An engagement ring shows your promise to marry and is a symbol of your dedication, love and commitment to one another.
Regardless of whether you are choosing a ring for your partner as a surprise, you’re sending your loved one hints or deciding on a ring together, you may feel a little overwhelmed with the choice. Don’t panic though as our friendly and knowledgeable team are on hand to help!
Most engagement rings are diamond and below we share with you our 7 most popular diamond cuts when it comes to the all important ring. That said, do remember it doesn’t have to be a diamond.
Round Brilliant Cut diamonds unsurprisingly remains the most popular shape for engagement rings. You can’t go wrong with a traditional round brilliant cut. This particular diamond shape has 57 facets which bring out the most fire and sparkle of all the diamond shapes. This timeless shape has been known as the ‘ideal cut’.
Celebrities with Round Brilliant engagement rings: Princess Beatrice of York, Mila Kunis, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
The second most popular in store at the moment is the gorgeous pear cut. Pear cuts are a combination of a round and marquise shape, with a tapered point on one end. This eye-catching cut is often referred to as the ‘tear-drop’, but fear not, it is said to represent ‘tears of joy’. Due to their shape, pear cuts look larger than a round diamond.
Celebrities with Pear Cut engagement rings: Katherine Heigl, Emily Ratajkowski, Cardi B.
The emerald cut is becoming a popular choice in our showroom at the moment. The gorgeous rectangular diamond shape with stepped facets oozes simplicity and sophistication. This beautiful cut was originally developed for the gem of the same name. You may be thinking that the Emerald cut looks very similar to the Baguette cut, this is true but there is a difference in the stones. Emerald cut have polished, cut corners whereas the Baguette cut has pointed corners.
Celebrities with Emerald engagement rings: Paris Hilton, Beyonce, Amal Clooney.
Princess cut diamonds are square or slightly rectangular in shape with pointed corners. This cut boasts an array of intricate facets creating a modern and distinctive look. Princess cut is a staple popular diamond cut for an engagement ring and it is easy to see why. It has always been a top choice for engagement rings but in recent years pear and emerald cuts have become increasingly popular.
Celebrities with Princess Cut engagement rings: Hilary Duff, Kate Bosworth, Penny Lancaster.
If you are looking for a diamond cut with a bit of an edge, the marquise could be for you! With its two tapered points at either end of the stone the marquise delivers drama and a stunning look. This gorgeous shape features between 56-58 sparkling facets and as you could imagine symmetry is key when it comes to this diamond cut.
Celebrities with Marquise Cut engagement rings: Victoria Beckham, Catherine Zeta Jones.
Oval cut diamonds are another cut that is becoming increasingly popular in our showroom for engagement rings. It’s not surprising as this cut really is exquisite, think classic with an edge. Oval cuts delivery a touch of elegance and almost have the brilliance of the round cut but in a more unique shape.
Celebrities with Oval cut engagement rings: Hailey Bieber, Scarlett Johansson, Blake Lively
The most romantic cut of diamond is the beautiful Heart Cut. As you will know, the heart is the iconic symbol of love so what better diamond shape for an engagement ring! This beautiful diamond is a fancy cut with between 56-58 facets offering fantastic sparkle. When it comes to this diamond cut, you’ll want to consider the symmetry of the diamond as the better the symmetry the better the heart shape is.
Celebrities with Heart cut engagement rings: Gwen Stefani.
Remember this is not an exhaustive list of diamond shapes. There are so many stunning diamond cuts, it can be hard to find a favourite. Pop in and speak to one of our team and they will be able to help. No matter what diamond shape you go for, remember why you are doing this and what this ring will forever be a symbol of.
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