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How to Choose Diamond Shape

There are many reasons people choose diamonds: neutrality of color, value, hardness, and cost. At Royal Design Fine Jewelry, we believe that every diamond shape has a distinct character, and that’s why it is essential to choose carefully the diamond you make the heart of your engagement ring in Atlanta. From the shape of the diamond, a lot is determined about a diamond, from the setting to the sparkle it emits. When choosing a diamond shape, it comes down to the one that captures your heart. Read on to discover which one is the most suitable for you.

Round

A round diamond has 58 precision-cut facets, and it produces more sparkle and fire than other diamond shapes. This is the main reason why round-shaped diamonds are more popular compared to different shapes. The brilliant round diamond, a classic shape for engagement rings, has an unbeatable spark giving it an enduring appeal. The round brilliant has 33 facets on the crown and 25 facets on the conical base, allowing all the light to scatter from the top.

This optimized brilliance enhances the appeal for various color-grade stones, so you can get a pocket-friendly stone that looks identical to an expensive diamond. In addition, the round brilliant gives you a range of ring styles and designs to choose from, allowing you to let your imagination run free.

Princess

The princess cut diamond is square and has a 76-brilliant-cut facet which maximizes its sparkle. Compared to the round brilliant, the princess cut has a more lustrous sparkle, making it perfect for those who love the flash over the shape.

Aside from the angles on the princess cut, another distinguishing feature is using 80% of the rough stone, making it more cost-effective to produce. With its large surface area and enhanced sparkle, the princess cut helps you maximize your budget without compromising quality. 

Cushion

The cushion cut diamond is characterized by a softened square silhouette with round corners. This type of diamond has a vintage appeal, making it a popular choice for many since it’s reminiscent of an early shape called the "old mine cut." The old mine cut was discovered in the 18th century and was one of the famous diamond cuts leading up to the 19th century.

However, the modern version has 58 facets and gives more fire compared to other diamond cuts, hence the term "candlelight diamond." When exposed to soft, warm light, it produces an elegant sparkle that enhances its antique aesthetics—a cushion-cut diamond suits several ring styles, including side-stone and halo rings.

Oval

Also known as the graceful cousin of the round brilliant, the oval-shaped diamond elongates the finger with an elegant silhouette and clear-cut facets. Due to its large surface area, an oval-shaped diamond looks more significant than its actual carat weight. This is considered the brightest diamond shape of all and sparkles beautifully when surrounded with a halo of accent stones or in a solitaire ring.

Royal Design Fine Jewelry is famed for its significant catalog of various diamond products. Aside from engagement rings, we provide a great selection of other diamond products such as necklaces, earrings, and pendants in our jewelry store based in Atlanta, GA. Contact us today for quality diamond accessories. 


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