This is a type of ring setting in which a center stone is framed by smaller stones. These surrounding stones highlight the center stone and make the ring look brighter.
In a halo ring, the additional stones are not placed around the center stone, but rather below it to make a base in which the center stone will sit. From above, the stone appears even more brilliant as the smaller stones bolster the amount of light being reflected from the ring as a whole.
Although a more traditional setting, the halo setting has never gone out of style. It is particularly appealing because it makes the center stone look bigger.
It is possible that a jeweler can remove the halo from a ring if the wearer wants to opt for a different type of setting.
Because the diamonds within the halo are quite small it is possible for them to fall out. Therefore it is recommended to be quite cautious with the ring when wearing it.
They first became popular during the Victorian era in the 1800s. They have been a popular ring setting since.