Seamless Halo Engagement Rings
Halo engagement rings allow you to get a much bigger ring on a smaller budget. Our seamless halo engagement rings can typically add 2mm of width. This means a 1 carat can appear as large as a 2 carat. However, not many people get it right, not even some of the big brands nowadays, truly disappointing when their mark up is so high.
Lulu Rosalie do not stock any halo pre-made rings and we do not replace the center stone like many chain stores do. Most stores do not want to take more time to get the fit JUST RIGHT but it is important to us. We make sure to eliminate any gap altogether by customising every single ring to make it 'seamless'. By making the halo match the exact dimensions of the center stone, no matter what shape it is, the halo will beautifully hug it from every angle. Even when you turn your ring from side to side, you won't see a big dark gap.
The cushion cut diamond is a classic shape that will glisten from your halo seamless setting, we offer both elongated and classic cushion cut. The many facets that make up the cushion cut diamond allow more light to flow through the stone, making this shape one of the most brilliant of all cuts.
Oval is a popular shape with halo rings. Oval diamonds already appear larger, and a halo will give it even more mass. However,
For an unique statement ring, check out this halo ring with a pear diamond.
The diamond looks huge: The major advantage of the halo setting is that it makes the center diamond look huge. From far away, it just looks like one huge, sparkly diamond. A halo can typically add 2 mm of width. This mean that a 1-carat round diamond with a halo can appear as large as 2 carats.
Massive bling factor: And of course, because it's a center diamond surrounded by a border of small diamonds, halo rings have intense sparkle.
It makes a big impact. This setting makes one of the largest impacts for your buck. It's glamorous and makes the diamond appear larger and the ring sparklier. And all for relatively less money. A typical halo setting runs around $700 - $1,500, but the impact is huge.
Use a gemstone as the center stone: This is a great way to design a ring that stands out AND save some money. Gemstones are often just a fraction of the price of a diamond of the same carat weight. And the contrast between the rich hue of a gemstone and a ring of white diamonds is beautiful.
Because of the sleek style and symmetrical lines of a cushion cut diamond, this shape looks perfect in modern, classic settings. Cushion cuts are soft and romantic, so these diamonds will shine and sparkle in a solitaire setting or with a halo or side stone setting.
The many facets that make up the cushion cut diamond allow more light to flow through the stone, making this shape one of the most brilliant of all cuts. Another bonus? This extra light that streams into the diamond will do wonders to hide tiny imperfections in the stone.
Cushion cuts retain their natural color better than many other diamond cuts, which is why many of the eclectic pink, yellow and other colored diamonds are cut as a cushion. To get the clearest color in your cushion, it is recommended to get at least a color grade of H when you make your purchase.
No matter what style or setting you choose, the cushion cut diamond is a classic shape that will glisten from your jewelry for years to come!
It drives me crazy when I see a halo ring with a big gap between the halo and the center diamond because your eye focuses on the dark gap. You'll see a beautiful halo, a dark ugly gap, and then the beautiful main diamond.
I like to eliminate that gap altogether, and one of the ways we do this is creating a custom ring. By making the halo match the exact dimensions of the center stone, no matter what shape it is, whether it's a round diamond, a cushion diamond or a pear-cut diamond, the halo will beautifully hug it from every angle. When you turn your ring from side to side, you won't see a big dark gap. But not every custom ring is alike...
The reason is because it takes more time to get the fit JUST RIGHT. Some stores will claim a ring is custom when they have to "custom order" a pre-made ring they don't have in stock, and then "custom set" the center diamond you choose.
That's not true custom work.
This is very common because in chain stores, you'll see the mass-manufactured pre-made ring sitting in the case, and then a jewelry sales clerk will put the diamond on top. From the top view, you don't actually see any gap, but once it's set, it's still set high above that halo because it wasn't actually made to properly fit that halo. That's not considered a seamless halo or a zero-gap halo.
You want to set that center diamond right against that halo if you want that seamless sparkle look and I absolutely adore making that type of ring for clients. That's pretty much all I do with halo rings, unless requested otherwise. It's also more practical because that diamond is then protected by the outer halo of diamonds.