What Is a Cushion Halo Ring? Is It The Same As a Cushion Cut Ring?

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Considering a halo engagement ring? Good choice: They're beautiful and popular, a classic style that adds sparkle and fire to any setting. And good news: You have more options than you may think. At first glance, the halo setting might seem fairly simple — by definition, it's a set of small accent stones that encircle a center diamond, like a halo — but there is quite a bit of variation to be found. A common assumption is that the halo mimics the exact shape of the center stone, but that isn't always true. For example: The cushion halo ring.

Is the cushion halo ring different from a cushion cut ring?

Yes. A cushion cut ring has a center stone that's cushion cut — meaning, a variation of the square cut with the addition of rounded corners. On a cushion halo ring, the center stone can be round, while only the halo is cushion shaped.

What's the appeal of the cushion halo ring?

The cushion halo ring's combination of a round center diamond with squarish accent stones can be a big aesthetic win, if it's your taste. The variety in shapes creates more visual interest than the same shape repeated twice, while still providing the big benefit of a halo — giving the illusion that the center stone is larger than it actually is.

cushion cut halo engagement ring can still feel angular, since cushion cuts are similar to princess cut diamonds. (Remember that a princess cut has a square shape with pointed corners and many small facets.) But a cushion halo ring can use a round center stone, which makes the ring feel even softer and more feminine.

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Does With Clarity carry cushion halo rings?

Yes, we carry a number of beautiful and distinctive cushion halo rings. (But we tend to call them "squarish" to avoid confusion.)

The great thing about this style is that you can add a distinctive band, or accent diamonds, to this setting to add even more visual interest and uniqueness — for example, our Swaying Split Shank Halo Engagement Ring has a gently curved band with micro-pavé accent stones that complement the cushion halo beautifully.

Ready to start shopping? Our expert on-staff gemologists are here to help, 24/7. They're highly experienced in working with budgets of any size to help couples find the perfect ring. Why not contact one today?

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