Posted by maxgfb on , 4:25 pmAugust 21st, 2019See all articles in Jewellery
If you’ve been looking for the perfect engagement ring, there are certainly a lot of options to consider! The huge variety of diamond cuts available can become slightly overwhelming. From elegant emerald cuts to vintage marquise cuts, there are unique benefits to each style. Read on, and let us help you pick the ring which is most suitable for you and your taste…
The Emerald Cut
The emerald cut ring is one of the elegant diamond cuts, thanks to its rectangular shape. Emerald utilises the step cut design for its edges, giving it a classic appeal – perfect for the traditional lady. The ring clarity is made more visible due to its large surface area, with the shape making it heavier than its original size. It’s not the sparkliest cut, but is ideal for making your fingers look longer and more delicate.
The Princess Cut
The princess cut diamond ring is similar to the emerald style, only smaller and square in shape. It also differs from the emerald cut in that it doesn’t have a plain top surface and a step cut design edge. Due to its shape and structure, princess cut diamond rings appear sparkling and bright when compared to other diamond cuts, making it one of the most attractive rings. Doesn’t every bride want to feel like a princess?
The Round Cut
The round cut ring is one of the most popular cuts to date, especially for engagement rings. As a result, the round cut diamond is a very traditional way to symbolise love and commitment. Round cuts are designed with 58 facets for maximum sparkle and flashy appeal, making it suitable for most brides. Round cut rings boast a classic versatility with a variety of settings, metals and side stones, making each individual ring unique.
The Asscher Cut
One of the most intricate cuts available, the asscher cut is popular with brides who love vintage style. They are simply recognised for the ‘X’ visible in the diamond tables, ranging from square to a more rectangular shape. Asscher cuts are designed to showcase their beauty with simple elegance, and the shape emphasises diamond clarity to stunning effect.
The Marquise Cut
Perhaps the most radiant style of them all! The facet pattern of a marquise cut is designed to reflect light with its elongated shape, giving a higher size per carat weight when compared to any other diamond cut. It’s an unusual cut that will give your engagement ring a certain je ne sais quoi.
The engagement ring is a symbol of love and unity in marriage and is there to show your undying love! Therefore, it is important to make a wise choice amongst the numerous beautiful cuts – after all, it’s set for a lifetime on your finger.
As the founder of Guides for Brides, Beyond Weddings, Pride Guide and other online directories, Alison is an unrivalled, expert voice in the wedding industry. If you are looking for recommendations or advice on your wedding jewellery, she is the person to get in touch with.