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More and more brides-to-be are choosing stylish settings, alternative gemstones, and unique cuts for their engagement rings. 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.
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In 2008, Anna Bario and Page Neal launched Bario Neal—a woman-owned, ethical jeweler moving the industry towards sustainability with one handmade piece at a time. They have become an industry leader in ethical sourcing and progressive manufacturing, best known for its design sensibility and high-quality, handcrafted work. You can view their work on Instagram or their website.
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.
This dazzling engagement ring from Bario Neal features an array of different shapes and colored gems. The predominant hexagonal green sapphire stone is accompanied by a 3mm recycled princess cut pink tourmaline, a 2.5mm round orange sapphire, and a 4mm round blue sapphire.
The 5mm-6mm hex cut white sapphire stone on this ring is eye-catching enough to stand on its own. It is held in a four-prong setting with a 14K yellow gold with a polish finish.
This ring from Bario Neal combines both hexagon shaped and oval shaped diamonds. The hexagon diamonds are from Australia and vary in size, color and opacity.
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 glamour. Choose from five diamond weights, ranging from 0.1 to 0.5 carats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This understated hexagonal engagement ring is anything but plain. A 1.41-carat, portrait-cut, hexagonal diamond is bezel-set in handcrafted 18k yellow gold for a stunningly sophisticated look.
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.
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.
Here's a ring that will get people talking. This hexagon-shaped rustic diamond slice is prong-set on a half-cage band with 20 pave brown diamonds.
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.
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.
This hexagon design bursts with incredible shine. A unique halo encompasses the center stone, and the ring also features a tapered band with pave set diamonds.
If you are looking for a modern ring with a vintage twist, then this design is an exceptional option. The center lab grown round diamond sits in a six-prong hexagon setting with a milgrain design. It is flanked by two smaller round diamonds.
The blue topaz center stone on this ring gives a subtle pop of color to a more reserved design. It sits on an 18K gold band.
This showstopping piece from Jacquie Aiche features a hexagon black raw diamond that makes for a unique alternative to a traditional engagement ring. The marquise and baguette cut diamonds create a "lash" design on the upper half of the stone.
Simple elegance is the best way to describe this dainty ring. The rounded brilliant cut diamond is held in a hexagon setting. The band features pave diamonds half way around.
This hexagon cut diamond is held in Alexis Russell's V-end setting with a knife-edge band.
The art deco-inspired detailing on this hexagon ring sets this ring apart from the rest. The champagne diamond is flanked by two baguette diamonds.
Part of the Vera Wang Love Collection at Zales, this hexagon design highlights the center diamond with a halo of smaller rounded diamonds. On either side there are eye-catching bar-set baguette-cut diamonds. The sparkle doesn't stop there because under the ring is more petite diamonds with milgrain detailing and two princess-cut blue sapphires.
If you are looking for an eco-conscious engagement ring, consider this Lisa Robin hexagon ring crafted with sustainable techniques and recycled gold. You can choose between ethically mined or sustainable lab-grown diamonds.
This untraditional engagement ring features a hexagonal solitaire cognac diamond. The band is complete in hammered gold.
If you are looking for a truly one-of-a-kind stone, consider a labradorite stone. According to Luna Skye's website, "Labradorite is a stone of transformation and is a powerful companion through change, imparting strength and perseverance." It features a halo hexagon setting with a pave band.
The elongated hexagon shape of this diamond offers a romantic design. It is set in a think, delicate 14K gold band.
This engagement ring is inspired by constellations with its center champagne stone and four accompanying rose cut diamonds.
What to Look for When Buying a Hexagon Engagement Ring
Not all hexagon engagement rings feature diamonds that are actually cut into this shape. Round-cut diamonds are commonly placed into hexagonal settings, making 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 —a suitable detail for edgy brides. "Settings with prongs, like our Kalmia Hex White Sapphire Ring, blend a traditional vibe with a more modern cut, and we think that gives it a unique look - not to mention, a secure position within the setting," shares Neal. "Hexagon-shaped stones look great in a solitaire setting, or in a cluster setting. One ring our clients can’t get enough of is our Radial Cluster Hex Blue Sapphire Ring, which is an asymmetrical cluster of diamonds, aquamarine and sapphires surrounding a hex cut blue sapphire," she adds.
- Are there certain stones that don't work in a hexagon shape? "This cut works well for colored stones, because it brings a lot of light into the center of the stone; but ultimately, any stone can be cut hexagonally," says Bario.
- How are hexagon-cut diamonds generally priced in comparison to other diamonds? Neal explains that there are several factors that go into determining the price of a hexagon-cut diamonds. "This largely depends upon the quality of the cut, along with the other three factors used to determine diamond quality: clarity, carat, and color. This cut is gaining popularity, and this may mean it will soon be comparable in price to a round cut diamond."