Bling it on! Circle your center stone with a twinkling diamond halo.
It's easy to understand why so many brides-to-be are clamoring for halo settings: Not only do halo engagement rings add that extra something to your center stone, but the special setting also creates the illusion of a larger size, and, of course adds even more sparkle to your all-important piece of bridal bling.
And while halo has become a universally popular engagement-ring style, the look comes in all different shapes and sizes. If you have an affinity towards modern styles, consider a sleek bezel-set row of diamonds encircling a classic round-cut stone. While there are also a good number of vintage-inspired oval and asscher-cut halos, contemporary brides looking for something traditional but trendy will love the cushion-cut halos set in a pavé band. Boho brides will probably gravitate towards something more unique like a mosaic-set halo surrounding a marquise or emerald-cut stone. If you're a glam girl, go for a double or even triple halo to pile on even more bling.
Since these styles are one of the most popular engagement ring settings amongst engaged girls, a slew of vendors carry a large variety of halos — from larger distributors like De Beers, Tiffany and Kwiat to more indie jewelers like Single Stone, Mociun, or Megan Thorne.
Ready to find your dream engagement ring with a halo setting? Click through the slideshow to see 75 bridal jewels complete with the special (and sparkly) setting.Illustration: Christina Park