Last week we talked about the provenance of halo jewelry and its resurgence in popularity. That popularity is particularly evident in engagement rings. Why? Because in a halo setting, quarter-, third-, or half-carat diamonds can look up to as much as half a carat larger, and who does want to up their ooh and aah factor as much as possible? Halos have becomes so popular that, these days, they’re only beat by the classic solitaire as an engagement ring favorite.
The most classic of halo rings features a narrow, unadorned band, and a princess- or cushion-cut diamond. And those who want to go all out might consider double, or even triple halos, which do even more work at making that center stone look bigger. More than three, however, is a little much, and you won’t see many of those when you shop for jewelry in the DC area.
Some brides-to-be opt for stones on the band, as well, just to up the bling factor. Keep in mind that covering the entire shank with pave diamonds will make resizing an issue down the road, while only partially covering will allow a jewelry to open the shank if needed.
Halos are most often set in white gold or platinum, which creates a stunning white-on-white display. But yellow gold fans need not worry, and might even consider a two-tone setting. The vintage feel of rose gold is also making a comeback. If you’re not sure what you like, browse various styles at Vienna Jewelry on Maple Avenue as well as other pawn shops in Northern VA.