When Emily Ratajkowski shocked the world by announcing her surprise engagement in February of last year (and then wedding!), the world was focused on her beau. Who was Sebastian Bear-McClard? I, on the other hand, could have cared less, as I was focused on something else entirely—her engagement ring.
With three diamonds instead of one (more is more) clustered together in the definition of boho-chic, I knew a trend had been born. Fast-forward two years and my hypothesis has been proven—celebs like Miranda Kerr are dazzling with bejeweled engagement rings, and brands like Chopard have released clustered engagement rings that put solo-diamond settings to shame.
What is a clustered engagement ring, you may ask? Exactly what it sounds like: several diamonds (or other gemstones!) clustered together on the band in the place of a singular gemstone setting. Ideal for an unconventional bride—the kind who may opt for a mermaid-style wedding dress or black-diamond engagement ring, for example—this simple twist is a conversation starter to say the least.
If you, like me, have a total crush on Emrata, I can’t promise you her killer abs, but I have done you the favor of rounding up 17 of the most beautiful cluster engagement rings below.