The Only 5 Engagement Ring Cuts You Need to Know, According to an Expert

When it comes to accessories that are truly worth obsessing over, an engagement ring deserves every hour you spend scrolling through Pinterest (and then some). You’ll be wearing your ring day in and day out, so it needs to do more than just complement your dream wedding dress—it has to work with your everyday style too.

But where to start? Nadine Tacorian, COO of fine jeweler Tacori, has one major piece of advice for narrowing down the endless options and finding your ideal style. “Close your eyes and think about what an engagement ring looks like to you,” she advises. “What first pops into your head? This is a good way to let your instincts lead your [decision-making].”

Now you’ve got the picture in your head, but maybe you’re not sure if it’s a princess cut or a cushion cut. Or perhaps you couldn’t describe a bloom style or channel setting to a jeweler if your life depended on it… To ensure that you get it right, we consulted Tacorian and her team for some professional help in decoding the conversation around engagement ring shopping.

Read on to discover the five must-know diamond cuts and make ring shopping a breeze.

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