Hidden Halo Vs. Pave Wrap Engagement Ring
Choosing an engagement ring is such an overwhelming task especially with all these styles of the rings around! Feeling the #chills? 😏 Well, I am more of a half glass full person so let me show you the other perspective at least you have narrowed it to halo rings! Bravo. 👏 Now, tiger, when it comes to a halo engagement ring, there are single halo, double halo, triple halo, or even a hidden halo ring.
I know the world of engagement rings is so large – that one can simply get lost in all the metal types, styles, designs, settings, gems, etc. But with me by your side, it's going to be like walking on the clouds. Hop on! 😎
To make it much easier for you, I am going to discuss hidden halo and pave wrap settings side by side so that you can have a clearer view of both.
Pave Wrap and Hidden Halo are two characteristics of the engagement ring designs. They both get placed around the setting of the main stone. It's very common to find some rings that carry both of these characteristics in their designs.
I added some infographics to point exactly on their differences. I'll add some pictures to show these designs separately as well as mixed together.
💍How Does a Hidden Halo Engagement Ring Look Like? 💍
Now, Hidden Halo, as the name suggests, is the style of the engagement ring, where there is a halo present but cannot be seen from the top. You have to take a deep closer look from the sides to notice it! 💁
Mostly the hidden halo is under the setting of the stone, encircling it and giving it a precisely sleek look.💍 Most of the time the small stones on a regular halo face upward and the culet point downward. But the stones on a hidden halo face the sides of the ring and the culet points towards the center of the ring.
Keep in mind that the belt shaped hidden halo can be placed anywhere around the ring. Sometimes it can be placed at the top near the surface of the ring.
And at times you can find the hidden halo at the lowest part of the setting on the bridge where the roundness of the shank touches her finger.
Note that there's multiple types of hidden halo engagement rings. As a rule of thumb, to verify if a ring is considered a hidden halo you should see if the size of the donut shape halo itself passes the center stone or not. Or look for the direction which the small stones are facing. If they face side ways then it's a hidden halo.
Hidden Halo rings are perfect for those women who want their ring to have a smart and sleek look, with a very sophisticated design. It’s like glitter only a wearer can see! Ooh, dreamy, right?😍 Man, it’s perfect for your girl if she prefers decent and simple style over glam.
Hidden Halo ring are currently on trend. They're getting much more popular than normal halo engagement rings.
💍Elaine’s take on - Why exist, if hidden?!💍
Many people love Hidden Halo designs but don't know what's the point of it and why it's being hidden. The point of Hidden Halo is to hide that it's a halo. The fact is that hidden haloes are a hidden way to add size to your center stone. Hidden haloes make your center stone appear larger at least bigger than what you'd guess. Unlike a regular halo, a hidden halo ring will sparkle from all of the sides that you look at it. Because the table(face) of the small stones are towards the sides of the ring.
I remember once my colleague, when showing us her ring and explaining its characteristics, was asked by another male colleague why a hidden halo if no one can see it. She smiled and told him that the hidden halo in her ring is ‘for her’, not for the world to see.
It is there to make her feel good and happy. She likes halos, but she didn’t want to ruin the classy vintage look of her moissanite engagement ring. That is when she came up with the idea of adding a hidden halo to her ring, to which her husband agreed. It’s there for her enjoyment, as she can say she has a halo ring now! And I cannot agree more with her. The hidden halos are really not for showing people off, but for the girl herself.
💍What's Pave Wrap Engagement Ring?💍
Basically if the outside of the prongs of your ring have stones on them, then it's a pave wrap. Remember that most pave wrap engagement rings also carry a halo or a hidden halo with them. Or in other words, pave wrap is usually a ring setting that is full of small stones around it to the point where there's no more space left.
In this example you see a trellis halo engagement ring that is wrapped by pave. On some particular designs like this one, there's not much of a space on the prongs, so the wrap gets placed on the sides of your engagement ring where it's possible.
The stone setting can have single, double or triple pave wraps or haloes too. It's when we wrap the stone setting with micro pave. That's why we call it "pave wrap". It depends upon the amount of twinkle she likes and your custom design though. In my opinion the more sparkle the better! 😎
✨Adam’s Quest for the Never-Enough-Sparkle!✨
My neighbor, Adam, who is also a very good friend of mine, when planning to propose to his girlfriend, asked me to help him.
So the search and detective mode begins! 🕵️♀️🕵️♂️He told me how his girl likes everything extra sparkly, which was the main confusion point for him, as he does not know how much sparkle is enough sparkle for the ring to make her girl happy. He was looking for bigger stones that might make the ring flashier and shinier. That was when I intervened, and suggested pave wrap rings!
He, of course, didn’t know what I was talking about. So, we went through our collections and after much consideration, picked out a very beautiful 5 carat radiant cut diamond ring with pave wrap and vintage shank. Thankfully, his girl loved the extra glistening on her ring. And I truly agree that there is no such thing as enough sparkle! ✨
But if you know she would want something more scintillating on her finger and if her jewelry collection is screaming that out loud, but at the same time she wouldn’t want a very huge stone. Then definitely search for a pave wrap engagement ring. That will do the trick! 😌
Check out a video full of hidden haloes and pave wrap engagement rings.
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