What are the most popular engagement ring cuts?September 15, 2019
When purchasing a diamond, the choice of shape is a very personal and subjective decision.
The most popular shapes sold at Reigne Jewellery are:
The most popular shape is still the classic round brilliant for its bright and uniform optical properties. A round brilliant shape is the original ‘modern’ cut, developed in the early 20th century. Consisting of 58 facets, this versatile designed diamond is designed to produce as much sparkle as possible.
Princess cut diamonds are exceptionally brilliant due to its many angles. They are available in both square and rectangular shapes and are a popular choice for classic engagement rings.
Cushion cut diamonds (also known as ‘pillow-cut’ diamonds) have rounded corners and larger facets to increase their brilliance. These diamonds are also available in square and rectangular shapes. For those looking for a “vintage” look, a cushion cut would be the perfect diamond.
Emerald cut diamonds have a unique optical appearance because of the rectangular step-cut facets. This cut showcases the diamond’s original clarity and colour beautifully.
Inspired by oval and marquise cuts, the pear cut features both a rounded and pointed end. The pear cut creates a soft look with the illusion of length for shorter fingers.
An oval diamond’s elongated shape can be cut with the same number of facets as a round brilliant diamond, thereby potentially having as much brilliance as the classic shape. Like the pear cut diamond, oval cuts help create the illusion of length for shorter fingers.
Radiant cut diamonds feature uniquely cut corners, combining the lines of an emerald cut with the brilliance of a round diamond.