What are Halo Cut Diamond Rings?

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Buying a ring, whether it is for an engagement or personal use, can sometimes be incredibly overwhelming. There are many different styles of rings, but it is all down to personal preference. Are you someone who is into large rings? The type of ring that has small accent diamonds surrounding the center diamond. Do you want your diamond ring to make an impact but not be so costly? A halo cut diamond ring might be the perfect type for you. But what exactly is a halo cut diamond ring?

A halo cut diamond ring is a style of accent ring setting that features a centerpiece diamond stone that is surrounded by smaller accent diamonds or gemstones in a halo shape. It can have the adjoining stones as a single, double, or even triple halo depending on the desired look. A halo cut is not a type of diamond cut or shape, it is a style of ring setting.

Halo cut diamond rings are trending because of their modern and beautiful look. Celebrities and royalty all over the world love the look and opt for a halo cut diamond ring rather than a non-halo cut diamond ring. Before you consider purchasing a halo cut diamond ring, there is so much more to know. There are many pros and cons to learn about. I have researched them all below so you can figure out whether it is the right type of ring for you.

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What are the Pros of a Halo Ring Setting?

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IGI Certified 18k White Gold Cushion-Cut Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

There are many pros of having a halo engagement ring setting. Some of these include the following:

It Looks Bigger!
The accent diamonds surrounding the diamond in the center make the center stone look bigger than it is, almost as if the diamond carat is more than it is. You can easily use a smaller center stone and make it look much bigger by surrounding it with accent diamonds.

Adds Carat Weight to the Ring.
It can add carat weight if the accent stones are diamonds. Although the accent diamonds are smaller, they still contribute towards the carat weight. So if you pick a low carat for the center stone, there will still be more carat weight due to the smaller accent diamonds.

You can Halo with Diamonds or any other Gemstones

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Diamond Wish 18k Two Tone Gold Cushion-Cut Double Halo Yellow Diamond Engagement Ring

The halo stones surrounding the centerpiece diamonds don’t have to be actual diamonds. Some people choose to use different stones instead. Or instead, have the halo made from diamonds and the centerpiece a different stone. You can get really creative with the design of your halo ring.

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What are the Cons of a Halo Ring Setting?

They could go out of style
Raymond Lee Jewelers believe that one of the cons of a halo cut diamond ring is that they are relatively modern, which means they might not be trendy in 10 years. Trends change so often that sometimes it is hard to know what you might like in 10 or 20 years. This, however, could apply to any diamond ring that you buy.

They may look tacky.
Some people find that a con of the halo cut diamond ring is that they look like glitter, some people find this tacky. Especially a lot of men, which might be bad if you’re hoping they buy you a halo cut diamond ring.

They don’t work with all diamond shapes
You can buy a halo cut diamond ring in a variety of different diamond shapes, but there are some particular shapes which we would not recommend buying due to easily being broken. If you are looking to purchase a halo cut diamond ring, we would suggest NOT purchasing a pear or marquise shape.

What are the differences between a halo ring and a non-halo ring?

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Diamond Wish 14K Two-Tone Gold Cushion Cut Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

There is undoubtedly a difference between a halo diamond ring and a non-halo diamond ring; these are as such:

Halo rings look bigger.
For a halo cut diamond ring, the accent diamonds surrounding the center ring create an illusion that the central diamond is more extensive than it is. The benefit of this is that it is excellent for those who fancy having a big ring. Whereas if you saw a non-halo diamond ring, it would look much smaller in comparison to a halo diamond ring.

Halo cut diamond rings are significantly cheaper.
The reason for this is because the center diamond will be a smaller carat weight, but thankfully it will not look like less. Usually, they are bigger but cheaper than non-halo diamond rings which are perfect for those who can’t afford a large carat.

What is the classic shape for a halo cut diamond ring?

The most classic and popular version of the halo cut diamond ring is a round colorless center diamond, with colorless accent stones. The chosen metal with the diamond and accent stones is either white gold or a platinum ring. Some people decide to accent the shank with diamonds as well (the shank is the metal part that goes around your finger).

Now you know all about Halo Diamond Rings

A halo cut diamond ring is an excellent choice for someone who would like a big and fancy looking ring. A halo cut diamond ring has the central diamond or gemstone with the halo of diamonds or gemstones which give it such a beautiful and elegant look when displayed on the ring finger.

If you want a gorgeous looking ring but are on a budget, then a halo cut diamond ring is the right way to go.

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Carl Jones

Carl has been involved in the jewelry business since his youth. Growing up in South Africa his parents were jewelers who worked in the industry for decades.

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