These days buying an engagement ring is no easy task, especially if you have no idea what you want… there’s just so many different looks to choose from! Nowadays there are 4 main categories of engagement rings – solitaire, side stone, multi-stone and halo. This blog is all about our top sparklers ~ the halos!
When it comes to halos, like most things, there are pros and cons to them and usually in the end it comes down to personal preferences and what you value in your ring the most.
What is a Halo Engagement Ring?
A halo engagement ring consists of a centre diamond which is encircled by a ring of smaller diamonds. There is usually just one surrounding halo but it is possible to get a double halo or even more than that. You can also opt for a plain band or a diamond band. They can come in all shapes and sizes. Halos can be made from almost any diamond shape such as oval, marquise, round or radiant cut. The two most popular halo shapes are rounded or cushioned (which is like a square with soft corners)
Advantages and Disadvantages of a Halo Engagement Ring
A halo ring delivers on maximum impact in terms of sparkle. The addition of the extra stones in the halo and the fact that the centre stone is slightly elevated means that the wow-factor really is in the sparkle. The halo lets you have all the shine but at a lower price than say the equivalent in a solitaire. The halo surrounding your centre diamond acts almost as a protective barrier for the centre stone which is ideal for someone with a more manual job as it reduces the risk of the diamond just falling out. A halo also looks good in all metals and a vintage halo is the epitome of elegance.
However, there are some downsides when it comes to this style. There is a concern that the large uptake in halos right now are representative of a trend and that the style will go out of fashion. On the other hand, there are so many ways to wear a halo that it is hard to see the style as a whole going out of fashion. Also, as mentioned above, the halo forms an almost shield for the centre diamond – but as a result, it can mean there is a risk of the little diamonds coming loose. This shouldn’t happen but if it does, it’s an easy fix. It can also be prevented by having the claws checked by a goldsmith every so often.
Buying Your Halo Engagement Ring Ireland
Here at Bespoke Diamonds, we have a wide range of halo engagement rings for you to view in our showroom and we also can bespoke design your dream halo ring. This makes it so easy to have a ring that is unique to you and will have a timeless appeal. See here for our range of halos.