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4 Reasons to Choose a Hidden Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

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The halo engagement ring is one of the most popular and sought-after styles for engagement rings in the world. Some may even say its a bit overdone. If you’re not familiar with the term “halo”, you will definitely recognize the design – a row of diamonds that frame the center stone.

But how familiar are you with the term hidden halo engagement ring? The hidden halo is a modern take on a traditional design and it’s been growing in popularity. Here is everything you need to know and why you should take a chance on this exciting, new trend.

 1.6 Ct. Cushion Cut Natural Diamond Under Halo Pave Diamond Engagement Ring (GIA Certified)
1.6 Ct. Cushion Cut Natural Diamond Under Halo Pave Diamond Engagement Ring (GIA Certified)
  1. A hidden halo can make your center stone appear larger.

The hidden halo engagement ring, also commonly referred to as under halo setting, is an innovative and unique take on the classic halo design.  Although similar in theory, both settings yield very different results. The best way to describe a hidden halo setting is that instead of framing the center stone, the halo sits below it, “hidden” and acts as a base for the diamond.

From a birds eye view, you may not be able to see the halo but from any other angle the hidden halo stands out and accentuates the precious center stone . The hidden halo setting can make the center stone seem up to 15% larger. It gives the diamond a platform made of even more diamonds that allows it to shine center stage.

1.5 Ct. Oval Cut Natural Diamond Natural Oval Hidden Under Halo Pave Diamond Engagement Ring (GIA Certified)

2. Hidden halo works with any shaped diamond.

 Unlike some other types of settings, the hidden halo setting fits perfectly with any shaped diamond. In fact, its growing popularity can be attributed to its ability to make any diamond shine, no matter the shape – oval, radiant, round, pear, etc. This particular setting also allows for plenty of room to add diamonds to the band without cluttering the center stone.

 1.7 Ct. Oval Cut Natural Diamond Natural Under Halo 3 Row Micro Pave Setting Diamond Engagement Ring (GIA Certified)

3. Mix metals with a hidden halo setting.

Have you ever wanted to mix metals in an engagement ring set but didn’t know how to do it without looking tacky? The hidden halo setting gives the ring plenty of opportunity to mix metals without overwhelming the design. Picture a white gold solitaire band with a yellow gold setting to support the hidden halo. Having many options when designing and buying her dream engagement ring is key to a successful purchase and a happy bride to be. 

1.66 Ct. Princess Cut Natural Diamond Under Halo Pave Split Shank Diamond Engagement Ring (GIA Certified)

4. Hidden halo engagement rings have similar pricing to halo engagement rings.

As for price, there’s no major difference between a halo or a hidden halo setting. The hidden halo setting may not need as many diamonds since it is positioned below the center stone and doesn’t frame the entire diamond but they typically are priced evenly.

Natural Radiant Cut Hidden Halo Pave Diamond Engagement Ring
Natural Radiant Cut Hidden Halo Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

There’s no right or wrong answer to the question, “should I get a halo or hidden halo setting?” It’s entirely up to the buyer. If we’ve learned anything from being in this business for decades, it’s that every person is different. That translates directly into the style they choose for a ring that they will wear forever. That is until she wants an upgrade for her anniversary. Diamond Mansion will buy back your stone and you just pay the difference! How’s that for a lifelong commitment.

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