The diamond shape guide
At Livia Diamonds, we apply the same quality standards to all our diamond shapes. Many jewellers will advise you to choose the most popular diamond shape. In my opinion, you should find the appropriate shape by yourself, with the help of my professional guidance. Below, I will guide you through a lovely selection of diamond shapes. Your task is to take a look and see which you resonate the most with, and think would be the most suitable for your partner.
Click on the shape you’re drawn to the most, or simply scroll down to see the whole gallery of diamond shapes.
Engagement rings with a Round diamond shape
Round diamond shape is, by far, the most popular and widely used in engagement rings. It represents approximately 75% of all diamonds sold. It maximizes the potential sparkle due to its shape and proper reflection of light.
Engagement rings with an Emerald diamond shape
Emerald shaped diamonds are rectangular and have a unique optical appearance. Professionals say that you should be looking for a length-to-width ratio of 1.30 for the classic emerald shape. The fact that this diamond cut has a larger open table, this shape highlights the clarity of the diamond. Therefore, be sure to pay more attention when you are choosing this cut with a lower clarity grade.
Engagement rings with a Cushion diamond shape
Cushion shaped diamonds are also known as pillow-cut diamonds since they have rounded corners and larger facets. You’ll see them in both square and rectangular shapes, and they might amaze you with their brilliance.
Engagement rings with an Oval diamond shape
Oval diamonds are very similar to round cut diamonds, and they can accentuate long fingers. Professionals say that the most traditional oval diamonds come in length-to-width ratios around 1.33.
Engagement rings with a Princess diamond shape
As far as non-round diamonds are concerned, this is definitely the most popular diamond shape in the category. Its traditionally square shape makes it a favourite choice for engagement rings. They can also come in a rectangular shape.
Engagement rings with a Pear diamond shape
This Pear diamond shape is also known as a Teardrop shape for its single point and rounded end. The elongated pear shape can create a subtle slimming effect on the fingers.
Engagement rings with a Radiant diamond shape
Radiant diamond shape is known for its trimmed corners. They come on both square and rectangular shapes and are a popular choice for jewellery.
Remember – beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Therefore, the engagement ring should be chosen by you, for your loved one (or yourself), not through a catalogue or a popularity guide.
Never forget – engagement rings are more than just diamonds attached to a ring. They represent your love, your “forever after”, and they should match your partner’s character. I can help you pick the best diamond for your budget, but you’ll make the decisions while I guide you through the process of choosing the most suitable shape.
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