I know I’ve talked about wedding style and engagement jewelry a lot lately. But as I’ve mentioned before, I truly feel that your engagement ring is one of the most valuable pieces of jewelry you’ll ever wear, so it should really represent who you are! I just filmed a vlog with Precision Set Fine Jewelry Works, who have really stunning engagement rings that are available in a variety of center stone cuts. I figured exploring diamond cuts and showing how each cut fits with your personality and style could be super helpful.
Your center stone is the part of your ring that stands out the most. It’s an important element of your ring, so you want to choose it carefully. Obviously you’ll want to consider the size of the stone, but before you do that, you probably want to settle on a cut. Every diamond cut says something specific about the woman who wears it. Now, some of you may already know exactly what you do and don’t like. But for those of you who aren’t sure, I’m going to tell you what type of personality each diamond cut represents to help you find the ring that best embodies you.
I’ll start with the traditional round cut diamond. The round cut diamond is one of the most popular cuts for engagement rings. I love round cut diamonds, because they are classic and timeless. This is a ring that will never go out of style! If you see yourself as a sophisticated woman who values tradition, then a round cut diamond would be the perfect fit.
The princess cut diamond is another popular option. It’s a
square cut diamond that is perfect for bold, strong women who want to make a statement with their ring. While it still has a somewhat traditional vibe, the princess cut is modern as well. If I were to choose a diamond, the princess cut would represent me perfectly!
If you can’t decide between a round cut and a princess cut, you may want to consider a cushion cut diamond. This is a square diamond with soft, rounded edges that give it a pillow-type shape. The cushion cut diamond was popular over a century ago, and it is commonly referred to as an antique style ring. However, it’s being revived in jewelry trends today. The cushion cut signifies effortless romance and elegance.
Maybe you want something more unique than the popular princess and round diamond cuts you see everywhere. Emerald cut diamonds are step cut, which creates broad flashes of white light that contrast the dark planes of each step. This is known as the “hall of mirrors” effect, and it really brings depth to the diamond and gives this style of ring an art-deco look. I love the subtle sparkle of this cut! If you are a confident woman who loves glamour, than go with an emerald cut diamond.
The oval cut diamond describes itself, and I think it’s beautiful when standing alone in a solitaire setting. Similar to the princess cut diamond, the oval cut makes a statement, but it has more of a creative vibe than a classic one. This cut might be perfect for your engagement ring if you are a confident and artistic woman.
Another rather unique diamond cut is the marquise cut diamond. This cut was supposedly created in the mid-1700s for King Louis XIV of France. It represents a bride who is outgoing, yet tasteful. If you are looking to buy a smaller stone, the marquise cut is perfect for appearing larger than it actually is. I also find that its shape elongates the fingers! The marquise cut is a perfect choice for any glam woman who might not have the budget to match her luxe style.
The last diamond cut I want to mention is the pear cut, also referred to as the teardrop cut, because of its shape. It’s a cross between a round cut and a marquise cut and has a high degree of brilliance. The tapered end of the pear cut diamond should be worn toward the fingernails, which, similar to the marquise cut, helps elongate the fingers. This uniquely shaped diamond is perfect for the fun and adventurous woman who has an eclectic style.
When deciding where to buy your engagement ring, make sure you find a place that has plenty of options. I really love what Precision Set Fine Jewelry Works has to offer. They have so many different bridal collections that feature a range of diamond cuts! They do a great job of showing off the cut of the center stone, and they magnify the beauty of that stone with unique settings and halo options.
Whether you see yourself as outgoing and confident, classic and traditional, or somewhere in between, there is a diamond cut out there that represents your personality.
Do you agree with my suggestions on diamond cuts and the personalities that match them? Let me know your feedback in the comments below! Also, be sure to check out my vlog, The Jewelry Find on YouTube. An exciting video featuring beautiful rings from Precision Set Fine Jewelry Works is below. Thanks for stopping by!
**Featured Image: Rings by Precision Set Fine Jewelry Works