Diamond Piercing Is a New Engagement Ring Trend That'll Make You Say "God, NO," Like I Just Did

Nothing says everlasting love like burrowing a gemstone in your skin.

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You know the classic proposal scene—your partner gets down on one knee, asks you to marry him/her/them, slides a diamond onto your ring finger, and then pierces it through your goddamn skin.

Wait, does that sound horrifying and completely wrong? Yeah, well, that’s the sequence of events that occur with this season’s newest bridal trend, diamond piercing, which is here to haunt your pretty little dreams.


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The trend, first spotted The Sun, involves piercing your finger with a dermal diamond stud that attaches to an anchor placed beneath your skin, then stitching up the surrounding area. So, you know, a tad bit more painful than your average proposal moment, but also much more unique? Maybe?

Sure, the photos made the entire MarieClaire.com staff gasp and mutter “STOP, NO, PLEASE,” for a full five minutes, and sure the idea of accidentally getting the diamond caught on your sweater and ripped out of your skin makes me want to crawl into a hole and die, and sure, getting divorced means you’ll be left with not only an emotional scar, but a physical scar too, but who are we to judge?

To get more inspiration for your upcoming proposal, feel free to check out the wonderful finger piercings, below.

Chloe Metzger
Beauty Editor

Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, overseeing the editorial content and growth strategy of the hair, makeup, and skin space on digital, while also obsessively writing about the best hair products for every hair type (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare routines that really, truly work (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life). She brings nearly a decade of writing and editing expertise, and her work has appeared in AllureHealthFitnessMarie ClaireStyleCaster, and Parents. She also has an unhealthy adoration for Tom Hanks and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.