Diamond engagement rings usually have a beautiful colorless or rare colored stone as the centerpiece. While most people pay attention to the 4Cs; the color, cut, clarity and carat of the diamonds, they seldom pay attention to the advantages of the shape of the stone.
Bigger And Brighter Stones
The shape of a stone affects its brilliance and appearance. Bright colorless diamonds benefit the most from round shapes. Colored stones, on the other hand, may look better and brighter with other cuts like the emerald cut. Few people opt for such cuts even with colorless diamonds because of how elegant they look in a setting.
When set in diamond rings, some shapes look much bigger than the conventional round shape. For example, a one-carat pear-shaped colorless diamond will look bigger than a round colorless diamond of the same carat when set in a ring. This makes such shapes a favorite among those who like to flaunt big stones on their engagement rings.
Personal Choice Of Stone Shapes
Many of us go to the jeweler with our hearts set on a particular shape for the center stone. This decision could have been influenced by the numerous magazines featuring beautifully crafted engagement rings with bright and brilliant stones on the fingers of models and celebrities.
However, a particular shape that looks good on someone else may not look good on your fingers. Other rarely featured diamond shapes may look prettier and more elegant on your hand. A purchase as important as an engagement ring requires your time and patience, and multiple tryouts. Trying out rings studded with different-shaped stones is much needed to understand what shape of stone and setting suits you well.
Stone shapes like radiants, rounds or hearts will look great on women with slender fingers, while emerald cuts, marquises and ovals will look exceptionally elegant on women with short fingers. Such shapes can help their fingers look longer. What matters most while purchasing an engagement ring is that you are happy with the purchase. The ring should have the stones of your choice, in shapes, colors and brilliance that fit you the best.
Most conventional wedding jewelry, especially engagement rings, have round colorless diamonds as the center stone. For those who don’t want to go with a traditional setting with a round stone, there are plenty of diamond shapes to choose from. Picking shapes like cushions, ovals, radiants, marquises and trillions can make your precious jewelry unique.