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Diamond Engagement Rings And Their Cuts

Aug 17, 2007
One of the most important days of your life is usually the day you got engaged, when someone becomes engaged they are making a promise of love to someone and usually express this love in the form of an engagement ring.

One of the most popular engagement rings is the diamond engagement ring, diamond rings are simple and stunning and is always gratefully received by any bride to be.

When you are looking for a diamond engagement ring there are many things you should consider to make sure you purchase the best quality diamond there is.

Diamonds are graded by their colour, generally the less color a diamond has the higher they will be priced, those that contain yellow or brown tonnes will be worth less in value.

That said, should you find a diamond engagement ring that holds a diamond with a vivid color this would be considered unique so the price tag will reflect this.

The shape of diamonds is personal to the engagement ring buyer although most people prefer the rounded or 'ideal cut' diamond there are many other styles and shapes available.

The emerald cut diamond engagement ring is usually cut to a square or rectangular outline, this cut is has a unique optical appearance and the shape highlights the clarity of the diamond itself.

The marquise cut can maximise the weight of the carat making the diamond appear much larger. The marquise cut is especially pleasing to the eye as it will make the wearers finger appear much longer and slender.

The cushion or pillow cut diamond engagement ring has larger facets and rounded corners and appear square but soft. The cushion cut has been popular for many years.

The heart shape is extremely popular its romantic look makes it the perfect engagement ring. The heart shaped diamond may be slightly more expensive due to the skilled craftsmanship that is needed to maintain the diamonds brilliance.

The pear cut is a brilliant cut also known as a teardrop as it has a rounded edge and single point, the length of this diamond can give a slimming effect on the fingers and is also a very popular diamond for earrings.

The Radiant cut diamond engagement rings have trimmed corners and are very versatile making this type of engagement ring very popular. They are usually set alongside various other diamonds most commonly round side diamonds or baguette shaped.
With so many different styles and shapes available your choices when it comes to diamond engagement rings are endless.

Diamond engagement rings symbolise good fortune, health and happiness they represent a future filled with love and romance and is the perfect way to demonstrate your love and devotion to someone.
About the Author
Allen Jesson writes for several sites that specialize in Antique Engagement Rings, Vintage Engagement Rings and A Gift Of Poetry
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