More and more brides-to-be are choosing stylish settings, alternative gemstones, and unique cuts for their engagement rings. You've likely heard of traditional stone cuts like round, oval, and cushion, but if you're looking for a standout ring that reflects your individual style, why not consider a totally unconventional shape? Geometric and fresh, hexagon engagement rings are the epitome of alternative.
What Is a Hexagon Engagement Ring?
A hexagon engagement ring features a six-sided geometric diamond that comes in a few cut variations. Its angular shape is reminiscent of Art Deco design.
Hexagonal diamonds are most commonly available in three cuts: brilliant-cut with lots of facets for a big sparkle; rose-cut with a flat base and a domed top for the illusion of a bigger stone; and step-cut with long, wide, open facets in a parallel design for a "hall of mirrors" effect. Hexagon-shaped stones vary in proportions and can be square-like or elongated. The shape is totally up to you, and there are rarely two alike. A colored diamond or gemstone in a hexagon cut is also particularly striking. Proper care for the center stone will depend on its particular cut and type.
Not all hexagon engagement rings feature diamonds that are actually cut into this shape, though; commonly, round-cut diamonds are placed into hexagonal settings that make them appear geometric. These stones look more angular when accompanied by a diamond halo or a fleet of baguette stones. Certain prong styles will amplify the look of a hexagon ring, too—a suitable detail for edgy brides.
For a modern way to set off a hexagon-shaped diamond, choose an X-shaped band, double band, or split shank.
Hexagon-shaped diamond engagement rings are somewhat rare due to their non-traditional shape, so you might not be able to find one at the first jeweler you visit. They're also not the best choice if you're looking for lots of customization options. They are great, however, for the bride-to-be who desires something totally one-of-a-kind and appreciates a vintage aesthetic with a modern twist.
Satomi Kawakita Hexagon Ring Supreme, White Diamond
This dainty geometric ring boasts an antique feel with a sparkling white brilliant-cut center stone in a six-prong hexagon setting. The diamond pavé band adds an extra touch of glamor. Choose from five diamond weights ranging from 0.1 to 0.5 carats.
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $1,320
Anastassia Sel Celestial Devoir Engagement Ring
This ring blends a unique shape with an alternative center stone. The hexagon-cut rainbow moonstone is surrounded by a round- and marquise-cut diamond crown and is set on a V-shaped band adorned with round, brilliant diamonds. Choose from 14k or 18k white, yellow, or rose gold.
SHOP NOW: Anastassia Sel, from $1,748.40
Valerie Madison Selena Engagement Ring
This rose-cut hexagon salt-and-pepper diamond ring is truly bespoke. It features a gold bezel, milgrain detailing, and a halo of brilliant-cut diamonds on a 14k yellow gold band.
SHOP NOW: Valerie Madison, $3,295
Ken & Dana Design Trixie Multi-Stone Cushion Diamond Engagement Ring
This hexagon engagement ring features a rough diamond center stone with a round-cut diamond halo for an edgy and one-of-a-kind look. Choose from a 14k or 18k yellow, white, or rose gold setting, or upgrade to platinum.
SHOP NOW: Ken and Dana Design, from $1,550
Brilliant Earth The Zondra Ring
A vintage piece from the Edwardian era, this ring is full of details. The brilliant-cut round center stone is set in a hexagon-shaped white gold frame with milgrain borders. Each shoulder features a French-cut natural sapphire, while intricate pierced motifs adorn the gallery.
SHOP NOW: Brilliant Earth, $2,990
Digby & Iona Elongated Hex Zelda Ring
This gorgeous engagement ring features an elongated hexagon champagne diamond center stone with two baguettes and two emerald-cut diamonds. The yellow gold setting features diamond pavé sides for extra sparkle.
SHOP NOW: Digby & Iona, $3,450
Luna Skye 14k Gold and Diamond Single Band White Sapphire Hex Ring With Soldered Band
Featuring a second soldered band, this hexagonal ring with white sapphires can be worn as a double-band engagement ring or as an engagement ring-wedding band combo. The round-cut diamond is prong-set in white, rose, or yellow gold with a jeweled crown.
