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Six sensational engagement ring trends

Style, not just carats, can make an engagement ring stand out. Try these distinctive looks on for size.

Colored Center Diamond Yellow, Long's Jewelers
Colored Center Diamond Yellow, Long's Jewelers

1 | Colored Center Diamond

Referred to as “fancy” diamonds, colored diamonds are distinctive and rare: One in every 10,000 diamonds has natural color. Long’s Jewelers, 100 Summer Street, Boston, 617-426-8500, and other locations; longsjewelers.com

 Crisscut Emerald-Shaped, E.B. Horn Company
Crisscut Emerald-Shaped, E.B. Horn Company

2 | Crisscut Emerald-Shaped

A unique configuration of crisscrossed facets creates shimmering brilliance. E.B. Horn Company, 429 Washington Street, Boston, 617-542-3902, ebhorn.com

Pear-shaped with Halo, Royal Jewelers
Pear-shaped with Halo, Royal Jewelers

3 | Pear-Shaped With Halo

The elongated pear-shaped diamond dates back centuries, but a halo of diamonds encircling it gives the ring a contemporary feel. Royal Jewelers, 58 Main Street, Andover, 978-475-3330, royaljewelers.com

Updated Classic Solitaire, DePrisco Jewelers
Updated Classic Solitaire, DePrisco Jewelers

4 | Updated Classic Solitaire

A diamond band provides a modern twist to the storied diamond solitaire, an enduring favorite. DePrisco Jewelers, 333 Washington Street, Boston, 617-227-3339, and 32 Wianno Avenue, Osterville, 508-420-7400; boston.deprisco.com

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Two-tone Gold, E.B. Horn Jewelers
Two-tone Gold, E.B. Horn Jewelers

5 | Two-Tone Gold

A touch of rose gold paired with white gold adds fashion-forward detail to a round center diamond ring. E.B. Horn Company

Double Colored Halo, Long's Jewelers
Double Colored Halo, Long's Jewelers

6 | Colored Double Halo

For a less expensive way to add color, opt for a traditional center diamond accented by a double halo of pink ones. Long’s Jewelers