(Closed) What made you decide what diamond ‘shape’ to choose for your centre stone?

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
190 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I didn’t choose, FH did but my advice is it really depends on what type of band you get, like what style etc. And if clarity and colour are important to you, see which one it’s easier to get better clarity and quality of.

Good luck!

Post # 4
1481 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I always thought I wanted a pricess cut…it always seemd the classier more elegant choice…but from the moment I actually started diamond shopping, It was overwhelmingly clear that rounder stones are way more sparkly! That’s why I went with a brilliant cut.  (I say go for the oval)

Post # 5
2812 posts
Sugar bee

@AussieSummer:  I literally had to try every single ring that exists. Seriously. It took me years to figure it out. I went with the pear shape because I think it best fits me, is my favorite, and looks best on my hand (I think). 

Take your time. Don’t rush your decision. It helps to list pros and cons of each.

They are both beautiful. An oval will sparkle more than a princess. A princess is more common and ovals are very rare and unique. 

I vote for the oval. Is there one you prefer over the other?

Post # 6
228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I love ovals, personally. They’re not as commonly seen as a princess, and I think they’re beautiful!

Post # 8
1736 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

He asked me which shape was my favorite. I have always liked the marquise shape. I’m not one to want the popular thing, but I’m not rebel enough to do somethingcompletely different either. Lol

Post # 10
2080 posts
Buzzing bee

DH gave me a round brilliant center stone, so that decision was made for me in advance. But when I started hunting for settings, I learned that round brilliants have the most sparkle of all the different cuts, so that is what I ended up going with.

My wedding band has finally been ordered and it is all round brilliants too. My e-ring/wedding band set will sparkle like crazy and I can’t wait!

Post # 11
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I loved princess and emeralds, I ended up getting a radiant. It’s the rectangular shape of an emerald, but lots and lot of facets, making it much more sparkly than an emerald. 

Post # 12
3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I have a princess but I love oval. It really depends on what you like.

Post # 13
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Round is more sparkly as another poster said. That’s why I wanted it. I just felt like it was the most classic choice.

Post # 14
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@AussieSummer:  Round diamonds have more facets so they reflect the light more, giving them more sparkle.

Princess cuts generally will appear smaller bc of the cut, so say a 1 ct princess will look smaller than a 1 ct round.

I think both are beautiful, but I would probably choose the oval bc it’s unique.

Post # 15
7529 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

My previous engagement ring (from ex-husband) was a round diamond, so this time my Fiance knew I wanted something different.  He got me a princess cut and when he put it on my finger he said, “A princess for my Princess.”  Needless to say, I’m happy as a clam with it. 

Post # 16
594 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I liked the clean, elegant lines of the emerald cut but wanted some sparkle so I went with a rectangular radiant.  I like it also because I needed something longer on my finger.  And, there is just something about straight lines that I like so it fits my personality!  🙂

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