Have you considered the diamond shape of your engagement ring?
What is a diamond shape?
The shape of the diamond in your engagement ring refers to the outward appearance of the diamond.
What is a diamond cut?
Cut refers to the proportions of a diamond and the characteristics that determine how much light it reflects, giving the diamond its brilliance and sparkle.
What are the most popular shapes?
Round, square and pear shaped diamonds are three of the most popular diamond shapes for an engagement ring, other diamond shapes also include princess, emerald, asscher, marquise, oval, radiant, pear, heart and cushion.
For most of us, choosing an engagement ring can be an overwhelming experience as there are a number of factors to consider; carat, cut, colour, clarity – and they are only the Four C’s of diamond quality, diamond polish, fluorescence, symmetry, depth and table will also affect the price of a diamond. Before you consider all those factors we recommend deciding on the shape of your diamond engagement ring.
Which is the right shape?
While there are no wrongs or rights when it comes to the diamond shape - after all the shape of the diamond does not alone determine its quality, it is the most prominent and recognisable feature of the diamond. We recommend getting some feedback from your partner as to which shape she would prefer for her engagement ring. If you’re wondering how you can get this information from her without giving away the surprise you could go window shopping with her for another piece of diamond jewellery – listen closely as she may give away her own diamond shape preference.
The shape of your diamond engagement ring is an expression of your personality, a statement of who you are a reflection of your individuality or a fashion trend. Ultimately it’s a decision of personal taste.