Your guide to engagement ring diamond shapes

Do you know your engagement ring diamond shapes?

Here are the eight most popular:

1. Round

The most stunning, popular and also one of the highest price shapes – the Round Brilliant diamond shape has 57 facets comprising 33 facets on the crown and 25 on the pavilion.

round brilliant diamond shape

2. Oval

With an increased surface area, an oval diamond optimises carat weight; this means that oval diamonds often appear larger than a round diamond of the same carat weight – an impressive and economical choice.

The elongated shape is also known to flatter the wearer by making the finger appear longer and slimmer.

oval cut diamond

3. Emerald

The emerald cut is an elegant diamond shape, sometimes called a square emerald cut.

While initially created for emeralds, it became a popular diamond cut back in the 14th century.

Its long facets and large table are a window into its mesmerizing beauty.

emerald cut diamond

4. Princess

One of the most admired diamond shapes, princess engagement rings are classic, chic and always in style. This cut features a square-shaped diamond.

Princess cut diamonds typically cost less per carat compared to round diamonds. This is because a princess cut diamond utilizes a rough diamond more efficiently during the polishing process.

princess cut diamond

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5. Cushion

The cushion cut diamond combines a square cut with rounded corners, much like a pillow (hence the name). 

While generally less brilliant than round brilliant diamonds, cushion cut diamonds often have better fire, which is part of their appeal.

cushion cut diamond

5. Trilogy

Also known as the three-stone ring, the three stones that can be in a variety of shapes themselves represent the past, present and the future.

When proposing with a three stone ring it’s a great time to reflect on the love that has been, the love that currently is and the love to come in the future.

mixed diamond shape

6. Pear

The modified brilliant-cut pear shaped diamond is a combination of a round and a marquise shape, with a tapered point on one end. 

The diamond is always worn with the narrow end pointing toward the hand of the wearer.

pear diamond shape

7. Marquise

One of our most popular choices to try on from home! 

If it’s good enough for Victoria Beckham, J-Lo, Ashlee Simpson and Catherian Zeta-Jones it’s good enough for us. This diamond shape’s elongated body can make its appearance larger than its actual carat weight.

So you’ll be able to buy the same carat weight and have your stone look bigger than a round brilliant diamond. For brides-to-be who prioritise the size of their rings, this is a major draw of the unique marquise cut!

marquise diamond shape

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