Engagement rings are one of the most important pieces of jewelry you’ll ever buy. This decision gets more complicated when it comes to choosing a diamond cut to buy for engagement rings because there are so many shapes to choose from. The quality of the diamond should be the first priority, choosing the shape comes next. 

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular diamond shapes for engagement rings…

Round Diamond Cut

The round cut is widely appreciated because it’s the number of facets results in a diamond with a stunning sparkle. It is the most popular and traditional cut around. Most of the rough is lost in this shape during the cutting process, which increases the carat quality.

Marquise Cut

The marquise diamond cut is tapered and tends to make the finger appear longer and slimmer. This cut has a larger surface area, which makes the diamond seem bigger than it is while also maximizing the carat weight.

Princess Cut

The princess cut has quickly grown to one of the most popular diamond cuts since it was introduced in the 1970s. As opposed to the round cut, this square-shaped cut is has a more modern look with a vast amount of facets resulting in more sparkles.

Oval Cut

Much like the round cut, the oval cut is one of the most sparkly options. It’s a bit less traditional than the round cut, but its elongated shape makes the diamond appear longer than it is.

Emerald Cut

Much like the marquise cut, this shape makes the finger appear longer and slimmer. The shape itself was originally primarily used for emeralds, only recently making its rise to a popular diamond shape for engagement rings.

Cushion Cut

The cushion cut, also known as the pillow diamond cut, is a square cut with rounded corners. This was the most popular option until the round cut was introduced in the early 1900s. It is a combination of contemporary and traditional styles, with light reflection reminiscent of a rainbow.

Pear Cut

The pear cut is a teardrop shape, which is a mix of the oval and marquise cut. The rounded bottom and pointed top give the diamond a more elongated appearance, which makes it most suitable for wide fingers. 

Choosing a Diamond Cut for Engagement Rings

There are plenty of shapes and styles to choose from, it’s best to take your time and work with a reputable jeweler to ensure you make the right decision. Schedule a consultation today or visit one of our stores and our experts will walk you through every step of the process!

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