A halo style diamond engagement ring is one of the most creative and flattering designs that can satisfy any type of personal style. Called a halo because the center diamond is bordered on all side with smaller surrounding diamonds, the design creates the illusion of an angel’s halo. The style has been around for years, and is popular because of its versatility. Known to create the illusion of a larger center diamond, the halo style has been seen on the hands of celebrities from all ends of the spectrum.
The halo style wasn’t just lucky for actor Matt Damon when he proposed to his wife, but best buddy Ben Affleck also tried his luck, a second time around, with a halo ring. When he was ready to marry his then girlfriend, actress Jennifer Garner, he proposed with a 4.5 carat, diamond halo ring worth $500,000. The subtle beauty of the engagement ring suited Garner’s relaxed, everyday style.
Much like Garner’s ring, Verragio’s Classico 0356 is the perfect example of a simple, solitaire halo style ring that still dazzles; it features a Round cut diamond center surrounded by a halo of Brilliant Round diamonds on an unadorned band. It is a clean, graceful design that lends quiet dignity to a modern design. (And if you’re all about the solo center diamond, there’s still a chance to win this ring on Facebook and make it your own.)
However, if you have a little more of an inner diva, the halo style is versatile enough to work with any style of ring, whether you like square or round diamonds, solitaire or three stone design.
Nick Cannon may be a decade younger than singer Mariah Carey, but his taste was anything but immature when he proposed with the stunning engagement ring that now sits on her finger. The ultimate, self-proclaimed diva has been sporting a 17 carat, pink Emerald cut diamond, surrounded by a halo of 58 pink diamonds, and is flanked by two half-moon diamonds, worth $2.5 million. Carey’s ring is a perfect combination of the ever popular pink diamond and a decadent halo style.
Since we can’t all indulge in 17 carats worth of diamonds, the Venetian 5016-3 is a breath-taking modern twist on halo style rings. An Ascher cut diamond center stone sits atop a split shank adorned with pave’ set, Brilliant Round diamonds that continue up the band to create a halo. And the delicate design on the inside of the band adds a decadent twist.
So whether you like a vintage inspired look that creates a subtle sparkle, or you want a little more flash for your cash, a halo diamond engagement ring is one of those styles that can work at almost any shape and size.