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I have always been one of those people who is laser-focused on looking as professional as possible, which is why I began second-guessing my choice of jewelry. I could tell that I was starting to look a little older, so I began choosing pieces that were a little more modern and delicate. It was really amazing to see how much of a difference it made in my life, and before I knew it, things had really come together. This website is here to help other people to know how to create a style of their own by using jewelry. Check it out for great information!



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Options for the Halo on a Halo Ring

by Nathan Gordon

A halo ring is a gorgeous setting in which a ring of material encircles the main stone like a halo. While some designs are more common for the halo portion, you can get some unusual designs as well. The halo has two purposes; one is that it adds to the visual interest overall, and the other is that it actually spotlights the center portion of the ring. It's like the rings on a target, directing your eyes to the dot (or gem, in this case) at the center of the bull's eye. If you're looking for a customized ring, you may as well get one that makes that bull's eye look gorgeous.

Identical Gems in Pavé or Other Settings

The usual design you see for a halo is gemstones placed all around the top portion of the setting. These gems can be close together in a pavé setting, or they can have spaces between them. Either way, the glitter from these gems adds to the overall sparkle of the ring. The halo setting itself can be a simple round or oval ring, or it can have a dual shape, where the interior side is round or oval to match the center gem, and the exterior side can have additional material to form corners or other shapes.

Metal Designs from Specific Movements

One interesting setting style you might want to look at — especially if you want that vintage look — is when the halo is all metal or has only a few gemstones in it, and the metal itself is shaped to mimic designs from certain art movements. Flowy art nouveau and symmetrical, angular art deco designs are great for this; they are understated but visually stunning at the same time. Remember, a halo doesn't necessarily have to be a smooth ring on its non-gem side, so you can create whatever design you want. Maybe you like steampunk and want a halo created to look like a gear wheel, or you like fantasy and want a halo shaped like a dragon's tail; if you can pay the costs associated with creating those and find someone to create them, you could have a very personal halo ring.

Contrasting Gem Colors

Most of the time, the gems in the halo will match the gem in the center. In other words, if the gem in the center is a white diamond, the gems in the halo will be white diamonds. You can find halos where the stones contrast, such as pink stones surrounding a white gem. If you're having a customized ring created, you could get even fancier, having two or three (or more) colors of stones in the halo. And the center stone isn't limited to just white diamonds. You can play around a lot with color.

Whether you want a fancy ring in general or have a specific use in mind, such as a ring for a proposal, a vintage style oval halo ring is a terrific choice. Meet with jewelers to see what they offer and what they might be able to customize. A bespoke halo ring is one that won't be forgotten.