What Diamond Cut Is Best For My Engagement Ring

Choosing the perfect diamond cut for your engagement ring is a crucial decision that impacts both the style of your ring and the brilliance of your diamond. Let's explore the various diamond cuts and shapes, along with their benefits and suitability for different hand types. We hope this will guide you in selecting the perfect diamond shape for your ring.

Understanding Diamond Cuts

The term "diamond cut" refers to two key aspects of a diamond. Firstly, it denotes the cut quality, which determines how well the diamond reflects light and sparkles. Secondly, it refers to the diamond's shape, whether it's round, rectangular or oval and so on.

What Cut Quality Should You Look For?

Cut quality significantly influences a diamond's sparkle. Diamonds are graded between excellent and poor. It's recommended to choose at least a 'good' cut quality to ensure optimal brilliance.

Choosing the Right Diamond Shape for you:

Different diamond shapes have distinct characteristics and levels of sparkle, making some more suitable for specific hand shapes. Here are the pros and cons of the seven most popular diamond shapes:

Round Cut Diamond

Round diamonds are the most sparkling diamond shape and it suits all hand sizes and shapes due to its proportionate appearance. Round diamonds are the most popular despite being slightly more expensive, as they require more rough diamond to be discarded to achieve their shape.

Princess Cut Diamond

First introduced in the 1970s, Princess cut diamonds feature a square shape with exceptional sparkle. Princess cut is suitable for various hand sizes and appeals to those who prefer contemporary styles.

Emerald Cut Diamond

Emerald cut diamonds are rectangular shaped with sustained flashes of light. Emerald cut offers a vintage look and is known to have an elongating effect on fingers.

Marquise Cut Diamond

Marquise cut is tapered and elongated. If you want to create a vintage and sophisticated appearance then Marquise cut diamonds could be the desired diamond for your engagement ring. Due to its shape, the diamond appears larger.

Oval Cut Diamond

The oval cut diamond offers outstanding brilliance similar to round diamonds. Oval cut are perfect for those seeking a classic yet slightly unique shape.

Pear Shaped Diamond

The pear shaped diamond resembles a teardrop and maximizes brilliance and fire. Pear shaped diamonds are particularly suited for antique ring styles and shorter fingers.

Cushion Cut Diamond

Cushion cut diamonds are square with rounded corners. Cushion cut offers both a vintage feel and modern brilliance. The cushion cut diamond on an engagement ring is well-suited for those who appreciate a lavish vintage look.
Ultimately, the best diamond cut for your engagement ring depends on personal preference. However, a classic round cut diamond with a good cut quality is timeless and universally appealing. Round diamonds are popular for their brilliance and versatility.
If you need more guidance on choosing an engagement ring, feel free to reach out to our experts here at Wongs Jewellers. Explore our collection of engagement rings to find the perfect piece for you.