This Engagement Ring Trend Is About to Be All Over Instagram

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Sarah Hanlon
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Sarah Hanlon
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  • Sarah is an Associate Digital Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on features, pop culture and wedding trends.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Sarah was a contributing writer for Bravo at NBC Universal.
  • Sarah has a degree in journalism and resides in New York City.
Updated Mar 20, 2020
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If you feel like you see a new engagement ring on your Instagram feed every other day, you're not alone. But there's a new trend you need to know about, and you might have already seen it without even knowing. Hidden halo engagement rings are rising in popularity, and the style is already well-loved by celebrities and jewelers. Perfect for those who want a sparkly ring without committing to a traditional halo, a hidden halo engagement ring features a halo of pavé diamonds below the centerstone on the ring's setting. While you can't see it from the top, this surprise diamond setting shines from within.

While hidden halo engagement ring settings are relatively new, some celebrities have already jumped on the trend. Victoria's Secret model Devon Windsor's engagement ring from Ring Concierge includes an oval stone atop a hidden halo setting. Nicole Wegman, founder of the brand, previously told The Knot that shopping a trusted brand is a must for finding a great hidden halo engagement ring. "It's crucial to have it made by an expert bench jeweler to ensure you won't have constant issues with the micropavé diamonds falling out," she said. She also added that the most common diamond shapes for hidden halo engagement rings are ovals, circles and cushion-cut stones.

If you love this style, you'll be happy to know that the trend likely isn't going away any time soon. In fact, more designers may create hidden halo engagement rings as the setting becomes more mainstream. Below, we've rounded up our favorite hidden halo engagement rings that you can shop now. Or, simply get inspired and bookmark this roundup for future use.

Six-prong solitaire hidden halo engagement ring

This Blue Nile design is a modern adaptation of a classic engagement ring. A six-prong solitaire diamond rests on a platinum band, which has a "hidden choker" of pavé stones under the centertone.

Blue Nile six-prong solitaire plus hidden halo diamond engagement ring in Platinum, $990 for setting, BlueNile.com

Princess-cut hidden halo engagement ring

A hidden halo enhances this traditional, princess-cut diamond. With a diamond-encrusted band, this ring is an eye-catching choice.

Verragio tradition princess hidden halo engagement ring in 14K White Gold, $2,900 for setting, JamesAllen.com

Petite hidden halo engagement ring in yellow gold

From a bird's eye view, this ring looks like a traditional solitaire diamond on a yellow gold band. But from the side, a glimmering hidden halo highlights the centerstone. Plus, pavé diamonds just below the cathedral setting guide the attention to this centerstone.

Blue Nile petite hidden halo solitaire plus diamond engagement ring in 18K Yellow Gold, from $890 for setting, BlueNile.com

Oval hidden halo engagement ring

Oval-cut diamonds appear to be larger in carat size, making this a great option for shoppers who want to get the most out of their purchase. The ring's hidden halo fills up the space between the centerstone and the setting, resulting in a design that's certainly not lacking in sparkle.

Charles & Colvard oval rose cut moissanite engagement ring with hidden accents in White Gold, $849, CharlesandColvard.com

Oval hidden halo engagement ring with French beading

Instead of circling the base of the setting, the hidden halo on this diamond engagement ring circles the bottom of the oval centerstone. The shank also has delicate French beading for an added elegant touch.

Verragio tradition oval hidden halo solitaire engagement ring in 14K White Gold, $1,950 for setting, JamesAllen.com

Diamond engagement ring with sapphire hidden halo

Looking for a hidden halo engagement ring that has a little something extra? Consider a hidden halo of gemstones instead of diamonds. This regal sapphire halo ring also has cascading diamonds along the sides of this platinum band.

Blue Nile hidden sapphire halo diamond engagement ring in 14K White Gold, $1,790 for setting, BlueNile.com

Oval hidden halo engagement ring with side diamond accents

A hidden halo accents the setting of this oval engagement ring, which sits on a channel-set band.

Charles & Colvard oval hidden halo with side accents engagement ring in 14K White Gold, $2,299, CharlesandColvard.com

Diamond hidden halo engagement ring in yellow gold

Glittering diamonds wrap around the center of this engagement ring. For added shine, the petite band is embellished with smaller diamonds.

Brilliant Earth Demi diamond ring in 18K Yellow Gold, $1,690 for setting, BrilliantEarth.com

Asscher-cut engagement ring with double hidden halo

If you want a hidden halo engagement ring that's bigger and brighter than the rest, go for a design with a double hidden halo. Two rows of diamonds surround this asscher-cut centerstone.

Lauren B Jewelry asscher cut moissanite hidden halo engagement ring, Inquire for details, LaurenBJewelry.com

Moissanite hidden halo engagement ring

With a variety of shape options and customizable band materials, this hidden halo engagement ring can be personalized to fit your taste. No matter what combination you choose, the ring will have a thin halo of diamonds just below the centerstone.

Brilliant Earth moissanite secret halo lab diamond ring in Platinum, from $2,340, BrilliantEarth.com

Round hidden halo engagement ring with wedding band bridal set

Looking for a wedding band that'll match your hidden halo engagement ring? Look for a bridal set like this one from Charles & Colvard. The round centerstone has a hidden halo around its base, while the channel-set band matches a corresponding wedding ring.

Charles & Colvard round hidden halo with side accents bridal set in 14K White Gold, $1,979, CharlesandColvard.com

Three-stone hidden halo engagement ring

Those who love flashy jewels will adore this three-stone hidden halo ring. Two rows of pavé diamonds wrap around three diamonds on the top. The extravagant design is set on a diamond-encrusted platinum band.

Lauren B Jewelry cushion moissanite three-stone hidden halo engagement ring, Inquire for details, LaurenBJewelry.com

Petite micropavé hidden halo engagement ring with floral setting

A floral-inspired hidden halo gives this engagement ring an elegant finish. The intricate diamond setting holds a round centerstone, which is set on a petite micropavé band.

Blue Nile petite micropavé and hidden diamond halo engagement ring in 14K White Gold, from $1,090 for setting, BlueNile.com

Pear-cut moissanite hidden halo engagement ring

This pear-cut hidden halo engagement ring includes a delicate circle of diamonds underneath the teardrop gem.

Charles & Colvard pear rose cut moissanite engagement ring with hidden accents in White Gold, $829, CharlesandColvard.com

Moissanite two-tone hidden halo engagement ring

If you want your engagement ring to stand out, consider a two-tone hidden halo design. The combination of these two jewelry trends results in a ring that's undeniably eye-catching. A radiant-cut diamond is surrounded by a double halo of diamonds—one in a white gold setting, and one in a rose gold setting.

Lauren B Jewelry radiant moissanite hidden halo two-tone engagement ring, Inquire for details, LaurenBJewelry.com

Lotus round-cut hidden halo engagement ring

A lotus-inspired diamond hidden halo engagement ring setting makes it look like this ring's centerstone is blooming from within. The design appears to be delicate and dainty from the top, while hidden details beneath make this romantic engagement ring perfect for those who appreciate thoughtful details.

Diamond Nexus lotus round cut engagement ring in 14K White Gold, $1,297, DiamondNexus.com

Marquise-cut hidden halo engagement ring

Marquise-cut diamonds evoke antique flair, making this hidden halo engagement ring a great option for those who love vintage jewelry. The surprise halo adds a pop of sparkle to this otherwise classic engagement ring.

Charles and Colvard solitaire with hidden accents marquise rose cut colorless ring in White Gold, $679, CharlesandColvard.com

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