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Halo Engagement Rings: More Bling for Your Budget

Monique Lhuillier Everlasting Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

The popularity of halo engagement rings, like the stunning Monique Lhuillier Everlasting Halo Engagement Ring (above) has been trending upward over the last few years—and it's not hard to see why. We're pretty excited and proud of our halo ring assortment, too. But we're getting ahead of ourselves! Let's start with the basics.

What is a halo engagement ring? Well, it's a style of ring that features a central stone surrounded by a "halo" of smaller diamonds or gemstones that give your ring extra sparkle. Aside from the sheer beauty of a halo, this style is also a great way to get the most bling for your budget. Halo settings can make a center stone look bigger. Even if you go with a smaller center diamond or gemstone, the halo effect enhances the eye-pop factor.

The History of Halo Engagement Rings

While there are halo ring designs that go back to the early eighteenth century, and noteworthy styles that were all the rage in the Victorian era, Katie, our Chief Merchandising Officer at Blue Nile explains that their resurgence as a certifiable modern-day trend only goes back about twenty years—and that over those two decades, halo designs have evolved in many beautiful ways—most recently with styles that evoke flowers, leaves, starbursts and other nature-inspired shapes as well as open cutwork in the shank.

Below we've selected a range of halo styles to illustrate the array of options from classic to ornate to nature-inspired.

Monique Lhuillier Micropavé Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
Monique Lhuillier Floral Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
Bella Vaughan for Blue Nile Empire Cushion Halo Hand-Engraved Engagement Ring
Monique Lhuillier Leaf Halo Diamond

Are you feeling the halo effect? We hope this brief overview of halo engagement rings has been illuminating. Enjoy browsing our collection!