Finding the Right Diamond Shape

Finding the Right Diamond Shape

Finding the Right Diamond Shape

So are you ready to get engaged? If so, congratulations! Choose the help of the 14 Karat ring experts and we promise the process will be painless!

In today’s post, the 14 Karat ring professionals will share with you their knowledge on how to choose the perfect diamond shape for your significant other.


A round cut diamond is one of the most popular choices for an engagement ring. There are 57 to 58 facets (sides) , which allows for the maximum light reflection. If you are looking for a cut that will give you the most sparkle and shine, this is one of the cuts you should consider.


The cushion cut  has a square shape with rounded edges. It resembles a pillow or cushion. This type of cut has been around for hundreds of years, but has regained popularity in recent years. A cushion cut diamond gives an antique feel and brilliant shine. 


An emerald cut diamond is shaped in a rectangle. This type of cut has step-like sides, giving the stone a glass-like feel. With less facets than other cuts, emerald cuts have less brilliance, but offer a sleek, clean look.  


The princess cut diamond has a square shape. It’s a stone with 90 degree corners, and from the side looks like an inverted pyramid.  This cut has been popular in the past due to the combination of its classic sparkle and modern shape.  


An oval cut diamond can have as many facets as a round-cut (meaning it can potentially have as much brilliance as a round), but with an elongated shape. The oval shape can help give the illusion of a longer finger and is universally flattering.


The marquise shape has gracefully pointed ends for a dramatically beautiful appeal. It has the greatest size per carat weight of all the popular cuts.  Choosing a marquise shape gives any ring a vintage feel with timeless glamor.


The pear shape is also known as the teardrop or drop cut. It is cut to resemble a drop of water with a single point. The result is a cross between a round and marquise cut. Pear shapes have been popular in recent years due to their unique look.

Each diamond shape offers a different style, feel and shine to an engagement ring. Choosing the right diamond shape for your ring may seem like a daunting task, but don’t be overwhelmed! 

Whether you’re shopping for an engagement ring, gift or something for yourself, let our 14 Karat ring professionals assist you. We’ll help you find the perfect engagement ring in your style and budget. Visit us at The Shops of Legacy, 16950 Wright Plaza or check out our online inventory