Trends come and go, especially in the jewelry industry. While the classic, sparkling diamond has remained one of the most sought-after gems for centuries, diamonds themselves come in many different shapes, each of which has had its own time to shine. Today we are going to share with you popular diamond cuts for engagement rings.
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond- For the last century or so, this has been the most popular diamond shape. The round, brilliant shape is symmetrically balanced so perfectly that maximum light brilliance is reflected back to the observer. This cut has undergone many modifications and much research, resulting in its evolution through time until it has reached its apex of perfection today. The timeless classical look makes it a near perfect choice if facing indecision as to which shape to choose for your engagement ring.
Princess Cut Diamond- Developed in the 1960’s, this particular cut is favored by women looking for a more modern look in their diamond engagement ring. It generally comes in two shapes, either square or rectangular. It is classified as a modified brilliant cut.
Emerald Cut Diamond- This diamond cut is referred to as a step-cut in a rectangular shape. This diamond’s appearance differs from the round brilliant diamond and the princess cut diamond, therefore, the appearance and feel are different. Emerald cut diamonds are famous for their enormous open tables that are cut in a way designed to show off the diamond’s clarity. To ensure there are no visible inclusions, higher clarity grades are commonplace.
Asscher Cut Diamond- The Asscher cut diamond resembles the emerald cut. However, the shape is more of a square shape. It emphasizes clarity as does the emerald cut diamond. Again, higher clarity grades are recommended so that there are no visible inclusions.
Oval Cut Diamond- The oval cut diamond resembles the round brilliant cut diamond. However, unlike the round cut, this shape is oval. This particular diamond easily suits those with long, slender fingers. For many years, this cut has been a popular choice.
Now that you know the many different popular diamond cut types, you can choose which shape is right for you. Whether you are interested in browsing our extensive catalogs, or are in the market for a custom engagement ring, Johantgen Jewelers would love to be of service and share our expertise. Give us a call or stop into our store today!