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Double Halo Engagement Rings: Twice the Ice

Why settle for a single halo when double halo engagement rings offer twice the sparkle?

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When it comes to matters of sparkle, more is definitely more. More light play, more fireworks, more… POW! Double halos allow you to supersize your sparkle by creating the illusion of a larger stone. They use a pretty nifty trick of the light that could end up saving you $$$!

Highs & Halos: Double Halo Engagement Rings

If you’re unfamiliar, traditional halo engagement rings surround the center stone with an outer ring of smaller diamonds or gemstones. Light from these peripheral stones reflects off the center stone, creating a wonderful larger-than-life aura.

14K White Gold Triple Row Pavé Halo Engagement Ring
Triple Row Pavé Halo Engagement Ring

Double halo engagement rings, as the name suggests, are framed by not one but two outer rings of sparkle. This gives them twice the visual impact, much like the jaw-dropping beauty of a double rainbow.

Thanks to their seemingly larger appearance, double halos are a popular choice for the budget-conscious shopper who wants to wow without the ‘ow!’

Celebrity Doubles

Most celebs are used to seeing sparkle wherever they go. They see it in the camera lenses of overzealous paparazzi and they see it in the jewels they wear. Double halo engagement rings sparkle twice as hard as classic solitaires; enough to satisfy even the most fabulous of appetites.

Community star Alison Brie must’ve been seeing double when her then-boyfriend, Dave Franco, presented her with a dazzling double halo. The vintage-inspired sparkler, with its round center diamond, is one ring we hope the GLOW actress won’t be wrestling in!

Oscar winner Natalie Portman’s sparkler is as dramatic as her acclaimed turn in Black Swan. The antique round (old mine) cut diamond ring and a surrounding pavé-set double halo are ethically sourced and the platinum band is recycled metal, in line with Ms. Portman’s eco-friendly ideals. Get Closer to her style with an exquisite James Allen lookalike set with a certified conflict-free center diamond.

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Diamond Split Shank Double Halo Pavé Engagement Ring

High School Musical alumna Ashley Tisdale graduated with double honors; a cushion-cut center stone framed by a double halo of micropavé diamonds. This showstopper of a ring features smaller diamonds along with the band, significantly upping the sparkle factor. Get twice the shine with the above James Allen lookalike.

Halo & Behold: Double Halo Engagement Rings

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Princess Cut Double Halo Engagement Ring by Martin Flyer

A truly versatile ring style, the double halo works with all manner of stone shapes, brilliantly accentuating their unique geometry. The double halo pear shaped engagement ring and double halo cushion cut engagement ring are just two examples of these mega sparklers.

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Ruby and Diamond Double Halo Ring

You can choose to surround your center stone with two diamond halos or opt for contrasting colored gemstones. Finally, select a setting that matches the wearer’s personal style: solitaire bands offer a sleek, modern aesthetic, whereas decorated bands possess more of an old-world charm. If it’s the maximum shimmer you’re after, you can’t go wrong with a pavé band.

Make Mine a Double!

Delve into these heavenly halos. Go on, we double dare you!

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Pear Shaped Diamonds with Fruitful Flare

Pear shaped diamonds the only part of your engagement you’ll want to go pear shaped!

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Pavé Halo Shank Diamond Engagement Ring

Imagine if Eve had picked a pear in the Garden of Eden instead of that darn apple. She would’ve stood out from all the other women (had there been any other women) and been hailed a trendsetter. Still, it’s never too late to make amends and pear shaped diamonds are the perfect sparkle offering.

Love is in the pear!

Pear Shaped Diamonds: Ripe for the Picking

So, what makes a pear a pear? The unique shape is achieved by combining two other diamond cuts: round brilliant and marquise. At one end, you have the gentle curves of a round cut; at the other, the pointed charm of a marquise. Best of all, it retains much of the sparkle of a round cut, despite not conforming exactly to that shape.

Grab yourself a piece of this low-hanging fruit!

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0.72 Carat K SI1 Diamond

A Diamond Beyond Compear

If further pearsuasion is needed, choosing a non-traditional diamond shape like pear can actually save you money! That’s right; because the demand for pear is lower than for round brilliant, it tends to offer better value. A pear shaped diamond could save you as much as 25% compared to a round cut of the same size and quality. How sweet is that?!

Hot take: Pair your pear with a solitaire for a classic setting that’s both affordable and offers maximum light return through the top of the stone.

Classic Knife-Edge Presentation Solitaire Engagement Ring

Pear to Spare

Thanks to their elongated lines, pear shape diamonds tend to look larger than other shapes of the same carat weight. On the other hand, they gently accentuate slender fingers and make shorter fingers appear longer and slimmer.

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Pavé Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

Who Rocks Pear Shaped Diamonds?

2018 is shaping up to be the year of the pear! Paris Hilton (or should that be Pearis Hilton?) got the party started back in January when she said yes to a juicy 20-carat pear shaped diamond engagement ring. Of course, she’s not alone in her penchant for pear. Other personalities include Ariana Grande, Kaley Cuoco, Cardi B, Sophie Turner, Victoria Beckham, Zoe Saldana, Katherine Heigl, and Margot Robbie.

Pavé Halo Shank Diamond Engagement Ring

See which other non-traditional diamond shapes are in with celebs right now.

What is a Pear Shaped Diamond?

When purchasing a pear shaped diamond, it helps to know which attributes to look out for. That way, you can avoid pulling an Eve and picking the wrong piece!

