Fancy cut engagement rings are taking over, especially since ’tis the season to get engaged. Therefore, we decided to pull the curtains back a bit and take a look at some fancy cut rings for the special person in your life.
Cushion Cut Diamond
I’m a partial to cushion cut rings ever since I had one placed on a very special finger a while ago. A popular choice for many engagement rings, their identifying characteristic are the rounded edges which appears as a soft square cut. For the best color, select a stone with an H color or better (if not a fancy colored diamond). Furthermore, be prepared for a ring which isn’t as brilliant as a round cut diamond. This shape was created to sparkle under low light and will not be as brilliant and full of fire as a round diamond.
Emerald Cut Diamond
If you want a ring which will turn heads, then this stone is for you. Emerald cut diamonds are a great way to increase your stone’s carat size without putting a severe dent into your wallet. However, that large surface area doesn’t allow inclusions or a bad color to hide, so make sure you purchase a stone with a clarity of SI1 or better and a color of H or better (if not a fancy colored diamond).
Oval Cut Diamond
According to the Duchess of Windsor, one can never be too rich or too thin. If you agree with this statement, than step right up and put an oval stunner on your finger. Oval stones are known to elongate the fingers. Yet, be mindful that this cut comes with a bowtie, you just have to select one with a barely noticeable bowtie. Therefore, make sure you place eyes on this beauty before you commit to an oval cut.
Pear Cut Diamond
Winner, winner chicken dinner! Not only is this ring fast becoming one of the most popular types of engagement cuts, but it is also great at hiding inclusions. That doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have its own drawbacks. Ensure that it is cut at an ideal shape (not too wide/thin or long/short) and that it fits into you lifestyle. You don’t want to accidentally chip it while you’re out rock climbing!
This information only scratches the surface regarding fancy cuts. For more information about fancy cuts, visit our tutorial here.
By PS Staff