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If you're starting to look around for an engagement ring, chances are you've thought about diamond shapes and which ones you're drawn to. Let's talk a bit more about these "fancy shapes" and how common, or uncommon, they are. 

#1

First, we have the classic round cut diamond. This cut is going nowhere, and continues to be the most popular year after year, due to its brilliant cut allowing for a gorgeous display of light. In fact, about 70% of all engagement ring diamonds are round cut. This cut is the way to go if you appreciate classics and want a diamond that will fit virtually any setting. Click here to see all of our engagement ring settings. 

Double Halo Ring

#2

The second most popular cut is a relative newcomer to this top 5 list and has been growing rapidly in popularity; the oval cut. It's getting so much attention lately because the oval shape slenderizes the finger and has similar brilliance as the round cut. 

oval cut solitaire ring

#3

The emerald cut diamond is third on the list, and like the oval, its elongated shape slenderizes the finger and it a really elegant shape. The emerald cut is a romantic shape and perfect for both solitaire and halo settings. 

Emerald Cut Engagement ring

#4

The cushion is a cut that's been around for centuries. It looks beautiful nestled in a halo setting, and is a square shape with rounded edges. 

Cushion cut halo ring

 

#5

Last but not least is the princess cut diamond, a favorite for those who favor traditional glamour. The princess cut is square, while still allowing almost the same brilliance as a round cut. Look for a setting that has the prongs on all four corners of the diamond to protect it from damage. Most of our engagement rings can be set with a square-shaped stone. 

Princess cut solitaire

Which of these diamond shapes are your favorite? Are there fancy shapes not on this list that you love, like the pear-cut, or marquise? Let us know below! 


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