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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.Continue to 2 of 17 below.
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Heidi GibsonContinue to 3 of 17 below.
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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 MorContinue to 4 of 17 below.
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Mark PattersonContinue to 5 of 17 below.
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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, MociunContinue to 6 of 17 below.
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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, EstenzaContinue to 7 of 17 below.
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Erika WintersContinue to 8 of 17 below.
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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.Continue to 9 of 17 below.
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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 FantaciContinue to 10 of 17 below.
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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 WolfContinue to 11 of 17 below.
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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 FromanContinue to 12 of 17 below.
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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 & CieContinue to 14 of 17 below.
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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), StullerContinue to 15 of 17 below.
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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, VivaanContinue to 16 of 17 below.
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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 IngwerContinue to 17 of 17 below.
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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.