No matter how you feel about the holiday, Valentine’s Day is the day to channel your inner romantic. You don’t have to give Jane Austen or Charlotte Bronte a run for their money, either: fancy chocolate or fresh flowers will do. However, if you’re planning on proposing on the Day of Love, you know you have to go big — and what better way to do that than with heart shaped rings?
A heart-shaped diamond is a unique and sweet cut, perfect for couples looking to express their love in a nontraditional style. It’s fun, adorable and certainly packs enough of a punch to elicit more than a few “aww”s from your friends and family.
Unfortunately, a heart-shaped diamond can go from “oh my god!” to “did you get that in a vending machine?” real quick. We rounded up some of our favorite styles that are just as sophisticated and chic as they are whimsical. Check out some of our favorites below!
Despite the novelty cut, you’re sure to find a ring within your price point. Because the cut strays from the norm, many of the diamond rings you’ll find won’t be marketed as engagement rings and rather, as promise rings. This will land them as a more affordable alternative. Besides, saving money now means splurging later!
When looking for a heart-shaped diamond, keep the rest of the band basic. Sure, add diamonds as you please, but allow the heart to take center stage. It’s the focal point of the ring — let it have its time to shine!
Looking for a ring for the big day? Be sure to check out our ring gallery!
Thinking of proposing? Check out our weekly roundup of cute real proposals here!