Are you on the search for your perfect engagement ring?
Our most basic tip: start with diamond shape!
The shape of your diamond has a huge impact on your engagement ring— no matter the setting. While metal, style, and carat size all play a role in your dream engagement ring, the shape of your gemstone is often the first thing people notice and will make the biggest impact on your ring's style (just imagine the difference between an elongated marquise diamond and a round diamond).
The shape of a diamond can drastically alter the look of the ring, the way it catches the light, and how the stone sits on your hand. With more than ten different possible shapes, it’s easy to get overwhelmed while shopping. Here is a quick overview of the most popular diamond shapes couples choose for their diamond engagement rings, and how to determine which might be right for you.
Engagement Ring Tip From The Pro's— Start with Diamond Shape
The round shaped diamond is by far the most popular choice for engagement rings around the world, for a few reasons. Round is a safe bet if you aren’t sure what kind of diamond your fiancée prefers, as it is universally popular and shaped to capture the most light when worn. It’s also likely to please a woman with traditional style who doesn’t like anything too unique or funky.
The pear-shaped diamond is less like the fruit shape and more like a teardrop, with a rounded bottom that comes up to a pointed tip. Pear shaped diamonds saw a surge in interest in early 2018 when Ariana Grande wore a pear-shaped diamond engagement ring during her short-lived engagement to Pete Davidson. Sources said she was drawn to the ring because it reminded her of the teardrop emoji symbol. Pear shaped diamonds are said to make short fingers appear longer and stand out thanks to the pointed shape, which refracts extra light.
Square or Cushion
Eye catching and unique, the distinctive shape of a square cut diamond draws the eye as it stands out against the finger. A square shaped stone is best for women with long fingers, as it can make short fingers look even shorter.
The emerald is a rectangular shape with multiple long facets cut along each side to encourage the light to reflect and sparkle. These are called stepped cuts, and they encourage light refraction. This cut can make the diamond attract more light than other shapes like a round or square cut. Fashionable and unique, many celebrity women love emerald cut diamonds for both modern and vintage-inspired engagement rings.
A heart shaped diamond can stand out in a sea of engagement rings, because you do not see as many of them as the more traditional shapes. For obvious reasons, a heart shaped diamond is a romantic choice for an engagement ring.
Like the emerald cut, a princess cut is a variation on a geographic shape. While the top of the stone is a square or rectangle, the bottom side comes down to a point. This inverted pyramid shape is due to the beveled cut, which creates multiple beautiful facets. A relatively new shape, the princess cut originated in the 1960s and quickly became the second most popular shape for engagement rings, behind the round shaped stone.
A Custom Designed Engagement Ring In Any Shape
If you don't find what you're looking for online or in our jewelry cases, bring in a picture or sketch and our skilled designers will create something for you. We can help you create a custom three-stone engagement ring or any piece of custom jewelry you choose. Stay involved through the entire design process as we offer both computer design images and wax prototypes, addressing any changes you request until you're completely satisfied. Learn more here.
Explore our full collection of engagement rings at our Huntington Beach showroom, or browse a selection online here.
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Posted in Blog by: Ashley Stephens
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 11:32:00 AM America/Los_Angeles