Looking to the stars for guidance is an ancient practice, but if it suddenly seems everywhere to you, you’re on to something.
Astrological appreciation has taken over in a massive way, and integrating zodiac signs and celestial elements into fashion and design has rapidly become en vogue (and literally in Vogue). But how can you apply your zodiac sign to your engagement ring style?
Astrology tells us that the position of celestial bodies at the exact time of birth has an influence on us that translates into how we see and interact with the world. This translates into personality traits, our likes and dislikes, and yes, our aesthetic appreciations. In this article, we’re skipping straight past what your birthstone says about you, and translating each zodiac sign into a visual representation of one of the most meaningful symbols of love: the engagement ring.
So whether you’re a loud and proud Leo or an intense and mysterious Scorpio, we’ve handpicked the perfect zodiac inspired ring for you.
ARIES ENGAGMENT RING
(Custom double band ruby and diamond engagement ring, price upon request.)
Aries Birthdates: March 21 – April 19
Famous Aries: Lady Gaga, Sarah Jessica Parker
Aries Style: Fiery + Adventurous
The fact that Aries is the first sign in the zodiac is telling: they’re adventurous, pioneering spirits who love to be #1. Natural go-getters, Aries are a fearless bunch who don’t mind standing out. In fact, they like it. For this fiery but sweet sign, the best engagement ring for Aries hints at their soft side with a romantic red ruby in a classic diamond halo. The attention getting factor comes from the unexpected horizontal setting of the center stone and an unconventional double band of can’t-miss-them diamonds.
TAURUS ENGAGEMENT RING
(Custom nature-inspired pear diamond engagement ring, starting at $14,500)
Taurus Birthdates: April 20-May 20
Famous Taurus: Adele, Gigi Hadid
Taurus Style: Rich looking neutrals
The Zodiac sign of Taurus is all about quality over quantity, in all aspects of life. Known for their stubborn streak, Tauruses just know what they like (the finer things) and are patient enough to wait for it. For this tranquil, no B.S. sign, a luxurious rich yellow gold ring with a gorgeous diamond gives them the unmistakable high quality classic ness they crave. The best engagement ring for Taurus needs a hint of grounding, and a subtle nature-inspired design and rough brushed finish give a nod to the Taurus’ earthy side, as well as opting for an ethical lab-grown diamond like The Meri, pictured here.
GEMINI ENGAGEMENT RING
(Sapphire sunburst engagement ring with marquise diamond halo, starting at $11,700)
Gemini Birthdates: May 21 – June 20
Famous Geminis: Zoe Saldana, Heidi Klum
Gemini Style: Sunny, Not Serious
Quick-thinking, talkative and energetic, Geminis are unsurprisingly ruled by Mercury, the god of communication and information. A natural social butterfly and sometimes (ok lots of the time) gossip, this friendly zodiac sign can be labeled as flighty for their opposing forces of light and dark, and tendency to bore easily. The best engagement ring for Geminis is fun and versatile; vintage-inspired but modern and bold, sunny and golden with an intense and mysterious dark stone. The Courtney (above) has just the right amount of fun and unexpectedness to hold a Gemini’s attention.
CANCER ENGAGEMENT RING
(Bezel set diamond halo engagement ring, starting at $9,500)
Cancer Birthdates: June 21 – July 22
Famous Cancers: Priyanka Chopra, Solange Knowles
Cancer Style: Comfy and Romantic
Moody but lovable, the moon-ruled astrological sign of Cancer craves comfort and loves the coziness of a good night (or 10) staying in. Cancers are notoriously sensitive, fiercely loyal to the ones they love, and positively protective of their own big-as-the-moon heart. The best engagement ring for Cancer is a low-maintenance, comfortable design. A ring like The Missy hugs it’s center stone and halo tightly, offering maximum security to the bezel set stones, with an overall low-profile to keep everything safe and sound. A round center stone and surrounding halo suggest a moony lunar feel.
LEO ENGAGEMENT RING
(Art Deco Starburst engagement ring with baguette halo, starting at $21,150)
Leo Birthdates: July 22 – Aug 22
Famous Leos: Madonna, Jennifer Lopez
Leo Style: Loud and Proud
The fifth astrological sign of the zodiac, Leos are confident, glamorous, and as prideful as their symbol: the lion. Leos love the spotlight, where their signature charm and elegance can best shine. The lioness also leans toward the dramatic, and the best engagement ring for Leo has got to be an absolute showstopper. A ring like The Holland (pictured) will get you stopped on the street, so it’s no surprise that it takes Madonna-like confidence to pull off. Bigger is better, and there’s no such thing as too much (or too many diamond halos) for this bold and passionate sign.
VIRGO ENGAGEMENT RINGS
Virgo Birthdates: Aug 23 – Sept 22
Famous Virgos: Blake Lively, Beyonce
Virgo Style: Put Together + Playful
When you think of a perfectionist, you’re probably thinking of a Virgo (hello Beyonce!). Calculated, hard-working and polite, Virgo’s are practical, polished, but still down to earth. The best engagement ring for Virgo is streamlined, with a minimalist design that gets right down to business. A solitaire engagement ring like The Heather’s simple band in polished platinum is perfect for this non-fussy sign. A pastel colored stoned like this mermaid Montana sapphire is just the right amount of feminine and fun; an unexpectedly elegant pop of color in a classic shape and design.
