Asymmetrical Engagement Rings Are the Trend You Didn’t See Coming

Would you wear one?
by Sophie Ross

Emily Ratajkowski rocked our worlds when she revealed her stunning engagement ring several months after her surprise courthouse wedding to Sebastian Bear-McClard.

A double-stone ring with two large side-by-side diamonds (a pear and an emerald cut) and worn stacked next to her thick gold wedding band, the statement-making piece took us by surprise due to its sheer size (those gems, though) and its one-of-a-kind design. (Literally—it was apparently designed by the newlyweds themselves).

Of course, it’s safe to say the supermodel will spark a trend, as many supermodels often unwittingly do. But jewelry experts have been predicting the asymmetrical engagement ring trend since before Ratajkowski revealed hers.

Along with oval rings and three stone styles, jewelry brand Brilliant Earth predicted in March of this year that “asymmetrical designs” were about to have a major moment.

“Many of today’s brides-to-be love the tradition of engagement rings, but that doesn’t mean they want their rings to look traditional,” says Kathryn Money, VP of strategy and merchandising for the brand. “These couples will seek custom designs or non-traditional rings involving distinctive elements or unique silhouettes that express their individuality.”

Considering we love unique personal touches in every aspect of engagements and wedding planning, we’re already on board with this trend.

And you don’t need a supermodel budget to pull it off—you can create your own or find an asymmetrical design that speaks to you. It might not be as easy to find as a classic cushion-cut rock, but hey, that’s exactly why you’d want one anyway, right?

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