Social media and sites such as Pinterest have made it much easier to collate styles and cuts of rings together so the bride-to-be is confident on what style she wants and the husbands will have a good idea of what to choose!
The decision on what engagement ring to buy can still be overwhelming when you are unsure of all the different styles and the names they have. So below we have collated some of the most popular styles shown with our own products to hopefully help you in your decision to choosing a ring for your significant other.
The Princess Cut
The Princess has been exceedingly popular since the 1960s. It comes in either a square or rectangular shape which resembles an inverted pyramid. This allows you to enchant any room with the sparkle of your diamond. This diamond is perfect for anyone who wants to combine antique and contemporary styles.
The Pear Cut
The Pear cut diamond looks extremely elegant. The design and shape of the diamond means there is a lot of different variations of styles you can have, you can introduce diamond or gemstone accents to surround the diamond. Alternatively you can get a uniquely shaped pear cut ring, ours delicately grasps the diamond to make it an eye-catching piece of jewellery.
The Cushion Cut
The Cushion cut diamond is extremely versatile, they’re available in different square and rectangular shapes. Cuts can also be split into two categories: the Standard Cut and the Modified Cut. The standard follows a traditional style whereas the modified has changes and can be more contemporary. Our Cushion Cut ring features a cushion cut in the centre with a surround of round cut diamonds and also contains sapphires. Showing again the diversity of the cushion cut. Cushion Cut rings are renowned for their gleam rather than intense sparkle.
The Asscher Cut
The Asscher Cut, also known as the Square Emerald Cut, is a sturdy, symmetrical shape. This is great for those who want to show off their engagement ring as it is sturdy and less likely to be damaged due to its squared corners. The cut is less complex than some of the others and a variety of setting options are available such as adding micro diamonds or baguette diamonds. However we think some can look beautiful on their own.
The Radiant Cut
The Radiant Cut diamond became popular in the 1980s. It is comprised of 70 facets and distinctive trimmed edges. They come in both rectangular and square styles and combines the brilliance and depth of Princess and Emerald Cuts. We carry a ring that has a central Radiant stone surrounded by 16 brilliant round cut diamonds with 7 more on each shoulder.
The Emerald Cut
The Emerald cut was one of the first to be used in jewellery. It is a rectangular shape with truncated corners with a ‘step cut’ if viewed from the side. The broad flat plane of the Emerald cut accentuates the clarity of it. Again this diamond cut can be paired with diamonds and gemstones but our single Emerald cut diamond is classy enough on its own with a large diamond being the centre of attention..
The Round Brilliant Cut
The Round Brilliant cut is arguably the most popular diamond shape. The cut has maximum shine and sparkle as is naturally follows the rough diamond crystal. The Round Brilliant Cut is known to be one of the most versatile cuts that can be accessorised in many ways yet it will always be a classic. Our beautiful Tiffany engagement ring that contains 5 diamonds off each shoulder on the central diamond is a great example of classic ring.
The Old Cut
The Old cut are unique and have a high crown and small table. Unlike most other cuts, this diamond is flat on the bottom. When they are cut into pieces, they shine differently which make them completely unique. Our Old cut ring contains a diamond in the middle with a beautiful surround of 8 more Old cut diamonds and 3 on each shoulder.
Hopefully these brief descriptions have made it clearer as to what each diamond looks like and their qualities and by being able to view our different products you can identify which style is most suited to you.