History of Halo Engagement Rings
Though a similar-looking type of ring was seen in the Georgian period (1700s - early 1800s), halo engagement rings became popular in the Victorian era (early 1800s - 1901). During that period, artisans crafted these rings to look like flowers, using colorful gems as the center stones. In the Art Deco period of the 1920s, these sparklers really took off and began to look like the halo diamond engagement rings we see today. Due to the era’s fascination with symmetry, the clean geometric shapes of the halo diamond engagement ring fit right in. Since then, the setting has fallen in and out of fashion, coming back in the Hollywood Glamour era, then the 1960s. Today, halo diamond engagement rings are all the rage again—and the perfect way to celebrate your love in style.
Celebrities With Halo Engagement Rings
Halo engagement rings remain a popular choice for the rich and famous. Here are a few celebrities who have opted for this style.
Olivia Wilde — Comedian Jason Sudeikis proposed to Olivia with a unique ring that featured a striking halo of emeralds. The vibrant green of the emeralds complement the stunning center diamond, which is a classic round shape.
Jennifer Hudson — When Jennifer and David Otunga got engaged in 2008, he gifted her a gorgeous double halo engagement ring with a split pavé band. The round-cut, 5-carat diamond especially shines with the extra ring of tiny sparklers surrounding it.
Kelly Rowland — Hubby Tim Witherspoon proposed with a cushion-cut halo engagement ring in December 2013. The trendy ring features a 6-carat diamond set in a platinum and micropavé halo.
Amy Adams — Worth approximately $20,000, Darren Le Gallo’s gift to Amy is one for the books. The 1-carat, round diamond rests in a French-set halo on a platinum band. A completely colorless center is highlighted by the mass of surrounding diamonds.
Nicole Richie — Joel Madden’s stylish spouse wears a vintage octagonal diamond engagement ring. The unique gift features a round, center diamond set in a large halo with eight sides, harkening back to the geometric style of the Art Deco era.
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