For the woman who loves fashion, but wants a ring that will remain classic and beautiful for decades, vintage halo engagement rings are the perfect choice. Their diverse designs are easily distinguished by a circle of micropave diamonds that surround the center diamond or colored gemstone.
They have remained popular over time because they make the overall size of the ring appear larger, without the price increase that is usually the result of choosing a larger center stone. The best part is that any diamond or colored gemstone can be accentuated by a halo setting, making the possibilities for unique vintage halo rings virtually endless.
That also means that the possibility of finding or creating a unique design that’s one of a kind is pretty much limitless. To get inspired, here are a few of our favorite diversely designed vintage halo engagement rings.
Twelve single and full cut diamonds create the beautiful halo that surrounds the stunning 2.56ct oval sapphire in this gorgeous ring. Wildwood is an authentic platinum topped 14k white gold Art Deco ring from the 1930s that has the characteristic color pop from the era with the orange-pink color from the center gemstone. It’s both elegant yet interesting. Its milgrain edges and a simple tapered 14k white gold shank add an intricate edge to this stunning piece.
The diverse design of the Campbell ring is a delightful piece from the Edwardian era ring that centers around a single bezel set diamond. The small space between the center diamond and the ten-diamond halo give this ring an enhanced appearance.
This is one of our vintage halo engagement rings that is truly diverse and spectacular! It features a double halo that consists of twenty-eight diamonds that total approximately 0.70ct. The Kenosha is a fabulous late Art Deco platinum ring from around 1935 that centers a bezel-set natural oval sapphire for the perfect pop of color among the double-halo of diamonds.
Here is another example of an exceptionally diverse halo ring. The Tamworth has a glittering halo of twelve round diamonds that seem to look like little sparks that pop around a natural deep blue oval sapphire. The Tamworth is a delightful vintage engagement ring from the 1960s that is made from 18k white gold.
Cinque Terre is an exquisitely handcrafted Victorian era ring that has a unique halo of twelve Old Mine Cut diamonds that protect a darling cabochon opal that displays an array of stunning colors. This is one of our favorite vintage halo engagement rings that is 14k yellow gold, and is also finished with an elaborate split shank.
Clifton has one of the most unique, diverse halos we’ve seen with its exquisite twenty-one bezel set diamonds that gracefully frame the center stone. Additionally, it has an intricate scalloped border of green enamel surrounding the outside, and each shoulder is touched with green enamel with a floral motif and finished with subtle milgraining around the edges of each diamond. If she loves details, this is definitely the perfect engagement ring for her!