hellomagazine.comAre you a traditional bride, a romantic bride or a centre-of-attention bride? Find out what your engagement ring says about you, depending on its cut
You're the sort of bride who likes classic, timeless things and doesn't dress over the top. You always look smart, chic and classy without spending hours in front of the mirror.
In short, the type of women men don't worry about introducing to their parents.
You're the bride who loves being the centre of attention.
The marquise cut will help you stand out from the crowd given its unique shape, which can also be characterised as a boat-shaped brilliant stone.
Created in the swinging sixties, the princess cut was the on-trend ring back in the day.
The shape has seen a revival in recent years, and is perfect for the stylish bride who always has her finger on the fashion pulse.
Worn by stars like Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly, the emerald cut ring reflects the glamour of a Hollywood screen goddess. You're the type of bride who has class, charm and effortlessly manages to be the centre of attention.
Created in the art deco period, the emerald boasts long, glamorous lines so suits women with long fingers.
For the vintage bride, the Asscher cut is key. Nearly identical to the emerald cut, this shape is square and evokes the same dramatic, 1920s art deco feel.
If you're the type of bride that loves hunting around vintage shops and has a wardrobe full of vintage shoes to match, the Asscher is for you.
You're the romantic bride who loves men in breeches, cries at soppy films and wants to be swept off your feet by your dashing groom.
The cushion cut, also known as the pillow cut, harks back to an era of romance and elegance and over a century ago, used to the most popular shape around, adding a touch of vintage to the ring.
The cushion looks like a rectangle with rounded corners and has larger facets to increase its brilliance. If you can, go for three diamonds in a Cushion cut for a real wow factor.
Similar to the cushion-cut bride, the heart-shaped bride is emotional, thoughtful and will see the delicately shaped ring as a very obvious symbol of love.
The heart is the ultimate symbol of romance and sentimentality especially when presented in an engagement ring.
The oval cut is similar to the round one, and perfectly symmetrical in design.
Traditionally popular among women with small hands or shorter fingers, its elongated shape gives a flattering illusion of length.
Resembling a teardrop, this hybrid cut combines the features of the oval and marquise.
If you love the brilliance and fire of the round cut diamond, but would like a unique shape to match your own your style and sensibilities, the pear is renowned as one of the more interesting fancy diamond cuts.
The Pear is especially flattering to a hand with small to average-length fingers.