A Few Things to Consider When Choosing Your Diamond Shape

16 May 2016

Round brilliant diamonds are by far the most popular choice for engagement rings but they are not the only option. There are many shapes, colours and sizes to choose from that suit all styles. If you look at the latest trends you will notice that it is becoming more and more common for people to choose a coloured gem or a more obscure, perhaps less popular shaped diamond or gemstone.

When making your decision there are a few things to consider that may or may not lead you in another direction.

Fancy Shapes, the Affordable Option


Being the number one choice, round brilliant diamonds also means they demand a premium. This is one reason why you may want to consider one of the less popular fancy shaped diamonds. Another reason fancy shapes such as an oval or an emerald cut can be more affordable is that there is less wastage when cutting the diamond in comparison to a round brilliant cut.

One for Everyone


The list of fancy cuts is long and there really is one for everyone. From the traditional princess cut  to the beautiful emerald cuts, and ovals to cushions, it won’t take too long to find the right one for you. If you are after something even more individual then consider a heart shape like the one Lady GaGa was gifted or ask your jeweller to hunt out the most obscure shapes they can find. Diamond suppliers often have a few rare cut diamonds waiting for a customer just like you!

More Bling for Your Buck


If you want a large gem, then opting for a fancy shaped diamond will most likely be the best option for getting the biggest gem to fit your budget. If you want even more sparkle, then enhance your stone with small accent diamonds.

Remember to Stay True to You

The most important thing when choosing an engagement ring is to stay true to your style. It is easy to get caught up on what the latest trends are or what others close to you have. But at the end of the day you will wear your engagement ring for the rest of your life so whether it is a classic round brilliant, a contemporary or vintage piece, the most important thing is that you love it.

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