Every Type of Engagement Ring Cut Worth Knowing

Sabrina Paparella
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Original Illustration by Stephanie DeAngelis

When it comes to finding the perfect engagement ring, there’s only one place to start: choosing the right stone cut. It may not be an aspect of engagement ring shopping you’ve considered before, but the shape of a ring’s stone can completely change its style. Sure, we all know about popular options like round or princess, but what about less common varieties like marquise or Asscher? Every cut adds its own little burst of character to a ring, so when it comes to making your choice, find the one that speaks to you. Are you a vintage girl? Perhaps you should consider the Art Deco flair of an emerald cut. Are you a more traditional bride? Maybe think about choosing a cushion cut. Don’t be afraid to look outside your comfort zone—you may be surprised by which ring becomes the one.

Keep reading for everything you need to know about each type of engagement ring cut.

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