by Melissa Schreiber

How to Find the Perfect Diamond Shape

how to find the perfect diamond shapes

Diamond Shapes: Which One to Choose?

Confused about choosing the right diamond shape?

Fear knot (pun intended)! We’re here to provide you with info that will make the luminous stone a mystery no more.

DIAMOND SHAPES 101

Here are some rules of thumb to help you select a diamond that speaks your name!

If you’re classy, traditional and timeless, go ROUND.

diamond shapes - round diamond

Round diamonds are also known as “brilliant cut,” as their shape maximizes light return from the top of the diamond, bringing out that extra shine. The round shape accomplishes being modern and timeless simultaneously, and is great for those who want a classic, yet incredibly sparkling look. Round diamonds are very versatile, as most engagement rings can be set with a round diamond. Round-cut diamonds are the most popular choice for engagement rings: more than 60% of brides-to-be want a round center stone.

diamond shapes - Round diamond rings

round diamond rings

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If you’re fancy, chic and delicate, go CUSHION.

diamond shapes - cushion diamond

The cushion cut is a brilliant cut with rounded corners. Antique style cushion-cut rings have a classic, romantic appeal. They bring back chivalry and fairy tale love stories from days gone by. Cushion-cut engagement rings are the way to go for vintage brides who want to be reminded of a chivalrous era when romance and elegance reigned.

diamond shapes - Cushion rings

cushion cut engagement rings

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If you’re imaginative, cutting-edge and experimental, go OVAL.

diamond shapes - oval diamond

The oval-shaped diamond is a modified version of the round-cut diamond. Its shape elegantly elongates the hand, which appeals to brides with shorter fingers. Although solitaire is the most common setting choice for oval-cut diamonds, brides also often choose to place side-stones (either gemstones or smaller diamonds) on either side of the oval. Oval-shaped rings are perfect for the brave, creative future Mrs.

diamond shapes - Oval rings

oval shaped rings

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If you’re stylish, playful and cheerful, go PRINCESS.

diamond shapes - princess diamond

The princess shape is ideal for future brides who want a ring that’s traditional with a modern twist. The exquisite square shape of princess-cut diamonds is exotic and designed for maximum brilliance. The princess-cut is the 2nd most popular choice for diamond rings. Just like round diamonds, princess cuts are suitable for most engagement ring settings.

diamond shapes - Princess cut rings

princess cut rings

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If you’re confident, elegant and adventurous, go EMERALD.

diamond shapes - emerald diamond

A popular style known for its beauty and precision, the emerald-cut diamond has long lines which give the stone an elegant and sophisticated look. Emerald-shaped rings are a great choice for the bride who knows who she is and what she wants, and is ready to take on anything that comes her way. Originally, emerald-cut diamonds were only used on emerald stones.

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emerald shaped rings

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If you’re feminine, old-fashioned and unique, go ASSCHER.

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While Asscher-cut diamonds are in the square-shaped diamond family, they offer a more vintage appeal than the other square shapes. Choosing an Asscher-cut diamond will make your ring bright, shiny and seemingly transparent. When donning an Asscher-cut ring, you’ll be taken back to the art deco vibe of the 1920’s and ‘30s.

diamond shapes - Asscher rings

asscher engagement rings

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If you’re lively, positive and flirty, go RADIANT.

diamond shapes - radiant diamond

Radiant-cut diamonds have cropped, rounded corners. A combination of princess and cushion-cut diamond shapes, radiant-cut diamonds are non-traditional, yet still brilliant. The beautiful diamond shape is elegant and rare. The way the underside is cut maximizes the color reflected off the diamond and results in intense brilliance. If you’re a peppy optimist, this diamond is for you.

diamond shapes - Radiant cut rings

radiant cut rings

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If you’re bold, different and charming, go PEAR.

diamond shapes - pear diamond

Pear-shaped diamonds resemble a teardrop. Marquise and oval shapes are combined to form a stunning shape. As pear-cut diamonds have an asymmetrical shape, they’re usually set with a simpler engagement ring setting. More daring brides-to-be are swept away by this gorgeous shape.

diamond shapes - Pear rings

pear shaped engagement rings

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If you’re romantic, sensitive and sentimental, go HEART.

diamond shapes - heart diamond

The heart-shaped diamond is the most romantic of the diamond shapes. Brides who choose heart-shaped engagement rings view it as an everlasting symbol of their love. Exhibiting ultimate brilliance, heart diamonds must be designed by a true artist to get the cut just right. Heart-shaped diamond rings are the perfect choice for hopeless romantics.

diamond shapes - Heart rings

heart shaped engagement rings

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If you’re outgoing, dramatic and refined, go MARQUISE.

diamond shapes - marquise diamond

A classic diamond shape, the marquise cut has a long, narrow surface which creates the illusion of a larger diamond. Marquise-cut diamonds make fingers look slender and long. Brides-to-be who can handle a little drama will love a marquise-cut engagement ring. For the effect of maximum carat weight and a luxurious feel, marquise is an excellent option.

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marquise shaped rings

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Melissa Schreiber

Melissa Schreiber

Melissa is a lover of love, writing, cupcakes and pretty things (James Allen sparkle included).

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