In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the basics on oval cut diamond halo designs for engagement rings and other jewelry pieces. These are some of the most popular stone formats on today’s diamond market, combining both modern and traditional elements to create a beautiful, appealing aesthetic.
At 2 Brothers Mattress, we’re proud to help you locate any size, shape, cut and color of diamond you’re interested in, including oval cut diamonds. Many of our clients gravitate toward the oval cut diamond and the halo design due to the way they maximize the space on the hand, often allowing for a less expensive center stone to be purchased without impacting the appearance negatively whatsoever. Here’s a look at a few additional halo or halo-inspired oval cut styles some buyers look toward, plus whether they might be the perfect choice for your next diamond ring purchase.
For those looking for a somewhat intricate design to go along with their oval cut diamond, what’s known as the “cathedral” style is often a great choice. This option involves the band for the ring sweeping up to connect itself to the halo, which differs from most halo floating-style settings that don’t connect these two areas.
This connection leads to a bridge of sorts under the basket that holds the primary stone. In addition to looking a bit more intricate, this style also increases support for the basket without changing its height, plus allows you to add additional detail to the diamond itself.
Another relatively complex oval cut diamond design is the three-row pave band, which involves a double-edged halo (check back to part one for more on this style) attached to a three-row pave band that’s visible from the normal top view as well as each side. This style does require a thicker band to allow for all these additional diamonds, so you should keep this in mind when purchasing. It’s one of the highest-sparkle designs available in this realm.
Finally, for those looking to simplify a bit, the plain band option is an excellent choice. It’s minimalist and doesn’t overdo things on the shine side, plus helps make the center stone look extremely large due to contrasting. These looks are also perfect for those who have worn a more complex ring design in the past and have not found it comfortable – this design is one of the simplest and most comfortable out there, also great for anyone with finger issues.
For more on various oval cut diamond halo styles you might consider, or to learn about any of our jewelry appraisals or other diamond jewelry services, speak to the staff at AAA Jewelers today.