Buying an engagement ring is indeed a difficult process considering all the available choices. Besides, several beliefs and conventions affect judgment. One of the main questions that arise when buying a diamond ring is how large the diamond should be. Below is a discussion on some of the cuts that are considered the largest among the rest.
Round Cut Diamond
These are some of the most popular diamond cuts available. Their peculiarity is their circular profile and exceptional brilliance. They are made of 58 facets. Each one is designed to reflect light completely and give the diamonds sparkle like no other. Round Engagement Rings are shallow compared to the other stones. This adds to their sparkle and increases their size on appearance. If used with the apt setting, they look very attractive indeed.
Oval Cut Diamond
These diamonds are similar in cut to the round cut diamonds. These can be highly sparkly which allows them to look larger than they are. These diamonds have an advantage that their elongated shape makes them appear larger than they are. Apart from this, the shape makes the finger of the wearer look thinner and longer too. This is due to the illusion of longer lines. Oval Engagement Rings match well for solitaire rings.
Marquise Cut Diamond
The Marquise Cut is a design that has been in existence since the time of King Louis XV. The design resembles a football with an intersection at both ends. The ends are thin and elongated.
The long shape of the cut allows it to appear longer. This also depends on the illusion created by the shape. Wearing a diamond with marquise cut will make the fingers look longer. These stones appear beautiful when used in a solitaire setting. Besides, you can also choose to complement the shape by adding a few accent stones.
Emerald Cut Diamond
Emerald Cut Diamonds appear quite different from the remaining diamond cuts. The facets contain a ‘stair-step’ which gives it a gentle shine. This is sometimes called the “twinkling star” or the “hall of mirrors”. It suits women who love the traditional flavor of diamonds. However, they are not less in charm, and still is one of the widely accepted diamond cuts.
The rectangular shape along with the presence of the large table allows the emerald cut diamond to look larger than what they originally are. Besides, the style is also less expensive, making it ideal for those looking to buy a diamond on budget.