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In a world where we're all pretty much obsessed with sparkle, engagement rings have evolved from traditional single-stone solitaire to trendsetting styles with a myriad of different design elements. But one of our absolute favorite elements to climb the ladder of popularity lately is the hidden halo engagement ring.

This sleek, stylish, and somewhat surprising twist on a classic has our hearts aflutter, sparking conversations the jewelry world over as to just how far we can take this look, and whether or not it's here to stay. But what is a hidden halo and do you even want one? Let's get into it.

GOODSTONE Thin + Simple Solitaire Engagement Ring With Oval Cut Diamond with a hidden halo

Say hello the hidden halo, seen on our Thin + Simple Solitaire Engagement Ring With Oval Cut Diamond.

What is a Hidden Halo Engagement Ring?

Sure, a dazzling diamond center stone will steal any show. But what if there's more to the story? Let's start with a classic halo engagement ring. You probably know it well. It's a ring style that surrounds your center stone with a solid ring of smaller diamonds, all facing upwards so you see everything from the top. It adds unprecedented sparkle to the overall look of your engagement ring as well as adding visual size to your center diamond in a trick of the eye.

A hidden halo engagement ring, on the other hand, is a bit more coy. Unlike its halo counterparts that wear their diamonds on their sleeves, so to speak, the hidden halo conceals its sparkle beneath the main attraction. The smaller accent stones, instead of creating an upward-facing ring around your center stone, are set into the side gallery of your diamond's setting, so that they are tucked just under the edge of your center diamond, facing outwards. More viewable from the side of the ring that from the top.

Think of it as the secret sauce of engagement rings—a subtle addition that adds depth, dimension, and a dash of intrigue to the classic solitaire setting. It's the kind of detail that invites a double take, leaving admirers wondering, "What's the secret behind that sparkle?"

GOODSTONE Thin and Simple Solitaire Engagement Rings

The hidden halo, a discreet touch that infuses depth, dimension, and a hint of mystique into the timeless solitaire setting.

Why Would You Want Secret Sparkle?

Well, it's not that secret. A hidden halo engagement ring will shine from all angles, you see. When the ring is on your hand, the hidden halo itself will be very visible to you, as you are often seeing the sides and edges and all their brilliance. Unlike a classic halo, though, it's definitely a more soft, subtle look to an engagement ring design.

While a hidden halo engagement ring is quite versatile, working with nearly any center diamond shape, it does have its limitations. A hidden halo technically needs to have a metal gallery bar that supports the prongs of your setting, to set the accent stones into. It can be a single halo or double hidden halo if you want to go all out and add two rows of diamonds. Adding a hidden halo can be done to many engagement ring styles and our design team will help you come up with different hidden halo designs to suit your personal style.

GOODSTONE Thin + Simple Solitaire Engagement Ring With Oval Cut Diamond and North South Half Bezel Solitaire Engagement Ring With Marquise Cut Diamond.

Subtle, yet so charming seen on our North South Half Bezel Solitaire Engagement Ring With Marquise Cut Diamond and the Thin + Simple Solitaire Engagement Ring With Oval Cut Diamond.

Updating a Simple Solitaire Diamond Ring

Take, for instance, our popular Thin and Simple Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring. It's easy-wear, no fuss, no muss. And it can be set with any diamond shape you like... an oval diamond... a radiant cut... you do you. While this jaw-dropping solitaire is made to keep all eyes on your center stone shape, affixed to a barely-there band, we absolutely love it when couples add a hidden halo design to the look.

While the center stone appears to float on your hand, with its delicate claw prong setting, the magic happens with a hidden halo tucked just under the edge. It adds subtle brilliance and elegant beauty to your solitaire without detracting from the overall simplicity of the look.

You can also do a hidden halo on either a classically north-south set stone (that runs vertical, or parallel to your finger), or on an east-west setting where the center stone is turned 90 degrees to sit horizontally across your hand.

GOODSTONE North South Half Bezel Solitaire Engagement Ring With Marquise Cut Diamond

Add a pop of sparkle to any solitaire you desire, like our, North South Half Bezel Solitaire Engagement Ring With Marquise Cut Diamond.

GOODSTONE Thin + Simple Solitaire Engagement Ring With Elongated Radiant Cut Diamond

Radiance is bliss with the hidden halo featured on our Thin + Simple Solitaire Engagement Ring With Elongated Radiant Cut Diamond.

Taking it Up a Notch

For a fresh, light take on the classic solitaire diamond engagement ring, we have designed a compass-point solitaire, with prongs placed strategically at the North, South, East, and Western points just like a compass. With any carat weight or diamond shape, you can select this unique look and turn it into a hidden halo engagement ring setting.

If you prefer a more elaborate look but still want to incorporate a hidden halo into it, we love it on our Starfire Engagement Ring. A bit of celestial beauty, this engagement ring features side accent stones for extra sparkle scattered down the band, and the addition of hidden diamonds adds even more brilliance and light to the overall look.

You could even add a hidden halo to your traditional halo engagement ring, doubling up on the overall theme for diamonds from all different angles. Not so hidden, then, is it? Really, the point is that you can create your hidden halo ring to be (almost) anything you like. As long as it's technically viable.

GOODSTONE Starfire Engagement Ring with Oval Cut Diamond

Indulge in refined sophistication with our Starfire Engagement Ring with Oval Cut Diamond, adorned with concealed halo diamonds to enhance its celestial allure.

GOODSTONE  Starfire Engagement Ring with Oval Cut Diamond

A side profile of the, Starfire Engagement Ring with Oval Cut Diamond, showing off the stunning hidden halo.

Crafted for the Modern Couple

Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all engagement rings. Of trends that you'll see on every finger of every couple. Instead, today's couples are after personalization, creativity, and a touch of flair in their jewelry choices. Modern hidden halo rings cater to the discerning tastes of couples who seek something beyond the ordinary—a ring that reflects their unique style and love story in a way that's a bit more subtle rather than screaming.

Whether you choose natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds, or colored gemstones for your engagement ring, adding hidden halos to the look creates a major moment that's all about your love story and a promise of forever.

Explore our collection of exceptional quality engagement rings, hidden halo engagement rings, and more, to discover your own inspiration. Or reach out to our team to customize your hidden halo engagement ring today.

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