Vintage halo engagement rings consist of a halo of smaller diamonds surrounding the centre diamond. The vintage style is typically from the Art Deco period (1920-1940), although it is very popular in the modern era for many reasons. This diamond ring style has the effect of making a centre diamond look larger, with the halo made up of smaller diamonds blended into the centre diamond, creating the illusion of a larger centre stone.
The most common vintage halo engagement rings contains the round brilliant cut diamond. It is possible to add the halo style to any diamond shape, and popular styles include vintage princess cut diamond rings, emerald, radiant and oval diamonds. The small row of melee diamonds surrounding the main diamond also adds sparkle.