There is no better bang for your buck when it comes to purchasing an engagement ring, than the diamond halo engagement ring. The diamond halo first came to prominence in the 1920s during the Art Deco period. But in recent years, the diamond halo has made a seismic come back, thanks to its classic appeal and its extra brilliant appearance, and it now finds itself only second in popularity to the classic solitaire diamond ring.
The main feature of the diamond halo is a center diamond surrounded by smaller pavé or micro-pavé diamonds that form a halo around the center. These smaller diamonds bounce and refract more light onto the center stone, therefore making its appearance more luminous and up to half a carat larger than it’s actual size. The effect is really quite remarkable and it’s still an affordable and effective way to make a big gemstone look even bigger.
The popularity of the diamond halo engagement ring should not be overlooked. Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry (from Brooke Shields to Jennifer Garner) are choosing cushion halo engagement rings, whereby the square center diamond is slightly rounded in cut, to create a padded look, much like a pillow (hence the name).
Another great feature of the diamond halo is that it’s incredibly easy to customize. Whether you’re looking for a clean shank or a diamond encrusted shank, a twisted shank or a straight shank, colored pavé diamonds or clear pavé diamonds, the options are innumerable. So not only are you getting a great bargain, but you’re also getting exactly what you want in an engagement ring.