The Most Iconic Diamond Shapes & Cuts
Love is in the air, and you are ready to take that next step with the love of your life. That means it is time to begin searching for the perfect engagement ring. You may have heard of the 4 C’s of a diamond- cut, clarity, color, and carat. Did you know, however, that there is another critical factor to consider- diamond shapes for rings?
Yes, you read that right. Contrary to popular belief, a diamond’s cut is not the same thing as its shape. Diamond shapes and cuts are separate factors when searching for your perfect ring. The shape of a diamond is based on the geometric shape of the stone. This is likely what you typically think of when you are considering round, square, oval, etc. The diamond cut is based on a diamond's portioning, symmetry, and polish and is essentially what makes the diamond sparkle and shine when the light hits it. A diamond must be cut before its shape is created.
This may seem relatively simple, but chances are, you may not know just how vast the “shape” and “cut” categories go for rings. Here are a few of the most iconic diamond shapes and cuts.
Diamond Shapes And Cuts
Round Brilliant Cut
We can start with the most common brilliant-cut diamond shape. Round diamonds, like this Uneek Round Diamond Engagement Ring, are by far the most popular choice for engagement rings. This versatile and timeless shape represents about 75% of diamonds sold. Many round diamonds are cut in the brilliance style, allowing the light to reflect and maximize brightness.
Another of the popular diamond shapes for rings is the oval-cut diamond, revered for being elegant and consistently flattering. It has a similar sparkle and brilliance to that of the round shape but with a special added flair. This unique diamond shape can be further enhanced when setting it on a wider band, as seen with the Uneek Alexandria Bezel Oval Diamond Engagement Ring.
The princess cut diamond is a modern version of the round brilliance cut and is the second most popular choice among diamonds. This square-shaped diamond makes any woman feel like a princess when it is on her finger. This engagement ring diamond shape is known for its contemporary style and sparkle. Light is uniquely dispersed through this shape, making it one of the most brilliant square and rectangular diamonds, as seen in the Uneek Princess Diamond Engagement Ring.
When searching for unique diamond shapes for rings, the cushion cut is considered very versatile, often described as a square or rectangle with rounded corners. It is a timeless, romantic diamond choice, as seen in the Uneek Cushion Diamond Engagement Ring.
Talk about a wow factor with emerald-cut diamonds. This breathtaking shape displays perfect symmetry and is unbeatably elegant. The elegance and enhanced clarity are so good in this stone that many members of the royal family have selected this when choosing between diamond shapes and cuts. When the emerald cut is placed on a band or in a setting, it is typically complemented by baguettes or smaller surrounding stones, as seen in the Uneek Emerald Diamond Engagement Ring.
Radiant cut diamonds have a similar outline to an emerald cut but take brilliance to a new level. They have a modern engagement ring diamond shape but with an underlying classic vibe. You won’t want to miss out on radiant cuts like the Uneek Radiant Diamond Engagement Ring.
With its rounded edges and tear-dropped shape, the pear-cut diamonds are known for their elegance and beauty. This jaw-dropping shape first appeared over 500 years ago and has maintained its brilliance and identity. Pear-cut diamonds are fantastic as a solitary stone or a center stone for a halo setting, like in the Uneek Engagement Timeless Halo Pear Diamond Engagement Ring.
Last but certainly not least is the marquise-cut diamond, which has truly stood the test of time. It dates back to the 18th century and has only gained popularity. This unique, romantic cut has an elliptical shape with pointed ends. Due to its long and narrow shape, it will elongate and compliment your ring finger in a very flattering way. It also allows for a lot of creativity when it comes to the band, like in the case of the Uneek Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring.
Finding The Ring That Is Right For You
An engagement ring should symbolize your love that will last forever. Just as your love is unique, your diamond should be too. With so many incredible diamond shapes and cuts to choose from, there is no doubt that you can find the ring of your dreams thanks to Uneek Jewelry.
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