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86 Alternative Engagement Rings for the Non-Traditional Bride

From a technical perspective, the cut of a diamond can affect the amount of light it reflects (i.e. how sparkly it is), what type of setting you'll need, and how much you'll likely end up spending. Beyond that, there's aesthetics and style to consider; the shape of your engagement ring says a lot about your personal style. Are you a classicist who is drawn to traditional round brilliant cut stones, or a daring trendsetter who wants something unique and one-of-a-kind? Here, we're breaking down the basics of each diamond cut and outlining the bridal style it's best suited for; consider this your definitive guide to the engagement ring cuts every bride and groom-to-be should know—and shop.

 

 

 

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COURTESYGALLERY STOCK Subtle Hues

NeverNoT "Show-n-Tell Ready to Celebrate" ring with diamond, topaz, and pink, black, and white enamel in 18K yellow gold, $3,595,