Updated: Oct 29, 2021
Are you in the process of researching how to find the perfect engagement ring? We’ve got answers for you. Because the shape, size and style of an engagement ring is so much more than just personal preference.
Your engagement ring is symbolic of so much more than ‘just a pretty ring’. It represents the love you have for your partner. It represents the relationship that you have grown together. It shows who your partner is as a person.
So, with that in mind: today’s post reveals what each cut and setting says about you as a couple and them as a person.
Use this post for inspiration and be sure to leave us a reply with your favorite ring type in the comments section below.
What engagement ring cuts say about your relationship
Gia defines the ‘cut’ as “how well a diamond’s facets interact with light.” Essentially, every shape the diamond is ‘cut’ into will have a different result on the sparkle-ometer and how it reacts with the light.
This is why it’s crucial to do your research. There are advantages to every cut, but it really depends on what the priority is for you and your partner.
The Classic Round Cut
Oh, the beauty of a classic round cut never fails to amaze me.
As the name suggests, this cut is a real classic. It’s timeless and never goes out of style.
The classic round cut sticks to tradition with its pure elegance and fragility.
With no sharp angles, it’s a softer choice. But don’t be fooled! Soft doesn’t mean understated.
The couple who selects a classic round cut embrace tradition. They stick to their routes and likely have their own traditions that they’ve evolved from their childhoods around the holidays.
Proud traditionalists, couples who choose the classic round cut are exceptionally loyal and have super strong family values.
Celebrities that wear the Classic Round Cut: Mila Kunis, Amy Adams and Emily Blunt.
The Emerald Cut
Just because it’s called an Emerald cut, it doesn’t need to use an emerald. Instead, a diamond is the more popular choice for Emerald cuts. Ironic, yes. But, they’re a beautiful choice nonetheless.
Emerald cuts are just as classic as the rounds. But, they contrast the shape of the round cut. This shape has long facets and is a more dramatic choice.
Emerald cuts are spellbindingly sparkly and are well-known for showing off that stunning clarity that we all know and love. They radiate elegance and refinement, and add a certain power to the wearer.
The couples that choose an Emerald cut aren’t afraid to admit that they enjoy the finer things in life. They enjoy spending money on luxurious items and love traveling in style.
They are no strangers to temptation and love spending money to show how much they mean to each other.
Celebrities that wear the Emerald Cut: Liz Taylor, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Angelina Jolie and Amal Clooney.
The Princess Cut
As the name suggests, this cut is fit for royalty.
Also known as the quadrillion cut, the Princess cut has sharp, uncut edges. It’s perfect for lovers of symmetry and geometric patterns.
The name of this cut was coined to represent the love and the vow behind the groom, promising to treat his future bride like a Princess.
As such, couples who have selected the Princess cut consist of a partner who guarantees to go above and beyond to treat their other half like royalty. They’re super caring and would give their partner the universe if they could.
This cut is ideal for wearers who enjoy keeping up with fashion trends, as the sharp and clean lines keep it modernized throughout the times.
Celebrities that wear the Princess Cut: Hilary Duff, Sherri Shepherd and Star Jones.
The Pear Cut
Also known as the ‘Teardrop’ cut. This shape helps to lengthen the fingers, making it a great choice if receivers of the ring have slightly shorter fingers.
That said, the Pear cut is one of the least popular shapes.
While we think they are stunning, the wearers of these rings are generally people who don’t like following trends.
This ring suits a creative couple who want to stand out in a crowd. They’ll enjoy hearing that their ring is ‘so unusual’ and embrace their quirks.
Those who love the Pear cut usually have super high standards.
You know Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series? Yeah. She’s the Pear Cut personified.
Celebrities that wear the Pear Cut: Jessica Simpson, Victoria Beckham, Elisha Cuthbert and Princess Charlene of Monaco.
The Marquise Cut
The Marquise Cut also goes by the “Navette” cut. This translates to “the little boat” in French. Adorable, right?
And, pretty visually accurate, too.
The stone is in the shape of an oval with 2 points at each end. The points seriously transform this ring. And, while they are only 2 small details, they really set the ring apart.
Couples who opt for a Marquise cut are all about originality. They embrace paying extra money if it means they’ll own something rare.
They, like couples who love the Emerald cut, adore the finer things in life. You’ll find them dressed up in formal attire going to Galas and fancy restaurants.
The Marquise cut is a dramatic, beautiful shape, which symbolizes the couple it belongs to.
Celebrities that wear the Marquise Cut: Ashlee Simpson, Christina Milian and Catherine Zeta Jones.
The Heart Cut
The name says it all, doesn’t it?
The Heart cut doesn’t come about very often. It’s very rare and oh-so-sweet.
If you’re entranced by the Marquise cut, chances are: the Heart cut is your worst nightmare.
The Heart Cut is full of romantic, sugary sweetness. And, as you can imagine, the couple who selects this cut are complete romantics.