Cut To minimize the undesirable ‘bow tie’ effect commonly found in pear shaped diamonds, ensure the diamond cut is as symmetrical as possible. It’s more aesthetic plus it returns more light and sparkle back to your eyes.

Color The pointed end of the diamond doesn’t reflect light nearly as well as the round part, so it’s more likely to reveal the stone’s true color. To avoid those ‘warmer’ yellow tones, opt for a high grade on the color scale (no lower than G).

Clarity As with color, any inclusions are more visible if they occur at the pointed end of the diamond, where there are less sparkle and scintillation. You’re better off going for an ‘eye clean’ diamond with a clarity grade of VS2 or above.

Carat The carat weight you choose will largely depend on your budget, but this is not the be-all and end-all. An increase in carat size will often appear negligible, yet raise the price significantly. Far more important are cut, color, and clarity in determining a diamond’s overall beauty.

14K Yellow Gold Pavé Rope Engagement Ring
Pavé Twisted Rope Engagement Ring
14K White Gold Round Split Band Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
Pavé Split-Shank Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Looking for pear-fection? Peruse these pear shaped pretties!

Don’t forget — you can view all of the pear shaped diamonds on JamesAllen.com in glorious 360° HD at up to 40x SuperZoom.

Once you’ve picked the pear you wish to wear, feel free to share it in the comments below or on our social channels: Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, or Twitter.

Discover additional diamond cuts in our diamond shape blog series.

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11 Gorgeous & Affordable Engagement Rings

Who ever said affordable engagement rings can’t be excellent quality and jaw-droppingly gorgeous? These rings prove otherwise. Sorry not sorry.

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That “Three Months’ Salary” myth about how much you need to spend on the ring? We’re here to say once and for all: set your budget within your comfort zone!

You can get the most bang for your buck by buying your engagement ring online. JamesAllen.com presents quality craft, 360° tech to examine and understand your own diamond (all conflict-free!), rockstar Customer Service, and over 500 ring styles to find your dream affordable engagement ring.

Gorgeous & Affordable Engagement Rings

All rings are design-your-own, which means that you can choose a ring setting, metal, and diamond combo that is kind to your wallet. No matter what your style or budget, we’ve got you covered!

Petite Pavé Engagement Ring

The pavé band on this ring makes it look like the band itself is made of diamond and boosts your main-event center stone.

Trellis Halo Engagement Ring

Low-key: this ring features a nearly-identical setting style to that of country darling Carrie Underwood! Super-modern clean lines frame a sparkling halo.

Entangled Vines Engagement Ring

This ring’s center diamond is wrapped with nature-inspired, vintage art. An elegant and unique engagement ring choice.

Knife-Edge Solitaire Engagement Ring

Back to the brilliant basics! This shining solitaire setting pulls all eyes to its center stone, be it a diamond or a gemstone.

Tapered Pavé Engagement Ring

This six-prong stunner is a fan favorite. Three side stones on either side of the center stone add a delicate touch of sparkle.

Pavé Halo Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Pavé Halo And Shank Diamond Engagement Ring (Pear Center)

Light dazzles off the diamonds in the center, the halo, and the pavé band. We love this setting with a brilliant and trendy pear shaped diamond (and so do Ariana Grande and Cardi B!).

Infinity Solitaire Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Infinity Solitaire Engagement Ring

A graceful band design with a shine that seems to go on forever. The craftwork of this ring is clear in the metal’s elegant curves.

Vintage Sapphire Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Vintage Round Diamond And Marquise Sapphire Engagement Ring

Gemstones or diamonds? Choose a ring with the best of both. This vintage design looks even more timeless with a cushion cut diamond.

Bow Tie Channel-Set Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Bow-Tie Channel Set Diamond Engagement Ring

Gold is the new black tie! Tapered channel-set diamonds draw the eye to the center stone, while echos of a bow tie make this ring an instant classic.

Etched Rope Engagement Ring

14K Rose Gold Etched Rope Solitaire

Intentional and intricate metalwork sets this beautiful ring apart. A twist (all pun intended) on the traditional solitaire.

Adorned Cathedral Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Pavé Adorned Cathedral Engagement Ring

The sides of this center stone are surrounded by a subtle surprise: a strip of glittering pavé diamonds. All the shine of solitaire with a shimmering bonus.

More affordable engagement rings await… Shop here!

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Buying an Engagement Ring 101

Let’s be honest: we could all use a class called Buying an Engagement Ring 101 at some point in our lives.

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Some of us have absolutely no clue where to start when buying an engagement ring. “Pavé”? How is that even pronounced? (protip: “pah-vay”). And how does one narrow down all of the sparkly choices??

Still, we know the process is worth the perfect reaction. For such a meaningful choice and such an important spend, how do you surprise your SO with exactly what they want?

Buying an Engagement Ring 101

Deep breaths! Our non-commissioned Customer Service team is here to answer your questions, 24/7. To start you out, we sat down with our Customer Service certified experts to mine their most helpful tips and tricks.

No idea what you’re doing? Start with the diamond shape.

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If you’re not sure what kind of ring to get, our experts suggest you start by choosing the diamond shape: “There are lots of little nuances between all the different faceting styles,” explains one of our Customer Service reps. The first and most basic decision is whether your SO would want a fancier shape or a more timeless diamond.

So, what do we know about your SO’s style?

