You need not be a princess to look royal. Your choice of an engagement ring can serve the purpose. Whether you have a fetish for vintage aesthetics or unconventional shapes, a halo engagement ring with a big center oval diamond is regal and appealing. Halos have an enigmatic vibe that has captivated fashion luminaries throughout history. Remember Princess Diana’s 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire engagement ring surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds? Now, that was regal!
Halo settings with round cut diamonds are a timeless classic. But modern brides aren’t afraid to try new things, which is what makes oval halo engagement rings so popular. And why not? An oval-cut diamond looks bigger, and the ring’s luminosity and grandeur enhance when encircled in a halo setting. The style recently created a buzz in the media when flaunted by celebs like Simone Biles and Kourtney Kardashian.
So, cheers to sparkling, glitzy oval halo engagement rings!
Who Should Buy an Oval Halo Engagement Ring?
Engagement rings with long diamond shapes have gained attention in recent years. We saw fashion figures flashing diamonds in oval, pear, and marquise cuts, from royalty to celebrities. Out of all, the oval cut diamond tops the chart. It is not a drastic deviation from the classic round diamond, yet the long shape adds a modern twist. A step further, an oval diamond engagement ring encircled by small accent diamonds in a halo is the absolute winner.
Oval engagement rings make the finger appear slimmer and more elegant. Furthermore, the halo setting accentuates the structure of the ring, by making the centerpiece look bigger and more lavish. These rings serve as an elegant ode to bygone vintage eras. Decide on this look for your engagement if you love the classics but want a contemporary spin on the flavor. The overall visual impact is shinier, as instead of just the center diamond, the halo diamonds also catch and reflect light. Undeniably the halo effect of your engagement ring is quite visible.
The Halo History
In the 1920s, during the Art déco period, the halo engagement ring rose to popularity. But one can go as far back as the 1700s to find its roots. Although this style was always in vogue, the reappearance of the fad in the early 2000s was spectacular! In fact, it rose to become the second most popular type of engagement ring, trailing only solitaire in popularity. Also, we can say that the halo setting gives the more traditional solitaire rings a modern spin.
What Does an Oval Engagement Ring Symbolize?
The oval diamond shape has come a long way. Second in popularity to the round shape universally, women across demography love and adore this shape. If you are looking to pop the question to your woman, do consider an oval halo engagement ring as a strong contending option.
What’s in a diamond shape, you ask? Well, we say your diamond selection reveals a lot about your personality.
“Creative, Modern, and Individualistic.”
If you pick an oval-engagement ring, these three words precisely describe your personality and aesthetic preferences. The diamond shape is best suited for those who still harbor an inclination for the old-world norms but add their progressive, modern take to it. The round diamond shape may carry the impression of playing safe or being predictable at times. But an oval diamond is both refreshing and classy. Women love bling, and a grand oval diamond with a halo setting is perfect for adding just the right glitz and glamour to your appearance. Especially for the modern, independent women who are navigating through a zillion roles and tasks in a day, these rings ensure there is no compromise on their style.
Does a Halo Oval Engagement Ring Look Bigger Than an Oval Ring?
All women love bigger and grand engagement rings, don’t they? After all, the ring speaks of the most exciting and love-filled day of our lives. To the naked eye, an oval-shaped diamond always looks bigger than its round counterpart of the same carat weight, as it has more surface area. With a string of diamonds encircling the centerpiece in a halo, the visual impact increases even more. First, the covered surface area on the finger increases. Second, more diamonds mean more light is captured and reflected, creating an illusion of a bigger center diamond. So, with the same carat weight of the center diamond, an oval shape, and a halo setting create a splendid optical delusion of a more dazzling and larger engagement ring.
If you desire a bigger ring, then rather than opting for a round cut diamond in a prong setting, choose an oval diamond shape in a halo setting. Widen your selection with choices of a hidden halo, halo, or a double halo setting. All of these make a marked difference to the overall ring’s appearance.
Are Halo Engagement Rings in Fashion?
Halo engagement rings are a favorite among brides, thanks to the rings’ angelic appearance. Surrounded by a pavement of little accent diamonds, the center stone looks absolutely gorgeous, exuding a royal charm. This style has been around for centuries and has evolved in uniquely- triple-band halos, floral halos, and so on.
In addition to its allure, the halo setting is very adaptable and accommodates any diamond or gem shape. The era of the 1920s was the heyday for halo engagement rings. Although they have been in and out of popularity across history, there is no denying their enduring appeal. Look at the modern fashion icons for evidence – Celebrity inspirations like Kate Middleton, Natalie Portman, and Gwyneth Paltrow stoke interest in halo settings. So, to say that halo engagement rings are out of fashion is paradoxical. By reinterpreting the traditional Art déco design with a contemporary flair, these rings are here to stay and not going out of vogue anytime soon!
How to Stack Your Oval Halo Engagement Ring?
Stacking rings is a raging trend these days, thanks to celebs like Meghan Markle and more of the league.
It is pretty common to feel monotonous with your engagement ring after a few years of wearing it. Although it won’t go out of style or lose the charm, there is no harm in complementing it with stackable bands. So, one way to enhance the look of your engagement ring and make it more stylish is to stack it.
Gabriel & Co.’s extravagant mix-and-match stackable rings, ideal to complement an oval halo engagement ring, have us completely smitten. You can stack your lavish oval halo engagement ring in endless ways. The stackable rings from our collection will undoubtedly give your main ring a fashion boost. Depending on your engagement ring’s size, design, and halo setting, you can select a marquise station band, a round, or even a geometric stackable ring.
Oval Halo Engagement Rings - Our Best-Selling Designs
If you are ready to take your relationship to the next level, it’s time to find the ideal engagement ring. At Gabriel & Co., we offer only the most superlative engagement rings, both in quality and design. Choose your favorite from the top six oval halo engagement ring designs she would not resist saying a BIG YES to!
Even the most selective brides with a taste for high-end styles swoon over this oval halo engagement ring in pristine 14K white gold. The thin, diamond-encrusted band that gives the entire piece extra glitz suitably also amplifies the oval-cut center stone’s brilliance.
“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” and this regal 2ct oval halo engagement ring stands true to the statement. The brilliance of the round and baguette pavé diamonds in this magnificent ring add to its grandiose along with the prima donna center diamond.
This oval halo diamond engagement ring in white gold exudes royalty. This ring has a hidden halo setting that highlights the focal oval stone and makes the whole thing sparkle. In addition, petite pavé diamonds encrusted on the shank provide the center diamond’s traditional oval form an enhanced glam.
Round diamonds set in prongs weighing 0.50 carats are added to the traditional oval design of the engagement ring. The ring’s overall design displays the epitome of elegance. And you simply cannot miss out on the sparkle this piece offers. To enhance its glitz, stack it with a wedding band encrusted with pave diamonds.
Do not miss owning this piece if you adore the double halo setting. This stunning classic oval halo engagement ring, featuring a beveled 14k white gold band and loops of flawless pavé diamonds, defies description. One must wear it to be able to appreciate its beauty truly.
Let’s toast this lovely oval halo diamond engagement ring with Victorian inspiration for all the vintage enthusiasts. The first thing that catches fancy is the ring’s feminine detailing. The ring possesses a distinctive illuminance because of the milgrain pattern, the pave diamonds, and the unique medieval vibe.
The halo setting always offers a regal charm to the wearer. Whether you always had a deep preference for this setting or got inspired by your favorite celeb, it is hard to go wrong with an oval halo diamond engagement ring!
Want more inspiration? Check out our collection of top oval halo engagement rings.