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Hidden halo engagement ring designs

A few of our favorite engagement rings featuring hidden halos

Updated November 8, 2022

Halos are one of the most popular features requested when designing an engagement ring, but that doesn’t mean they are all created equal. While a traditional halo surrounds the center stone and is visible from the top, a hidden halo is a circle of gems hidden underneath the stone! A hidden halo (or two) can be the perfect option for those who want to add a subtle touch of sparkle. We love a peekaboo embellishment — hidden halos take it to the next level! Sneak a peek at a few of our favorites below (get it?)!


Designing our first hidden halo engagement ring was like doing a beautiful puzzle — our customer came to us with all the pieces but didn’t know how to fit them together. Josiah wanted a ring that featured an emerald cut center stone coupled with sapphires to celebrate Anna’s birthstone. We paired two tapered baguette cut blue sapphires with an emerald cut moissanite center stone. Also requested was a pavé band (similar to her grandmother’s band) and a hidden halo of moissanite, as a special surprise.


Bling, bling, and more bling! The large oval cut morganite center stone of this engagement ring makes a beautifully bold statement. Not to be outdone, the double pavé rose gold band brings twice the bling — the knife-edge style band creates two sloping sides that are just begging to be encrusted with a double dose of diamonds. But it doesn’t end there! A hidden halo of diamonds sits snugly around the pavilion of the center stone — you can never have too much sparkle!


Our next husband-to-be was after an engagement ring with a minimalist design, but that certainly didn’t mean it would lack sparkle! The radiant cut moissanite center stone is stunningly set against a simple yellow gold band. We served up an extra serving of sparkle with a subtle hidden halo of moissanite accents tucked away under the center stone.


We will always love the glacial feel of a sapphire and diamond pairing. Trust us, there are diamonds in this engagement ring! The deep blue princess cut center stone is turned strikingly kite-set on a simple platinum band. A handful of glistening diamonds sit around the gallery in a hidden halo to complete this icy blue and white ring.


At first glance this engagement ring looks like a simple (but stunning) diamond solitaire with a yellow gold pavé band, which is exactly what the bride-to-be asked for. She also wanted a touch of her favorite color, purple, but where to put that? Hidden, of course! We added a hidden halo of amethyst accents around the gallery as well as lining up the prongs. Bet you didn’t see that coming!


When you have a center stone as eye-catching as this pear cut diamond beauty, why wouldn’t you embellish it? Alysha wanted to keep the band of her engagement ring simple to allow the center stone to shine. A hidden halo of diamond accents surrounds the teardrop gem, with even more diamonds running up the prongs to enhance the elongated shape.


Our final fiancé-to-be came to us with double hidden halo and pavé inspiration — but in color! We brought the vision to life with a stunning princess cut blue topaz center stone, carrying the natural hue through to the pavé rose gold band with alternating topaz and peridot accents. Below the center stone sits not one, but two hidden halos of sparkling diamonds.

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