I’ve always been really curious about this question. Before I got engaged (and started obsessing over rings and researching day and night), I thought that every diamond cut sparkles the same way. But as I started researching and started visiting jewelry stores more often, I realized that some shapes (such as emeralds) don’t sparkle as much as a shape like the classic round diamond.
So is my observation right? Are there some types of diamond shapes that just don’t reflect light as well? If so, which ones do you think they are?
I’ll agree with the PP’s… However. I have an emerald cut promise ring and I’m obsessed with it. step cuts have that something extra that other cuts don’t. I was really worried that I would be disappointed with the “lack of sparkle,” but alas, I AM NOT!
Agree w. PPs – the step cuts (like emerald and asscher) don’t sparkle as much, but they’re definitely gorgeous in their own way. I’d love to own an emerald or asscher diamond one day. For my engagement ring we picked a cushion (very sparkly) but I wouldn’t mind having a step cut in a different piece of jewelry one day! I think all diamonds sparkle slightly differently.. that’s the beauty of them. My cushion sparkles differently than a round, for example.