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An engagement ring is an important symbol of love and commitment. Rings come in all different cuts, colors, carats, and designs. When it comes to choosing the perfect ring to have on your hand for the rest of your life, it is best to assess all the options. Below are four of the most well-known cuts for an engagement ring: the round, oval, radiant, and cushion diamond.
One of the most classic and timeless selections, the round diamond is an extremely popular engagement ring option. The circular diamond shape, combined with the wedding band, has been believed to symbolize eternal love. There are many ways in which one can personalize their ring. Adding gemstones around the diamond is a great way to incorporate a unique touch and a pop of color to the ring. Additionally, by adding diamonds around one’s wedding band or on the engagement ring itself will provide an extra sparkle that is both elegant and tasteful.
Another classic is the oval diamond. The oval represents rebirth and fertility, which is perfect for starting a new life with someone. The sophisticated and smooth oval shape allows the cut of the diamond to be perceived as larger than it actually is. If one has shorter fingers, this is a great option as it will elongate one’s fingers in pictures.
The radiant diamond resembles that of a “princess-cut diamond”, but often appears longer and slimmer. The corners of the radiant diamond are clipped, creating an extended rectangular image. This non-traditional cut is often referred to as the “rectangular modified brilliant diamond.” The radiant cut produces an extra bright shine and sparkle to the diamond.
The cushion shaped diamond has rounded corners while still maintaining a square-rectangular cut. This diamond is also frequently referred to as the “pillow-cut” diamond as it has a soft and delicate appearance. This romantic diamond is popular amongst halo and vintage inspired engagement rings.
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