A wonderful way to make your engagement ring a stunning standout is to choose a unique cut for your center stone. Kite shape diamonds have continued to be a favorite for my clients. The cut itself is wonderful as it lends to all genders in its shape and can be incorporated into many different designs. I have seen a preference to darker colored stones which are beautifully romantic and dramatic. Pair this with a classic halo of small pave diamonds and you have a wonderful mesh of both modern and classic elements in your dream ring.