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Would she love to rock a more unique diamond? “When it comes to fancier shapes, such as a heart, a pear, an oval, marquise, etc., I always ask if she’s mentioned that she likes that specific shape,” says our rep. It’s better to know in advance if your SO would want a unique diamond shape, which tends to be more polarizing. If she is looking for trendy, “then ovals and pears are a great direction to go in. Marquises are really starting to gain strength as well!”

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Pear Shape Diamond Engagement Ring

If you’re just not sure, you might want to stick with a more classic diamond shape, like round, princess, or cushion cut diamonds.

You can’t go wrong with a round cut diamond!

“Whenever someone is very unsure or just completely clueless about what style to get their significant other, I always resort to a classic round center stone,” one of our experts says.  

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Benefits of the round cut diamond? It has amazing sparkle, it’s not going out of style anytime soon, and it’s by far the most popular diamond shape for engagement rings.

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Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

For more in-depth diamond education, check out our Diamond Shape Series!

Explore Diamond Shapes

Next step: choose the engagement ring setting.

Now onto Buying an Engagement Ring 101, lesson 2! The setting of the engagement ring is, basically, everything but the center diamond. The type of ring, if you will. The most important consideration when choosing a setting according to our Customer Service team:

How will the ring fit with your SO’s lifestyle?

How active is she on the day-to-day? If she goes rock climbing, for example, or if she works in a medical field where gloves are necessary, you might want to go for a setting without exposed diamonds on the band, like a solitaire or channel-set ring.

The diamonds grooved into this ring’s band and the center stone’s basket minimize the risk of diamonds getting caught or falling out:

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Channel-Set Engagement Ring

This sleek and modern engagement ring’s center diamond is strongly protected by a bezel setting:

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Solitaire Bezel-Set Engagement Ring

If her day-to-day is less hands-on, you can consider a wider range of settings like the super-popular pavé setting which features more exposed diamonds on the band.

14K White Gold Petite Pave Cathedral Engagement Ring

Petite Pavé Engagement Ring

Is your SO more trendy or low-key?

Like with diamond styles, our experts suggest you look at how trendy your SO is on the day-to-day. Some helpful guiding questions: Does she like to keep up with the latest fashions? Is she somebody who likes to read all the fashion magazines and blogs? If so, you might want to go for a more daring setting, like a romantic vintage engagement ring or a hyper-modern tension ring:

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Bird of Paradise Vintage Engagement Ring
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Spiral Tension-Set Engagement Ring

Or is your SO a bit more low-key? If the usual wardrobe is T-shirt and jeans, and especially if she doesn’t usually wear jewelry, our experts suggest opting for a simple, more classic style, like this baguette diamond stunner:

14K White Gold Tapered Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring
Baguette Side-Stone Engagement Ring

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The Conclusion(ish)

Still, feeling lost? Our Customer Service experts suggest a foolproof combo: “You can never go wrong with a solitaire setting and a classic diamond shape, like round, princess, or cushion cut.”

Ready? Get Started on Buying Your Engagement Ring! And don’t forget to get jewelry insurance at checkout.

Don’t worry, this won’t end with Buying an Engagement Ring 101! Stay tuned to this proposal series for expert advice about proposing on a budget, proposing on vacation, collaborating on the ring, and more!

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For now, check out the 10 Essential Proposal Tips we mined from our customers’ experiences.

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Bachelor Engagement Rings Worth the Final Rose

Whether or not we root for who gets the final rose, we can’t help but love The Bachelor engagement rings!

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This season of The Bachelor ended with a proposal twist bigger than the diamond the bachelor used to propose. Even though Arie Luyendyk Jr. and Becca Kufrin didn’t quite work out (understatement of the century) we’re obsessed with the pavé halo oval diamond engagement ring Arie chose for Becca. They had to give it back, but that doesn’t stop you from shopping this dazzling and more affordable Bachelor engagement ring lookalike!

BROWSE ENGAGEMENT RINGS

And now onto the couples with much better juju:

Get the Look: Bachelor Engagement Rings

Trista Rehn & Ryan Sutter

How could we not mention the first Bachelorette and the first successful Bachelor couple? After Trista became the runner up on the first season of The Bachelor, she had her own season and found love with this Trapezoid Side-Stone Emerald Cut Diamond Engagement Ring — and with Ryan, of course.

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Rachel Lindsay & Bryan Abasolo

Rachel gave the final rose to Bryan, and he gave her a Platinum Pavé Halo and Shank Pear Shape Diamond Engagement Ring. Seems like a perfect exchange to us! The season 13 Bachelorette couple plans to get married this year, and rumor has it the world might get to watch the nuptials on TV.

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JoJo Fletcher & Jordan Rodgers

This season 12 Bachelorette is a real estate developer, which explains the serious real estate on her 3.5 carat Oval Cut Diamond Pavé Engagement Ring. That ring has sparkle as endless as the seasons of The Bachelor! Jordan popped the question to JoJo in a gorgeous beach proposal with adorable pics.

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Kaitlyn Bristowe & Shawn Booth

Kaitlyn was let down by Chris on season 19 of The Bachelor, but luckily had a soft landing on this Cushion Halo Pavé Infinity Engagement Ring from Shawn on her Bachelorette season 11 . The adorable Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siegfried of Bachelorette season 9 had the same bright idea — they chose this ring with a cushion cut diamond.

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Sean Lowe & Catherine Giudici

Bachelor season 17 winner Catherine requested a “grown sexy” wedding, and while we’re not really sure what she meant, we feel like that’s the best way to describe this ring. Her Split Shank Pavé Cushion Halo Engagement Ring is at once sophisticated and daring. Bachelor Nation favorites Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum of Bachelorette season 7 rock a similar Cushion Outline Ring without the split shank.

