Topping our list is the round shaped diamond. This has and will continue to be the most popular choice for diamond shapes in engagement rings. Round diamonds represent roughly 75% of all diamonds that are sold worldwide.
PRINCESS CUT DIAMONDS
Moving past the classic round diamond shape, another top seller is the princess cut diamond. Princess cut diamonds were first created in 1980 and are considered a "fancy cut". They are square in shape and will reflect light back to your eye in a a unique way compared to the more classic round diamond.
The square shape also gives the ring a completely different look. Many women will choose the princess cut diamond because of their preference towards the square shape over round, It's also more unique than a round diamond, although it still is our second most popular seller. Princess cut diamonds work well in almost any style of ring so they are a great choice.
CUSHION CUT DIAMONDS
Cushion cut diamonds are fancy cut diamonds that are square shaped with rounded corners, giving them a softer outline over the harsher lines of princess cut diamonds. Many people refer to this cut of diamond as a pillow because of its shape, which is also how it got the name "cushion" cut.
Although there has been a lot of buss around cushion cut diamonds lately, these diamonds have actually been around for almost 200 years. For the first 100 years of their existence, cushion cut diamonds were even the most popular diamond shape ! But the version of a cushion cut diamond that you would find today is much different than a vintage cushion cut diamond. Modern modifications are refinements allow for the sparkle and brilliance of a cushion cut diamond to be amplified. We've seen a resurgence in popularity with this type of diamond, putting it high on our list.
EMERALD CUT DIAMONDS
Emerald cut diamonds are distinctive. Women who wear emerald cut diamonds are not afraid to be ahead of the curve and don't mind having a diamond that is different.
One thing about emerald cut diamonds that we always make sure to point out is the fact that often times inclusions or yellow colour in an emerald cut diamond will be easier to see. It's very easy to see into the depths of these diamonds.
OVAL CUT DIAMONDS
Oval diamonds have an old-fashioned feel to them compared to the more modern round diamond. Because oval diamonds are technically just modified versions of round diamonds, they do share similar characteristics. You'll find a similar fire, brilliance, and sparkle in an oval diamond as you do in a round diamond.
One advantage of choosing oval diamonds is their elongated shape. This helps create an illusion of a greater sized diamond (one of our many tips to make an engagement ring look bigger).
MARQUISE CUT DIAMONDS
Speaking of elongated diamond shapes, marquise cut diamonds are boat-shaped and also modified round diamonds. The long and narrow shape of marquise diamonds is, yet again, another way to get that longer look that creates the illusion of a much larger diamond (which can save you some serious money). It's a great choice if you are trying to maximise your budget, because it's also the diamond that covers the most surface area of any other diamond shape compared carat weight to carat weight.
A good pear shaped diamond should have excellent or very good symmetry, and the point of the diamond should line up with the middle of the rounded end. Additionally, the upper and lower curves on the side of the diamonds should form symmetrical curves.
Pear diamond are beautiful when they are proportioned correctly, but they can be hard to find !
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Diamonds, Engagement Rings, Jewellery, Gemstones & Wedding Rings Specialist.