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Diamond Shape Guide

April 15th, 2023

Ten diamonds of different cuts on a textured turquoise surface

Diamonds have long captivated the world with brilliance, strength, and timeless elegance. The art of diamond cutting dates back to the 14th century, and throughout history, skilled artisans have developed various cutting techniques to maximize a diamond's natural beauty and sparkle. Each diamond cut possesses distinct characteristics, highlighting different aspects of the gemstone, such as fire, brilliance, or scintillation. At The Wedding Ring Shop, we proudly offer an extensive selection of diamond cuts, including round, princess, cushion, emerald, oval, radiant, and more, ensuring you find the perfect shape to celebrate your love story.

Close-up image of a hand wearing a princess cut engagement ring with a blue center stone

Princess Cut

Princess cut diamonds captivate with their modern, geometric appearance, featuring sharp corners and a square or rectangular shape. They exhibit excellent fire and brilliance, making them a popular choice for contemporary engagement rings and bridal jewelry.

An outstretched hand with white nails wearing a solitaire round cut engagement ring

Round Cut

In contrast, round cut diamonds reign as the most popular and classic of all diamond shapes. With 58 facets, they offer unmatched brilliance and fire, making them a timeless choice for those who appreciate traditional elegance and maximum sparkle.

Close-up image of a solitaire, cushion cut engagement ring

Cushion Cut

Cushion cut diamonds boast a vintage charm with soft, rounded corners. Known for their romantic allure, these diamonds have large facets that enhance their fire and scintillation, perfect for those seeking an antique-inspired look.

Woman’s hand wearing a silver radiant cut diamond ring with sidestone accents

Radiant Cut

Radiant cut diamonds offer a unique combination of the brilliance of a round cut with the modern lines of a princess cut. With cropped corners and a rectangular or square shape, these diamonds emit an intense sparkle, making them a dazzling choice for those seeking contemporary flair.

A couple holding hands, the woman wearing an oval cut halo engagement ring

Oval Cut

Oval cut diamonds are characterized by an elongated, graceful shape that accentuates the finger and creates a more prominent appearance. Their long design and brilliant faceting pattern provide a unique combination of elegance and sparkle, ideal for those who appreciate a touch of sophistication.

Woman in a pink shirt wearing a gold, emerald cut engagement ring

Emerald Cut

Emerald cut diamonds exude vintage glamor with their distinctive step-cut faceting and elongated rectangular shape. Known for their understated elegance, these diamonds emphasize clarity and create a hall-of-mirrors effect, perfect for those drawn to Art Deco aesthetics.

Black and white image of a bride wearing a pear shaped engagement ring

Pear Shape Cut

Lastly, pear shape diamonds, also known as teardrop diamonds, feature a unique combination of round and marquise cuts. Their elongated, tapered form creates a flattering, slenderizing effect on the finger, making them a popular choice for those seeking a distinctive and elegant appearance.

Seven diamonds of different cuts on a white surface

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Experience the beauty of Hawaii's Most Beautiful Diamonds at The Wedding Ring Shop, your go-to destination for breathtaking engagement rings in Honolulu. Our diverse collection boasts an array of diamond shapes and styles to perfectly represent your unique love story. Allow our experienced team to assist you in navigating the selection process, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable engagement ring shopping experience. Don't miss the opportunity to find the perfect symbol of your commitment—book an appointment today for a personalized consultation at The Wedding Ring Shop.