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The Perfect Ring: Halo Engagement Ring Settings

We’re continuing our series on The Perfect Ring here on the Adiamor blog this week by taking a look at halo engagement ring settings. Halo rings are one of the most popular style of engagement rings, and there are many variations. Since halo engagement ring settings have so many options, we’re here to help you decide. For today’s installment of The Perfect Ring, we’ll break down the options for halo engagement rings.

What Makes A Halo Ring?

A halo engagement ring, by definition, includes a center stone that is encompassed by a halo. In most cases, halo rings feature a single row of pave set diamonds encircling a larger diamond. However, some varieties of halo ring settings incorporate other jewels or gemstones. Other versions of halo engagement ring settings combine multiple engagement ring styles, such as blending split shank rings with halo rings or combining threestone engagement settings with halos. Another new trend is incorporating two rows of halo, such as the Adiamor Round Double Halo Split Shank Diamond Ring.

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A double halo engagement ring setting shown in 14k white gold

No matter what the ring style, every halo is designed to do the same thing: make the center stone appear larger. This allows a smaller center diamond to appear larger, and the ring will also produce more fire and brilliance from the additional diamonds. Halo engagement ring settings provide the most sparkle for the price, which makes halo rings an excellent value.

Different Styles of Halo Engagement Ring Settings

Like most engagement rings, halo rings are available in four primary ring metals: yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and platinum. Platinum halo rings and white gold halo rings both have a silvery shine that enhances the sparkle of diamonds. On the other hand, yellow gold and rose gold halo rings create a unique complimentary look. Finally, a new trend with halo engagement ring settings is creating a two-tone look. In this case, the ring band and the ring metal used to secure the diamond halo are made from different metals. This allows an even greater level of customization to help best match the ring to the wearer’s style.

The Perfect Halo Engagement Ring

The right halo ring depends on a variety of factors including ring metal preference and how much sparkle is desired. When looking to maximize the fire and brilliance of a smaller diamond, pave set halo rings are an excellent choice. For larger center diamonds, split shank halo rings pulls the eye to the center and make the center stone appear massive. When it comes to halo engagement ring settings, the options are nearly endless. Start shopping for the perfect halo engagement setting today, or visit the Adiamor Engagement Guide to continue learning more about ring settings.

 

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Best Engagement Rings of 2017 Part 2

This week on the Adiamor blog, we’ve been counting down our top 10 best engagement rings of 2017. Yesterday, we covered rings #10 through #7. In part 2, we present rings 6, 5, and 4. All of these rings were created this year and posted on our Facebook page. We compiled our followers favorite rings from throughout the year, and today we continue the countdown. Keep reading the Adiamor blog to see our best engagement rings of 2017, and check back tomorrow to see the final 3 rings!

The Best Engagement Rings of 2017: #6

milgrain and pave sapphire engagement ring

At #6 of our best of 2017 is our Adiamor milgrain and pave sapphire engagement ring. This engagement ring is pave set and features six brilliant cut round diamonds totaling 0.20cttw and four round cut blue sapphires. Our sixth most popular engagement ring of the year is shown here with a 1 carat radiant cut diamond center stone. Click here to learn more about R2773s.

#5 Favorite Engagement Rings of 2017

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At #5 on our most popular rings, we have the Adiamor 3 row micro pave halo engagement ring. A highly customizable ring, it is shown with a 1 carat  radiant cut center diamond. The halo on this ring is rose gold, and the band is shown in white gold. To view more photos of R3081, click here.

The #4 Most Popular Ring of 2017

French cut diamond basket engagement ring

For many people, 2017 was the year of the rose gold engagement ring. It’s no surprise then to see this beauty at #4! This Adiamor French cut diamond basket engagement ring is gorgeous in rose gold. Shown here with a 0.75ct oval shaped diamond center stone and approximately .50cttw sparkling diamonds half way around the 2mm band. View more photos of R3043 here.

Check back in with the Adiamor blog tomorrow to see the final three rings on our list! If you missed part 1 of our best engagement rings of 2017, click here to get caught up!

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A Man’s Guide To Engagement Ring Styles: Part 1

Shopping for engagement rings can be really difficult if you don’t know what you’re doing. For many men, this is the case when starting out. In order to help future husbands understand different ring styles, we’ve put together a man’s guide to engagement ring styles. In the first of a two part series, we’ll take a look at four popular engagement ring settings. Keep in mind, though, that some styles can be combined together. In addition to the eight general categories, Adiamor also offers the option to create something totally unique by designing your own engagement ring. Hopefully, this man’s guide to engagement ring styles will help men purchase an engagement ring that will perfectly suit their bride to be.

