The diamond halo has been the top engagement ring trend for a decade now. It’s been around so long that we’ve seen lots of variations: double halos, large-gem halos, and cushion-shaped halos are some of the most popular. But there’s a new halo on the rise among directional designers and, unlike all the others, it’s all about metal, not gems.
The metal halo surrounds the center gem in a frame of gold: plain or ornate, textured or gem studded, it provides the drama of a diamond halo but with a fresh new look. It’s not surprising that the trend started in innovative new bridal collections like Erika Winters, Sofia Kaman, Laurence Bruynickx, and Megan Thorne, who have also sparked the trend for yellow gold settings. Will it spread to traditional bridal companies? Ask the Eight Ball. Or wait until Vegas next year. But all signs point to yes.
From the blue kimberlite pipes of Botswana to the red carpet of the Oscars, Cheryl Kremkow has enjoyed every minute of her front-row seat to the world’s most fascinating business. She has covered gems and jewelry for media around the world for 25 years. Her company Citrine Media specializes in branding, trend forecasting, content strategy, and online media.