Unveiling the Mysteries of Diamond Engagement Rings: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide


part three of five

Hi there,

Welcome back and thanks for stopping by to continue our series. We are unveiling the mysteries of diamond engagement rings.
In part one, we covered the 4Cs of diamonds, which is here. In part two, we covered Crucial Factors to Consider when Choosing a diamond, you can find that over here.

Here in part three, we are talking about the exciting world of diamond cuts. Which also determines the shapes.

Different diamond shapes and their characteristics

Diamonds come in a variety of shapes, each with its own unique characteristics and appeal. The shape of a diamond greatly influences its overall appearance and style. Let's explore some popular diamond shapes and their defining features.


Diamond Cuts and Shapes | Peter's Vaults


  1. Round Brilliant
    The round brilliant cut diamond is the most popular and timeless choice for engagement rings. It features 58 facets that maximize the diamond's brilliance and sparkle. The round shape is versatile and complements various ring settings and styles.


  1. Princess
    The princess-cut diamond is a square-shaped diamond with pointed corners. It is known for its modern and elegant appearance. The princess cut offers a balance between brilliance and affordability, making it a popular choice for engagement rings.


  1. Cushion
    The cushion-cut diamond has a square or rectangular shape with soft corners, resembling a cushion. It exudes a romantic and vintage-inspired charm. The cushion cut combines the brilliance of a round diamond with a unique shape, creating a stunning visual impact.


  1. Emerald
    The emerald-cut diamond is characterized by its rectangular shape with step-cut facets. It offers a sophisticated and elegant look, with a focus on clarity and the diamond's natural beauty. The emerald cut is ideal for those who appreciate a more understated and refined style.



  1. Asscher
    The asscher-cut diamond is similar to the emerald cut but has a square shape. It features step-cut facets that create a mesmerizing hall-of-mirrors effect. The asscher cut is perfect for those seeking a vintage-inspired look with a modern twist.


  1. Oval
    The oval-cut diamond is an elongated shape with similar brilliance to the round brilliant cut. It offers a unique and flattering appearance, making the finger appear longer and slenderer. The oval shape is versatile and works well with different ring settings.


  1. Marquise
    The marquise-cut diamond has an elongated shape with pointed ends. It is known for its regal and elegant look, with a flattering effect on the finger. The marquise shape creates the illusion of a larger diamond, making it a popular choice for those seeking greatest impact.


  1. Pear
    The pear-shaped diamond combines the brilliance of a round diamond with the elegance of a marquise cut. It has a teardrop shape with one pointed end and one rounded end. The pear shape offers a unique and sophisticated look, perfect for those who want to stand out.


When discussing cuts, we must consider the proportions of the particular diamond in question. For the most amount of brilliance and fire, the proportions are crucial. Too shallow or too deep and the fire is diminished in a big way and the stone will never look as good as a well-proportioned cut diamond.

Diamond Cut Proportions Scale | Peter's Vaults


Also, when choosing a diamond shape, consider personal style, finger shape, and the overall aesthetic of the ring. Each shape has its own appeal and can enhance the beauty of your engagement ring.

Great! now that we’ve gone over the amazing choices of the cut (and shape), come back next week so we can help guide you in choosing the type of diamond setting when choosing the perfect engagement ring for you.


See you soon,






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