They aren’t afraid to show their adoration for each other and do not understand people who hate PDA.
Heart cut selectors are massive on sentiment and often use the term “it’s the little things that matter.” They care and feel extremely deeply and aren’t scared to show this to the world. They understand that love conquers all. And for that, we applaud them.
Celebrities that wear the Heart Cut: Nicki Minaj, Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga and Katie Price.
The Cushion Cut
The Cushion Cut is a mesmerizing ring. It’s very feminine and delicate. And, very much the Classic Round cut, it never goes out of style.
The Cushion cut has large facets with rounded corners, creating a soft look on the fingers.
Elegant, feminine and sweet. It has all the grace of the classic cuts without the dramatics. We’re massive fans!
Couples who select the Cushion cut enjoy tradition but within limits. They embrace making tweaks to their family traditions and passing this onto their children. These couples value creativity but allow this to stem from original classics.
Cushion cut wearers are all about kindness and finding their own internal power.
Celebrities that wear the Cushion Cut: Sofia Vergara, Kim Kardashian and Rachel Zoe.
The Oval Cut
Love things that sparkle? You won’t find a cut that picks up the light quite like the Oval cut. There’s something seriously magical about this ring type. It oozes the ‘WOW factor’.
The Oval cut was created in the 1950s as a hybrid mixture of other shapes, and ever since, it’s stuck to being one of the most popular cuts amongst couples.
The couples who select the Oval cut are generally ahead of fashion and make excellent trend setters. But, they do so in a gentle way, avoiding most ‘extra’-ness. They take tradition and modernize it without going over the top.
These couples love classics with a twist and are generally seen as power-couples.
Celebrities that wear the Oval Cut: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Middleton, Amber Rose and Christina Aguilera.
The Radiant Cut
If I put photos of 3 rings in front of you which used the Radiant cut, the Emerald cut and the Princess cut, I would be super impressed if you could spot the difference. But, different they are.
The difference lies within the facets. This gives a different overall effect for each shape.
The Radiant cut has been named this way because it’s exactly what it is: radiant.
No other shape takes in light quite like this cut, making it sparkle more than Edward Cullen in the sun.
(If you’re not a Twilight fan, that’ll go straight over your head. It’s sparkly.)
This sparkle is suited to a couple who loves sparkling in the spotlight. They’re big extroverts and love socializing. They’ll likely have a massive wedding with ice sculptors and fire-breathing dragons.
(But, in a safe environment, of course!)
While the Princess cut is fit for royalty, the Radiant cut suits a Queen.
Celebrities that wear the Radiant Cut: Drew Barrymore and Megan Fox.
The Asscher Cut
The Asscher cut is creeping up on the popularity scale and has been doing so for many years. The Asscher cut was conceived as a hybrid between the squared Princess and the multi-faceted Emerald cut.
It’s no surprise then, that due to its dazzling accents, it gives off a vintage, retro kind of feel.
Couples who opt for the Asscher cut enjoy stories and take inspiration from the past.
They’re most likely to have furniture that has been passed down through the generations or bought at a second-hand store. They enjoy their belongings coming with a story to tell and are lovers of all things Art-Deco.
Celebrities that wear the Asscher Cut: Ashlee Simpson, Jessica Alba and Elizabeth Taylor.
What engagement ring settings say about your relationship
While there are many engagement ring cuts, the engagement ring setting is also crucial to consider.
Don’t panic! We’re going to give you insight to 3 different setting styles.
Tri-stone settings are stunning. I mean, why have 1 stone when you can have 3? Am I right, ladies?
3-Stone settings are beautiful and elegant but are also packed with sentiment. In fact, the 3-stone setting was created to symbolize 3 time periods:
It’s a setting that is loved by many but generally chosen by older couples who are aware of what each stone represents.
The couple who opts for a 3-stone setting are old romantics at heart, but they show their adoration through actions rather than words.
When someone says ‘engagement ring’, you probably immediately picture a Solitaire setting. But, it’s more than just timeless fashion.
The Solitaire setting is best for a couple who are uncomplicated and enjoy the simple things in life. Generally speaking, these couples love the outdoors and spending time together. As such, they’re not massive fans of clutter and materialism.
As long as they have each other, the rest of the stuff doesn’t matter. They value time and memories far more than objects and luxuries.
The King and Queen of sentiment - solitaire settings are stunning for that very reason.
Engraving jewelry shows that you’re going the extra mile to personalize it and make it really special. So, it’s clear that Engraved Bands are all about personalization. It’s becoming all the more popular as time goes by, and we totally understand why.
The couples who choose Engraved Bands for an engagement ring are super close. They’re likely to be best friends on top of partners and thrive in each other’s company.
They spend most of their time giggling with each other and have lots of inside jokes. These couples are extremely sentimental and enjoy the hidden details.
How do I pick the perfect engagement ring?
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