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Photographs by Jonathan Nesteruk

The Blingy He splurged on the granddaddy of all rings. Go all out and accentuate its brilliance by adding (you guessed it) more diamonds.

Diamond Belle solitaire ring set in platinum, price upon request by Harry Winston. Fidelity Collection ring, $4,600 by Kwiat. Photo: Jonathan Nesteruk

Pile It on (Even After the I Do’s) These crescent-shaped bands fit around the stone like a puzzle, which means you can start with one (or two) for the big day, then add more for your first anniversary, first child, and so on. Mix metals for the most dynamic effect.

Hazeline engagement ring, $9,500 and Tiny Crescent bands, $850 each, all by Anna Sheffield at Greenwich Jewelers. Photo: Jonathan Nesteruk

Not Every Girl Wants a Solitaire For those who bucked tradition and went with a band for the engagement, consider adding another, but this time vary the width.

Rose-cut and round brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18-karat yellow gold, $8,610 by Annie Fensterstock at The Clay Pot. Eighteen-karat yellow-gold hammered band with white diamonds, $1,500 by Nancy Newberg Jewelry at Fivestory New York. Photo: Jonathan Nesteruk

Smaller Stone, Greater Options If there’s no overpowering stone front-and-center, create a stronger focal point with a band encrusted with tiny nontraditional stones, like black diamonds.

Hexagon-shaped setting with brown diamond set in 18-karat yellow gold, $920 by Satomi Kawakita Jewelry at Matter. Fourteen black diamonds set in 14-karat rose gold, $710 by Blanca Monrós Gómez at Catbird. Photo: Jonathan Nesteruk

Bigger Stone, Curvier Band Trend reports suggest cushion cuts are currently one of the most popular styles. If you’re rocking one, look for a band with a slightly undulating ripple. It hugs the stone, creating a tiny dip for it to nestle in.

Cushion-cut sapphire and diamonds set in platinum, $9,200 by Soho Gem. Diamonds set in 18-karat white gold, $1,850 by Little King. Photo: Jonathan Nesteruk

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