Your engagement ring is one of the most prized jewelry pieces you’ll ever own. After all, it’s a symbol of your love and commitment to your S.O. — and what’s more special than that? Given its meaningful nature, selecting (or hinting at!) your dream style is often led by personal preference rather than what’s in and out. But like all fashion items, there are trends that emerge each season to help inform shopping decisions.

To educate us on the engagement ring silhouettes that will rule in 2019, we tapped Elizabeth Doyle, GIA certified gemologist and co-founder of vintage jewelry boutique Doyle & Doyle, to spill on the three most popular trends. While it will ultimately come down to which style feels like you, the guide below serves as a jumping-off point to get inspired for when you’re ready to say yes, yes, yes.

Geometric Step Cuts

“Geometric step-cut diamonds offer a bold alternative to the classic round brilliant cut. The sharp edges and angles create a clean look further enhanced by the straight step-cut facets. They are a good option for someone looking for a more sleek, modern look but can also be combined with various diamond shapes or engraving to create a rich, layered look.” Brit + Co Pick: Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring ($8,300).

Shop more rings:

Bing Bang NYC Tiny Baguette Ring ($70)

Blue Nile Scalloped Diamond Ring ($1,890 for setting only)

SOLITAIRES with flair

“The solitaire diamond engagement ring is as classic and traditional as it gets, but added details can make it anything but basic. Solitaires with just the right amount of uniqueness strike the balance between the most recognizable symbol of betrothal and something personal and unique. We like mixed metal examples, like a gold band with a platinum basket.” Brit + Co Pick: North Star Engagement Ring ($10,800).

Shop more rings:

AU/RATE Large Diamond Solitaire Ring ($1,200)

Vrai & Oro Round Diamond Stacker ($195)

Oval Center stones

“Oval cut diamonds are very flattering to many finger shapes. The graceful elongate shape tends to visually lengthen the finger. They have a similar brilliance and sparkle to the more prevalent round brilliant cut but are a more unexpected shape. Though they are a less common diamond shape, they still lend themselves well to a variety of classic mounting styles to create timeless, elegant engagement rings.” Brit + Co Pick: Estate Oval Diamond Engagement Ring ($20,500).

Shop more rings:

Melissa Joy Manning Rustic Diamond Ring ($1,950)

Cyril Studio Dawn Ring ($460)

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(Photos via Doyle & Doyle)