There are a selection of different diamond cuts shapes and sizes that you can purchase . The most popular is generally a 0.5 carat diamond size engagement ring , also 1 carat and 2 carat diamond rings depending on your budget.
I’m going to briefly go through the different diamond shapes and show you what they look like in the ring setting. Firstly lets start with the the most popular , the brilliant round cut diamond.
The round brilliant cut diamond is by far the most popular. A round diamond will give you more flexibility in terms of cut, clarity and colour grades.
Princess cut diamond engagement rings are the most popular non round diamond rings, the princess cut is square in shape and has pointed corners. when buying princess cut diamond rings its important to get the length to width ratio correct. Please see example below otherwise you could end up with a out of shape square.
For a princess diamond cut ring that is a square, look for a ratio of 1 and 1.05, for a rectangular shape 1.10.
What makes an emerald unique is its pavilion and the step cuts, emerald cut diamonds produce a hall of mirrors effect.When buying an emerald once again it is important to get the ratio right. the classic ratio for an emerald is 1.30 to 1.40.
The Asscher has a very unique shape and is very similar to a emerald, but more square rather then rectangle.For the Asscher diamond to look in proportion, it would need to have a length to width ratio of 1.00 and 1.05.
The shape of a Marquise diamond can itself maximise the weight of the carat, making the diamond look bigger then what it is.For the most traditional looking Marquis diamond, the length to width ratio should be between 1.75 and 2.25.
An oval diamond has the same brilliance which is similar to a round diamond. Oval diamonds can be popular as there length can cater for long and slender fingers.A traditional oval diamond , look for length to width ratios between 1.33 and 1.66.
The unique selling point of a radiant diamond are the trimmed corners, which help make this diamond a popular choice.For the length to ratio to look square, look for length to width ratios between 1 and 1.05.
The pear shape diamond also known as a tear drop, for its single drop and pointed end.
For the most traditional pear shaped diamond , look for a length to width ratio of 1.45 to 1.75.
The symbol of love diamond, the heart is very unique and also makes it stand out. The colour of the diamond may be visible in the corners, therefore nothing below a G is recommended for this diamond.
For a traditional heart shaped diamond look for a length to width ratio of 0.90 to 1.10.
Cushion cut diamonds also known as pillow cut diamonds, have round corners and also a larger facets to increase there brilliance. These will reveal the diamonds clarity , therefore its recommended nothing below a VS2. For a traditional look and a diamond which is square , look for a length to width ratio of 1 and 1.05, for a rectangular shape look for a length to width ratio greater than 1.15.