SHOP NOW: Luna Skye, $2,850
Ritani Vintage Hexagonal Halo Vaulted Diamond Band Engagement Ring
Diamonds galore! This dimensional ring features a round-cut diamond set in a vaulted, hexagon-shaped diamond halo with a glimmering diamond band. Choose your favorite metal type for the band to complete the look.
SHOP NOW: Ritani, was $3,040, now $2,280
Après Jewelry The Ophelia Ring X Band Setting
This ultra-unique engagement ring features an X-shaped diamond pavè double band with a hexagonal diamond halo. The round-cut center stone can be dot or prong-set in gorgeous yellow gold.
SHOP NOW: Après Jewelry, $2,710
Monique Lhuillier Hexagon Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring
From the famous bridal designer, this look screams luxury. A crown of baguette and pavé-set diamonds surrounds a round-cut center stone. The split shank band features detailed engraving for a timeless feel.
SHOP NOW: Blue Nile, $3,650
Single Stone Wyler Ring
This understated hexagonal engagement ring is anything plain. A 1.41-carat, portrait-cut, hexagonal diamond is bezel-set in handcrafted 18k yellow gold for a stunningly sophisticated look.
SHOP NOW: Single Stone, $13,600
Mineralogy Design Montana Sapphire Hexagon and Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring
This one-of-a-kind ring features a step-cut hexagon-shaped sapphire center stone set in a half bezel with diamond cluster accents. The band is made from recycled 14k gold with a shiny finish.
SHOP NOW: Mineralogy Design, $3,520
Gillian Conroy Art Deco Double Halo Hexagon White Diamond Ring
The clean lines on this sparkling engagement ring are for lovers of Art Deco style. The hexagon-shaped white center diamond is surrounded by a double diamond halo. The thin, high-shine band is available in yellow, white, and rose gold, as well as platinum.
SHOP NOW: Gillian Conroy, $3,600
Lori McLean Fine Jewelry Deco Hexagon Ring Setting
This handmade, Deco-inspired rose gold setting features hand engraving and a hexagon-shaped diamond crown. Pictured with a vintage tawny brown diamond, this ring can be customized to include the center stone of your choosing.
SHOP NOW: Lori McLean, $3,600
Jennie Kwon Hexagon Diamond Slice Half Cage Ring
Here's a ring that will get people talking. This hexagon-shaped rustic diamond slice is prong-set on a half-cage band available in yellow, white, or rose gold, featuring 20 pavé brown diamonds.
SHOP NOW: Jennie Kwon, $4,500
Alexis Russell White Hexagon Diamond Engagement Ring With Black Pavé Diamond Band
For the totally alternative bride, this black-and-white engagement ring features a step-cut hexagon diamond in a 14k rose gold V-end setting. Black pavé diamonds grace the thin band for a gorgeous contrast.
SHOP NOW: Alexis Russell, $5,865
Eva Fehren The Hex XX Ring
This double-X-band engagement ring made from 18k rose gold is ultra-stylish and anything but traditional. In the center is a perfectly proportioned rose-cut hexagon diamond with beveled detailing.
SHOP NOW: Eva Fehren, Price Upon Request
Eli Halili Hexagon Diamond Ring
This hand-forged ring features a spiral band made from 20k yellow gold and a hexagon-shaped center diamond set with prongs to accentuate the corners.
SHOP NOW: Eli Halili, $9,900
Jemma Wynne Bespoke Hexagon Diamond Engagement Ring
This multi-dimensional ring features a row of diamonds soldered between two 18k yellow gold bands for a layered look. The main stone is hexagon-cut with a uniquely rounded center in a gold bezel setting.
SHOP NOW: Jemma Wynne, Price Upon Request
Midwinter Co. Adeline Ring
A round, brilliant-cut celestial diamond graces the center of the hexagon-shaped yellow gold halo with round, natural white accent diamonds on this out-of-the-ordinary engagement ring.
SHOP NOW: Midwinter Co., $3,250