The 5 Trendiest Diamond Shapes For An Engagement Ring

Posted on Thursday, August 3rd, 2017 at 1:15 pm by Shannon

When searching for her dream engagement ring, one thing that is often overlooked is the shape of the diamond. It's one of the top things we recommend that you ask her before you start shopping for her ring. Maybe she has a preference or maybe she hasn't even thought about it. But, each diamond shape has its own character and each will sparkle and shine in its own unique way.

Which diamond shape is right for her? Sometimes you can pick the diamond shape based on her personality. Other times, you can choose based on how you want the overall ring to look or how unique you want it to be. 

To get you started, we've rounded up a list of the 5 trendiest diamond shapes for engagement rings that you can choose. Let's take a look!


1.       Round Cut Diamonds

Round shaped diamonds continue to be one of the most popular choices for engagement rings. Why? A round diamond is cut in a way that amplifies the brightness and sparkle of the diamond the most. A well-cut round diamond is proportioned in a way that will optimize the way that light is reflected back to your eyes. This will make the difference between a beautiful diamond and one that truly wows a crowd. When a round diamond is cut perfectly, it can catch your eye from across the room.

Interested in finding the perfect round diamond engagement ring? Meet Emma.


2.       Emerald Cut Diamonds

Emerald cut diamonds are distinctive. Women who wear emerald cut diamonds are not afraid to be ahead of the curve and don't mind having a diamond that is different. One thing about emerald cut diamonds that we always make sure to point out is the fact that often times inclusions or yellow color in an emerald cut diamond will be easier to see. It's very easy to see into the depths of these diamonds.


3.       Oval Cut Diamonds

Oval diamonds have an old-fashioned feel to them compared to the more modern round diamond. Because oval diamonds are technically just modified versions of round diamonds, they do share similar characteristics. You'll find a similar fire, brilliance, and sparkle in an oval diamond as you do in a round diamond. One advantage of choosing oval diamonds is their elongated shape. This helps create an illusion of a greater sized diamond (one of our many tips to make an engagement ring look bigger). 

Interested in finding the perfect oval diamond engagement ring? Meet Ava.


4.       Marquise Cut Diamonds

The long and narrow shape of marquise diamonds is, yet again, another way to get that longer look that creates the illusion of a much larger diamond (which can save you some serious money). It's a great choice if you are trying to maximize your budget because it's also the diamond that covers the most surface area of any other diamond shape compared carat to carat. Marquise diamonds can be worn lengthwise along the finger or across the finger.


5.       Pear Cut Diamonds

Pear diamonds are beautiful when they are proportioned correctly, but they can be hard to find! A good pear-shaped diamond should have excellent or very good symmetry, and the point of the diamond should line up with the middle of the rounded end. Additionally, the upper and lower curves on the sides of the diamonds should form symmetrical curves. 


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