When it comes to engagement rings, a heart-shaped gemstone is most definitely an emblem of love and devotion which stands out from the rest.
Heart-shaped engagement rings are the perfect choice for those who want a symbol of their love to be both meaningful and unique.
In this blog, we’ll explore the captivating world of heart-shaped engagement rings, learn how to wear them and discover some celebrities and influencers who have already chosen this quirky shape as their own engagement rings.
So, without further ado, let’s dive straight in.
What Is a Heart-Shaped Engagement Ring?
A heart-shaped engagement ring is exactly what it sounds like; a ring which features a diamond or gemstone meticulously cut and faceted into the shape of a heart <3
This shape is the epitome of romance and symbolises love, passion, and commitment in its shaped form. Heart-shaped gemstones are known for their brilliance and sparkle, making them the ideal choice for those who want a symbol to showcase their enduring love.
This vintage French 1.32 carat diamond and 18 carat yellow gold engagement ring has a simple yet effective four claw setting which displays an impressive feature 1.05ct heart cut diamond.
This contemporary heart shaped platinum setting displays a stunning central feature antique (circa 1900) 1.68ct Old European heart cut diamond, collet set in subtle relief.
How to Wear a Heart-Shaped Engagement Ring
Wearing a heart-shaped engagement ring is a personal choice. Wear your engagement ring how you please!
But if you’re feeling unsure, a lot of people choose to wear it with the tip of the heart pointing towards the fingertip. Such ring placement can be considered rather symbolic, as it represents the heart reaching out to someone, a bit like cupid’s love arrow.
But as I said, there’s no strict rules, wear it in a way which makes you feel comfortable and the most like you. Some heart-shaped ring owners prefer the tip pointing toward their wrist. And as it goes, I personally think that it adds that touch of uniqueness and individuality to a fabulous design.
Celebrities and Influencers with Heart-Shaped Engagement Rings
If you find yourself seeking some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place.
There are a number of celebrities and influencers in the public eye who have embraced the beloved heart-shaped design as their engagement ring.
- Starting with global pop sensation, Lady Gaga who received a stunning heart-shaped diamond engagement ring from her former beau. Kinney proposed to Gaga on Valentine’s Day with this impressive heart engagement ring by Lorraine Schwartz, a bespoke design made specially. And we can’t deny it, it’s a gorgeous example of its type.
- Another honourable mention is the Duchess of Edinburgh, who at the time was known as Sophie Rys-Jones. The heart-shaped engagement ring given by Prince Edward (Queen Elizabeth II youngest son) in 1998. This heart-shaped beauty is often said to be one of the most costly for the royal family, believed to be worth approximately £105,000 (which would be worth about £227,855 in today’s exchange rate).
Whether it is or not, it certainly doesn’t change the fact that it’s a rather striking example of a heart-shaped engagement ring. The ring in question has a two-carat oval diamond with heart-shaped diamonds either side of it and set in white gold from Asprey and Garrard. Sensational.
Heart-shaped engagement rings are certainly a wonderful choice for those who want to make a bold and meaningful statement about their love. With their unique shape, brilliance, and versatility in the ways you can wear them, heart-shaped engagement rings truly encapsulate the essence of romance and commitment in a both beautiful and distinctive manner.
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So, why not captivate love and embrace individuality by tying the knot with a heart-shaped engagement ring?