It’s the most glorious, glittery time of the year: engagement season! This magical window between November and February is typically when everyone is feeling the love and popping the question. Your social feeds are about to explode with ring selfies (and you may be posting one soon too!).

An engagement ring is a most personal and treasured piece of jewelry. It’s something that will be worn everyday and is something the wearer should absolutely adore. Did you know the cut and colour of the stone in a ring reflects your personality and style? Here’s a guide to five of the most popular engagement rings, who is a perfect match for each and what celeb rocks your preferred style.

Round Cut Brilliant
This dazzler is the most popular stone for engagement rings. It’s a chic choice that can be set simply in a six prong mount like the famous Tiffany Setting to showcase its fire and brilliance. Wearers of the round cut brilliant diamond are typically classic girls who favour a timeless style with their jewelry.
Celebrity Match: Chiara Ferragni (Photo Getty Images/Venturelli)

Emerald Cut
This square, or rectangular-shaped, beauty is perfect if you love a clean, modern look. An emerald cut diamond looks gorgeous simply set on a platinum band, but if you want added sparkle consider a pave band. This ring is a perfect if you favour a minimalist, yet elegant design.
Celebrity Match: Beyoncé (Photo Getty Images/Clive Brunskill)

The oval diamond has recently become one of the most popular engagement ring stone shapes. It’s on point for you if your style is sophisticated and polished, but you also love a unique twist on things. A shimmering halo of diamonds will make this this stone an OTT standout.
Celebrity Match: Kirsten Dunst (Photo Getty Images/Samir Hussein) 

Considered a fancy shaped stone, a pear-shaped diamond has a vintage-meets-modern vibe. Elizabeth Taylor famously wore a 69.42-carat pear-shaped diamond given to her by Richard Burton in 1969 (she wanted it made into a ring but it was too large so it was fashioned into a necklace). If you want a stone with definite glam factor, this is the one! 
Celebrity Match: Sophie Turner (Photo Getty Images/Jason Laveris, Engagement Ring via Sophie Turner Instagram)

Coloured Stones
A yellow diamond, sapphire, ruby and emerald are just a few of the most popular coloured stones for engagement rings. Lovers of diamond-alternatives want a ring that is unique and beautiful, unlike any other one. Wearers of coloured stones are typically true style setters.  
Celebrity Match: Olivia Palermo


Alison McGill

Alison McGill is the editor-in-chief of Weddingbells and the Editorial Director of Mariage Québec.