Solitaire Engagement Rings

When it comes to classic, nothing beats a solitaire engagement ring. The traditional design of a solitaire ring puts focus on the central diamond. Solitaire engagement rings are the perfect choice for every diamond shape. However, the solitaire does not have to be a plain Jane ring. Today’s solitaire ring designs incorporate additional detailing and unique takes on the classic look.

Shop the Adiamor collection of solitaire engagement rings.

Halo Engagement Rings

When shopping for a bride who shines brighter than the crowd, a halo engagement ring might be the perfect fit. Halo rings surround the center diamond with additional smaller diamonds. The result is a stunning amount of sparkle, and the center diamond looks even bigger. Halo rings continue to grow in popularity because they provide additional value by adding to the total carat weight of diamonds. Additionally, halo rings are a popular choice for combining other ring styles, such as adding a pave band.

Shop the Adiamor collection of halo engagement rings.

Pave Engagement Rings

While halo rings add additional diamonds around the center gemstone, pave engagement rings bring an extra layer of sparkle to the band itself. Named for the French word for “paved,” small diamonds are set into the ring band so that each ring appears to be paved in diamonds. Pave engagement rings are incredibly popular because they brighten up classic looking bands without being overindulgent. Pave diamond rings are incredibly versatile, and for this reason, many customers like to combine pave bands with other engagement ring styles.

Shop the Adiamor collection of pave engagement rings.

Three Stone Engagement Rings

While the halo diamond ring utilizes smaller diamonds in a circle around the center stone, the three stone engagement ring adds larger diamonds to either side of the diamond in the middle. This allows for a wide variety of looks as vintage inspired engagement rings will use the larger diamonds to create a sparkling cluster; however, modern spins on the three stone ring use channel set diamonds. Either way, the three stone engagement ring is extremely versatile and can be used to compliment almost any bride’s sense of style.

Shop the Adiamor collection of three stone engagement rings.

Check back later this week for part 2 of a man’s guide to engagement ring styles!

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Three Different Styles of the Halo Engagement Ring

The halo engagement ring recently emerged as one of the hottest ring styles. With the additional diamonds circling the center stone, halo engagement rings are considered to be luxurious and elegant. However, not all halo settings are the same, and many halo engagement ring styles are actually quite understated and elegant. With so many different styles of halo rings on the market, we felt it was important to demonstrate the versatility of the halo engagement ring. Keep reading the Adiamor blog to see examples of halo engagement rings in three different gold styles.

18K Yellow Gold Halo Engagement Ring
 18K Yellow Gold Plain Band Cushion Halo Engagement Ring

Yellow gold is the ultimate ring metal for a classic look. This traditional metal also works extremely well for understated halo engagement rings. While the reason metal gold is so popular with jewelers is the fact it does not tarnish or rust, yellow gold makes an excellent engagement ring choice for future brides with timeless style. This particular halo engagement ring setting utilizes a simple, solid 1.7mm band that pairs perfectly with diamond eternity bands. The subtle yellow gold setting is enhanced by 18 round diamonds with a .20 total carat weight. The 18k yellow gold halo engagement ring combines a beautiful balance of shine and shimmer.

18K White Gold Halo Engagement Ring

Petal Halo Diamond Engagement Setting 18K White GoldWhite gold’s rise in popularity is no surprise due to the high polish and shiny luster. However, this shine is actually provided by a plating of rhodium. Over time, this plating will require regular cleaning and re-plating every 6 to 12 months; otherwise, the underlying metal alloy will begin to show through. Nevertheless, with a look similar to platinum, white gold engagement rings are notable for their sophistication and elegance. In particular, this 18k white gold split shank halo engagement ring is stunning for its simple beauty and stunning shine. The center stone is surrounded by eight brilliant cut diamonds and two bezel-set accent diamonds on the side. This halo engagement ring is specifically built to accommodate Asscher, radiant or square cut as well as round center diamonds. The effect created is an enlarged central diamond that produces incredible sparkle.

