Diamond Shape Guide
Diamond Shapes Guide
Engagement rings are meant to capture the uniqueness of who you are, and it is the diamond shape that sets your ring apart from others. While the classic round cut comes to mind when many think of an engagement ring, there are a variety of other dazzling options that adhere to many brides’ personal styles. This diamond shape guide brought to you by our experts at Morgan Jewelers will help you discover which diamond cut is right for your ring.
Round Cut Diamonds
Round cut diamonds have endured the test of time and the ever-changing jewelry trends as this is the most commonly selected diamond shape—thanks to the incredible brilliance from light reflecting off the fifty-eight facets in this cut. The brilliance of a round cut stone is the product of centuries of artisan skill and innovation, continually improving upon perfection to sparkle flawlessly in any setting or style. A round cut diamond is unquestionably the best choice for a classic bride with a love for the timeless designs.
Oval Cut Diamonds
Oval cut diamonds offer the same luminosity as the round cut but with more surface area to catch more light. The distinct elongated shape and delicate curves are romantically feminine and make the fingers appear graceful and slender. Because of the softer edges of this cut, it is less likely to chip or catch. Although breathtaking on their own, oval cut diamonds allow for further personalization. Add glistening side stones for more radiance or pair an oval cut diamond with a rose gold band for a vintage style.
Emerald Cut Diamonds
An alternative elongated shape is the emerald cut diamond, known for its parallel facets amplifying light reflection to create a hall of mirrors effect. This shape is highly desired because of the clarity it provides the diamond in addition to its effervescent brightness. Though coveted by many brides, emerald cut diamonds are extremely rare because of the required clarity grade. Jewelry experts recommend this stunning diamond for a solitaire setting or complemented by subtle baguette diamonds for an added sparkle.
Princess Cut Diamonds
The princess cut diamond has a name that speaks for itself, with its distinctive regal squared shape that creates a luminous sparkle. Despite being a relatively new style, the princess cut has risen to rival the round cut in popularity since its creation in the 1960s. Princess cut diamonds’ unique geometric shape and sharp edges are breathtaking. Princess cuts look ravishingly luxe in a halo or side stone setting, perfect for the bride who wants all eyes on her gorgeous engagement ring.
Cushion Cut Diamonds
For those who are attracted to the square shape of a princess cut but prefer a softer style, cushion cut diamonds are a great choice. The large facets in the center of the stone ensure glimmering beauty while the rounded corners bestow a graceful subtlety to the ring’s charm. Refined cushion cut diamonds are remarkable in both modern and antique settings, and are captivating at any carat weight. One of the world’s largest diamonds, the Regent diamond, is 140.5 carats and is a cushion cut stone. Cushion cuts are a premiere choice not only for their distinguished design but also for their longevity, as cushion cut diamonds retain their natural hue better than other diamond cuts.