LIBRA ENGAGEMENT RING
(Light Yellow Diamond Floating Halo Engagement Ring, Starting at $20,100)
Libra Birthdates: Sep 22 – Oct 23
Famous Libras: Serena Williams, Gwyneth Paltrow
Libra Style: Refined + Luxe
A lover of all things beautiful, Libra is ruled by Venus, naturally. For calm and cool Libras, it’s all about balancing classic basics with a sophisticated take on the trends, like pairing a tailored blazer with leopard print loafers. Libras are drawn to elegant styles and apply their signature grace when wearing bolder pieces. The best engagement ring for a Leo is a mix of timelessness and discriminating taste. A ring like The Sandi shows how an expertly designed risk-taking, like a yellow diamond center stone, can read as elevated, chic, and enduring.
SCORPIO ENGAGEMENT RING
(Rough diamond hexagon engagement ring, starting at $10,500)
Scorpio Birthdates: Oct 23 – Nov 21
Famous Scorpios: Katy Perry, Lorde
Scorpio Style: Edgy + Sexy
Intense, emotional and passionate, there’s no astrological sign more polarizing than Scorpio. Born during the fall, this mysterious sign gravitates toward the rich burgundies and dark autumnal hues of the season. Often mistaken for a fire sign, Scorpio’s watery core is responsible for the feminine edge that keeps this scorpion from going too far into darkness. The best engagement ring for Scorpio is black, black, and more black, with a mysterious and moody center stone like The Shaikha’s rough black diamond in an unconventional hexagon setting.
SAGITTARIUS ENGAGEMENT RING
(Pear morganite and diamond engagement ring, starting at $8,200)
Sagittarius Birthdates: Nov 22 – Dec 21
Famous Sags: Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj
Sagittarius Style: Free-spirited + Flashy
Raid the closet of a Sagittarius and you’ll find more than your fair share of sequins and shine. Outgoing, extroverted and unafraid to speak their mind, Sags’ larger-than-life personality just loves to have fun. The best engagement ring for Sagittarius plays up their free-spirited side, eschewing anything expected in stone choice, shape, or design. A non-traditional pink morganite is perfect for this bold, ultra-feminine sign that loves to take fashion risks. Top off with a sparkly diamond halo to keep the overall design from veering too un-conventional territory.
CAPRICORN ENGAGEMENT RING
(Emerald Halo Diamond Art Deco Diamond Ring, starting at $28,200)
Capricorn Birthdates: Dec 22 – Jan 19
Famous Capricorns: Michelle Obama, Kate Middleton
Capricorn Style: High End + Work Ready
The most hard-working sign in the zodiac, Capricorns love luxury and are just ambitious and disciplined enough to reap all the material benefits that come with being a boss. As the astrological sign representing worldly success, Caps may lean more “work hard” than the “play hard”, but when they do, they’re dressed to the nines at the chicest spot in the city. The best engagement ring for Capricorn is major bling that skews more polished than flashy; big rocks in perfectly symmetrical settings. A ring like The Melissa (above) ticks all the boxes for Capricorn because not only does it scream “I’ve made it”, it’s Art Deco design appeals to the vintage soft spot this history ruled sign secretly loves.
AQUARIUS ENGAGEMENT RING
(Wide band sapphire and diamond statement ring, starting at $49,170)
Aquarius Birthdates: Jan 20 – Feb 18
Famous Aquarians: Shakira, Oprah
Aquarius Style: Original and Unexpected
With a reputation as the most eccentric astrological sign, the Aquarius is the hardest-to-pin-down member of the zodiac. Notoriously independent to the point of being rebellious, Aquarians are not ones to follow trends, unintentionally out-weirding everyone else in the process. The best engagement ring for Aquarius is unlike anything you’ve seen before, and makes a statement about not looking like an engagement ring at all. The Liz is the quintessential Aquarius ring: a bigger band than you’d ever think to wear, with an eye-catching high carat sapphire, and some unexpected black diamonds because, well why not?
PISCES ENGAGEMENT RING
(Moissanite zodiac constellation ring, starting at $10,230)
Pisces Birthdates: Feb 19 – mar 20
Famous Pisceans: Olivia Palermo, Rihanna
Pisces Style: Artistic + Feminine
The final astrological sign in the zodiac, ethereal Pisces is wildly romantic and maybe just a bit too idealistic (or is it unrealistic?). Whimsical, feminine, and just the slightest bit “out there” the Pisces personality traits extend to their fashion as well. The best engagement ring for Pisces mixes romance and creativity. A ring like The Sarah (above) provides feminine energy with blush rose gold and a classic round center stone, with a heartfelt artistic touch by way of hand carved free-flowing celestial flourishes, including the constellation for Pisces on the back of the band.
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