Like Taylor Swift before them, are the darlings of the bridal jewelry world facing public backlash? No receipts here, just plenty of alternatives. I’ve heard your cries, and I’m here today with some no halo engagement ring eye candy. But first, a disclaimer, as is the custom of the internet in 2016.
Loving halos doesn’t make you a bad person.
And more and more brides are opting out of that outer circle, wishing and #hinthinting instead at scaled back design, or more intricate bands with a solitaire, or even my own personal favorite, three stone engagement rings. There’s no wrong way to rock the no halo engagement ring! And really, the whole wide world of wedding rings spans so much further than “just” solitaires. So I hope to show you a few no halo engagement ring alternatives today, and I would love if you’d link to some of your own personal faves in the comments – tumblr, Pinterest, Insta, wherever. Show me what you’re obsessing over lately!
First up, photographic evidence that no halo engagement rings are NOT cookie cutter! Just because you don’t want a halo doesn’t mean you’re relegated to sleek, simple, solitaires. This modern solitaire tilts a rose gold band sideways and intertwines it with a diamond rose gold twist and a bold white gold bypass for a fresh, futuristic ring unlike any other.
This Gabriel & Co. bridal set keeps things a bit more traditional with a three stone setting, featuring tapered shanks and channel set diamonds that add .33ctw to the white gold ring.
Ahh ovals! If you want a pretty traditional solitaire, but just a tad different, look no further than the oval. It’s more striking than the (gorgeous, but popular) cushion cut so it’ll have people doing double takes at your hand. Add a unique band – like a reverse split shank, a traditional split shank, or the diamond rope in rose gold – from A. Jaffe and you’re all set.
If you really do want a traditional solitaire, but you need just a little something extra, a stand-out gallery is your best bet. This is where you can tuck away secret, special touches like diamond pavé, floral design, and open, light enhancing architecture.
I mean. It’s Tacori, what did you expect? Check out the uniquely set diamonds in the band, then look at the profile perspective. See those platinum crescents? They’re set with even more diamonds. Ditto for the entirety of the prongs and gallery. Swoon.
These two Gabriel & Co. rings aren’t on the DBRL website yet, so I will update them when they are. They’re currently on a girls’ trip to Portugal and Cinque Terre, so you can’t really blame them. Especially not when they present #LifeGoals #RingGoals and #BFFGoals all in one pic. And nary a halo in sight.
I’d like to close with these particular no halo engagement ring settings for a reason. These are all Tacori engagement rings, from the Pretty in Pink and Tacori Gold collections. Those lines take the most popular Tacori engagement ring designs from across all their collections – Sculpted Crescent, Classic Crescent, Dantela, etc. – and give them the Midas touch. They’re warm and bold, and updating them in a different color metal immediately differentiates them from their platinum and white gold cousins. But let’s also pay attention to the bands here. I love the top, Ribbon collection rose gold ring and they way it embraces the center diamond. The two solitaires with Sculpted Crescent diamond bands take something very classic – the big, lone diamond on a thin band – and update it with texture. AND THEN you get to play mix and match with literally any Tacori wedding ring – your stack will still be perfect – and you have a totally unique look all your own.
I think I need a moment to recover. Leave your favorites in the comments!