Mother nature determines a stone’s color and clarity, but the choice of shape and cut is up to you. Shape refers to the stone’s silhouette, and cut refers to the way the facets and steps are cut into the diamond. If you have already have a favorite picked out, try on a variety of shapes, as certain styles may be more flattering, depending on the size of your hands, and the length of your fingers. Take a look through some of these beautiful shapes and cuts.Round stones are by far the most popular cut for engagement rings. It’s versatile shape works well in both simple and more elaborate settings. If you want to add extra sparkle, this cut is perfect for you. The Princess cut is a square shaped stone that offers a timeless cut. The shape works well as a center stone accompanied by three or more stones or as an eternity band. Oval stones are an adaptation of a round. This cuts elongated shape makes for a brilliance in elegance. While the shape is typically set along with other stones, it makes a wonderful solitaire for smaller hands, because it follows the line of the finger more naturally.
The Marquise cut makes a strong statement with its beautiful oblong cut and pointed ends. It’s a flattering shape, lengthening and slimming the fingers. The Emerald cut is a perfect cut, if what you love about diamonds is their glassy sheen. The boxy shape can either be square or rectangular and cut corners or steep sides. Because of its cut, the emerald works well for a bride who doesn’t want a flashy ring or one who is looking for a formal design. The Cushion Cut emits a soft glow with its rectangular rounded edges. This cut is also known as the candlelight diamond, and is both nostalgic and modern in its design.The Asscher Cut is a square shaped stone with cut corners and steep sides, much like the squared emerald. The Radiant cut is a beautiful mix between an emerald and a round cut, and is absolutely stunning. My personal favorite, the Pear Cut is also referred to as a teardrop diamond. This shape is round on one side and pointed on the other, making it a hybrid of cuts. The point should be worn toward the fingernail, elongating the finger. One of the oldest cuts, the Rose Cut is the first emerged in the fifteenth century is India. The shape casts a soft, delicate glow and is a less expensive cut than other fancy shapes. Adding side stones to certain cuts, channels more light into the main stone and enhances its sparkle. Three stoned rings symbolize past, present, and future, which are also known as the trinity or trilogy ring Depending on what shape and cut is right for you, make sure to try on a variety. Beyond just the shape and cut are the clarity, color, and carat of the ring, which all play a big role in picking the perfect one.Best of Wishes,Stacey B.