Diamonds are pretty, diamonds are beautiful and they are a girl’s best friend. Diamond engagement rings have always been a popular choice with brides. Getting the most perfect and brilliantly designed diamond ring is like a dream come true. Apart from the traditional diamond shapes, some new shapes are also in demand. You can have a look at some of the popular diamond shapes and designs.
1. Heart Shaped Diamonds
Heart shaped diamonds can either be elongated or fat. The modified brilliantly cut heart shaped diamonds are a symbol of love. They are very popular in rings as well as solitaire pendants. While selecting a heart shaped engagement ring, symmetry is very important as it is critical to have two identical halves of the heart.
2. Marquise Diamonds
The football shaped marquise diamonds look stunning. They are long and narrow and create the illusion of big size. The marquise diamonds have one of the largest crown surface areas of any diamond shapes. It is undoubtedly a very good choice when trying to maximize the perceived size of the diamond. After wearing this into engagement rings, your finger will appear slimmer and longer.
3. Pear Shaped Diamonds
Pear shaped diamonds are another brilliant cut diamonds. They appear in different proportions, some resemble a teardrop while some are more elongated. They are a combination of a round and a marquise shape with a tapered point on one end. The ring is always worn with the narrow end of diamond pointing towards the hand. Pear shaped diamond engagement rings come in variety of slim to wide cuts. Ideally they have an excellent symmetry.
4. Trilliant Diamonds
Trilliant cut diamonds are often used as focal stones. At the same time they make a lovely addition when set on each side of a centre diamond. The diamond in the ring looks like it weighs more than its true carat weight.
5. Fancy Colour Radiant Cut Diamonds
Radiant cut diamond is a passionate, fancy coloured yellow stone. This radiant cut diamond is squarer shaped than rectangular and is another illustration of the differences often seen in diamond proportions. Triangular diamonds are used on either side to highlight the focal diamond.
Before making the final decision, take some time and shop around. Look for variety of options available in diamonds. If you are selecting the ring after your proposal, your better-half will have fun trying different types of rings and decide which looks perfect on her little fingers and suits her personality the best.