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Taylor Nolan & Derek Peth

When Derek proposed to his season 4 Bachelor in Paradise love Taylor, he spoke about the literal fire he built for her when they met and the figurative one she sparked in his heart. Makes sense, then, that he went for a Baguette Side-Stone Diamond Engagement Ring with incredible diamond fire!

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SHOP ENGAGEMENT RINGS

This James Allen customer planned the most dramatic, most shocking Bachelor Nation proposal that was a true tribute to their journey together! Read their story.

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Jewelry Picks Inspired by our Favorite 2018 Grammys Looks

The 2018 Grammys had their highs and lows, but the red carpet looks were absolute music to our eyes. Turns out Bruno Mars wasn’t the only one with 24K Magic at this year’s awards; check out the 2018 Grammys looks that rose to the occasion and our matching James Allen jewelry picks.

2018 Grammys Looks & Jewelry Picks

Ashanti + Yellow Gold Pavé Engagement Ring with Pear Shape Diamond

Much like Ashanti, this trending pear shaped engagement ring is Always on Time. Both the gown and this ring shimmer from every angle in radiant gold.

14K Yellow Gold Pavé Halo And Shank Diamond Engagement Ring (Pear Center)

Ne-Yo + Yellow Gold Etched Comfort Fit Wedding Band

Ne-Yo’s unique crushed yellow velvet jacket earns him the title of Mr. Independent. Echo the class and texture of Ne-Yo’s look with this etched gold wedding band.

Ne-Yo Yellow Gold Etched Comfort Fit Wedding Band 2018 grammys looks

Lady Gaga + Vintage Filigree Engagement Ring with Round Cut Diamond

Lady Gaga turned heads with her dramatic black sheer lace Armani ensemble. We’re obsessed with the couture lace details mirrored in this vintage engagement ring.

Lady Gaga Vintage Filigree Engagement Ring with Round Cut Diamond 2018 Grammys Looks

Cardi B and Hennessy Carolina + Morganite and Diamond Halo Earrings

Sisters Cardi B and Hennessy Carolina complemented each other in show-stopping white gowns and light pink lipsticks. Find their Finesse with these gorgeous studs.

Cardi B and Hennessy Carolina Morganite and Diamond Halo Earrings 2018 Grammys Looks

Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) + Opal and Diamond Halo Necklace

Writer, actor, and musician or Donald Glover’s all-white three-piece suit: which makes a more heavenly trio? We’ll opt for white gold, opal, and diamond while we decide.

14K White Gold East-West Oval White Opal And Diamond Halo Necklace

Janelle Monae + Rose Gold Bow Tie Engagement Ring with Round Cut Diamond

Just when we thought nothing could top Janelle Monae’s signature look, she goes ahead and pulls out an embroidered masterpiece. Rock her bow-tie style with this glittering engagement ring.

Janelle Monae's 14K Rose Gold Bow-Tie Channel Set Diamond Engagement Ring

Camila Cabello + Ruby and Diamond Bracelet

We’re Havana tough time getting over Camila Cabello’s bold scarlet gown. Make your own diamond and ruby red statement with this gemstone tennis bracelet.

Camila Cabello's 14K White Gold Alternating Ruby And Diamond Tennis Bracelet

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Speaking of music and love… Check out our customer’s adorable acoustic serenade proposal and our celebrity engagement ring lookalikes.

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Celebrity Engagement Rings Written in the Stars

Bask in the sparkle of these celebrity engagement rings.

You know that moment when your favorite power couple announces they’re getting engaged? 2017 gave us multiple moments like that. Over the past year, we’ve been treated to some stellar celebrity engagement rings and we’re definitely thanking our lucky stars!

So, what can we learn from our famous friends and their showstopping rings? Less traditional diamond shapes are in right now, with the likes of Cardi B and Kirsten Dunst rocking pear and oval shapes respectively.

These talented ladies aren’t the only ones turning heads with their unique ring styles. Find out which other celebrity engagement rings we think are destined for stardom.

Celebrity Engagement Rings:
Cardi B + Offset

Rising star Cardi B was recently gifted this eight-carat stunner by fiancé Offset. The Bodak Yellow rapper’s rock is surrounded by two half-carat pear diamonds and two carats’ worth of pink and white stones.

Assuming you don’t make “money moves” quite like Cardi, here’s a more affordable split-shank halo engagement ring. The pear shape center diamond is complemented by a stunning pavé halo and pavé under gallery.

White Gold Split Shank Halo Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Round Split Band Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Celebrity Engagement Rings:
Sophie Turner + Joe Jonas

Pop singer Joe Jonas popped the question to his girlfriend, Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner, with this pear-shaped split shank engagement ring.

But why live in a world of fantasy when you can get a near-identical ring IRL for less? This split shank engagement ring features two pavé bands and a stunning halo that accentuates the pear-shaped diamond.

White Gold Double Shank Pear Halo Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Double Shank Pear Halo Engagement Ring

Celebrity Engagement Rings:
Kaley Cuoco + Karl Cook

The only tear on Kaley Cuoco’s pillow is the pear-shaped ‘teardrop’ solitaire engagement ring given to her by fiancé Karl Cook.

Snag the Big Bang Theory actress’ ring style with this French-cut pavé engagement ring, designed to maximize the amount of light that hits the diamonds from all sides.

