Engagement rings come in a variety of shapes, including round, princess, emerald, and pear. We have compiled some of the most popular styles to educate you and build your ring vocabulary.
Originally developed for the gem of the same name. A rectangular with cropped corners and long, stair-step-like facets.
A cross between a rectangle and an oval; it has a pillow shape, and it is also called an “antique cut.”
Also known as the “Navette Cut”. The Marquise is an oval with pointed ends. The history and creation of the Marquise cut is credited to King Louis XV of France, who commissioned his court jeweller to create a diamond cut to reflect the beautiful shape of the mouth of his mistress the Marchioness Madame de Pompadour.
A very popular diamond cut, the princess cut is a brilliant square stone. It is a relatively new diamond cut, having been created in the 1960s. It has gained in popularity in recent years and is now the #2 selling cut among diamonds.
One of the most popular cuts for an engagement ring, the round cut is also a classic diamond shape. A round stone with 58 facets, it has the most sparkle.
There are many more diamond cuts to chose from. Just make sure you do your research, know what you like and shop wisely. Click here for information on the four C’s.
Shopping for engagement rings can seem daunting, but the trick is to learn a bit of engagement ring vocabulary. Most important, when it comes to engagement ring diamonds, you should know “the four C’s” — cut, color, clarity, and carat.
The cut refers to the angles of the facets in the stone, which determines the diamond’s brilliance and shape. In addition to the cut, engagement rings come in a variety of shapes, including round, princess, emerald, and pear. Color, obviously, refers to the stone’s hue. Diamonds can run the gamut of colors from colorless to light yellow or brown. Clarity depends on how free of imperfections the engagement ring stone is. Finally, carat refers to the diamond’s size.
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