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4 Wedding Influencers Reveal The Engagement Rings They Covet


Over the past decade, Instagram has steadily superseded magazines and bridal shops as the No. 1 resource for couples looking to get engaged. And that goes triple for anyone seeking ring ideas.

That’s exactly why we wanted to go straight to the source. The four social media influencers featured below all have strong opinions about wedding style. When it comes to engagement rings, however, there is a consensus: Colored stone centers are de rigueur.

Read on to discover how these influential tastemakers describe their dream rings.


Tammy The Chunky Bride
Tammy O., @TheChunkyBride

“We celebrate brides who want to wear whatever makes them feel gorgeous and adorned, curves and all, and the same feeling goes for her wedding ring. We covet a ring that is both soft and elegant, but bold. The metal would be rose gold with diamonds around the band…classic and matches any skin tone. Our favorite stone right now is a pear-cut morganite. It’s pretty, charming, and unique, and, of course, the bigger the better!”

—Tammy O.

Mabel and Main morganite ring with Chunky Bride
The Chunky Goddess collection engagement ring and wedding band in 14k rose gold with morganite center and 3 cts. t.w. diamonds, $3,750; Mabel & Main


Catherine Cason photo by Indu Huynh Photography
Catherine Cason, @GemBreakfast (photo by Indu Huynh Photography)

“What I’m coveting: large, emerald-shape sapphires with cool smoky inclusions. I also love ombré color patterns in pink and blue hues. I would pair with our exclusive 18k Peach Gold that works perfectly with all skin tones. For a setting, I’m really into thick, heavy bands, and I would detail it out with some baguette-cut diamonds!”

—Catherine Cason

Gem Breakfast green sapphire ring
Green sapphire ring in 14k yellow gold with 3.61 ct. unheated Montana portrait-cut sapphire and 0.34 ct. t.w. diamond baguettes, $5,500; Gem Breakfast


Kirsten Palladino
Kirsten Palladino, @EquallyWed (photo by Phillip Van Nostrand)

“For the ring I’m coveting right now: Anything unusual but also super feminine. For me, it’s the yellow gold and colored gemstones, especially aquamarine. It’s not only my birthstone, but it’s also the birthstone of my twin sons. The bigger the stone, the better. Jewelry shape trends come and go, but I’ll always be a sucker for the classic emerald cut.”

—Kirsten Ott Palladino


Kat Williams
Kat Williams, @RocknRollBride (photo by Shell de Mar Photography)

“Answer: anything with a big, colorful stone—cocktail-ring style. Or something with rainbow gems. I love this ombré look for an unusual wedding band too.”

—Kat Williams

Top: Ring in 18k Peach Gold with 2.17 ct. unheated purple Moyo sapphire with 0.44 ct. t.w. kite-shape pink sapphires, $5,000; Gem Breakfast

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By: Victoria Gomelsky

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