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  • Rashmeet Kaur
  • Editorial, 22 Feb 2022, 11:55 IST

Learn About The Most Popular Diamond Cuts For Your Engagement Ring

From conventional picks like round brilliant-cut to more unique options like the heart shape, there are loads of variations you can choose from.
  • Rashmeet Kaur
  • Editorial, 22 Feb 2022, 11:55 IST
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Getting engaged and saying yes to spending the rest of your life with your BAE is a pretty big milestone, right? But then, what is the most important and expensive part of the whole proposal? - It is the engagement ring!

We know that choosing an engagement ring can be exciting. After all, it's a piece of jewellery that will stay with you forever. However, there are innumerable diamond cuts and shapes that you have to choose from. 

Now, it is feeling like a massive task! It's also not a secret that the cut of the center stone makes all the difference when finding the ring of your dreams. Each diamond cut and shape sparkles in its own way which somewhat becomes confusing for the people to choose from.

So, we are here to help you! 

Whether you’re looking for something modern, vintage, low-key, or a statement piece, here are some of the most popular diamond cuts for engagement rings.

What are you waiting for? Read on and choose the best diamond shape and cut for you!

Round Brilliant-Cut Diamonds

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The round brilliant-cut diamond is undoubtedly the most popular diamond shape. Why? Because its circular shape maximizes the fire of the diamond at the proper reflection of light. In simple terms, it’s very sparkly!

The round brilliant-cut diamond consists of 58 facets and features full internal reflection. Also, this shape and cut are very versatile. It can work well as solitaires, in two or three-stone settings, and even in geometric designs.

If you know what type of band you want but are not sure what kind of diamond will work best, then, you should definitely go for the round shape. This classic piece will not let you down. 

However, since this shape is always high in demand, it can also be the most expensive. So, you have to take note of that!

Princess-Cut Diamonds

princess cut diamond ring

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Who doesn't want to feel like a princess on her big day? Cue to the Princess-cut diamonds!

This diamond cut actually combines the classic touch of a Round-cut diamond and the contemporary shape of an Emerald-cut diamond which creates one of the most beautiful and fancy shapes of all the variants.

Another plus point is that the princess-cut costs less than the round-cut diamond yet it does justice to its look.

While the colour of other shapes is displayed usually in the center, the diamonds cut in this shape show distinct colour in each of the corners as well which makes them look larger and adds to their brilliance.

However, there are some downsides as well. These diamonds are prone to chipping at the corners or falling out. So, they have to be protected by prongs.

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Cushion-Cut Diamonds

cushion cut diamond ring

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If you are a sucker for vintage settings and that old-world feel, then you should definitely go for a cushion-cut diamond.

This stunning diamond cut is sometimes called a pillow-cut diamond owing to its pillow-like shape. Cushion-cut diamonds have rounded corners and 58 larger facets, which means even more bling and clarity! Who doesn’t love that? Moreover, they are available in square and rectangular shapes.

But you have to take note that these diamonds do have a less intense sparkle than the brilliant round-cut diamonds.

Heart-Cut Diamonds

heart cut diamond ring

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The eternal symbol of love, the contemporary heart-cut diamonds are special symbols for the most romantic people out there!

This is actually a contemporary cut that boasts a feminine shape. Whether used as a solitaire on a simple band or in a more elaborate design, it will look great! 

This exquisite diamond shape is made up of between 56 to 58 facets which shows excellent sparkle. In addition, it is one of the most difficult diamond shapes to cut as it only appears balanced if it is symmetrical with a distinct point. 

But just like Princess-cut, the heart-cut is prone to snag and chip. They should also be protected by prongs.

Further, this shape is considered a bit trendy, so if you're someone who likes to own something undeniably timeless, then this may not be a part of your dream diamond ring

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Emerald-Cut Diamonds

emerald cut diamond ring

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An Emerald-cut diamond is truly an elegant beauty! This type of diamond has a unique optical appearance as the rectangular facets step-cut into the diamond. They also add to higher clarity and further reflect light in a beautiful and subtle “hall of mirrors” effect. 

If you want a ring with a geometric setting, then you should opt for this diamond cut. It also helps fingers look longer and more slender when worn vertically in a design. This would be perfect for your engagement ring selfies!

However, because of their lack of brilliance, these diamonds may appear even smaller so you would have to invest in a more carat option. Moreover, this cut is not super-blingy or flashy so if you're looking for that sparkle, then this cut might not be for you.

What is your dream engagement ring like? Do share your thoughts with us on our Facebook page. For more such stories, stay tuned to HerZindagi!


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