Shaping Up to Get Engaged?: The Top Five Engagement Ring Cuts to Consider

Heart, round, and oval, oh my! With a vast array of ring shapes and sizes to choose from, you may be starting to feel like you’re traveling down a yellow brick road with no end in sight. Regardless of how much research you do, the options may only seem to broaden as you realize more factors play into ring-picking than you might think.

Whether you’re someone who loves a classy ring decked out in diamonds or you gravitate toward a more modern look with a sprinkle of sparkles, it’s no secret that a diamond cut can play a huge deciding factor in achieving that perfect bride-to-be look.

That’s why we’ve broken down the top five ring cuts to give your engagement the special sparkle it needs and transform that moment into a memory that lasts a lifetime. 

  • Round Cut

First up is the round cut, a perfect choice for a classic yet stylish look to show off a perfectly polished jewel you’re sure to love. Although some may consider it a more simple option, a round cut diamond can shine perfectly on its own or look stellar in a multi-stone ring setting to maximize its shimmer.  

  • Oval Cut

Similar to the round cut, the oval cut is perfect for diamond lovers looking to show off an elegant gem. More elongated than the round cut, an oval-shaped diamond can lengthen the finger while providing that extra bit of shine you’re looking for. However, because of its oblong shape, a cut like this may have discoloration towards the center of the stone, known as the bowtie effect, which might not be preferable to some brides.

  • Princess Cut

Want to match Emily Ratajowski and achieve celebrity-style status? Then the princess cut is perfect for you! With pointed corners and an inverted base to let more light in, this style will emit a brighter glow than a round or oval cut diamond, making it perfect for gem-obsessed brides. Additionally, this shape is ideal for a multi-stone setting as it can tend to look a little smaller than other shapes and might just be the right choice if you want a diamond shape that blends several different cuts together.

  • Emerald Cut

Take it from us — an emerald cut ring takes the cake if clarity is your number one priority when considering the 4 C’s. While not as sparkly as the round or oval cut, an emerald cut diamond gives off a beautiful mirror-like effect bound to have you in awe. Not to mention that an emerald cut ring is perfect if your style leans a little more on the extravagant side, considering that sassy celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Demi Lovato have been seen wearing an emerald cut ring post-engagement.

  • Marquise Cut

If the idea of a vintage-inspired ring excites you, then the marquise cut might be a good choice with sleek rounded edges tapering on each end in a V-shape. This ring style has royal origins dating back to the 18th century, and if that isn’t enchanting enough, the cut gets its name from a royal rank only earned by birthright. Unfortunately, like the oval cut, this shape may also show the bowtie effect, creating unwanted shadows or imperfections in the ring. Regardless, the marquise cut has been reinvented from previous old-school trends to be a popular choice for those seeking a minimal and modern design that won’t disappoint.

Picking out the perfect ring doesn’t have to be a never-ending battle. Here at Hemming Jewelers, we have various styles and cuts to help you find a breath-taking token of your love. Furthermore, if you can’t find what you’re looking for, we also offer custom-designed pieces that will fit your unique taste and budget so you can make lifelong memories hassle-free.

Don’t wait — Contact Hemming Jewelers at 904-354-5959 to get started today!