Round Halo Engagement Rings That Update the Classic Style
When it comes to trends, you always know what’s hot. You aren’t afraid to follow the trends, either — and you want your engagement ring to do the same. Luckily, top round halo engagement rings tick all the boxes you want: they’re the on-trend mashup of engagement ring trends, but they’re also timelessly elegant — after all, you’ll be wearing this ring forever.
So you love the round halo diamond rings you’ve seen, but how much do you know about them? First thing’s first: You need to understand a little bit about both round diamonds and halo engagement ring settings before you decide on your purchase. (And, yes, even though this style seems straight forward, there are actually countless, gorgeous variations you can choose from.)
Things to consider when buying a round halo engagement ring
You already know that diamonds are cut into a variety of shapes, ranging from pear to emerald. The cut — along with carat, clarity and color — make up the 4 C’s of diamonds that influence price. Round diamonds are the most expensive of the diamond shapes, but placing it in a halo setting can be a cost-effective choice because you can go with a smaller center stone and rely on the diamond halo to make it look bigger.
Think about how much flash you want
But first thing’s first: You have to know that a round center stone is what you really want. The round diamond is an instant attention grabber. So if that’s not what you really want, then you might want to look at something with a little less shine (like a step cut diamond).
If you’re all in on the shine, then you next have to consider how much bling you want on the rest of the ring. Round halo engagement rings can shine like a headlight — especially if the center stone is a higher carat weight. And if you’d rather keep it simple? Then look for rings without an added halo or other pave diamond accents on the band. You could even opt for an underhalo, which will peek out from the profile of your ring instead of the top (you find one of those in this collection!).
Consider other embellishments
The center stone and halo setting doesn’t have to be the only embellishment on the ring, either. Other accents — like milgrain and filigree — are also available for these rings, giving the most eye-catching design for your dollar. Since they’re metal and not diamonds, these embellishments add significantly less to the overall cost of your ring.
Get creative with your halo
Also: although most people think of a standard round style when it comes to halos, there are quite a few variations, so there's room for individuality. The round diamond ring base can vary depending on setting and stone size. But you have even more options if you’re considering a round engagement ring with a halo. You can, for example, combine a round center stone with a halo of another shape to create a unique look for your ring.
Factor in your lifestyle
And last (but not least): Consider high setting vs. low setting engagement rings. You can find both high set and low set diamond engagement rings with round cut halo engagement rings. The difference? Low set rings mean the diamond will sit flush with your finger, making it a good choice if you have a more active lifestyle or job. High set rings, on the other hand, sit above the finger, making it an attention grabber (but also more apt to snag on clothing and other surfaces).
Shopping guide: Top round halo engagement rings
Not sure where to start in your diamond engagement ring search? We’ve rounded up the top round halo engagement rings to help you start your ring shopping (and believe us, there’s plenty to choose from).