Halo Engagement Rings: Fresh Takes You Have to See

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    Halo Rings

    Your center diamond can be enhanced by a halo setting of smaller stones or pavé diamonds. They will provide more flash. This type of setting became popular in Art Deco rings from the 1920s but is seeing a resurgence. Top jewelry designers can inspire you with their new looks.

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    Heidi Gibson

    Alternating, custom-cut baguette and round diamonds create a jagged, fiery halo around an oval center stone, for an engagement ring that glitters like an Art Deco-era tiara with a fiercely modern edge.

    14k gold oval Gatsby petite ring, from $2,100, Heidi Gibson

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    David Mor

    So many diamond shapes represented in this floral fantasy, from the 8.7 carats of pear, round and baguette “petals” to the astonishingly pretty, radiant-cut, fancy brownish-pink center. Set in platinum, the masterful design has us imagining all sorts of super-romantic, springtime proposals.

    Ring, $540,000, David Mor

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    Mark Patterson

    A milgrain-edged, diamond-accented “cloverleaf” cups each of the center stone’s four prongs, creating the illusion of a “floating” halo that consists of just four corners. It's available in platinum, or 18k white, yellow, or rose gold.

    Vintage-style engagement ring,$5260, ​Mark Patterson

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    Mociun

    A rose-cut diamond half-moon hovers around a rose-cut diamond center stone for an engagement ring that celebrates asymmetry and casts an antique cut in an acutely modern light. 

    14k gold one-of-a-kind ring, $9,500, Mociun

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    Estenza

    Lush and luxe, this 18k gold engagement ring tweaks the traditional round diamond halo by replacing the stones with a wreath of marquise-cut “leaves” and prong-set round diamond “berries.”

    Ring, $2,550 (setting only) and matching 18k gold and diamond wedding band, $1,200, ​Estenza

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    Erika Winters

    This is a metal-forward winner. Instead of a traditional diamond double halo, designer Erika Winters places a bezel-set 1.19-carat Old European cut diamond center stone in circular frames of 18k rose gold with diamond trio accents.

    Thea Halo engagement ring, from $4,400 (setting only), Erika Winters

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    Estate Diamond Jewelry

    A halo of French-cut emeralds makes the circa 1930 Old Mine cut diamond center stone pop. The design is finished with a scalloped edge of Old Mine cut diamonds, transforming this platinum, 18k yellow gold and diamond engagement ring into the most magnificent floral specimen.​

    Diamond and emerald ring, $10,500, Estate Diamond Jewelry

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    Michelle Fantaci

    A fan-shaped half-halo of baguettes tops an almond-shaped ruby and a trio of bezel-set diamonds, creating an intriguing mix of shapes and colors. It’s a playful, unexpected take on the halo setting, as well as that of a traditional diamond solitaire engagement ring.

    Fan marquis ruby and diamond Rrng, $2315, Michelle Fantaci

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    Jamie Wolf

    The designer of Natalie Portman’s engagement ring is a big-time celebrity favorite, attracting the kind of legitimately stylish A-list stars who appreciate understated elegance. This engagement ring does what halo styles are supposed to do—make the center stone look larger—in an effortless way that’s more about the interplay of geometric shapes. Placing a princess-cut diamond center stone in an octagonal frame of tapered baguettes creates a mosaic-like pattern, a quietly feminine design choice that’s a little bit vintage and entirely chic. Platinum and pavé diamond engagement ring, price upon request, Jamie Wolf

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    Pamela Froman

    Clean lines, exotic gems. Between the 2.81-carat, pear-shaped opaque gray diamond center stone and vibrant paraiba tourmalines, this is one engagement ring option that that takes the double-halo concept to a whole new level.

    18k white gold and pavé diamond ring, $9,900, Pamela Froman

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    Rogers & Hollands

    The four prongs of this princess-cut engagement ring stand out as a crisp, linear design element within a halo of ​cloverleaf diamonds.

    14k gold Alena Twist engagement ring, $1,947, available at Rogers & Hollands

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    Sylva & Cie

    Oval opulence: French-cut baguettes surround a luminous 3.80-carat rose-cut oval center stone like a glistening brick-laid path to the world’s most magical plunge pool.

    18k gold and diamond ring, $103,126, Sylva & Cie

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    Stuller

    Here, Stuller cleverly interrupts the flow of a round diamond halo with baguette side stones—a handsome addition that gives the traditional design a modern makeover.

    14k gold and diamond engagement ring, $1,665 (setting only), Stuller

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    Vivaan

    Bezel-set round diamonds form a diamond-shaped halo around a rose-cut diamond center stone. Finished with pear-shaped side stones, the design is as clean and modern as it is romantic.

    18k rose gold Dew Drop ring, $3,750, Vivaan

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    Leo Ingwer

    Bullseye! Concentric halos of sapphires and diamonds, neatly rimmed in 14k gold, make this engagement ring a clear winner. Bonus: pear-shaped side stones for extra glamour.

    Sapphire and diamond ring, $4,200 (setting only), Leo Ingwer

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    Xiao Wang

    Like a fairy queen’s diadem, a sliver of a diamond halo sits on top of a pear-shaped rose-cut diamond, while two baguettes “stand guard” on either side.

    8k white gold and diamond Galaxy collection engagement ring, $2870, Xiao Wang