Put a Ring On It
The halo setting is oh-so-heavenlyand among the hottest trends in engagement rings this year.
The fact that you have your heart set on an engagement ring with a halo setting (several stones wrapped around a center solitaire) has nothing to do with the “hugging” pave stones that make the center stone appear larger. Please! You’re a hopeless romantic. You love its vintage vibe, and the meaning behind the unbroken circle: unity. Lucky for you, it seems designers are just as sold on the style’s romantic symbolism, as they’ve been fashioning countless variations as of late—fl ip-fl opping colored and clear stones as the piéce de résistance. Donned by celebs and duchesses alike, the look works with a slim or statement band, and complements a wedding of any caliber—even a “simple affair” with swans. You’re a fan of their “love and fi delity” connotation, of course. Emily Ring, 14-karat white gold with micro-pave halo, Mavrík Fine Jewelry & Diamonds, 200 S. Kirkwood Rd., 314.909.6818.  Diamond Ring custom made by Décor Interiors & Jewelry, 13476 Olive Street Rd., Chesterfi eld, 314.434.4022.  Tiffany Bezet diamond ring with pave diamond setting in platinum, Tiffany & Co., 64 Plaza Frontenac, 314.692.2255.  Designer Engagement Ring with cushion-cut center diamond, surrounded by round and trapezoid-cut diamonds, Diamond & Jewelry Brokers, 473 Lafayette Center, 636.391.6622.  Jenni’s Engagement Ring, 14-karat white gold custom design by Mavrík Fine Jewelry & Diamonds, 200 S. Kirkwood Rd., 314.909.6818.  Tiffany Legacy diamond ring in platinum, Tiffany & Co., 64 Plaza Frontenac, 314.692.2255.
Photo credit: Ring images courtesy of jewelry companies.