Sure, we tend to think of the warmer months as wedding season, but nearly 40% of engagements occur between November and February, according to WeddingWire. So, if you and your partner have been contemplating putting a ring on it, there’s a really high chance that he or she will pop the question over the holidays.
If you’re not sure what style engagement ring best suits your personality (or your partner’s, if you’re the one doing the bling-picking), you’ll do well to weigh astrology into your decision-making. After all, the sun sign you were born under helps shape your taste and personality, two factors to consider when picking out your perfect rock.
Here, the ultimate engagement ring style for every zodiac sign. (Hey, even if you’re not expecting to get engaged anytime soon, there’s nothing wrong with planning ahead!)
Aries (March 21–April 19)
Fire sign Aries, ruled by go-getter Mars, tend to be early adopters of cool new trends and definitely love a little bit of flash in their style. For that reason, you’d probably love a ring style that’s super-current, modern, and maybe even a bit elaborate, like this oval-shaped engagement ring with intricate details on the side.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Like Libra, Taurus is ruled by the planet of romance, Venus, so a classic round diamond look with some magical, Disney princess appeal would be right on par for the traditionalist earth sign. Check out this solitaire with super-pretty pave details you can see from the sides.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Air sign Geminis are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication, and are trend-loving fashionistas by nature, so you’d absolutely love to rock a ring that’s also a conversation starter. Your sign is also known for its dualistic nature, so a design that employs not just one type of stone but two would be fitting. Consider something like this cool half moon diamond ring with an opal.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Ruled by the moon, water sign Cancers are known for being extremely sentimental, so ideally, you’d get engaged with a hand-me-down ring from a loved one. Otherwise, going for a pearl ring like this one, as opposed to a diamond, may be wise, as it’s straight from their “mothership,” the sea.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Ruled by the sun, Leos love to be in the spotlight and have an innate adoration of jewelry, so anyone who expects to their Leo to say “yes” needs to have their bling game on-point. A gorgeous design reminiscent of the sun like this vintage piece from Israel would be a surefire bet.
Virgo (August 23-September 22)
Earth sign Virgos are practical, generous, and all about the details. You’d adore having the main stone in your engagement ring be a little ~extra~ symbolic. Maybe it could be your birthstone (if you’re a September Virgo, this show-stopping sapphire engagement ring would work!) or a family heirloom. Basically, thoughtfulness that goes into the ring for you counts as much or maybe even more than the ring itself.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Ruled by Venus, the planet of love and beauty, and associated with the seventh house of partnership, Libras are hopeless romantics. You want to live in a fairy tale and expect that your wedding plans will shape up like one. A breathtaking ring like this marquise-shaped diamond with a pave halo would definitely live up to your daydreams.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Water sign Scorpios, associated with the eighth house of sexual intimacy, emotional bonds, and death, are extremely spiritual and intuitive. A ring that incorporates mystical crystals, like this Moon Temple Rose Gold engagement ring with labradorite details, as well as black and white diamonds, would appeal to their witchy sensibilities.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Fire sign Sags, ruled by Jupiter, the planet of expansion and adventure, love to get outside of the normal daily grind and soak up life. A colorful ring with a center stone that reflects their personality, like a ruby, emerald, citrine, or this beautiful pink stone and rose gold band combo, would be undoubtedly cherished by a bold, free spirited, fun-loving Sag.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Earth sign Caps are ruled by Saturn, which is associated with tradition. For this reason, you tend to prefer a classic, maybe even vintage style, like this emerald-cut solitaire on a comfort fit band. You’re generally pragmatic, so something like this that’s stunning and yet not too fussy is right up your alley.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Aquarians have a rep for being out there, quirky, maybe even a bit eccentric, thanks to their ruling planet Uranus, which is associated with sudden change and revolution. So, a basic solitaire, while classic, isn’t really your cup of tea. A ring that’s one of a kind, like this Victorian Opal cabochon is more in tune with your aesthetic. (That is, if you want a ring at all! Many Aquarians would rather do something completely unexpected and get a trip or donate to a charity to mark their engagement vs. slap down thousands on jewelry.)
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Big-hearted Pisceans are the zodiac’s greatest empaths—and dreamers—thanks to their ruling planet, mystical Neptune. You’d love something imaginative but also classy, like this romantic round cut diamond ring with a band design reminiscent of the ocean’s waves.