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Lily Arkwright sponsors Manchester Film Festival

Manchester Film Festival

Lily Arkwright are thrilled to support Manchester Film Festival 2023 as this years lead partner. MFF showcases the very best UK & international...

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Lily Arkwright Supports Unicef

Supporting Unicef

This year marks Lily Arkwright's 5th year of supporting Unicef during Black Friday building upon our successful 2019 Unicef Halloween Ball partner...

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Lily Arkwright Supports Global Witness

Global Witness

Global Witness brings together the issues of human rights, corruption, the trade in natural resources, the role of banks, the arms trade, conflict...

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Lily Arkwright Award Nominations


Award Winning Jeweller

Proudly nominated for two of the UK's showcase Jewellery awards.

We're thrilled to have been nominated for Showroom Design of the Year by The Retail Jewellery awards committee and also Team of The Year by the Professional Jeweller awards team.


Halo Engagement Rings

What are halo engagement rings?

Halo engagement rings are a popular and timeless choice for those seeking a touch of luxury and brilliance in their engagement ring. These rings feature a central gemstone, typically a diamond, encircled by a halo of smaller diamonds or other precious gemstones. The halo enhances the overall appearance of the ring, making the centre stone appear larger and more radiant. This design not only adds to the ring's glamour but also increases its sparkle and visual impact. Halo engagement rings are available in various styles and can be customised to suit individual preferences, making them a versatile and enduring symbol of love and commitment.

What is the history of halo engagement rings?

The history of halo engagement rings dates back to the early 18th century when the concept of "cluster rings" emerged. These rings featured a central diamond surrounded by smaller gemstones, creating a dazzling and radiant effect. However, it wasn't until the 1920s, during the Art Deco era, that the halo design as we know it today gained popularity. Art Deco jewellery embraced geometric shapes and intricate patterns, and the halo setting fit perfectly into this aesthetic. The style experienced a resurgence in the late 20th century and has remained a beloved choice for engagement rings, admired for its timeless elegance and ability to enhance the brilliance of the centre diamond.

How much bigger does a halo make an engagement ring look?

A halo setting can significantly enhance the appearance of an engagement ring, making it appear notably larger. By encircling the centre diamond or gemstone with a ring of smaller accent stones, the halo creates an optical illusion of increased size and sparkle. Typically, halos add approximately 0.10 to 0.35 carats' worth of extra brilliance, depending on the size of the halo and its stones. This added dimension not only amplifies the visual impact but also enhances the overall elegance and vintage charm of the ring. In essence, a halo makes your ring look more substantial and breathtaking without the need for a larger, more expensive centre stone.


Celebrity Halo Rings

Heidi Klum’s halo engagement ring

Heidi Klum's engagement ring, a stunning halo design from Tom Kaulitz, boasted elongated cushion diamond encircled by smaller diamonds, creating a captivating halo effect. Its exquisite elegance, accentuated by the delicate band, symbolised their union with timeless grace and glamour, capturing attention with its radiant allure.

our favourites

Lily Arkwright Loves

Darley elongated cushion or Caseada cushion rings

Halo engagement rings mesmerise with their intricate elegance, framing a centre diamond with a circle of smaller stones, enhancing its brilliance. This design adds a captivating dimension, accentuating the central gem's sparkle. A blend of timeless sophistication and modern allure, halo rings epitomise everlasting beauty and grace.