When Emily Ratajkowski announced she had fashioned her own engagement ring out of melted gold, we thought that was enough to make her bridal jewelry story memorable. Then she one-upped herself and added to the stack, tapping Alison Chemla, the jewelry designer behind Alison Lou, to help her find a unique setting that would highlight her first band, but ultimately stand out even more. The result was a two-stone ring: a large tilted pear diamond contrasted by a smaller princess cut one.
The mismatched look was obviously appealing to fashion girls everywhere, since we're seeing the trend literally and figuratively take shape on Instagram. Arielle Charnas of Something Navy had her emerald engagement ring re-set to incorporate a second stone, and there are so many similar rings already available to shop. Jewelry designer Stephanie Gottlieb even makes a band with slanted, multi-shape diamonds that mimic the same off-kilter aesthetic.
The idea of working with a jeweler to coordinate gems or diamonds just the way you like them allows women to add a personal touch in order to better showcase their style. Alternatively, a cushion right next to a teardrop might mean something to you - maybe it even signifies something special about your relationship. While architectural masterpieces like these continue to bubble up through the new year, we've got our eyes peeled for crazy-cool variations that just might inspire you when you scroll.