The world’s attention was captured when Pippa Middleton, younger sister to the Duchess of Cambridge, became engaged to James Matthews in July of this year. Jewelry aficionados (like us!) were especially eager to catch a glimpse of the stunning sparkler—our experts quickly noted the distinctive silhouette of the center stone and the verdict is in: Pippa’s forever love is symbolized by a beautiful Asscher-cut diamond set in platinum. Read on to see our curated selection of platinum engagement rings styled after the tastemaker!

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Without a doubt, A. Brandt+Son knows their platinum engagement rings. We call this 2.68-carat dreamboat a cousin to the Asscher-cut (in fact, it is an exceptionally rare old Octagonal Step Cut diamond) and it is peerless for the chic woman who exquisitely adds her own personality to wardrobe classics. And she clearly isn’t afraid to glam things up!


Customization is the name of the game when it comes to platinum engagement rings by Leo Ingwer. This excellent example is anything but ordinary—the engraved platinum sides ensure that every angle sings of durability, quality, and artistry.


These two vintage-inspired platinum engagement rings by James Breski are also ready to uniquely express your love story. The pavé diamond engagement ring on the left has a charming filigree undergallery, while the “Pagoda” ring on the right features millegrain detail and amazing princess-cut diamond shoulders. With the focal diamond tailored to your taste, you can’t go wrong either way!


Perhaps you’re on the market for something with a little more color? Craig Evan Small to the rescue! Calibre-cut emeralds are the perfect compliments to the central diamond—and because this ring can’t help but be extraordinary, there are sleek rows of additional baguette- and round-cut diamonds. This would be an ideal engagement ring for someone with an active lifestyle (who doesn’t want to sacrifice elegance!), as the platinum is gently curved to hug the finger.


Slight, but equally enticing, departures from the Asscher: the “Amanda” with its double-surround, split-shank, and dominant cushion diamond of over 3 carats (left) and the “Marie Antoinette” with its smooth roundness, glittering shoulders, and central brilliant-cut (right) by Featherstone take the timeless platinum halo to a whole new level. Two fantastic choices particularly for those who prefer edgeless shapes!


Now this is for the lady who adores color at its most richly saturated (you could also view this as a kind of fusion between Pippa’s and the Duchess of Cambridge’s engagement rings)! Along with diamonds, Asscher cuts display the splendor of emeralds markedly well. On a scale from look-twice to stop-traffic, this platinum and emerald treasure from 66mint—those seductive French-cuts included—would outshine the Sun!


Courtesy of Beladora, a 1920s delight with a surface of diamonds that covers the entire finger! The durable security of platinum means that this engagement ring is more than ready for another lifetime of love.


Finally, a platinum engagement ring that is conceivably the closest match to Pippa’s. Leo Ingwer doesn’t stop there though; notice the splendid diamond-set trefoil details on each shoulder connecting to a wonderfully tactile ridged band.

J.E. Obloy is a writer, philanthropist, and lifelong admirer of fine jewelry. Originally from Guam, she now lives in California. Check out her instagram at https://instagram.com/jeobloy/ for more inspiring jewels!