Previously in this space, we’re discussed the resurgent popularity of halo jewelry in general. That trend runs particularly through engagement rings and for a very specific reason: halo settings make the central stones look larger. If you’ve got a quarter-, third-, or half-carat diamond, a halo setting can visually double the size, or more. And who doesn’t want to do that? This advantage, combined with the beauty of the halo setting, makes this style second only to the classic solitaire as a favorite choice among brides-to-be.
Most frequently, the halo setting is seen with an unadorned band (i.e. not eternity or half-eternity) and surrounding a princess or cushion-cut stone. Some rings even feature double or triple halos, which can make that center stone look even larger (though springing for all those extra diamonds might mean the money is better spent on a larger center stone to start with); you’re not likely to see anything beyond three when you shop for engagement rings in Fort Lauderdale.
So engaged women, wanting as much bling as they can manage, will choose stones on the band as well, but that does make for difficulty with resizing, and can also look cluttered when paired with a halo setting, as opposed to a solitaire.
When set in white gold or platinum—which they most often are—halos create a glittering white-on-white effect. But fans of yellow gold needn’t despair; it’s an equally viable option as are two-tone settings that might also employ rose gold. As with buying any jewelry in the South Florida region, browse pawn shops to see what you like, and when you visit National Pawn and Jewelry, let us show you what we have, and feel free to ask questions.