The Halo Effect

Jeffrey M. Bertman
Graduate Gemologist

No matter what the budget, we always seem to want a diamond that is bigger than we can afford. For those wanting to get the most value and excitement for the money spent, there is the “halo setting,” which visually optimizes the look of any diamond. This setting first became popular in engagement and bridal jewelry after World War I, when the bold and opulent Art Deco aesthetic arose as a reaction to wartime hardship. Halo settings feature a single large center diamond surrounded by a border of smaller stones, which serve to visually expand the look of the central diamond. In effect, the THE HALO EFFECT halo setting tricks the eye into believing that the diamond is larger than it actually is. Enhance or create the perfect engagement ring with a custom diamond halo setting.

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