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Halo Engagement Rings

Hand holding flowers showing off a halo engagement ring from KAY
Infographic showing difference between a solitaire, halo and three stone ring

What is a Halo Ring?

Traditionally, a halo engagement ring features a frame of smaller stones that surround a larger center stone. Diamonds are the most popular stones used in halo rings, but gemstones are also an option if you're looking for something more unique and colorful. Many love the halo style because of its ability to enlarge the look of the center stone. A high-carat diamond can look even larger, and a smaller stone can look much bigger with a halo. There are a few things to consider with this gorgeous design to find the ring that's right for you.

Things to Consider

GIF of halo engagement rings with different center stones


A halo can add a bold look to a fancy-shaped center stone. Shapes with defined points, like pear and marquise, are softened when wrapped in a halo. While any shape of stone works in the center, a round-cut stone is the most popular choice for perfect symmetry.

Halo engagement ring with a morganite gemstone center from KAY


A white diamond paired with more white diamonds is a classic look. But a color diamond or gemstone is an exciting alternative for the center stone. Another unique option is to use color diamonds or gems to form a gorgeous halo around a white diamond center.

A halo engagement ring shown in white gold, rose gold, yellow gold and two-tone


Like white diamonds, white gold is a popular choice for halo engagement rings. The color of the metal complements the diamonds and can make them appear larger. Depending the color of your diamonds or gems, yellow, rose gold and two-tone are gorgeous options.

Create Your Own

If you can’t find the right design or want something extra special, creating your own halo ring is easy. Our online program guides you through the process as you select each element of the ring. Begin with the diamond shape – round, princess, cushion, or oval – and then choose carat weight and quality, setting, metal type, and more. You can even customize your ring with an engraving, and add a matching wedding band, too.


Halo engagement ring from the Now & Forever bridal collection at KAY

Elegance meets affordability with stunning halo engagement rings from the Now and Forever collection.

Neil Lane halo engagement ring from KAY

Neil Lane offers gorgeous vintage-inspired halo engagement rings with a touch of Hollywood glamor.

Halo engagement ring from the Adrianna Papell bridal collection at KAY

Featuring beautifully intricate designs, she’ll love the sophistication of a halo engagement ring by Adrianna Papell.

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