Earth Signs Unite! The Best Engagement Ring for Zodiac Baddies
By Afton Thomas
Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, this one’s for you (and your partners). Earthy goddesses of the zodiac, you bring that sexy, grounded energy the world needs more of. Other signs might call you a snoozefest, but being the ultimate organization queen is anything but boring. You can clock a 10k for your marathon training, slay a big presentation, tend to your community garden, and meal prep for the week, all before the sun sets. You get sh*t done—and you know how to treat yourself for a hard day’s work. Whether it’s fine art, fine jewelry or fine wine, your taste is im-pecc-a-ble. (It’s probably due to your laser-sharp attention to detail.)
So when you’re choosing a ring, you’re going timeless, unique, meaningful, and romantic. Your ring will contain multitudes. Partners, take note. You’ll need to put some serious thought into this one. (But that’s what we’re here for.) Let’s get down to Earth.
the NYT Crossword.
TAURUS: The Bull (April 20–May 20)
Famous Tauruses: Queen Elizabeth II, Lizzo, Gigi Hadid, Audrey Hepburn
Birthstone: Diamond (April), Emerald (May)
What to look for: Bezel Setting, Mixed Metals, Diamond or Moissanite
Hey Taurus, we get you. The dichotomy of your love for luxurious, shiny things, and rocking the cutest sweatsuits while you kick back and crush Friends re-runs is chef’s kiss. Your practical nature and excellent style mean that you need a SOLID ring. Something classic, low-fuss, but scores some major points on the sparkle scale. So, without further ado, we declare you a Bezel Babe. Why? Because it’s equal parts effortless beauty and functional AF.
Whether you go solitaire or three-stone for your e-ring, you will ROCK this uber-secure setting. Go bold with The Gum Drop, with the flush-stacking Breezy Bezel, or airy and elegant with The Clutch. For that center stone, the main attraction, we suggest a Natural or Lab Created Diamond to satisfy your sensible nature with one of the sturdiest gemstones on the market. And it’ll pack all the sparkle you need—we know you love a statement piece to elevate your casual-cute looks. Shape of your stone? That’s up to you, Taurus. You can rock the rounds and cushions of the world, to something a little more out there, like hexagons or marquise cuts.
VIRGO: The Maiden (August 23–September 22)
Famous Virgos: Beyoncé, Mary Shelley, Cameron Diaz, Zendaya
Birthstone: Peridot (August), Sapphire (September)
What to look for: Vintage Cuts and Settings, Art Deco Rings, Milgrain Details
Put down the NYT Crossword for just a second, you’re up, Virgo. Your intuition and all five senses are always firing—you live for a murder-mystery party, therapy/venting sessions with your nearest & dearest (or whoever’s around), and long, contemplative walks in the park finished with a martini and a good read. Your wheels are always turning, so you already know what we’re about to say—you are a Vintage Vesper. Why? You’re a hopeless romantic, you can’t stand the idea of waste, antiques are bae, and you like being (a little) different.
Whether your ring is Vintage-Inspired or your stones are actual heirlooms, you’re all about the details. Old European Cut or Old Mine Cut stones have a chunky, handmade feel and shine like little disco balls on your finger. Speaking of mirrors, you live for the Art Deco area. If you’re a Virgo who’s in it for the drama, take a peep at The Deco Bullet and The Deco Halo. (Emeralds and Asschers are your friend.) Looking for something a bit more understated but elegant? Go for The Milgrain setting to turn up the romance with a pear, oval or round.
CAPRICORN: The Goat (December 22–January 19)
Famous Virgos: Michelle Obama, FKA Twigs, Kate Middleton, Ellen Degeneres
Birthstone: Blue Topaz (December), Garnet (January)
What to look for: East West Settings, Hidden Halos, Eternity Bands
Like your other Earthies (whom you get along with swimmingly, btw) Capricorns work HARD for your goals. Your career? Just got promoted. Your home? Belongs in Architectural Design. Treating yourself? Only the finest. Your skincare routine? Perfected. You are refreshingly polished, and your ring should reflect that right back. As purveyors of the capsule wardrobe, you re-define the word classic. And thus, your ring will ooze Sophistication. (Yes, with a capital S).Caps, you should look for a gorgeous East West moment. It’ll set you apart from the crowd (literally) with a quick flip of your prongs. It’s easy-wearing but shows you’ve thought of every. last. detail. If you dig something a lil’ more traditional, The Plunge Hidden Halo is the perfect touch to add a glint of sparkle only you can see. Loving a sleek, minimal vibe? An eternity band like The Flush Baguette eternity is comfort first. Pair it with a chunky metal band like The Rigatini for the ultimate cool-girl stack.
So partners, these Earth signs—they’re not the easiest to “get” at times, and we know you don’t want to get it wrong. First off, reach out to their confidantes (these signs are sure to have a “dream ring” pinterest board shared with their BFFs). If your Earthie is a little more on the mysterious side, bring us their favorite poem, scent, city, album, or and we’ll set you up with something they’re bound to love. After all, for Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn, it’s the thought that counts.
And don’t be afraid to clue in your beloved Earth sign. Ask what they’d prefer: a complete surprise, or a little involvement in the process. Something tells us they’d love to be in the hot seat checking out gorgeous diamonds and gemstones right by your side. After all, they’re wearing it for life. Just make sure to plan for enough time for your first appointment, at least 6-8 weeks pre-proposal. Visit us at our New York or San Francisco salons to find the perfect down-to-earth engagement ring for an Earth sign.