Choosing the Shape of Engagement Rings



Down on one knee with an open box in hand, you nervously peer into those eyes in search of the expression that confirms it is the perfect ring inside. What is perfect? While perfect is relative to the eyes of the beholder, understanding the shape of the stone can make the process of selecting engagement rings just a little easier.


Round Diamond Engagement Rings

When you begin your search for the perfect diamond ring for that perfect ‘I do’ moment, choosing the shape of the diamond is the first priority. While much of the decision should be made based on the special one that will wear the ring for the rest of their life, round diamonds are the most popular among the shapes for diamond engagement rings. This could be because it is the classic cut for engagement rings.


Diamonds sparkle. The ability to proportionately produce a pattern of light and contrast by reflecting the light in its sparkle determines the grade of the cut. The most important characteristic of a round diamond which determines quality is the cut. Symmetry of 58 facets on a diamond is considered ideal. The round cut has exceptional brilliance and fire, making it an exceptional choice.



Princess Cut Engagement Rings

Princess cut engagement rings have a symmetrical square shape, boasting a sparkle. The princess cut is beautiful and versatile, as a solitaire stone or when grouped with three. This fancy cut ranks as the second most popular among diamond engagement rings. It provides elegance, brilliance and that incredible sparkle with a slightly lower price tag than a round cut. As its name suggests, it is fit for a princess.

Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

Emerald cut engagement rings have a sophisticated and elegant look. Its step-cut facets on a rectangular-shaped cut make it perfect for a vintage look. The cut is more transparent than a round diamond, but provides less sparkle or fire than round diamonds.



Baguette Cut Engagement Rings

Baguette cut engagement rings closely resemble the emerald cut. Baguettes have a slender look that work best with larger stones.




Marquise Cut Engagement Rings

Marquise cut diamond engagement rings have a distinctive shape that provides the illusion of long and slender fingers. The eighteenth-century French king Louis XV ordered the making of this unique shape to match the lips of his chief mistress, Marquise of Pompadour, because he believed she had perfectly shaped lips. This cut provides one of the largest surface areas of any other shape, and features 33 facets on the crown and 25 facets on the pavilion. The long pointed shape is created by modifying a brilliant diamond.



Heart Shaped Diamonds

This unique cut is a symbol of love for those die hard romantics. It is created by altering the shape of a round brilliant diamond into the shape of a heart.



Cushion Cut

The cushion cut requires larger facets, giving it an extra level of blingage. If you are seeking a vintage inspired look, a cushion diamond makes the perfect choice.


Perfectly shaped engagement rings are just the beginning of happily ever after stories. If you need help along your journey to finding the perfect engagement ring, the Crystal Ballroom's preferred vendors can help you find the perfect ring for the perfect proposal, while the Crystal Ballroom can help you plan everything else. The designers at Crystal Ballroom are the finest in the art of designing and creating fairy tale weddings.


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