Although nobody is quite sure when the practice of wearing a special ring to signify betrothal or engagement was first originated, it is known that the reason for wearing the ring on the fourth finger of the left hand was because it was thought that there was a vein connecting the heart to that particular finger. This “love vein” has been shown to not actually exist, but the romantic idea and custom has survived nevertheless. Finding just the right style of engagement ring can be an enjoyable activity, because there are so many different types out there. Perhaps one of the most stunning style, as well as one of the most diverse, is the halo engagement ring. Halo engagement rings are an excellent way to showcase a beautiful gemstone and make it appear larger, and they have become a very popular choice.
What Are Halo Engagement Rings?
A halo engagement ring features a gemstone, often a diamond, in the center. This center gemstone is surrounded by other, smaller gemstones. The effect often created by this is that the center gemstone is larger than it actually is. A customer can have more than one row, or halo, of gemstones around the one in the middle, if desired.
What Makes A Halo Engagement Ring So Diverse?
One of the things that makes a halo engagement ring such an appealing style is that they are easy to customize. Diamonds not only come in many different shapes, but also a variety of sizes and even colors. One type of halo style engagement ring features a large black diamond in the center, surrounded by tiny, sparkling colorless diamonds. You could also do this with yellow diamonds, or even switch and have the colorless diamond in the center surrounded by a halo of different colored diamonds. A halo engagement ring is easy to personalize by using contrasting colors that correspond and make each other stand out beautifully. You do not have to have different colors, either. An especially stunning variety of halo engagement ring has a large clear diamond, surrounded by one or more halos of clear diamonds. The resulting effect will make it seem like the center diamond is larger and more valuable than it is in reality. The diamond in the center does not have to be one big one, either. It could be a set of specially arranged, small diamonds in a specific shape, highlighted by the halo around it. With halo engagement rings, it is easy to find a design that is meaningful and personal to you and your future spouse.