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What Your Engagement Ring Says About Your Relationship

There can be a deep psychological meaning behind the price of a ring, and there is also a chance that its size and style might say a lot about the couple and their future together. Beautiful and shiny, the engagement ring is an integral part of any marriage. And it’s not just an object that brings 2 people together, it’s a sign of something more.

Bright Side dug deeper into the whole topic of marriage and wants to bring some interesting information to your attention pertaining to how an engagement ring and a long healthy marriage are connected.

Cut, shape, and design — it all might matter.

There is an opinion that the cut, the shape of the stone, and the design of your engagement ring might say something about a person and their relationship. The engagement ring is something special as it may represent different character features of its owner and the person who chose it.

Classic round cut

Worn by: Emily Blunt, Mila Kunis, Amy Adams, and Lauren Conrad

A round cut is a traditional and timeless style that never goes out of fashion. This cut would be a perfect variant for those who try to preserve their traditional look that is timeless. A couple that chooses it might be a bit conservative, very faithful to each other, and loyal.

Emerald cut

Worn by: Jennifer Lopez, Amal Clooney, Liz Taylor, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Beyoncé, and Angelina Jolie

Another classic stone shape is the emerald cut which is loved by many couples. This cut has a rectangular shape and long facets — the top of the stone shows off its clarity and has just the right amount of subtle sparkle. The whole ring radiates elegance and refinement. Couples who choose this type of ring often feel tempted about things and aren’t always afraid of spending money on expensive things to make each other happy.

Princess cut

Worn by: Kate Bosworth, Hilary Duff, Snooki, Sherri Shepherd, and Star Jones

The princess, or “quadrillion” cut, has sharp, uncut edges, giving it a more geometric look. The whole name of this cut has a hidden meaning behind it: whoever wears the ring will be the spoiled one. Additionally, the groom might be a very caring and thoughtful partner who wants to make his future wife as happy as he can. It has a modern design with clean lines that serves perfectly for fashion enthusiasts.

Pear cut

Worn by: Jessica Simpson, Victoria Beckham, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Katherine Heigl, and Elisha Cuthbert

The stone in this ring has a teardrop shape. This cut helps to visually lengthen the fingers. This is the least popular cut, and there might be a reason for it. People who chose it like to find their own path in life and don’t like to go with the flow. They’re most likely a bit eccentric. They don’t mind standing out in a crowd, they’re individualistic and have high standards.

Marquise cut

Worn by: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Ashlee Simpson, Portia de Rossi, and Christina Milian

This cut is also called the “navette” cut (meaning “little boat” in French). The stone has an oval shape with 2 pointy ends that give this stone an original look. There is a possibility that couples who choose this ring like to be fancy and own unique things. They might also enjoy going out and dressing up in elegant and fashionable clothing. This beautiful stone is well-suited for couples who like to live a beautiful life.

Heart cut

Worn by: Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Rochelle Wiseman, Katie Price, and Nicki Minaj

This uncommon cut looks really sweet and romantic. The couples who choose this ring are real romantics and aren’t scared to show their love for each other, even in public. They both are sentimental and really caring. Moreover, people who go for this unusual cut might find it enjoyable to stand out from the crowd.

Cushion cut

Worn by: Rachel Zoe, Kim Kardashian, Sofia Vergara, Leighton Meester, and Bar Refaeli

This cut looks really feminine and is also quite fashionable. The gemstone shape has large facets with slightly rounded corners, making it look gentle and not overloaded. Such a cut was popular for many centuries due to its sophistication suitable for any epoch. Couples who go for this style might love softer looks but still like to be noticed by other people.

Oval cut

Worn by: Jennifer Aniston, Kate Middleton, Blake Lively, Amber Rose, Miranda Kerr, and Christina Aguilera

The oval cut is a diamond with sparkles that boasts a round, unique marquise shape. These features give the ring a look of exclusiveness. It was created in the 1950s as a hybrid of other popular shapes, and ever since, this cut has remained one of the most popular styles among couples. Couples who prefer this cut might be the kind of people who like to be ahead of trends but not over the top — they know how to keep things classic yet modern.

Radiant cut

Worn by: Hilary Duff, Drew Barrymore, and Megan Fox

The radiant cut, princess cut, and emerald cut may all look similar to each other, but they are in fact, different. The facets of these radiantly cut stones are made to enhance and highlight the stone’s sparkle. The real radiant cut has beveled corners. This stone has more brilliance than an emerald cut. People who choose this ring can be sure that they’ll always be in the spotlight. Such people might also be outgoing, very open to other people, and love to conversate.

Asscher cut

Worn by: Elizabeth Taylor, Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Zooey Deschanel, and Ashlee Simpson

The Asscher cut gives off vintage vibes. This cut is a hybrid of the square princess and multi-faceted emerald cut, and together, it looks incredibly unique and “antiquey” thanks to its dazzling accents. This stone is chosen by people who might like to be unusual and go with retro designs. This ring will definitely give them that special Art Deco feel.

A solitaire setting

A solitaire setting is not just timeless fashion. Couples who go for this uncomplicated, yet stylish, design might enjoy the more simple things in their lives. They are probably the type of people who don’t like to clutter up the space around them, are comfortable with the basic things, and who don’t need much to be happy.

3-stone setting

3-stone settings are very popular among many women. Not only do they look beautiful and elegant, but they also represent a couple’s relationship timeline. The 3 stones in the ring represent their past, present, and future.

Engraved bands

An engraved band is another interesting design for an engagement ring. Couples that choose an engraved band are probably really close to each other, and they have inside jokes and like to laugh about them. Additionally, they might share a lot of the same interests and be very sensitive.

The high price of a ring might also influence a marriage.

There might be a connection between the cost of an engagement ring and if the couple experiences a divorce. According to a study held by Emory University, if people spend too much money on their engagement rings, they’re more likely to divorce than those who decide to save on the expense.

Moreover, they found that wedding expenses might put extra stress on a bride which can lead to divorce as well. Well, in the cases of royal families the situation is different: high expenses are usually necessary and can hardly be a reason for divorce.

Splitting costs is becoming more popular.

Today more and more modern couples have decided to split the cost of the engagement ring. They both might earn the same amount of money and simply want to ease the financial burden for each other. This well thought out decision brings them both closer to each other and makes their relationship stronger. This type of ring and compromise is a good example of an equal partnership, where both sides are happy with each other.

But don’t forget that this information should not be taken too seriously. Different couples have diverse relationships and futures, and things like rings are not supposed to influence them. The most important thing to remember here is to treat your dear ones with love and respect!

Are you married? What type of engagement ring do you have? Maybe you have a nice photo of it that you want to share with us? Let’s have a discussion in the comment section!