The halo is the most popular ring style—almost a quarter of women say it’s their favorite. But within the “halo” style there are many design elements that change the whole look and feel of a ring. Here are 10 totally different halo looks.
With classic vibes almost like a solitaire, a design with a plain band means there’s no distraction from the gorgeous halo centerpiece.
Pictured: Madrid Classic Princess Cut, Madrid Classic Round Cut
One of the most popular styles, the accented band halo has a little vintage flair and a lot of sparkle while still being tasteful and elegant.
Pictured: Berlin, Prague, Naples, Madeline
Glam alert! Two rows of accent stones make the center stone look enormous, and the extra sparkle has the right balance of flashy yet classy.
Pictured: Pamplona, Dubai
Big and eye-catching! Adding design elements to the band elevates the whole ring to a new level. With these styles, the whole ring is the focus rather than just the halo and center stone.
Pictured: Briar Rose Round Cut, Chelsa Round Cut, Versailles
Unique Center Stone Cut
Different center stone shapes instantly change the character of a ring. Popular choices are pear, oval. More daring? Try a more unique shape like asscher.
Pictured: Madrid Accented Pear Cut, Adelaide, Madrid Accented Oval Cut
A split band design can add balance to a halo ring, particularly at larger carat weights. The split shank is a popular look that still has a traditional vibe.
Pictured: Palm Springs, Sunset Boulevard, Winnette, Bella Vista
Bezels have a smooth, sleek look that can lend some structure to big halos. The metalwork becomes part of the design and add an architectural element.
Pictured: Athens, Rhodes, Adelaide
Unusual Halo Design
Who says a halo has to be a simple row or two of accent stones? Not us! Playing with shape and texture in the halo gives the design a more individual feel.
Pictured: Alice, Nottingham, Constance, Cordoba
Sometimes, more is more. Adding side stones to accent a halo can be meaningful—representing past, present and future.
Pictured: Lyonette, Tabitha, Santorini
Color stones in a halo is becoming more and more popular as women want rings that are true to their personalities. Sapphires are stunning and among the most common, but other colors, such as canary, are on the rise as well.
Pictured: Lady of Kensington, Secret Love, East of Eden
Which halo style is your favorite?