When it comes to finding her dream engagement ring, don’t overlook the shape of the diamond. In fact, it’s a good idea to ask her before you even start shopping. To get you started, though, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the best shapes for engagement rings.
Round shaped diamonds are by far the most popular choice for engagement rings. A round stone is cut in a way that magnifies the sparkle and brightness of the diamond. A well-cut stone will be proportioned so as to optimize the way light reflects back at you.
Another top seller for engagement rings is the princess cut diamond. First created in 1980, this is considered to be the fancy cut. Princess cut stones are square and tend to reflect light back to the eye in a rather unique way compared to round diamonds. Square diamonds give rings a unique look, and they work well in just about any type of ring you will find at the AE Design Jewellery Store in Sydney.
Cushion cuts are fancier diamonds and are square shaped but have rounded corners, giving them a much softer outline. You may hear people refer to it as a pillow due to the shape. Cushion cuts have been around for more than 200 years, and remain a popular choice for engagement rings. Modern refinements and modifications have made way for brilliance and sparkle.
Diamonds cut in an emerald shape are highly distinctive. One thing these about this shape is that often times yellow colouring or inclusions in an emerald cut diamond will be easier to spot, since it is easy to see right into the depths of the diamonds.
Oval cut diamonds are a wonderfully old-fashioned feel about them compared to the more modern round cut diamonds. Ovals are technically just modified versions of round diamonds, really, so they do have a few similar characteristics. In fact, you will find similar brilliance, sparkle, and fire in oval and round cut diamonds. A big benefit of choosing oval cut diamonds is the elongated shape that creates the illusion of a larger diamond!
Marquise cut diamonds are recognizable by their football-shaped and modified round diamonds. The narrow and long shape of a marquise diamond is another way to create a longer look which looks as though the diamond is larger than it really is. It is a wonderful choice if you want to maximize your budget since the diamond covers most surface area compared to any other diamond cut.
A diamond that has been meticulously cut into a pear shape will have very good, or even excellent, symmetry. The point of the diamond will also line up with the middle of the rounded side, and the lower and upper curves on the side of the diamond will form symmetrical curves. These are stunning diamonds when they have been correctly proportioned, but can be rather hard to find.
Those are the top 7 diamond shapes being used in an engagement ring.