35 Uniquely-Shaped Engagement Rings For The Unconventional Bride

These exceptional cuts are anything but cookie-cutter

Updated 11/27/18

Courtesy of Jemma Wynne

If a round, princess, oval, pear, cushion, or emerald-cut diamond does not appeal to you, chances are you’re an unconventional bride. With a taste level that often defies tradition, you’re drawn to engagement rings with a distinctive look such as cuts and settings that appear one-of-a-kind whether it’s a solitaire, cluster, or three-stone ring. Besides, there are plenty of brides who crave the classics, so choosing a rare engagement ring with a shield-cut diamond, geometric stone, or cluster of uniquely shaped gems will help you stand out in a sea of sparkle.

While a uniquely shaped engagement ring is all about an extreme wow factor, it’s not to say that every design necessitates a stone upwards of three carats. Sure, that would be #goals, but a range of sizes from half-carat diamonds and gemstones to one or two carats can be absolutely striking in a distinctive cut. Shield and portrait cuts—which are an angular alternative to pear and oval-shaped diamonds—are flatter but appear longer on the finger, giving the illusion of a bigger stone, especially with side baguettes or a pavé halo wrapping around. Unexpected shapes like a trapezoid, half-moon, or teardrop are especially exceptional and versatile—depending on your budget, you can opt for a bigger solitaire stone in one of these uncommon cuts, a two-stone ring with contrasting shapes (or stones!), or a cluster ring or band featuring a mix of smaller stones. Rest assured, even the smallest of stones are impactful whether you go for a diamond, gemstone, or a mix of both. Even antique rings like art deco and Edwardian styles come with uniquely shaped stones which is a perfect solution for the vintage bride craving something entirely unique.

Wherever you fall on the unconventional engagement ring spectrum, we culled 35 spectacular styles to inspire you from exceptional cuts to avant-garde shapes. For the bride eschewing tradition, these rings are perfect, no matter your budget.

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Bario Neal Lash Cluster Dyad Ring

Courtesy of Bario Neal

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Rachel Boston Anthe Ring

Courtesy of Rachel Boston

SHOP NOW: Rachel Boston, $1,928.33

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Russel Jones Brown Diamond Teardrop Ring

Courtesy of Experience Memo

SHOP NOW: Experience Memo, $1,200

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Jacquie Aiche Mini Baguette V Band

Courtesy of Jacquie Aiche

SHOP NOW: Jacquie Aiche, $2,215

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Selin Kent Luna Ring

Courtesy of Selin Kent

SHOP NOW: Selin Kent, $2,550

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Xiao Wang Bridal Love Arrow Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Broken English Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Broken English Jewelry, $2,690

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Nora Kogan Pillar Ring

Courtesy of Nora Kogan

SHOP NOW: Nora Kogan, $2,800

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Digby & Iona Shield Ninian Octagonal Shield Rose Cut Opalescent Diamond Ring in 18K Recycled Rose Gold

Courtesy of Digby & Iona

SHOP NOW: Digby & Iona, $2,850

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Lalaounis Herkimer Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Experience Memo

SHOP NOW: Experience Memo, $2,870

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Apres Jewelry The Beatrix Ring Shield Cut

Courtesy of Apres Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Apres Jewelry, $3,050

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Alexis Russel Natural White Half-Mood Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Alexis Russell

SHOP NOW: Alexis Russell, $3,395

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Rachel Boston Helene Ring

Courtesy of Rachel Boston

SHOP NOW: Rachel Boston, $4,300.16

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Lauren Wolf Jewelry Three Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Lauren Wolf Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Lauren Wolf Jewelry, $4,600

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Loriann Stevenson Kite-Shaped Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Broken English Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Broken English Jewelry, $5,388

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Emily P. Wheeler Baguette Ring

Courtesy of Experience Memo

SHOP NOW: Experience Memo, $5,600

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Single Stone Jacey Shield Cut Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Single Stone Rings

SHOP NOW: Single Stone Rings, $6,000

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OH by Todd Pownell Diamond and Platinum Ring

Courtesy of Love Adorned

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Shahla Karimi Landmark Series Brooklyn Bridge Ring No.2

Courtesy of Shahla Karimi

SHOP NOW: Shahla Karimi, $6,900

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Gurhan Elements Hue Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Experience Memo

SHOP NOW: Experience Memo, $7,950

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Rebecca Overmann Long White Shield Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Rebecca Overmann

SHOP NOW: Rebecca Overmann, $8,135

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Midcentury 1.69 Carat Shield Cut Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring

Courtesy of 1st Dibs

SHOP NOW: 1st Dibs, $19,750

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Julez Bryant Roxx Ring

Courtesy of Experience Memo

SHOP NOW: Experience Memo, $29,596

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Sharon Khazzam James Ring

Courtesy of Barney's

SHOP NOW: Barney's, $45,600

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Mark Broumand 2.69ct Fancy Vivid Yellow Trapezoid Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Courtesy of 1st Dibs

SHOP NOW: 1st Dibs, $47,195

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Monique Péan MNRACD526P Two Antique Step Cut Trapezoidal White Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Monique Péan

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Tomasz Donocik Stellar Engagement Ring

Courtesy of Tomasz Donacik

SHOP NOW: Tomasz Donocik, Price Upon Request

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Todd Reed 18K Yellow Gold Brown Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Mitchell Stores

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Eli Halili Delicate Trapezoid Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Eli Halili

SHOP NOW: Eli Halili, Price Upon Request

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Nikos Koulis Yesterday Collection White Gold Ring with White Diamond Baguettes and Rubellite

Courtesy of Nikos Koulis

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Eva Fehren The Line Platinum Portrait Cut White Diamond and White Diamond Pave Band

Courtesy of Eva Fehren

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Jemma Wynne Bespoke Radiant Canary and Double Diamond Pear Open Ring

Courtesy of Jemma Wynne

SHOP NOW: Jemma Wynne, Price Upon Request

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Azlee Lone Shield Diamond Ring

Courtesy of Azlee Jewelry

SHOP NOW: Azlee Jewelry, Price Upon Request

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