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The Best Halo Engagement Ring

Halo engagement rings have become part of the history of current engagement ring designs. Although halo engagement rings were popular in the 1920s and 30s, today, halo jewelry was reintroduced out of economic necessity. In the beginning of the 21st century, the United States like many countries was enjoying economic surpluses. Jewelry stores saw increases like no other time in their history. However, as we approach 2008, the United States started to see signs of a recession. Like many events in our history, people find ways to make it through some of the hardest times. The recession did not stop loving couples wanting to get engaged and start a new life together. 

Although they may not be able to spend like they could a few years earlier, customers found a way to exchange rings and show their love to each other. Jewelry stores were feeling the pinch, too. Therefore, jewelry designers created the halo engagement ring and the under halo engagement ring. With a smaller center stone and small diamonds surrounding it, making the engagement ring brilliant and full of life, even with the smaller center stone. Engagement rings are a symbol of love and promise. And since so many invested their hard-earned dollars during a tough economic time, the halo engagement ring means so much more. And the halo engagement ring was reborn.

Not a Solitaire

Solitaire engagement rings focus on an individual center stone diamond, having no other stones in the design. Halo engagement rings aka under halo engagement rings create a larger look. The entire ring is the focus, the way the diamonds surround the stone, the flow down the side of the ring, and the brilliance of the diamond being framed.

The ring itself is greater than the center diamond.

Halo Engagement Ring Styles

Halo engagement rings offer customers an opportunity to have a large look without getting a larger center stone. A half carat diamond will look like a one carat, saving customers a lot of hard earned dollars. Halo engagement rings or under halo engagement rings can be made with any shape center stone. Some halo engagement rings are made with a double halo, with multiple metals like white and rose gold in the same ring. Although the halo engagement ring sounds like it is just a center stone surrounded in diamonds, halo engagement rings are flexible enough to add a personal flair. Your halo engagement ring (under halo engagement ring) can be set with a natural diamond, lab grown diamond or moissanite.

Types of Halo Engagement Rings

The regular halo engagement ring is any shape center stone surrounded in additional diamonds of equal size. The ring may have diamonds down each side of the ring.

Double halos have two halos surrounding the center stone.

Unique halo engagement rings have different size diamonds in the halo, creating a unique halo shape.

Round diamonds do not need to have a round halo. The halo can also be cushion shape, creating a fuller look for their halo engagement ring over the round halo.

Halos do not have to be the identical shape as the center stone. Square or rectangular center stones can have rounded corners or clipped corner.

You can hide the halo under the diamond, creating the under halo engagement ring.

Halo and under halo engagement rings can have alterations to the non halo part as well. The halo engagement ring or under halo engagement ring is a very flexible design, allowing different designs or preferences to accentuate your center stone. Sofia Lior designers handcraft each design to precise specifications. Our under halo engagement rings and halo engagement rings can accommodate a natural diamond, lab grown diamond, moissanite or colored gemstone of your choice. Check out our online inventory at Sofia Lior Diamonds to find your halo engagement ring or under halo engagement ring.

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What are the most useful shapes of lab-created halo engagement rings?

When it comes to lab created halo engagement rings, there are many options. But let’s start with the central stone, which, as practice shows, you can choose from almost any cut. What options are most common and in great demand? Let’s start with the solitaire halo engagement ring—that is, a variant in which a large center stone is adjacent to a frame of small diamonds. It always looks decent. Especially if you choose an unusual cut for such a stone.

  • An emerald-cut diamond lab-created halo engagement ring is almost a classic. The rectangular diamond in the center will be striking in its transparency, and its brilliance will be enhanced by the surrounding smaller diamonds.
  • The oval cut diamond lab created halo engagement ring is no less laconic because the oval cut of a diamond allows you to highlight the stone and at the same time the number of facets will hide its flaws. However, lab grown diamonds have practically no disadvantages.
  • The cushion cut diamond lab grown halo engagement ring is not the most standard option, and this is its special charm. Such a ring can be made massive, use cast gold for a frame. And in this version, it will look exclusive and expensive. If you like to finesse, try combining a beautiful medium-sized cushion with a halo diamond ring and pave framing the entire ring—behind the brilliance of diamonds, it simply won’t show the source material. A cushion-cut halo engagement ring always looks a little old-fashioned, but that’s its beauty—these vintage-style rings are now at the top of the fashion list.
  • Princess cut diamond halo engagement rings are a true classic. The princess-cut stone looks impressive and very feminine. And the surrounding halo can also have a similar cut if you don’t like the standard round cut.

