The Shape of the Future

The Shape of the Future

While round, sparkly diamonds never go out of style, four celebrity newlyweds and brides-to-be are indicating that fancy-shaped stones—which include any that aren’t round, brilliant-cut gems—are where engagement rings are headed in 2021. If celebrity choices really influence people’s purchasing decisions, these four beauties may be trendsetters.

The Studio Collection Cushion Cut Center Diamond with Diamond Gallery and Shank Engagement Ring

Much like a pillow (or, well, a cushion), cushion-cut diamonds are square-shaped with curves around the edges. The style is growing in popularity for brides who want a cut that is soft and romantic, yet still pretty and traditional. Hilary Duff­, who currently stars in Younger, has a classic, cover-girl style, so a cushion-cut stone fits right in with her aesthetic. It also complemented the bespoke Jenny Packham she wore down the aisle in December 2019.

Emerald Cut Diamond

Hollywood’s quirky and beloved Jennifer Lawrence is not a woman to sport a run-of-the-mill diamond, so it’s no surprise that her engagement ring showcases an emerald-cut beauty. Emerald-cut stones have an elongated rectangular shape and give off­ an elegant, sophisticated vibe. Lawrence’s ring pairs well with the timeless Dior gowns she wears on the red carpet; she has been the face of the luxury brand for years now! Plus, the ring perfectly accessorized her 1920s-esque wedding dress, which she wore to her October 2019 nuptials.

Pear cut diamond

Scarlett Johansson veered furthest from ordinary with her third engagement ring (though the others from her first two marriages were also unique). Her ring is a stunning 11-carat pear champagne solitaire diamond set on a dark brown band made of ceramic. The ring is Art Deco inspired, and the diamond itself is a beautiful and rare find.

Oval Cut Diamond

Flattering on the finger and known for showing off its carat weight because the elongated shape makes it look larger than it is, an oval shaped diamond is one of the most popular engagement ring styles right now (if not the most popular). Trends aside, these stones are appreciated by brides because they’re gorgeous and easy to wear. Sarah Hyland, who played Haley Dunphy on Modern Family, knew exactly what she wanted in an engagement ring—in fact, she chose it and told fiancé Wells Adams what ring style she liked before he popped the question in July 2019.

If you are in the market for an engagement ring, don’t shy away from something different! You can choose from these four, trendy shapes or take a look at princess, marquise, asscher, radiant, or heart cut for the center stone that will adorn your bride throughout your lifetime together.