Hidden Halo Engagement Rings Buying Guide
The Jewelry market place is always evolving, following the need of customers to find something new and exciting. While the concept of Halo Engagement Rings has long been established as a household name, a rising trend that seems to only grow bigger is the concept of a Hidden Halo Engagement Ring, which offers a unique experience to the eyes. This stylish and elegant rendition of the traditional approach to Halo designs is incredibly fascinating, and we feel that it deserves its own detailed explanation and buying guide to help our readers.
In this guide we’ll help you delve deeper into the concept of what Hidden Halo Engagement Rings actually are, what makes them special, and tips on how to make an educated purchase if you choose to do os, ensuring your satisfaction for years to come.
What Makes the Hidden Halo Diamond Engagement Ring so Special?
Part of the charm of the hidden halo design stems from its changes based on the viewer’s perspective. Most noticeably, when viewed from above, the design looks to be simple, although remarkably beautiful, solitaire ring. However, from other perspectives looking at it from any other angle showcases the remarkable luxurious Halo design that is so popular today.
What is the Secret Behind The Hidden Halo Ring Design?
What helps achieve the concept of the hidden halo is the different settings and their location compared to the classic halo ring, showcasing the halo underneath the center stone, as opposed to the frame like structure around the classic design, it is slightly below the main piece giving it a stunning base structure.
What are the Benefits of a Hidden Halo Design?
Subtle yet Remarkable
Unlike the traditional halo, the hidden halo design does not attempt to change the overall look of your main center stone, but add a subtle yet luxurious sparkle from its sides as opposed to the constant grandiose look of the original that some may deem overwhelming.
Makes your Center Diamond Appear Larger
Whereas traditional halo ring designs surround the center diamond, hidden halo actually raises it which makes it appear larger.
Different Hidden Halo Engagement Ring Designs
The sophistication of the hidden halo concept has allowed jewelers to craft some incredibly stunning designs. Below are some of the most sought after, as well as some innovative designs.
Mix Metal Hidden Halo Rings
The halo ring design, especially the hidden one allows the incredibly creative and stunning option of mixing precious metals. Whereas other rings cannot pull this off, the intricate and rich nature of the halo enables to do so with great success, with a seamless transition from the surrounding ring having one precious metal, and a separate precious metal for the halo itself. Some examples of this include combining 18k Yellow gold for the surrounding ring, and using platinum for the prong settings that protect and keep the ring itself in place. Another popular choice is a White Gold Ring
Hidden Halo Diamond Engagement Rings with Pavé Settings
An additional method of enriching halo ring designs is adorning the ring itself with paved diamond settings, which adds even more flashiness to it. The paved diamond design is another opportunity for the implementation of even a richer mixture of metals.
Knots and other intricate options for Halos
Another highly sought after option when it comes to Pave settings is the Micro Pavé. As you may have guessed it has gotten its name from how small each individual piece is. Each piece is smaller than 0.1 points of carats (with the exception of the center stone), but contain more pieces, or more rows than your normal pave settings. The small size of each piece allows the jeweler to place each one in closer proximity to one another, and the result is extremely stunning, making the entirety of the ring appear as if it was made of diamonds. Micro Pave settings are an incredibly rewarding choice results wise, especially when done by true artists, but while the diamonds themselves are very inexpensive compared to standard sizes, it does take more hours of work to create them, which could result in them being more expensive than some of the other types of Pave Settings on the list.
Bright Cut Pave
An old-time classic that is still being used today, which also goes by the name of Channel settings. A predecessor of today’s modern pave settings, which remains a beloved choice to this day, especially when used in vintage and antique style designs. As opposed to the U or V-Shaped settings that are used in modern times, the use of the traditional, much more visible metal beads with melee diamonds, most often round cuts. Besides the vintage, or antique appeal that the Bright Cut Pave can deliver on, the metal frames, while more obvious to the observers, are also an added security and durability, helping to prevent damage to individual pieces.
Twist Pave Settings
While not exactly a unique method of positioning or setting the individual stones into place, the concept of Twisted, or Split Shank Ring Design combined with Pave settings is a match made in heaven. Most commonly you would see the Paved Diamonds combined with a Criss Cross type of Twist Ring, but it can also work well in what is known as an East to West type of entanglement.
Frequently Asked Question About Pave Diamonds
Below you will find some of the most frequent questions asked by us at Ava Diamonds regarding Pave Settings, as well as other places online where we felt did not address the questions properly or in enough detail.
Can Pave Diamond Rings be Resized?
Getting the absolute accurate measurements of you or your loved one’s finer size is extremely crucial when it comes to rings with pave settings. Why? Due to the relatively small-sized diamonds implemented in pave settings, and especially when opting for micro pave settings, resizing is a remarkably difficult task, especially since the prongs that put each diamond in place are in proportion to the size of the diamonds. Some exceptions exist within those pave settings that implement diamonds partially, and not throughout the entirety of the ring, but even then, it could prove costly, and would only be achieved with a high-level artisan.
How do Jewelers Create Pave Ring Settings?
Choosing a reputable jeweler is always something that we recommend, but this is especially the case when it comes to Pave Rings, as they require true artistry. The attention to care required to create the desired effect from the pave, combined with ensuring a sustainable, and safe housing for each piece is crucial.
Generally speaking, pave rings can involve drilling or embedding holes of various shapes depending on the particular style of pave you chose, right into the band of the ring, and using small prongs within to support and secure the diamonds placed inside. The more detail required of the jeweler, for example if there are multiple rows of micro paves, the more skilled the jeweler you choose has to be.
What Are the Differences Between Pave and Micro Pave Settings?
Both the Classic Pavé, and The Micro-Pavéare stunning in their own right, but there are some noticeable differences.
The Micro Pave, as its name, hints at implements even smaller individual diamonds compared to the classic, lower than .01 cts.
As a result, a significantly larger amount of diamonds can surround the ring, and less visible prongs are needed to secure each stone. However, this can potentially make the Micro-Pavé much more delicate and gentle and should be taken into consideration.