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

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
6980 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I wanted something more unique than round or princess cut or emerald cut. I looked at all the shapes on bluenile and ruled out marquise and heart because i don’t care for them. Then I ruled out oval because my mom has that. I liked pear but I wasn’t sure I’d like it forever. That left me with asscher, radiant, or cushion. I then let my husband decide. 🙂

Post # 48
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was going for round because it’s symetrical and classic until I had a “ring moment” over CroatianSensation’s asscher….now I’m determined to find my white topaz in an asscher/square emerald cut!

Post # 49
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The first time I saw the style ring I have (on the Tiffany’s site), I fell in love with the cushion because it seemed fairly unique without being too “out there”. I still love it.

Post # 50
697 posts
Busy bee

I figured I should probably start caring about such things, and looking, I came across a heart, and thought “holy whoa that is awesome”.

Then I saw a star after I’d decided on a heart, and after I’d gotten my hear, Fink’s started advertising the Meteor cut…

Oh well, my heart is awesome.

Post # 51
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Honestly? Trying rings on.

I was convinced I wanted a princess cut, but the second I tried it on I just knew the emerald cut was for me.

Post # 52
3201 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I was kind of picky :/

Originally I wanted either an emerald or an elongated cushion but I also liked rounds with a halo. I never went to try on rings but because of our budget, I went with a square cushion from moissanite. It’s lovely 😀

FH keeps talking about wanting to upgrade though because he wants me to have a “real diamond”, so we’ll see.

Post # 55
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2002

Ovals are the new rage.  We will be seeing tons of them in new engagement rings over the next couple of years.  Princesses used to be extrememly popular, but now they are considered out of fashion. 


Also, The oval has a lenthening and thinning effect on the finger.  If you have long skinny fingers already, you may not want to get an oval, it will get lost on your hand.  If you don’t, though, then the oval will help make your fingers look longer and elegant. 


Post # 56
125 posts
Blushing bee

I myself am waffling between round brilliant and cushion.  I like RB because, as PPs have said, it’s the most sparkly, and it’s classic.  But I really like cushions because they make diamonds look chubby, and I’d love to have a chubby diamond! ^.^

Post # 57
837 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall

I have a round diamond; tradtional, elegant, and completely me. I just think it is the most classic stone.. personal opinion of course 🙂 Pick the stone you love and that looks great on your hand!

Post # 58
241 posts
Helper bee

@SaraP2012:  Can you please post a pic of your ring? It sounds beautiful

Post # 59
867 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I was never crazy about rounds and when I tried one on, I didn’t like how it looked. I thought I wanted a princess until I saw a radiant- I love the rectangular shape, cut corners, and wall to wall sparkle. I’ve only ever seen one other radiant in real life.

My Fiance really wanted to get an emerald cut and once in a while I wonder whether I should have let him. Oh well, maybe an anniversary ring!

Between a princess and an oval, I would go for the oval without hesitation. I find them to be very elegant.

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