One of the first decisions you'll have to make when designing your dream engagement ring is the shape of your diamond. Each diamond shape has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it's up to the wearer to decide which one they prefer. We've broken down the six most common diamond shapes into what to look for and what to prioritize when shopping for an engagement ring in each of these shapes.
Check out the diamond shapes every bride-to-be should know in the following paragraphs.
Round diamonds are the ideal choice for an engagement ring because of their brilliant sparkle and fire. Due to their brilliance, light performance, and ability to offer maximum sparkle, round diamonds are the most popular engagement ring diamond shape. A whopping three-quarters of all diamond purchases are made with this criterion in mind. Round-cut diamonds, on the other hand, are the priciest. Since so much diamond is lost in the cutting process due to the shape, the final cost is higher as a result.
When it comes to diamond cut grades, round diamonds are the only ones that qualify. We only sell round diamonds that have been cut to perfection in order to ensure maximum sparkle. You can confidently buy a lower clarity to balance your budget because of their intense sparkle's ability to hide inclusions.
The popularity of oval engagement rings, particularly as a striking solitaire, has increased recently. Ovals, our most popular shape, are adored for their elongated shape and brilliant sparkle. As a result, ovals have a wide spread, making them appear larger than they actually are because of their length. It's impossible to see any warmth from a lower color grade because the oval cut disperses all the color.
A pear shape is an excellent choice for someone looking to make a statement and who appreciates the value of originality. Because of its single point and rounded end, a pear-cut diamond is referred to as such. In the same way that ovals have a slimming effect, pear-cut diamonds do the same. Pear diamonds, which are also extremely brilliant and have a beautiful elongated shape, are another type of spready diamond that gives the impression of being larger than it actually is.
The minimalist will love emerald cuts, which are sleek and sophisticated. The rectangular facets of an emerald-cut diamond give it its distinctive appearance, and the long, thin shape is extremely flattering on the finger. A step cut, an emerald has long, linear facets that look like a flight of stairs. We recommend a diamond clarity grade of VS2 or higher for this diamond shape because the facets make inclusions easier to see.
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If you're a fan of both the emerald shape and the iridescent sheen of an oval, look no further than radiants! The facets of this diamond are a mix of brilliant and step-cut, making it a mixed cut. We recommend purchasing colors I and above to get the most out of their shape.
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