Ten basic diamond shapes that will help you choose the right engagement ring!
September 13, 2019
Are you beginning your search for the perfect engagement ring? Have you been searching for some time now but cant decide what shape diamonds suits your liking? Our team is going to help you explore some of the shapes and diamond cuts in order to help you decide what works best for you.
First thing is first! Get to know the ten basic diamond shapes.
1-Round-The round diamond is one of the most popular shaped diamonds. Renowned for their fire and brilliance, round diamonds are often the shape that people think of when picturing a diamond.
2-Princess- This timeless shape . The princess cut diamond is often seen as the anti round or the modern and youthful shape.
3-Asscher- This square shaped cut features step facets and cropped corners. This shape is often associated with opulence and wealth.
4-Emerald- This shape is distinguished by its beveled corners and step facets. Often associated with elegance. Its old world look is un matched. This can can be worn as a solitaire or with larger side diamonds.
5-Cushion- This shape is characterized by rounded coroners. The gently curved edges and large facets make this shape uniquely beautiful. This shape pairs best with halo settings.
6-Radiant- The modern alternative to the emerald cut. This square or rectangular shape exudes superb brilliance making it a fashion forward choice.
7-Marquise- This shape finishes with graceful pointed ends. Its elongation can compliment a slender or not so slender finger. This cut, like the oval shape, maximize size and can appear larger than their round and square counterparts.
8-Oval- This sophisticated cut combines the brilliance of a round diamond with a unique shape. It can appear larger than a round diamond of equal weight and also works to elongate the finger.
9-Pear- Sometimes called the tear drop shape due to its dramatic shape. The pear cut diamond is often a choice made with a more feminine style in mind.
10-Heart- This is shape is synonymous with love. The heart shape is rare and a unique engagement rings. It pairs well with rubies or sapphires to enhance the romantic touch.
Now that you know what the ten basic diamond shapes are do you think your ready to decide what your favorite is? If not, don't stress it! Remember that each diamond is unique in its own way.
Once you learn that more than 250 tons of ore need to be blasted, crushed and processed to yield just one carat of rough diamond you learn that what ever shape you go with is precious in its own right.
Stay tuned as we continue to break down each diamond shape by providing insight and information. Next weeks blog post will feature the very popular round diamond!
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