The Lily Arkwright halo engagement ring collection features a stunning range of contemporary and vintage designs. Perfectly set with your choice of a brilliant round or fancy shape certified natural diamond centre stone. Each ring comes complete with a IGI or GIA grading certificate.
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Halo Engagement Rings
What are halo engagement rings?
Halo engagement rings feature a central gemstone encircled by a collection of smaller diamonds or gemstones, creating a "halo" effect around the main stone. This setting enhances the centre stone's appearance, making it seem larger and more brilliant due to the added sparkle and visual contrast. Halo designs come in various shapes and styles, from classic round halos to more intricate or geometric arrangements. They offer versatility, allowing customisation by combining different gemstone cuts, metals, and settings. Halo rings have become a popular choice for engagement rings, offering a timeless yet glamorous look that accentuates the beauty of the central stone.
What is the history of halo engagement rings?
Engagement rings with halo settings date back to the 1920s Art Deco style. Jewellers aimed to create a halo effect by emphasising centre stones with smaller diamonds or gemstones, drawing inspiration from geometric forms and elaborate designs. The style became well-liked because it improved the appearance of a ring by making the centre diamond appear larger and more brilliant. Halo rings changed in style over the course of the 20th century to accommodate different fashion trends. They continue to be a classic option in engagement jewellery today, fusing old-world charm with contemporary refinement and signifying romance and everlasting beauty.
How much bigger does a halo make an engagement ring look?
An engagement ring might appear noticeably larger when placed in a halo. It gives the impression that the centre stone is larger and more brilliant around it with lesser diamonds or gemstones. Depending on the size and style of the halo, it might visibly increase the centre stone's weight by 0.5 to 1.5 carats. This setting gives the ring more brilliance and presence in addition to making it appear larger. It is a gorgeous ring that looks more substantial, but the exact increase in appearance depends on the size of the centre stone, the size of the halo, and the wearer's tastes.
Celebrity Halo Rings
Heidi Klum’s halo engagement ring
Tom Kaulitz crafted a breathtaking halo design for Heidi Klum's engagement ring, showcasing an elongated cushion diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds, creating a mesmerising halo effect. Its sophisticated elegance, emphasised by the delicate band, symbolised their union with enduring grace and allure, capturing attention with its radiant charm.
Lily Arkwright Loves
Darley elongated cushion or Caseada cushion rings
Engagement rings with halo settings enthral with intricate sophistication, surrounding a central diamond with a circle of smaller stones, enhancing its brightness. This style adds a captivating dimension, amplifying the brilliance of the central gem. A blend of timeless sophistication and modern allure, halo rings epitomise enduring beauty and grace.