White Gold Petite Pavé Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Petite Pavé Engagement Ring (Flush Fit)

Celebrity Engagement Rings:
Meghan Trainor + Daryl Sabara

Singer Meghan Trainor received this twinkling cushion cut diamond engagement ring from her dear future husband, actor Daryl Sabara.

You, too, can be all about that bling with this matching cushion cut sparkler, which features pavé-set diamonds on the halo and along each side of the shank.

Of course, she isn’t the only famous Meghan to have said “YES!” in 2017. Read this article to get inspired by Meghan Markle’s much-hyped engagement ring.

White Gold Pavé Halo and Shank Engagement Ring

14K White Gold Pavé Halo And Shank Diamond Engagement Ring (Round Center)

Celebrity Engagement Rings:
Kirsten Dunst + Jesse Plemons

Perhaps you prefer the old Hollywood glamor of Kirsten Dunst’s vintage oval-cut diamond set in a yellow-gold band with baguette accents.

This drop-dead gorgeous lookalike features pavé set diamonds on the halo and along each side of the shank, highlighting the oval-cut center diamond. Bring it on, we say!

Yellow Gold Pavé Halo Engagement Ring
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14K Yellow Gold Pavé Halo Diamond Engagement Ring (Oval Center)

Celebrity Engagement Rings:
Camilla Luddington + Matthew Alan

Actor Matthew Alan brought the drama when he proposed to Grey’s Anatomy star Camilla Luddington. He opted for a more traditional round-cut diamond set on a dainty gold band.

Recreate the showbiz look with this exquisite knife-edge diamond solitaire, which offers classic appeal at an affordable price.

Rose Gold Classic Solitaire Engagement Ring

14K Rose Gold Presentation Solitaire (Six Prong)

Celebrity Engagement Rings: Reach for the Stars

You don’t have to have your name in lights to design your own engagement ring. Check out these star-studded sparklers in 360° HD.

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Style Series: Side-Stone & Three-Stone Engagement Rings

Do you have best friends who make you shine even brighter? Side-stone and three-stone engagement rings can relate.

14K White Gold Three Stone Pear Shaped Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring

These rings feature at least two smaller diamonds or gemstones flanking the center stone.

Side stones can be any cut or gem – some match the center stone while others are contrasting shapes. Side gemstones, like those in blue sapphire engagement rings, accentuate the center diamond with a vivid splash of color. Side-stone and three-stone engagement rings look even more radiant thanks to their complementing gems.

Thankful for your sparkling support system? Celebrate your engagement with one of our side-stone and three-stone engagement rings.

Design Your Own Three-Stone Engagement Ring

Which side stones will you choose?

Diamond Side-Stone Engagement Rings

Scroll Undergallery Cushion Cut Three-Stone Engagement Ring

This trending ring is a spot-on replica of Meghan Markle’s royal engagement ring. The metal swirl detailing underneath the center diamond adds a bonus fairytale factor.

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Pear and Pavé Round Cut Three-Stone Engagement Ring

The super-popular pear shape makes for a sweet, surprising side stone. A pavé-accented band brings even more shine to highlight the center diamond.

14K White Gold Three Stone Pear And Pavé Set Diamond Engagement Ring

Tapered Baguette Round Cut Three-Stone Engagement Ring

Part of the band itself looks like it’s made of diamond thanks to the baguette cut side stones. This clean geometric design contrasts nicely with warm, rose gold metal.

14K Rose Gold Tapered Baguette Diamond Engagement Ring

Channel Set Emerald Cut Three-Stone Engagement Ring

Emerald cut diamonds have icy, glacier-like lines. Choose a center stone to be framed by these symbols of stability and natural beauty.

14K White Gold Three Stone Emerald And Pavé Set Diamond Engagement Ring

Twisted Vine Round Cut Side-Stone Engagement Ring

These marquise-shaped, pavé-set side stones are the leaves of the center stone’s flower. Every rose has its thorn — luckily, this ring has none.

14K White Gold Twisted Vine Engagement Ring

Hand-Engraved Princess Cut Three-Stone Engagement Ring

Feel like a storybook hero every day with these princess cut center and side stones, milgrain detailing, and floral engraving.

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Blue Sapphire Side-Stone Engagement Rings

Vintage Milgrain Blue Sapphire Side-Stone Engagement Ring

Patterned with marquise-cut sapphires, this ring has a delicate and artistic color pop. The flower wire basket and milgrain framing add an extra creative touch.

14K White Gold Vintage Round Diamond And Marquise Sapphire Engagement Ring

Round Cut Blue Sapphire Side-Stone Engagement Ring

This crisp design lets its center diamond and sapphire side stones take their own spotlight even as they complement each other.

14K White Gold Three Stone Round Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring

Pavé Floral Blue Sapphire Side-Stone Engagement Ring

Blue sapphire gemstones bookmark a breathtaking amount of sparkle. Plus, this band’s milgrain detailing gives this center flower an equally beautiful stem.

14K White Gold Floral Engagement Ring

Gemstone Three-Stone Engagement Rings

Round Cut Trillion Ruby Three-Stone Engagement Ring

We love the way this ring evokes the power, Lasso of Truth, and natural beauty of Wonder Woman. The open wire basket is a modern flair for a classic design.

18K Yellow Gold Three Stone Trillion Shaped Ruby Engagement Ring

Princess Cut Emerald Three-Stone Engagement Ring

Haven’t you heard? Green means glow. The tones of these emerald side stones give you a constant connection to nature, representing rebirth and love.

