Jewellery & accessories

17th September 2018


11 unusual engagement ring shapes for the alternative bride

There’s more to life than square-cut or pear-shaped, you know.


Choosing your engagement ring can be intimidating if you want something that’s as unique as your personality, and that you’ll enjoy wearing forever. But while it’s true that, as Marilyn Monroe once famously sang, these rocks don’t lose their shape, there’s a whole world beyond square cut or pear-shaped. Here are some engagement ring shapes that might suit a more alternative bride.

1. Marquise

The girl with the marquise diamond goes her own way and has the ring to prove it.

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2. Baguette

Dainty and art deco-inspired, a baguette-cut diamond ring makes for chic and easy wearing.

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3. Heart

How romantic! Nothing says everlasting love like a stone literally cut into the shape of a heart.

4. Flower

A sweet choice for the vintage gal, or simply someone with a green thumb, a flower-shaped setting sets off the centre stone to its fullest effect.

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5. Star

A star-shaped engagement ring will shine just as brightly as you do!

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6. Geometric

Geometric shapes have been everywhere in the past few years, from artwork to homeware, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have them on your finger too.

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7. Open

The circle of a ring represents eternity, but if your tastes sway towards the minimal, you might be tempted to try out an open ring, with diamonds or other gemstones bracketing the sides.

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8. Cluster

Having a collection of different gemstones cut into varying shapes is a very contemporary and stylish option for an engagement ring.

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9. Crown

Every princess deserves a crown, and a crowning cluster, either as part of the ring, or as a separate stacking ring, would certainly make your sparkler stand out.

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10. Half Moon

When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore! While half-moon cut gems are usually used as side features on an engagement ring, there’s no reason why they can’t take centre stage.

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11. Freeform

Freeform stones are cut and polished in unique and irregular shapes, usually to take advantage of the shape of the rough material or to emphasise particular features or patterns in a stone. And they make a stunning ring for the adventurous bride-to-be.

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Image Credits

Wedding Directory