The Ultimate Guide to Engagement Ring Cuts

The Ultimate Guide to Engagement Ring Cuts

February 23, 2022

Did you know that the average amount spent on an engagement ring is about $3,700? Now, that’s a lot of cash for a ring. However, if you are going to spend that much, you’ll certainly want to get it right. After all, there are many different metals, stones, center cuts, and ring settings. 

First things first, let’s start with a center cut. It’s what everyone will focus on anyway. 

Now, if you’re unsure where to begin, don’t worry; with this guide, you can find out all you need to know! From pear cut to princess cut diamonds, you can determine which ring is right for you or that perfect someone. 

Now, are you ready to get started? Here’s a quick look at diamond cuts: 

Pear-Cut Diamond

As the name describes, a pear-cut diamond is rounded at one end and pointed at the other. This design is so classic that it’s often used in vintage designs and modern takes on antique settings. After all, with its pointed tip, it tends to look better in a bezel or half v setting.

Besides, its teardrop shape makes the diamond appear larger than it is. So if size matters to you, then this is the perfect cut for you. Celebrities like Margot Robbie, Victoria Beckham, and Cardi B, have all rocked this dazzling jewel. 

Emerald-Cut Diamond

Originally created to showcase the lush greens of the emerald stone, this trendy ring is certainly one of a kind. It’s so beloved that over the years, it has been adopted to fit diamonds. It features a rectangular shape with eight-cut edges, four long and four short.  

Its edges offer a lot of shine and sparkle, creating what’s known as the “hall of mirrors.” Although, due to its crisp edges, its flaws are almost impossible to hide. That’s why the highest quality diamonds are needed to make an emerald cut which tends to be pretty expensive. 

Famous celebrities like Beyonce, Amal Clooney, and Jlo have all worn this magnificent diamond cut. Now, it’s certainly a luxury bridal ring that no one will be able to stop looking at.

Princess-Cut Diamond

This widely beloved diamond cut is four-sided complete with rectangle or square sides. It provides more sparkle and shines than most diamond cuts. Plus, during the cutting process, it creates less waste, so it’s more economical and environmentally friendly. 

Not to mention, due to its style, there are more modern ring settings that provide you with a contemporary look. However, if you think princess cut diamonds aren’t as opulent due to their price, think again. Celebrities like Sherri Shepherd, Hillary Duff, and even Megan Markle have worn princess cut diamonds to showcase their love and admiration for their relationship. 

Round Brilliant Cut

This traditional diamond shape is loved for is ability to be modern, yet classic. It is also going to be the most brilliant cut, hence the name. Round diamonds are traditionally the first and most popular diamond that’s given as a symbol of commitment. They have a classic uniform and symmetrical shape that consists of 58 facets, which qualifies them as a brilliant cut. The faceting on round cut diamonds also makes color and inclusions appear better than in other fancy shapes. In fact, these stones are so beloved that over 50% of all diamonds purchased are round cuts -- you probably can't look around without seeing a round diamond engagement ring! 

Whether you choose to set your round brilliant diamond in a more traditional or contemporary style, you really cant go wrong. Celebrities like Mila Kunis, Alyson Hannigan and Christian Ricci all rock this style. 


Purchase an Engagement Ring Today  

Choosing a center-cut may seem difficult, but thanks to this guide, it’s not. All you have to do is decide what components you want in a ring.   

Do you want a classic design? If so, then choose the round brilliant or pear-cut diamond. Do you want a more expensive and luxurious ring? Choose the emerald cut. However, if you simply want a cost-efficient ring, choose a princess-cut diamond. 

So what are you waiting for? Purchase an engagement ring today! 

If you’d like to know more about ring settings, contact us. We look forward to helping you!

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