Diamond Shape
Guide for Rings

Diamond Shape Guide for Rings

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Hearing the word "diamond" often evokes images of a gorgeous round diamond engagement ring. However, there's a wide variety of diamond shapes you may have never even seen before! Did you know Shane Co. carries all 10 diamond shapes, as well as sapphire, ruby, morganite, and aquamarine shapes for your engagement ring? Visit us in-store to learn more or explore all our diamond shapes online, after learning about the different diamond shapes and what makes them unique with this helpful guide.
 
 
Round Diamond
Round Diamond
A timeless look and the most popular diamond shape. The round diamond represents the highest advances in diamond cutting, maximizing fire, brilliance, and sparkle. The perfect choice for any diamond engagement ring!
 
Oval Diamond
Oval Diamond
The oval shape shares the same brilliant faceting style as a round diamond. Its elongated shape has a surface area that creates the illusion of length, making it a popular cut for smaller hands.
 
Pear-Shaped Diamond
Pear-Shaped Diamond
The teardrop-shaped pear has both modern and vintage charm. Its unique cut flatters petite hands and lends a larger appearance to smaller diamonds.
 
Emerald Cut Diamond
Emerald Cut Diamond
Flattering on long hands and offering unique vintage style, the emerald cut features corner facets and broad flat planes. You'll rarely see this cut in lower grades as inclusions are more obvious in this shape.
 
Radiant Cut Diamond
Radiant Cut Diamond
Similar to an emerald cut with the brilliance of a round diamond. The radiant cut can range from square to rectangle and is more forgiving of inclusions.
 
Cushion Cut Diamond
Cushion Cut Diamond
A favorite among royalty for centuries — the cushion cut varies in appearance with a square or rectangular shape and soft, rounded corners.
 
Marquise Diamond
Marquise Diamond
A graceful shape with curved sides and pointed ends. A marquise diamond can appear larger face-up while making fingers look long and slender.
 
Princess Cut Diamond
Princess Cut Diamond
This contemporary cut adapts well to a variety of settings. It has pointed corners and a modified brilliant facet arrangement that offers exceptional sparkle.
 
Heart-Shaped Diamond
Heart-Shaped Diamond
A modified round brilliant cut and the most romantic diamond shape. This cut must be exact with perfect symmetry, proportions, and a well-defined outline.
 
Asscher Cut Diamond
Asscher Cut Diamond
An Art Deco-inspired shape often referred to as the "square emerald cut." It features a stepped square cut and cropped corners.
 
 
Fancy Shaped Diamonds
Fancy Shaped Diamonds
Besides round diamonds, all other diamond shapes are referred to as "fancy" shapes. Because of the high demand and popularity of round diamonds, you can often find fancy shapes at a lower price point.
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Diamond Shape Price Comparison
Relative price per carat illustrated below.
 
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DID YOU KNOW?
Because of the elongated shape of oval and marquise diamonds, they can often appear larger than other shapes, as well as create the illusion of longer, slender fingers.
 
 
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions About Diamond Shapes
Frequently Asked Questions About Diamond Shapes
While diamond prices vary depending on the 4Cs and size of the diamond, round diamonds tend to be the most expensive shapes, because of their high demand.
While diamond prices vary depending on the 4Cs and size of the diamond, round diamonds tend to be the most expensive shapes, because of their high demand.
Shane Co. carries all 10 diamond shapes, as well as sapphire, ruby, morganite, and aquamarine shapes for your engagement ring. Visit us in-store to learn more or explore all our diamond shapes online.
Shane Co. carries all 10 diamond shapes, as well as sapphire, ruby, morganite, and aquamarine shapes for your engagement ring. Visit us in-store to learn more or explore all our diamond shapes online.
Choosing the right diamond shape for you is an entirely personal decision. We recommend first making sure that the setting you choose will fit the diamond shape of your choice, then thinking about what kind of style you're interested in and how you'd like the diamond to look on your hand. Considering your budget can also help you decide between the variety of diamond shapes.
Choosing the right diamond shape for you is an entirely personal decision. We recommend first making sure that the setting you choose will fit the diamond shape of your choice, then thinking about what kind of style you're interested in and how you'd like the diamond to look on your hand. Considering your budget can also help you decide between the variety of diamond shapes.
Round diamonds are by far the most popular diamond shape, comprising over 50% of all diamonds sold to this day.
Round diamonds are by far the most popular diamond shape, comprising over 50% of all diamonds sold to this day.
Diamond cutters begin by planning out the shape and look of the diamond, then mark the outline on the rough stone. After, they will roughly saw or laser in the shape, then go in more carefully to make any final touches. They will then polish the diamond until it's reached its maximum shine and sparkle.
Diamond cutters begin by planning out the shape and look of the diamond, then mark the outline on the rough stone. After, they will roughly saw or laser in the shape, then go in more carefully to make any final touches. They will then polish the diamond until it's reached its maximum shine and sparkle.
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