Photo: Kevin Cremens/Art Department; Prop Styling by Mariana Vera/Halley Resources; Ring Boxes Courtesy of The Mrs. Box
Before checking off the four C's, find a rock that reflects your vibe. From classic round to vintage asscher, the gang's all here. Behold below, every engagement ring cut and a few of our favorites of each of the super stunning styles.
Oval-cut engagement rings are pretty much as regal as they come. After all, actual royalty — i.e. Kate Middleton — rocks an oval-cut rock. And for us non-royal folk, the elongated shape of oval stones serves as an optical illusion, meaning that a smaller carat size will actually look bigger than it really is. Can you say score? (Above: Oval-cut ring in a platinum band with diamond pavé, Graff)
It doesn't get more classic than round-cut bridal baubles. A perennial favorite, this sparkly stone manages to reflect a ton of light, stun in pretty much any setting, fit any finger, and will never go out of style. (Promise!) What more could a bride-to-be want? (Round-cut ring set in 18-karat white gold with diamond pavé, Forevermark)
Emerald-cut engagement rings are a celebrity favorite (Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, and Amal Alamuddin all tote emerald-cut sparklers). So if you want a Hollywood-worthy ring, look no further! You'll feel like the paparazzi taking your own #EngagementRingSelfie. (Emerald-cut diamond ring set in platinum, Tiffany & Co.)
Kanye West knew what he was doing when he gifted Kim Kardashian a cushion-cut engagement ring. The cut has been beloved by brides-to-be since the 19th century and the rounded edges of the stone not only increase the facet size (making your bling extra blingy), but they help soften the look for a truly pretty vibe. (Cushion-cut platinum engagement ring with diamond pavé, De Beers)
Carrie Bradshaw may not have loved her pear-shaped diamond ("with a gold band"), but the style is currently having a major moment — and it's easy to see why. They're chic, a total standout, and the teardrop shape helps elongate the finger. Carrie was crazy... (Pear-shaped platinum ring with tapered baguettes, Harry Winston)
Heart-shaped engagement rings are definitely unique — but they still set our hearts aflame! Before calling off her engagement to Taylor Kinney (R.I.P.), Lady Gaga rocked a heart-shaped diamond from her former beau that has since given us permanent heart eyes. (Heart-shaped diamond ring set in platinum, Neil Lane Jewelry)
The coolest benefit of marquise-cut bridal baubles? They look equally as stunning in a traditional vertical setting or in a more unusual east-west setting (i.e. where the stone is placed horizontally on the band) for an #EngagementRingSelfie that'll really standout. (Marquise-cut platinum ring, Tacori)
The Asscher-cut style first hit the market in 1902, before gaining popularity during the Art-Deco movement. With wider corners and eight elegant sides, the ring can capture more light for a truly eye-popping effect. (Asscher-cut diamond with a platinum band, Stephen Russell)
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