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How To Pick A Diamond Shape For An Engagement Ring

If you are considering a diamond engagement or wedding ring, there are a few things you will need to understand if you want to pick the perfect shape.

The Cut

Diamond cut can refer to one of two things:

  • Cut quality is how the stone has been carved and how it reflects light
  • Diamond shape can also be called a cut, and these include oval, princess cut and many other variations


The Cut Quality

Don’t worry too much about cut quality, advises The Diamond Jewellery Studio which creates one of the best engagement rings in Brisbane. Jewellers such as the aforementioned will be able to help you with all of that. But, you should have at least an understanding of it.

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To evaluate the cut quality, a diamond expert assesses its symmetry, depth, facets, brilliance and overall sparkle.

Here are a few points to keep in mind:

  • For maximum brilliance and fire, the proportions of the diamond should be perfect for that shape of diamond.
  • If the proportions are well cut, the diamond will catch any light that is not reflected, creating an exceptional sparkle.
  • If the cut is too deep or too shallow, it loses light from the sides or bottom, diminishing its brilliance.

If you want to buy a solitaire diamond, as for one with either an excellent, very good or good cut.

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  • The Shape

Finally, there are plenty of shapes to choose from, each with their own benefits. Here are the most popular for engagement rings.

  • Round cut

This is the shiniest of all shapes of diamonds as it has the most facets. Round cuts are available in many sizes and it is a versatile cut and highly adaptable to any shape or size of hand.

  • Princess cut

Introduced in the 1970s, this is a stunning square shape with a large number of facets and exceptional sparkle. It’s deemed the modern alternative to the round cut and it tends to look lovely in all carat sizes.

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  • Emerald cut

First used in emeralds, this is a rectangular cut with long flashes of light. It is a step cut which refers to the rectangular outline of the stone and the facets that are much bigger than the above two cuts. The emerald cut is made mostly of lines that create a type of box of mirrors effect when you peer inside the diamond. It is considered a popular vintage cut with an elongating and slimming effect on fingers.

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  • Oval cut

Similar to the round cut, an oval cut offers excellent fire and brilliance. While it may be a little less traditional, it does look good on all hand shapes. If you’re looking for the classic elegance of round diamonds with amazing sparkle, but want something a little different, an oval cut is for you.

  • Pear shape

Finally, the pear shape is a gorgeous combination of an oval and marquise cut and looks similar to a teardrop. This cut offers maximum fire and brilliance and is often called the tear drop due to its rounded bottom and the single point top.

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These are the 5 most popular diamond shapes for engagement rings.

What shape do you prefer for your diamond ring? Share with me in the comment box below.

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  1. Hi Sayeri,

    What a lovely post. I must say you are an expert in diamonds. You have shared great information about it. I never knew so much about diamonds till I landed on your post. I will keep your suggestions in my mind when I plan to buy diamonds.

    Thank you for sharing, have a great day. 😊

  2. Ritu Kalra says:

    Amazing information…I own a round cut with a thin band…never thought so deep about it earlier !!

  3. This is such an informative and insightful post, Sayeri. I like the Princess Cut and Round Cut shapes in diamonds. Will keep the pointers in mind, when I buy my next diamond 😉

  4. Woah! This is such an informational post! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This is indeed so informative and interesting! I love diamonds.. will keep these pointers in mind! I like round cut and princess cut❤️

  6. Wow this post is really amazing and pictures are so nice😍 very useful

  7. wow thanks for the information regarding diamond i had no idea. thanks to you now i’m a lot more learned than before

  8. Thanks for the detailed information, this would really help me in purchashing a good diamond ring for upcoming marriage of my sister

  9. Hey such an informative post about diamonds. I never knew it. Thanks for sharing. Will keep these things in mind next time when I will shop one for myself

  10. This is such an informative post, wish I was aware when buying for my own enagagement . Anyways will keep in mind while buying my self another diamond ring

  11. It is indeed very useful information for all diamond lovers. Thanks for sharing


  12. Wow that sounds like a perfect summary for diamond rings one should opt for. I love princess cut, and im planning to get one for myself very soon now.

  13. That’s a nice and detailed information aba it diamonds. I personally have zero knowledge about them so this was helpful.

  14. Diamonds are any lady’s best friend. I love the pears shape the most. Sparkling diamonds are every girl’s dream

  15. That is some in-depth knowledge about diamonds there that I had no idea about. Very helpful.

  16. Very informative post these will be very helpful when I get my next diamond. Thanks Sayeri

  17. such a detail and informative post . never thought to buy diamond ring , you should know so much things. with your tips now I can act smarter while buying diamond ring

  18. Very helpful, this will surely help me while buying my next diamond ring.
    Good Read.


  19. Dipika Singh says:

    This post has come on the right time Sayeri, was just contemplating what to DEMAND on our 10th wedding anniversary from better half.
    So diamonds it is 😉 Thanks for sharing such vital information about these pretty rocks.

  20. I love diamonds. My love for them is incomparable with gold. Great piece of info here. I hhave several oval ones with me gottaa grab the Emeraals cut ones now. 😀

  21. I love elegant look of diamonds. All the diamond rings looks stunning. I like the Princess cut ring. Great thoughts.

  22. Diamonds are my favorite jewels. This is a very informative post about diamonds.

  23. I am all up for diamonds as my husband is a jeweller 😍. Love the classic round cut but the princess cut is what I’m after now. Great read!

  24. Such detailed info with tips to choose your favourite diamond! Loved it!

  25. what a lovely post. I chose a cushion cut diamond for my engagement ring. I like the princess cut too.

  26. What a lovely post about my favorite jewelry piece with my favorite DIAMONDS!!. 🙂 I never had such an insight about the cuts. Thanks for sharing

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