Most Popular Diamond Shapes For Engagement Rings
You’ve already found your person. Now it’s time to find the best diamond shape for your engagement ring. Kwiat offers a vast array of meticulously cut diamonds to select from because we feel that a stone should reflect the preference and taste of the wearer. Each woman should embrace her individual style, especially when choosing something she’ll wear every day.
Always Timeless: Round Brilliant
The round brilliant is the most popular diamond and a great choice for the woman who appreciates classic style. A round brilliant cut diamond maximizes the amount of reflected light, giving it incredible sparkle, especially when compared with other cuts.
Old Yet New: Cushion
Cushion diamonds can vary in shape from square to elongated rectangle with rounded corners. The majority of diamonds cut before 1880 were cushion cut, but many modern diamonds are cut in this fashion, too. This diamond shape appeals to a wide range of tastes.
Modern Classic: Oval
Women who like to mix the traditional with the unexpected often favor oval shape diamonds. They’ve grown in popularity in recent years, possibly because they tend to appear larger than round stones of similar carat size.
Subtle Sophistication: Emerald
Known for its hall-of-mirrors effect and Art Deco aesthetic, emerald cut diamonds are an ideal choice for those with quietly discerning taste. Though the cut’s step-like faceting is less sparkly than that of other shapes, this style is appreciated more for its clarity than its brilliance.
This contemporary cuts ranges from square to rectangular in shape with brilliant faceting for extra sparkle. This is a great choice for someone comfortable basking in the limelight. Radiant diamonds have tremendous brilliance and announce to the world, “Here I am!”
So Distinctive: Marquise, Pear & Heart
Statement-making silhouettes like marquise, pear, and heart shape diamonds may be less common but are just as beautiful as their more popular counterparts. These shapes are for someone who is confident in her choices and her unique sense of style.
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Unusual Beauty: ASHOKA®
Available exclusively at Kwiat, the ASHOKA® diamond cut is prized for its symmetry and fiery brilliance. This is the ideal shape for someone who loves the rectangular form of the emerald cut but seeks a more sparkling effect.
Heirloom Style: Old European
The old European cut, a predecessor of today’s round brilliant diamond, was popularized in the 1890s when diamonds were cut by hand. Desire for old European stones has grown in recent times, but they are difficult to find today. The Fred Leighton Round® cut diamond, a perfected modern version of an antique old European cut, makes the style newly available to vintage enthusiasts.
Does Size Factor In?
While celebrities may be the only ones considering which diamond shape they want for their 20 carat engagement ring, it’s still worth taking diamond size into account. Consider that some shapes, like the Asscher, cushion, and emerald tend to look smaller when compared to diamonds of similar carat weights in shapes such as round, oval, and marquise. Brilliant cut diamonds are better at masking inclusions in the diamond and may be a better choice depending on your budget. Ultimately, the “right” size for a diamond is a personal decision.
What’s Right Is What’s Right for You
Ultimately, there is no single correct answer to the question, “what is the best diamond shape for an engagement ring?” At Kwiat, we believe that the most important determining factor when it comes to selecting the “right” diamond shape is what the wearer will love most.