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5 Diamond Cuts to Consider When Ring Shopping October 26, 2018

Clayton, St. Louis County
5 Diamond Cuts to Consider When Ring Shopping, Clayton, Missouri

When it comes to finding the perfect engagement ring, it’s important to consider the 4 C’s of ring shopping: cut, color, clarity, and weight. Whether you’re popping the question as a surprise or are ring shopping together, it’s important to consider the diamond cut, which will typically depend on the recipient’s preferences. To help you get started, here’s a look at a few of the most popular shapes.

Shopping for Rings? Consider These 5 Popular Cuts for Diamonds

1. Pear-Shaped

Designed to create the appearance of a pear or a teardrop, this cut offers a sleek design for the wearer. The pear-shaped cut is ideal for those who want to make fingers appear slimmer while creating a delicate and soft look. With a single point and a rounded end, the cut can also make the stone appear larger and more brilliant.

2. Princess

diamondsWith a princess-cut diamond, you can typically choose between square and rectangular shapes. Boasting plenty of sparkles, this cut has pointed corners that add to the brilliance of the stone. 

3. Round Brilliant

Perhaps the most iconic and classic cut of all, this cone-shaped cut is round when viewed from the top down. Typically cut with 58 facets, a round-cut diamond achieves maximum light reflection and an intense sparkle. This is also one of the most expensive options because much of the original stone must be removed to achieve the proper look.

4. Cushion

For a romantic and contemporary bride, consider the rounded edges of a cushion cut. With larger facets and a square shape, this diamond is reminiscent of the art deco style from the 1920s, which means it looks best on vintage bands.

5. Emerald

If you want to enhance the clarity of the diamond, choose an emerald cut in a rectangular shape. With a glamorous shine and a vintage appearance, choose a geometric setting for this popular cut.


For a stunning variety of fine jewelry, turn to the diamond experts at Clayton Jeweler. Based in Saint Louis, MO, this locally owned and operated jewelry store can provide custom engagement rings to help you create something truly special and unique. Dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and affordable prices, they’re happy to answer any questions you may have about their gemstones. View their website or connect with them at (314) 726-2220 for more information about their jewelry options.
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