Before writing this page, we thought about it long and hard. After all naming a type of ring as the ultimate engagement ring is a bit thing. You need a ring that ticks all of the boxes.
For us the out and out winners are heart shaped diamond engagement rings. On this page, we explain why we say this and tell you about the different types you can buy and also give you some tips to help you to buy a truly unique heart shaped ring to add to your collection of fine jewelry.
Why we love heart shaped engagement rings
Our team really likes the idea of a heart shaped engagement ring. These rings are very symbolic. The shape of the ring, alone, says a lot.
It conveys the fact that the person who is going to wear the ring is uniquely special to the person giving the ring. This type of engagement ring conveys the fact that the bond between the two people is based on love. It is quite literally given from the heart.
For us, heart shaped rings are the most romantic type. Any kind of gemstone can be turned into this kind of ring, but for us, if that ring features diamonds it is extra, extra, special, and here is why.
Why we like diamond engagement rings
Diamonds are very symbolic, and that symbolism crosses cultures. The widespread perception is that diamonds are the most expensive stones in the world.
When someone gives a diamond to someone else, it is because they are really important to him or her. Buying a diamond is expensive. Most people have to work hard and save up to be able to afford to do this.
Giving someone a diamond implies true commitment. When you give a diamond to someone, everyone knows that you are serious about the relationship.
Types of heart shaped rings
If you want a heart diamond ring there are plenty of designs to choose from. This kind or ring has been made for centuries, so you can find plenty of vintage heart themed rings.
Classic heart bands
The classic heart is of course the most popular shape. You can either go for a solid gold or platinum band with a heart incorporated into the band or a band with a heart attached to the outside of the band. A band with a heart shaped stone is another good option.
Hearts set in stone
The band can look great, but if you set stones along it, the ring will look even more spectacular. All kinds of gemstones can be used for this, but we like diamonds the best.
Contemporary heart rings
For us, the classic is a regular band with a precious or semi-precious stone that has been cut into the shape of a heart. This kind or ring is a bit more expensive, but they are beautiful.
Unusual heart shapes
You do not have to go for the classic heart shape if you do not want to. There are plenty of more unusual designs available. For example, two hearts entwined, or a heart within a heart are just two very beautiful designs, which we can recommend.
Other heart shaped ideas
If you want your engagement ring to be special, you can have it replicated as a necklace and bracelet. These can be worn by you and later given to your daughters or granddaughters.
Replicating the heart design in your wedding band can also work well. The band can have a heart shape cut out from it or you can have a small heart built into the band made out of tiny gemstones.
Another unusual idea is to design two rings, a wedding band, and an engagement ring that are designed to be worn together. Built into the rings can be the top and the bottom of a heart. When worn together the heart is completed. Even when worn separately they still look beautiful.
How to find and buy unique heart cut engagement rings
If you have your own design in mind, we recommend that you look for a jeweller who offers a bespoke service. You will need to draw out the heart shape that you want, and have an idea or the type of stones and metal you want used.
Plenty of bespoke jewellers offer their services online. If you live in a big city, you can find them listed in local trade directories. However, this shape is quite popular in general, so you do not necessarily have to spend a lot of money to find a heart shaped engagement ring.
If you want a heart shaped stone, you are going to have to pay extra. This shape is difficult to cut, which is why they are expensive. However, they look spectacular, especially if you choose a diamond.
Here is a link to a retailer who sells a great range of heart shaped engagement rings.