What is a Halo Ring?

The halo ring is a style that first made its debut in the 1920s. The setting itself features a central gemstone that is surrounded typically by diamonds, but other coloured stones can also be used.

This helps draw more attention to the main piece and can give it a larger appearance. For example, a quarter, third or half-carat diamond can sometimes look as much as a whole carat larger.

This makes the Halo setting not only a good style for those wanting to bring as much sparkle as possible to their engagement ring, but also perfect to those looking to get the most out of a potentially restricted budget.

What metal is best for a halo ring?

The usual choice of metal for Halo engagement and wedding rings is either white gold or platinum. Coupled with both a large centre diamond and pavé diamonds, this combination creates a classic white on white shine that helps to enhance the purity of the stones.

Halo Shoulder Set Engagement Ring

A Halo engagement ring featuring a shoulder set band

However, just because that is one of the more classical combinations it doesn’t mean it’s the best for everyone. The choice of metal depends on personal preference and a Halo ring will look its best regardless of whether you decide upon yellow gold, platinum or even rose gold.

Why are halo rings so popular?

With the ability to intensify the natural beauty of small and large diamonds alike, the Halo ring is a popular choice regardless of budgets. The design of the ring makes sure that diamonds of any size are constantly sparkling beautifully in natural light.

While the halo ring can be traced as far back as the 1700s, the style we know and love today holds more similarities to the trend that emerged in the 1920s. The firm Art Deco inspiration was renowned for combining decorative design with a Gatsby aesthetic.

Blending this vintage feel with modern day designs is what has kept the halo ring so popular over the past few decades. Even today, nearly 100 years later, this beautiful style is worn by loved ones across the world.


At Steven Stone, we have a varied collection of Halo engagement rings and the entire selection can be completely customised to create something truly bespoke to you. If you need any more guidance, then we can help you make the best decision for you. Book a consultation at either our Hale or London store today.