14K White Gold Three Stone Step-Cut Emerald Engagement Ring

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Get Paris Hilton’s Engagement Ring for (Much) Less

Congrats! Heiress and Simple Life star Paris Hilton got engaged to Chris Zylka on Tuesday with a sparkler as huge as their smiles.

To be clear: that is super, super large. Paris Hilton’s engagement ring center stone is a 20 carat diamond, and in case you haven’t read up on the 4 Cs, that is one very heavy rock.

Paris’s pear-shaped center stone was inspired by her mother’s ring and is framed by a diamond halo and a split-shank platinum pavé band. In the historic words of Paris Hilton herself, “That’s hot.” Pear cut diamonds are one of 2018’s top engagement ring trends, while halos add fire to an already gorgeous center stone.

For those who want to spend less than $2M on a slightly more practical lookalike of Paris’s bling, we’ve got you covered.

Selects Inspired by Paris Hilton’s Engagement Ring

Split-Shank Pavé Halo Engagement Ring

Instead of opting for a colossal diamond, make your center stone look larger with this wide halo and split-shank pavé style

Halo Pavé Engagement Ring

A diamond halo and a single pavé band highlight the center pear-cut diamond in this classic ring.

Petite Pavé Cathedral Engagement Ring

Clean cut and glam, this ring’s band’s angles complement the unique shape of its geometric center stone.

14K White Gold Petite Pavé Cathedral Engagement Ring

French Cut Petite Pavé Engagement Ring

Emulate Paris (or her name, at least) by opting for a French cut pavé, which maximizes the amount of light that hits the diamonds.

Twisted Pavé Rope Engagement Ring

This style weaves the glitz of a pavé band with the understated elegance of lustrous bare metal.  

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Style Series: Heavenly Halo Engagement Rings

Halo: brightness, our old friend. Halo, we love you, won’t you tell us your name?

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Along with the infinite potential for wordplay, halo engagement rings hold glorious potential to highlight your center diamond. Halo settings feature smaller diamonds or gemstones which surround the engagement ring’s center stone. The result is a dazzling frame to your already sparkling ring. If you’re on a tight center diamond budget or if you want to make a large diamond look even larger, halo engagement rings are a brilliant choice.

Halo engagement rings can go with simple solitaire bands for a more modern look or decorated bands for a vintage style. For maximum shimmer, choose a halo engagement ring with a pavé band. Halos complement your stone shape, from round cut to pear shape to whatever cut you choose.

Design Your Own Halo Engagement Ring

Ready for these angelic halo engagement ring picks?

1. Round Cut Cushion Halo Engagement Ring

With its classy cushion outline and its fiery round center stone, this halo ring combines the best of two shapes.

2. Princess Cut Pavé Halo Engagement Ring

Go for the yellow gold with this trademark halo ring that’s fit and cut for a princess.

18K Yellow Gold Pavé Halo Diamond Engagement Ring (Princess Center)

3. Pear Cut Solitaire Halo Engagement Ring

The solitaire band of this ring lets its center diamond and halo pop, spotlighting the distinctive pear shape.

14K White Gold Pavé Halo Diamond Engagement Ring (Pear Center)

4. Round Cut Vintage Halo Engagement Ring

This marquise, round cut, and flower outline basket combo give the air of a rosy golden relic.

14K Rose Gold Marquise And Round Brilliant Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

5. Round Cut Star Halo Engagement Ring

This burst halo has us totally starstruck, and the clean channel band adds extra design sophistication.

14K White Gold Cathedral Star Engagement Ring

6. Round Cut Side-Stone Halo Engagement Ring

Side diamonds give the halo a special shape. Plus, we love the surprise diamond-shaped stone behind the center diamond!

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7. Princess Cut Magnolia Halo Engagement Ring

This rose gold ring has all the charm of the magnolia, a treasured flower that blooms brilliantly once a year.

14K Rose Gold Magnolia Engagement Ring

8. Round Cut Sapphire Halo Engagement Ring

Sapphires frame the center stone with a pop of color, a beautiful way to check off your “something blue.”

14K White Gold French Cut Pavé Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring

9. Radiant Cut Octagon Halo Engagement Ring

Between the octagon halo and the radiant diamond, this geometric vintage-style ring hits all the right angles.

18K White Gold Octagon Halo Diamond Engagement Ring

10. Round Cut Split Band Halo Engagement Ring

Echo the cut-out clothing trend and optimize sparkle with this pavé split band-halo combo.

14K White Gold Grande Halo Split Shank Engagement Ring

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Fine Jewelry Trends 2018: From Layers to Clarity

With the new year comes new design, and we can’t wait for these fine jewelry trends to rock the scene! We’ve gathered all the best intel from designers, color forecasters, and experts to help you get ahead of the curve. Unwrap 2018’s freshest fashions:

1. NECKLACE LAYERING

The top designers at fashion week filled the runways with layers of super thin chains and delicate pendants. Have fun with it by switching up your chain lengths, pendant shapes, and metals!

Intertwined Diamond Circle Necklace

14K White Gold Intertwined Diamond Circle Necklace

Geometric Dot Necklace

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Emerald Shape Diamond Pendant

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2. ROSE GOLD

This metal has been super popular ever since Apple brought it back into the spotlight. Rose gold has been an up-and-coming choice for celebrity engagement rings, and is now making its way to fine jewelry.

