Loose Diamonds Search

Diamond Shapes

Inexpensive Engagement Rings
View our diamond engagement rings

Available Diamond Shapes

If you thought all diamond shapes were the same, you may be surprised at the abundant number of diamond shapes that are available. Most jewelers offer at least nine of the most common gemstone shapes, including:

Two diamonds that are the same shape will appear to look slightly different depending on the size and weight of the diamond, as well as the type of setting that the stone is placed in. The same ring worn on two different hands can also look quite different, based on the size of the hands.


Solitaire Rings

Solitaire Rings

Rings With Sidestones

Rings With Sidestones

Matching Bridal Sets

Matching Bridal Sets

Sareen Engagement Rings

Sareen Engagement Rings

Tension Rings

Tension Rings

Three Stone Rings

Three Stone Rings

Tulip Collection

Tulip Collection

Tulip Matching Bridal Sets

Tulip Matching Bridal Sets

Difference Between Diamond Shapes and Diamond Cut

Many people mistakenly use the terms “diamond shape” and “diamond cut” interchangeably but there is a difference between them. The cut of a diamond refers to how the artisan maximizes the features of the gemstone by creating angles and details, making the light go into the diamond and bounce back in the most brilliant way possible. The quality of a diamond's cut contributes greatly to the overall value of the gemstone, whereas the shape of a diamond does not increase or decrease a diamond's value. When discussing diamond shapes, you are referring to the actual geometric shape of the diamond, whether it is round or oval, emerald or heart-shaped, for example.

Choosing Diamond Shapes

With all the possibilities of diamond shapes, how do you go about choosing one? If you are buying yourself a diamond, it's just a matter of looking at all the different varieties and finding one that is most pleasing to your eyes and look best as a diamond ring or diamond pendant.

When choosing a diamond shape for someone else, it becomes a bit more difficult. For an engagement ring, many women prefer the traditional round-shaped diamond, while others may enjoy having something more unique. A young woman or one who is considered a hopeless romantic may prefer to have a heart-shaped diamond.

Other considerations for selecting diamond shapes for rings should be based on the size of a woman's hand. Some things to consider are if she has long, slender fingers, can elegantly wear a pear-shaped diamond, marquis, or oval shape. Place the same shaped diamond rings on a woman with shorter, wider fingers and it will cover up too much of the finger and look bulky and perhaps even awkward. Small hands typically look best with round-shaped or princess-shaped diamonds.

Most Popular Diamond Shape for Engagement Rings

Even though there is a wide variety of diamond shapes available, the most commonly purchased diamond shape for engagement rings is the round diamond. Round diamonds are considered the “classic engagement ring” and the stones are often set in yellow gold or platinum. In fact, any diamond shape other than round is considered to be a “fancy” shape since the round diamond is so popular.

Related Articles



diamonds Best diamond prices online
loose diamonds Free FedEx shipping to the USA
engagement rings No risk 30 day money back guarantee
diamond rings All engagement rings are made in the USA
wedding rings Registered with the Better Business Bureau
certified diamonds Huge selection of high quality diamonds
  More Reasons >>

I'd just like to tell you that my fiance purchased my engagement ring from you, and it is absolutely beautiful! He had wonderful things to say about his experience with your company. Thank...
Amanda

View More


I just wanted to send you a quick note thanking you for the INCREDIBLE job you did on my fiance's ring. I appreciate all of the work that you did on the ring and for...
Stephan

View More


I just got home from my trip to New York. THANKS A LOT!! The rings arrived yesterday. We had been out and when we returned, the FEDEX box was in my room...
Jennifer

View More


Just wanted to give you a quick THANK YOU... you helped me out a lot with this whole situation. The diamond ring is safe at my home. Thank you so much for your help and...
Ryan

View More


I received my diamond today and I wanted to say thank you the diamond was stunning. I was so excited to receive it and was very happy when my jeweler kept commenting on how...
Barbara

View More


Warren & I would like to thank all of you involved in assisting us with the purchase of our engagement ring. It was very professional and timely considering our travel plans and was thorough to...
Anastasia & Warren

View More


Thank you we received the rings today and they are stunning. You have exceeded our expectations and I appreciate your wonderful service. Craig has already forwarded your website via email to two different friends who...
Cynthia

View More


The ring came in and it's absolutely PERFECT and beautiful. I cannot believe how much I like it, and she loves it as well. Thank you very much for all of your help...
Chris

View More


I just like to say that you have provided exceptional customer service and all my expectations have been met. I had my diamond ring appraised in Canada and it was exact to specs even...
Andrew

View More


Ring arrived today. It looks amazing, Thank you for the hard work to get it together and shipped to me so quickly. Let's hope she says yes!...
Paul

View More


Hey, I got the ring yesterday in the mail. The ring looks even better than the picture, and I appreciate the speedy delivery. If I have need of more jewelry for my future...
Kelly

View More


I have received the appraisal. I truly appreciate your help and quick response. Novori is definitely a great company and I am going to recommend your company to all of my friends and family....
Ricardo

View More


Thank you for your help in selecting our engagement ring. You were very patient with all of our questions and we were pleasantly surprised at how beautiful the diamond was. We could not...
Justin

View More


I just wanted to let you know that I received my ring last week. There were delays over the weekend in customs. The ring is very nice. I just had it appraised...
Scott

View More


I just wanted to let you know I received the engagement ring I purchased. It's exactly what I wanted. Simple and elegant, thanks so much I'm sure my girlfriend will love it....
Adam

View More



Diamond Jewelry Member
Novori BBB


Diamond Rings Payment Options

Credit Card Processing

 
  |    Home  |   Contact Us  |   Payment Policy  |   Return Policy  |   Privacy Policy |   Engagement Rings News  |   Diamonds  |   SiteMap  |  
   
  © 2004-2015 Novori Jewelry Inc. All rights reserved.     Terms and Conditions