18K Rose Gold Halo Engagement Ring

Hand Engraved Pave Halo Setting For Cushion Cut 18K Rose GoldRose gold engagement rings are often used for vintage inspired designs, and this 18k rose gold halo ring is no different. Featuring a pave setting that contains 38 brilliant cut round diamonds. Totaling 0.56 carat weight, this ring also features additional engraving. The pinkish hues of rose gold not only inspire romance, but rose gold also flatters skin tones. For these reasons, rose gold halo rings have become extremely popular. By combining vintage elegance and modern tastes, this 18k rose gold engagement ring is sure to be a timeless classic.

The halo engagement ring design brings an extra layer of brilliance, and this makes the center diamond appear both bigger and brighter. Shop the Adiamor collection of halo engagement rings today!

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What Are The Best Rose Gold Engagement Ring Settings?

If you are shopping for an engagement ring, you may have been asked “what type of metal do you prefer the ring to be made out of?”  Rose gold is becoming more popular with its beautiful pink color.  It is composed of both gold and copper, and it is the high percentage of copper that produces the warm and rich rose metal color.  Since copper alloys were most common in the 19th century, most antique jewelry is rose gold.  It has become even more sought after in recent years with a look that is both modern and vintage.  The rosy warm color is a romantic look and pairs beautifully with diamonds; it is also suitable for all skin tones due to its soft appearance.

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Adiamor R2998 paired with R2987
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Adiamor R2972 paired with R2982
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. French Cut Basket

One style that is very popular is the French cut basket setting. It looks great in rose gold and with an oval cut center diamond.  Both Blake Lively and Julianne Hough have oval cut diamond center stones set in a rose gold setting.  Our Adiamor R2981 is an elegant choice in rose gold. It showcases the oval center diamond and has a dainty band at 1.5mm wide with diamonds that extend half way down the band.  The basket is adorned with French cut diamonds. You are also able to customize this ring by adding diamonds to the prongs for added brilliance!

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French Cut Basket and Oval Diamond
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Close up of Blake Lively’s Ring

2. French Cut Cushion Halo

Another engagement ring setting that looks great in rose gold is the French cut cushion halo with a round center diamond.  Evan Peters proposed to Emma Roberts with a round cut diamond center stone set in a rose gold cushion shape halo.  Our Adiamor version, R2940 features brilliant cut round diamonds that total approximately 0.35 carat total weight on the setting.  This cushion halo setting can accommodate both a cushion cut center stone as well as a round cut.  Shown with a round cut center stone, it has the best of both worlds: the brilliance of a round diamond and the soft edges of the cushion shape halo.  Alternative center stone shapes can also be found in our Adiamor French Cut Halo Collection.
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French Cut Cushion Halo

3. The Dainty Solitaire

The Dainty Solitaire setting with a round cut center diamond is simple and refined, while at the same time modern and stylish in rose gold.  Lauren Conrad made this style popular.  Here she pairs her engagement ring with a French cut diamond wedding band.  Our Adiamor version, R3046 is 1.7mm wide and can be set with any shape or size center stone of your choice.  The simplicity of this ring is timeless and will never go out of style, while the rose gold metal is a soft and romantic touch.  If you want a style that will make your center stone stand out, then this is the ring for you!

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Dainty Solitaire and Round Diamond

4. Custom 3 Row Micro Pave Basket

Oval cut diamonds look great when set in a rose gold custom 3-row micro pave basket engagement ring setting.  Whitney Port’s engagement ring from Tim Rosenman is both classic and modern at the same time.  This fashionista is all about standing out and being unique, which is exactly what her rose gold oval cut engagement ring says.  Our Adiamor version, R3077 is absolute perfection!  This ring has 3 rows of micro pave diamonds for the maximum amount of brilliance!  This ring with an oval cut center diamond is stunning, but can be made for any diamond shape that you select.

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3 Row Micro Pave and Oval Diamond

5. Bezel Set Solitaire Engagement

A bezel set solitaire setting with an Asscher cut center diamond looks beautiful in rose gold.  When Adam Brody proposed to Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester, he did it with this Art Deco inspired bezel set solitaire in rose gold with an Asscher cut center diamond.  Our bezel set solitaire version R3055 is sophisticated and modern.  The band is 1.7mm wide and can be polished to a sand, matte, hammered, or high polish finish.  This has a true vintage feel that will never go out of style!

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Bezel Set Solitaire and Asscher Diamond

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