Two-Prong Diamond Bracelet

14K Rose Gold Two Prong Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Sleek Diamond Bar Necklace

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Art Deco Pink Topaz and Diamond Earrings

14K Rose Gold Art Deco Inspired Pink Topaz And Diamond Earrings

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3. PEAR SHAPE

Social media influencers are all about this glam diamond cut. Pear shaped diamonds make light “dance” and have an elongating effect.

Pear Shaped Diamond Pendant

14K White Gold Pear Shape Diamond Solitaire Pendant

Pear Shaped Diamond Earrings

14K White Gold Pear Shape Diamond Stud Earrings

Pear Shaped Pink Sapphire Halo Ring

Pink Sapphire Pavé Halo And Shank Diamond Engagement Ring

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4. INTENSE COLORS

Go ahead, paint the town red (or green, or blue, or purple… you get the point)! The color forecast for 2018 is in, and so are bright, bold hues. Choose a pre-set piece or match a gemstone to a setting.

Green Sapphire Flower Earrings

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Multi-Color Sapphire Bracelet

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East-West Rhodolite Halo Necklace

18K White Gold East-West Set Oval Halo Ruby And Diamond Necklace

5. TOTAL CLARITY

The other side of the spectrum will also be a stunner: prep for combos of translucent rocks and metallics. Crystals and diamonds with particularly clear Asscher cuts are perfect for this trend.

Kite Set Crystal Halo Ring

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Asscher Cut Diamond Earrings

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Prasiolite and Pavé Diamond Halo Necklace

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Engagement Ring Trends 2018

Sure it’s not even Thanksgiving and far too early for it to be socially acceptable to start lighting up our cities and towns with Christmas decorations. But it is never too early to start thinking about your engagement ring for the new year.  Keep these 2018 engagement ring trends in mind and stay ahead with these shining styles coming your way!

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5 ENGAGEMENT RING TRENDS 2018

If there’s anyone who can predict engagement ring trends, it’s an engagement ring company like

! We’ve asked our diamond ring experts to look into their crystal balls and tell us what they expect to see a lot of in 2018.

1. Everything’s coming up rose gold

Stop and smell the rose gold engagement rings, which you’ll see a lot of in 2018! This romantic metal type has been a favorite among fashionistas like Lauren Conrad for several years already, and we don’t see it going out of style any time soon. The pinkish metal has a romantic, timeless feel to it and gives off elegant, vintage vibes.

KNIFE EDGE SOLITAIRE ENGAGEMENT RING

14K Rose Gold 2mm Knife Edge Solitaire Engagement Ring
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2. Hello! Is it halos you’re looking for?

Why yes, it is! There is no doubt that 2018 engagement ring trends will include halo engagement rings. The immense shine they exude is irresistible to any sparkle lover (which basically means… to anyone). A diamond is great. But tons MORE diamonds surrounding that larger diamond, forming an illusion of one even LARGER diamond? Well, that’s just heavenly.

FALLING EDGE PAVÉ DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

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3. Pretty in pear

Delicious as a fruit or a diamond shape, pear is one cut that is beloved by women the world over. Maybe it’s the fact that it resembles a tear drop that draws us to it, makes us want to hug it, and dare I say caress it (though that’d be a bit weird), just as we would be drawn to a crying baby. Or maybe it’s the fact that the glamorous pear shape elongates our finger and makes us look extra refined. Whatever it is, pear shaped diamonds are here to stay in 2018! Popular social media influencers couldn’t agree with us more: YouTube star Tanya Barr upgraded her ring to a pear shaped stunner, and Instagrammer Amrezy recently got engaged with a pear shaped beauty.

THIN CHANNEL-SET PEAR SHAPED DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

Pear Shaped Diamond Perfect Pave Engagement Ring
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4. Classy cushion cut

The cushion cut was popular in old-time Hollywood, and it’s back with a dazzling vengeance. Somewhere in between a round and princess, cushion cut diamonds combine the classic simplicity of a round cut diamond and the traditional feel of a princess shaped diamond. Cushion cuts will shine on, on many a bride, in 2018.

CUSHION OUTLINE PAVÉ ENGAGEMENT RING

14K White Gold Cushion Outline Pave Engagement Ring
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5. Elegant emerald cut

Last but not least, let’s look at the stars to find the latest trend. Many of our favorite or at least most infamous celebrities, from Kim Kardashian to Beyoncé don amazing emerald cut diamond engagement rings. Oval shaped diamonds had been trending in recent years, but emerald is now the most adored among the glitz and glam that is Hollywood.

TRIPLE DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

14K Yellow Gold Triple Diamond Engagement Ring
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8 Valentine’s Day Engagement Rings

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Valentine’s Day Engagement Rings

Valentine’s Day is the most popular proposal day of the year; there’s just something extra romantic about proposing on this celebrated day of love and affection. If you’re thinking about proposing this February 14th, we’ve got sparkling Valentine’s Day engagement rings for you to hide inside a box of chocolates, or whatever scheme you have in store.

