The halo setting is a popular trend in engagement rings
The term halo accurately describes this popular style of engagement ring, with a focal stone (not always a diamond) that are surrounded by smaller gems, which create the halo. Focal gems vary in shape and include round, square and rectangular stones. Some halo engagement rings have additional diamonds encircling the band.
The halo style is not new, it’s been around for nearly 100 years, but like every other fashion, it’s coming around again. Quite a few celebrities have chosen halo settings in recent years — Katie Underwood’s engagement ring, designed with a round yellow diamond, is a good example of the style, and a former Bachelor contestant chose a halo ring by Neil Lane for his potential bride. Even Kate Middleton’s sapphire engagement ring, originally owned by Princess Diana, is a type of halo.
Floating Halo Engagement Ring
Start here to build your own 14 karats white gold halo engagement ring. Your starting point is a setting with 46 round, pave set diamonds with a minimum carat weight of 0.27. Step through the pages to choose a round diamond for the focal gem and complete the ring. You’ll also find a link to help you find coordinating wedding bands.
Halo Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold
This ring is fashioned with a round, prong-set center diamond. Smaller pave set diamonds to create the halo, and more diamonds flow down each shoulder of the ring. Total carat weight is 1-1/4 carat, and the setting is 14 karats white gold.
Halo Ring in 18 Karat White and Yellow Gold
Look at this halo ring if the color is a priority. It blends .45 carat of white diamonds with 1.30 carats (total weight) of fancy yellow diamonds. Fifty-eight white diamonds are set into white gold, and 22 small yellow diamonds rest against yellow gold, enhancing their color. At the center is a 1.20-carat rectangular yellow diamond.
Vintage Platinum Halo Ring, circa 1950
This is a vintage halo ring, circa 1950, so it is one of a kind. When the ring is sold, the link will probably be redirected to a page of similar vintage rings. To create the ring, a 3.04-carat cushion-cut diamond was set into platinum and framed by .25 (total) carats of round diamonds. Millegrain detailing surrounds the outer halo.
Halo Engagement Ring in 14 Karat White Gold
An antique filigree design enhances this halo engagement ring, with a 1.00-carat bezel set round diamond at its focal point. More round diamonds, 0.35 carats in all, surround the center stone and accent it along the sides. The ring’s setting is fashioned from 14 karats white gold.
Sapphire and Diamond Halo Ring
To create this ring, an oval sapphire is set into 14 karats polished white gold and surrounded by 28 small (round) white diamonds (some flow down the ring’s shoulders). The ring was inspired by Kate Middleton’s engagement ring. Sapphire, although not as durable as a diamond, is a popular choice for engagement rings. It is rated at 9 on the Moh’s Scale.
Yellow and White Diamonds in 14 Karat Gold
The 0.4 carats fancy yellow diamond in this engagement ring is surrounded by round white diamonds, which also extend down a portion of the band. The yellow diamond is held in place by yellow gold prongs — white gold is used for the remainder of the setting.
A similar ring is available but set in 18 karat gold with a larger yellow diamond and a double band (also set with round white diamonds).