Marquise, pear, trillion and shield shapes are hot. Love them or hate them, you should be embracing these alternative shapes; with round, cushion and ovals unequivocally dominating in classic jewelry and engagement rings, there’s a growing subset of women who want something edgy and unique.

Each cut and shape brings its own distinct energy.

Marquise shapes can make a smaller stone look larger, the finger look longer and when turned horizontally they look ultra-modern. Trillions make classic side stones but are even better as standalone stones in rings, earrings and pendants. Lastly, shield shapes instantly make the wearer feel superhero vibes.

Here are a few of Amanda’s Style File selects of jewels with edgy shapes (literally), either in stone selection or metalwork.


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