by Maegan Crandall
Shopping for a diamond engagement ring is a thrilling process. The glittering stone on your ring finger that shows the world you are engaged is an important investment. You will wear your engagement ring for a lifetime, so it is important to choose a diamond ring that will represent your personality. For some, that means choosing an unconventional ring with a special cut of diamond. Consider skipping the traditional rings and selecting one of these exceptional diamond cuts for your engagement ring.
Emerald: Emerald-cut diamonds were popular in jewelry during the 1920s, so they will appeal to any bride who loves the Art Deco period. Emerald-cut diamonds are rectangular, with step-cut facets. They look lovely in solitaire diamond rings and they add an unconventional look to eternity wedding rings. Many unique diamond engagement rings incorporate one large emerald-cut diamond, flanked by two or four smaller emerald-cut diamonds. Wedding rings with emerald-cut diamonds have a vintage aesthetic, even if they are brand new.
Asscher: If you love the look of an antique engagement ring, but you don't find emerald-cut diamonds to be quite eclectic enough, look at asscher diamonds. The asscher cut was invented in 1902 by Joseph Asscher. Asscher diamonds are similar to emerald-cut diamonds in that they have step-cut facets, but they are square. If you love the simplicity of princess-cut diamonds, but want a more unique engagement ring, consider rings adorned with asscher diamonds.
Trillion: The trillion diamond is like something from another planet. This triangular diamond is sometimes called a "trilliant" or a "trillian". The trillion diamond is also a product of the Asscher brothers of Amsterdam. These brilliant stones will stun you in unique engagement rings with geometric lines and curves.
Pear: Pear diamonds look like teardrops, but jewelry featuring pear diamonds is anything but sad. These diamonds have one round side and one pointy side, so they bring the best features of a round-brilliant diamond to unique engagement rings, making them ideal for artistic brides.