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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 style that features a centrepiece diamond or gemstone surrounded by smaller diamonds or other precious stones. The design creates the illusion of a larger centre stone by adding sparkle and shine with the surrounding stones. The smaller stones act as a "halo" around the centre stone, thereby adding extra brilliance and a more dramatic appearance. Halo engagement rings can be customised in various styles, from classic and elegant to modern and edgy. They provide a great option for anyone who loves the look of a larger centre stone but doesn't want to spend a fortune on a big diamond or gemstone.

What is the history of halo engagement rings?

The halo engagement ring is a popular style that features a central diamond or gemstone surrounded by a circle of smaller diamonds or gemstones. The history of this design can be traced back to the Art Deco period of the 1920s, which featured geometric shapes and bold designs. However, the halo style gained widespread popularity in the 21st century, thanks in part to its appearance in celebrity engagements. The additional smaller stones enhance the central stone's size and sparkle, resulting in a breathtaking and dazzling effect. With its vintage-inspired elegance and timeless appeal, the halo engagement ring has become a popular choice for modern brides-to-be.

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

A halo setting can make an engagement ring look significantly larger than its actual size. The design consists of a centre stone surrounded by smaller, often pavé-set diamonds or other gemstones, which creates a "halo" effect. This makes the centre stone appear bigger and more brilliant, giving the illusion of a larger ring. On average, a halo can make a diamond appear up to half a carat larger than its actual size. However, the amount of increase in size will depend on the diameter, cut, and type of centre stone, as well as the size and shape of the halo. Overall, a halo setting is an excellent option for those who want a bigger, more dramatic look without breaking the bank.


Celebrity Halo Rings

Heidi Klum’s halo engagement ring

Heidi Klum's engagement ring, a breathtaking halo creation by Tom Kaulitz, featured an elongated cushion diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds, producing a mesmerising halo effect. Its refined elegance, highlighted by the delicate band, represented their union with enduring grace and allure, captivating attention with its radiant charm.

our favourites

Lily Arkwright Loves

Darley elongated cushion or Caseada cushion rings

Halo engagement rings captivate with their detailed sophistication, encircling a centre diamond with a halo of smaller stones, elevating its luminosity. This style introduces a captivating depth, amplifying the sparkle of the central gem. A fusion of timeless sophistication and contemporary charm, halo rings epitomise enduring beauty and grace.