The marquise cut is one of the fanciest cuts for diamonds. But why not make it the centerpiece of your engagement ring? It will be appropriate and stylish. By the way, it has become very fashionable to combine techniques in one ring.

You don’t have to be limited to the idea of just a lab-created diamond halo engagement ring. Try looking at 3-stone halo diamond ring options or, for example, a cushion cut micro pave halo engagement ring. Believe us, none of your friends will have such an abundance of stones.

What is a classic Halo engagement ring?

When you want to respect all traditions and choose an engagement ring that your mother, grandmother, and even great-grandmother will definitely approve of, it is worth considering the classics. What does it mean? Rings with round-shaped stones, for example, round cut or princess cut, are classic. They have long been considered the best for halo rings. Perhaps your girl will be crazy about just such a combination of tradition and style because there is definitely nothing pretentious or defiant about classic halo diamond engagement rings.

Rings of this design are not just beautiful, they are also luxury embodied in jewelry craftsmanship. And such pieces of jewelry intended for a wedding case with a halo will always be in style. Moreover, the chick of this jewelry style is also in its versatility: even if your engagement won’t turn into a long, ever-after fairy tale, a stylish halo ring will be a marriage of jewelry that can be worn for any occasion. And certainly, the settings should be supplemented with necklaces or earrings. Moreover, with lab-grown diamonds, you can definitely teach yourself this.

What Is the Best Carat for a lab created Halo Engagement ring?

The size of gemstones always matters. Often, people choose modestly small diamonds for engagement rings because this is considered decent. But today, it is not necessary to look at traditions. It is much better to take other factors into account, for example, fashion, the appearance of your chosen one, or the situation.

  • A 1-carat classic halo diamond engagement ring is perfect for modest or very young girls. If your soul mate is also one of those honoring traditions, a 1-carat round halo diamond engagement ring will suit her as well as possible.
  • The 1.5-carat lab grown diamond halo ring is a compromise between grace and the desire to buy a larger stone. And this is also a good idea for thin, graceful hands.
  • The 2-carat oval lab grown diamond halo ring is already a luxurious option, and it is not provocative either. If you want class, a 2-carat round halo diamond engagement ring will simply be the best.
  • The 3-carat lab grown diamond halo ring and 4-carat lab-grown diamond halo engagement ring should be considered for girls with big palms and long fingers. Such stones will not weigh down the fingers and will not be lost from sight at first glance.
  • 5-carat lab a grown diamond halo ring is a real piece of heavy artillery on the spot, screaming about your love and the chance to give your beloved woman the best.

However, today such criteria are not always required, and you can easily choose even the most modest and laconic ring to express your feelings. The main thing is that your chosen one likes it. Halo rings will always attract special attention. And in case you decide to choose this particular option for your special event, like a proposal, there are still many features influencing your happy choice.


Halo engagement rings with man-made diamonds have their own sparkle and charm. Lab created diamond halo engagement rings are only gaining momentum with new customers or those who own laboratory diamonds. In Dallas, Texas, you can come to our showroom and make sure you can find a halo engagement ring for your type of laboratory diamond. Our Dallas jewelry store is focused on selling engagement rings to fit any form of lab-grown diamond, and you can be delighted with our selection and collection of engagement rings.

If you have not bought a lab-grown diamond yet, then you can buy one from us and at the same time choose a halo engagement ring by its type. So that the laboratory diamond stands out against the background of a beautiful engagement ring! Also, you can order a custom engagement ring or the best halo engagement rings from us! If you have not decided on a diamond for the shape of the ring, or you already have a diamond, but you want a unique engagement ring!

FAQs Halo Engagement Rings

A halo setting is a ring of small accent stones, usually diamonds, that surround a larger center stone. The halo engagement ring setting can be the same shape as the center stone, or it can be different, such as a cushion-cut halo surrounding a round cut diamond.
The price for a 2 carat engagement ring range from $6,000 to $60,000.
Yes, one 1 carat engagement ring gemstones are often the perfect size for an everyday piece of jewelry that you never want to take off. Size and carat weight should be considered when choosing a ring, but you should also focus on choosing a well-cut diamond.