23 Halo Engagement Rings We Love
There's something about an engagement ring with a halo of diamonds around the center stone that feels polished and decidely complete—not to mention incredibly glamorous, all thanks to that extra dose of light-reflecting sparkle. They're not just an aesthetic add-on, though. A halo also serves the purpose of making a center stone look larger than it actually is. What started off as a trendy design element has become hugely popular with brides-to-be. In fact, halos are now so popular that they've risen through the ranks and are now considered a timeless ring detail. They're also an upgrade some couples choose to make to the ring at a later date—it's easy for a jeweler to add a cluster of stones to just about any setting.
Where did their popularity come from? Countless celebrities have halo engagement rings, which is probably what put this unique design element on the map. Everyone from Kate Middleton—who wears what's arguably the most famous engagement ring in the world, an oval blue sapphire surrounded by fourteen solitaire diamonds—to Natalie Portman—who rocks a round diamond encircled by a double diamond halo—has said "yes" to one of these decked-out engagement rings. In short, if you love a halo, you're in great company.
If you can't get enough sparkle, a halo is definitely the way to go. Whatever your style, whether you consider yourself a classic, glamorous, modern, or alternative bride-to-be, you'll soon see that halos are versatile—they look beautiful when added around every diamond cut or on any type of setting. The options, as they say, are pretty much endless. Here, some of our favorite engagement rings with halos for every type of bride.
Tiffany & Co.
Gabriel & Co.
De Beers "Caress" Solitaire Ring, from $9,000,