With one of these beauties, you’re sure to get a YES! Find the perfect Valentine’s Day engagement ring to propose with:

1. A unique Valentine will be yours, with this mixed metal dazzler.

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white and rose gold venetian engagement ring by verragio

2. A playful Valentine will love this brilliant double halo.

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white gold falling edge pave diamond engagement ring

3. An old-fashioned Valentine will be pretty in pear with this pear-shaped pavé halo.

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white gold tate pear shape engagement ring by jeff cooper

4. A classic Valentine will say yes to this simply stunning solitaire.

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white gold classico single shank engagement ring by danhov

5. A confident Valentine will delight in this channel-set emerald show-stopper.

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white gold taylor engagement ring by jeff cooper

6. A romantic Valentine will adore this oval-cut rose gold piece.

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rose gold three sided pave basket engagement ring (oval) and matching wedding ring

7. An uptown Valentine won’t be able to wait to don this three-stone eye-catcher.

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white gold three stone pear shape engagement ring by martin flyer

8. A charming Valentine will go crazy for this twisted pavé stunner.

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white gold eleganza braided engagement ring by danhov

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A Disney proposal:

Maria & Ricardo from Guatemala City, Guatemala

Valentine's Day Proposal - Maria & Ricardo from Guatemala City, Guatemala

“He made [me] the happiest girl in the world, and in that moment [I] realized that dreams do come true. You only need faith, trust and pixie dust.” – Maria

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A mountain proposal:

Taylor & Jimmy from Peoria, Arizona

Valentine's Day proposal - Taylor & Jimmy from Peoria, Arizona

“He ran into the shot with me, got down on one knee and proposed. I cried instantly.” –Taylor

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How to Find the Perfect Diamond Shape

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Diamond Shapes: Which One to Choose?

Confused about choosing the right diamond shape?

Fear knot (pun intended)! We’re here to provide you with info that will make the luminous stone a mystery no more.

DIAMOND SHAPES 101

Here are some rules of thumb to help you select a diamond that speaks your name!

If you’re classy, traditional and timeless, go ROUND.

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Round diamonds are also known as “brilliant cut,” as their shape maximizes light return from the top of the diamond, bringing out that extra shine. The round shape accomplishes being modern and timeless simultaneously, and is great for those who want a classic, yet incredibly sparkling look. Round diamonds are very versatile, as most engagement rings can be set with a round diamond. Round-cut diamonds are the most popular choice for engagement rings: more than 60% of brides-to-be want a round center stone.

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If you’re fancy, chic and delicate, go CUSHION.

Cushion diamond

The cushion cut is a brilliant cut with rounded corners. Antique style cushion-cut rings have a classic, romantic appeal. They bring back chivalry and fairy tale love stories from days gone by. Cushion-cut engagement rings are the way to go for vintage brides who want to be reminded of a chivalrous era when romance and elegance reigned.

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If you’re imaginative, cutting-edge and experimental, go OVAL.

Oval diamond

The oval-shaped diamond is a modified version of the round-cut diamond. Its shape elegantly elongates the hand, which appeals to brides with shorter fingers. Although solitaire is the most common setting choice for oval-cut diamonds, brides also often choose to place side-stones (either gemstones or smaller diamonds) on either side of the oval. Oval-shaped rings are perfect for the brave, creative future Mrs.

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If you’re stylish, playful and cheerful, go PRINCESS.

Princess diamond

The princess shape is ideal for future brides who want a ring that’s traditional with a modern twist. The exquisite square shape of princess-cut diamonds is exotic and designed for maximum brilliance. The princess-cut is the 2nd most popular choice for diamond rings. Just like round diamonds, princess cuts are suitable for most engagement ring settings.

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If you’re confident, elegant and adventurous, go EMERALD.

Emerald diamond

A popular style is known for its beauty and precision, the emerald-cut diamond has long lines which give the stone an elegant and sophisticated look. Emerald-shaped rings are a great choice for the bride who knows who she is and what she wants and is ready to take on anything that comes her way. Originally, emerald-cut diamonds were only used on emerald stones.

Emerald shaped rings
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If you’re feminine, old-fashioned and unique, go ASSCHER.

Asscher diamond

While Asscher-cut diamonds are in the square-shaped diamond family, they offer a more vintage appeal than the other square shapes. Choosing an Asscher-cut diamond will make your ring bright, shiny and seemingly transparent. When donning an Asscher-cut ring, you’ll be taken back to the art deco vibe of the 1920’s and ‘30s.

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If you’re lively, positive and flirty, go RADIANT.

Radiant diamond

Radiant-cut diamonds have cropped, rounded corners. A combination of princess and cushion-cut diamond shapes, radiant-cut diamonds are non-traditional, yet still brilliant. The beautiful diamond shape is elegant and rare. The way the underside is cut maximizes the color reflected off the diamond and results in intense brilliance. If you’re a peppy optimist, this diamond is for you.

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If you’re bold, different and charming, go PEAR.

Pear diamond

Pear-shaped diamonds resemble a teardrop. Marquise and oval shapes are combined to form a stunning shape. As pear-cut diamonds have an asymmetrical shape, they’re usually set with a simpler engagement ring setting. More daring brides-to-be are swept away by this gorgeous shape.

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If you’re romantic, sensitive and sentimental, go HEART.

Heart diamond

The heart shaped diamond is the most romantic of the diamond shapes. Brides who choose heart shaped engagement rings view them as an everlasting symbol of their love. Exhibiting ultimate brilliance, heart diamonds must be designed by a true artist to get the cut just right. Heart-shaped diamond rings are the perfect choice for hopeless romantics.

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If you’re outgoing, dramatic, and refined, go MARQUISE.

Marquise diamond

A classic diamond shape, the marquise cut has a long, narrow surface which creates the illusion of a larger diamond. Marquise-cut diamonds make fingers look slender and long. Brides-to-be who can handle a little drama will love a marquise-cut engagement ring. For the effect of a maximum carat weight and a luxurious feel, a marquise is an excellent option.

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