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Wednesday, Apr 05 2023

Princess Cut Halo Engagement Rings for Modern Brides

Written by Macy Taylor

Princess Cut Halo Engagement Rings for Modern Brides

As a modern bride, you want an engagement ring that reflects your unique style and personality. You want something that stands out, makes a statement, and captures your love story's essence. That's where princess cut halo engagement rings come to your rescue! With their sparkling diamonds, intricate details & timeless appeal, these rings perfectly blend classic and contemporary styles. Whether you're looking for something simple and elegant or bold and glamorous, there's always a princess cut with halo designed to match your individuality. So if you're ready to make a statement and celebrate your love in style, read on to discover everything you need to know about these stunning rings!


History of Princess Cut Engagement Rings

The princess cut engagement ring design is a relatively new style in the world of diamond engagement rings. It was created in the early 1980s by Betzalel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz, two renowned diamond cutters from Israel. Betzalel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz set out to create a diamond cut that combined the best aspects of both the round brilliant and the emerald cut. They wanted a square or rectangular diamond with the same brilliance and fire as a round brilliant. After much experimentation, they developed the princess cut with 58 facets and pointed corners.

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Before the evolution of the princess cut, the most popular diamond shapes for engagement rings were the round brilliant and emerald cuts. While the round brilliant cut had existed for centuries and remained a classic choice for years, the emerald cut came into vogue in the 1920s and 1930s. The princess cut was an instant success particularly in the United States, where it quickly became one of the most popular diamond shapes for engagement rings. Its modern, contemporary look and brilliant sparkle made it a favorite among brides-to-be.

Even today, the halo princess cut design is very popular for engagement rings, especially among those who prefer a sophisticated look. It is often set in a solitaire style but can also be set with accent stones or in a halo setting. The princess cut is a versatile and timeless diamond shape that will remain a popular choice in years to come.

Celebs Adorning Princess Cut Halo Engagement Rings 

From Hollywood A-listers to everyday romantics, everyone has adored the timeless allure of princess cuts with halo to radiate glamor, sparkle & luster in perfect measure. Here are two examples of famous celebrities who have chosen to wear princess cut halo engagement rings to flaunt their styles.

Samira Wiley: Samira’s engagement ring features a princess cut diamond set in a halo of smaller diamonds on a platinum band.

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi: The reality TV star's engagement ring features a princess cut diamond set in a halo of smaller diamonds on a white gold band.

Things to Look Out for when Choosing a Princess Cut Halo Engagement Ring 

When choosing a princess cut with a halo engagement ring, several important factors must be considered to ensure that you select the perfect ring for your partner. Here are some things to keep in mind:

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Quality of the Center Diamond: The center diamond is the star of the show in a halo engagement ring, so it is important to choose a high-quality diamond that is cut for maximum brilliance and fire.

Size of the Center Diamond: The size of the center diamond will greatly impact the overall look and feel of the ring, so consider your partner's preferences and your budget when selecting a diamond size.

Halo Design: Halo engagement rings come in various designs, so consider whether you prefer a classic or contemporary look or whether you want a simple or more intricate design.

Metal Type: The choice of the metal color can change the overall appearance of your ring. Pick from various metal colors such as white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, or platinum according to your budget and taste.

Accent Diamonds: Accent diamonds in halo engagement rings may vary in shape and size. If you want, you can go for smaller round diamonds or larger princess cut diamonds for added sparkle.

Setting Type: The ring's setting will impact how the diamond sits on the finger and how much it will stand out. Choose between a high or low setting that appeals most to you. 

Lifestyle: Consider your partner's lifestyle and daily activities when choosing a ring. If they lead an active lifestyle, you may choose a ring with a more secure setting to prevent the diamond from getting loose. Considering these factors will help you in selecting a beautiful engagement ring that suits your partner's choices and personality.

Take a look at these beautiful halo rings and find some inspiration for your perfect engagement ring:

Lumina Halo Diamond Eternity Ring

The Lumina diamond ring shining bright with a circular halo adorned in a pavé of studded diamonds, envelopes a solitaire that ascends from its core. Straight and meticulously crafted prongs offer ample protection to hold the solitaire in steadfast poise. As if reaching for the heavens, a V-shaped basket elevates the halo and central solitaire, creating a heightened profile that is nothing short of breathtaking!

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Atria Secret Double Halo Ring

This remarkable piece features a solitaire diamond cradled in a four-claw prong basket that offers protection and enhancement to the centerpiece. But that's not all - this ring boasts two hidden halos studded with diamonds, creating a floating illusion that mesmerizes the eyes when viewed from the front profile. The band itself is a work of art with a series of pavé diamonds adorning the top and outer walls, running halfway down the sides of the shank. 

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Amarya Secret Double Halo Ring

The Amarya halo ring is crafted to captivate all gazes, boasting a solitaire diamond that emulates the radiance of the sun ascending amidst a halo of studded diamonds. With its dazzling design, the Amarya diamond ring conceals not one but two halos beyond the surface of its pavé adornment. Its band tapers as it draws closer to the center with diamonds set in a pavé-style embellishment that runs halfway down either side of the ring. 

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The list is endless, but we can surely conclude that the Princess Cut Halo Engagement Rings are a perfect choice for modern brides who desire a timeless yet contemporary design.

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