos of the halo rings you like on your mobile phone and bring it into the store so the jeweler can see exactly what you’re going for. You’ll still be able to view more options in the store, of course, but it’s good to have a foundation to work from.
Scott’s Custom Jewelers can assist you right now in your search for the right diamond halo ring.