PUBLISHED: April 26, 2021

Your engagement ring is not just a symbol of your love, but also a representation of your life-long commitment and perhaps, a potential heirloom for the years to come! For that, it’s of utmost importance to seek the most captivating ring for your significant other. After such a long time, diamond rings are the go-to engagement ring and all with good reason. The unparalleled brilliance is preserved across the various shapes and cuttings.

And what does a diamond shape entail? A diamond shape refers to the gem’s outline from a top-down view. With its own breath-taking attributes and cuts, each diamond shape is unique! This is because one different cut easily changes the overall appearance of your radiating stone. So here’s a quick look at the top common diamond shapes, for you to make that trip down to the jewellery shop worthwhile!

The traditional classic: round cut diamond

Also known as the classic cut for your engagement ring, the round cut diamond has been the most popular shape in the market. It’s said to radiate most brilliantly with its symmetrical shape cut with 57 facets – this sparkle is like no other.

The contemporary choices:

Oval cut diamond

Besides having the round cut’s one-of-a-kind sparkle, oval cut diamonds set themselves apart with an elongated body. This one’s for those who like the sparkle of a round diamond but looking for something more unique!

Oval cut diamonds typically has 58 facets with a ratio between 1.33 and 1.66. Oval diamonds can also enjoy a variety of proportions, allowing these versatile oblong diamonds to flatter most finger shapes as this elongated shape which often makes the hand and fingers appear slimmer. They are an elegant choice for many ring styles.

Emerald cut diamond

If you’re looking for a more antique look, check out the emerald cuts! What makes the emerald shape distinct is its pavilion, as it is cut with rectangular facets to create a unique optical appearance. Due to its large open table and step-cut pavilion, this shape highlights the clarity of a diamond. Fret not about the rectangular edges, they are typically cropped for the stability and protection of your precious diamonds.

Princess cut diamond

Another popular cut that you’ve probably seen around is the princess cut. With the same optimal brilliance as round cut diamonds, these princess cut diamonds are another popular choice. Also known as a square cut with pointed corners, when you look at the diamond from the side, it could appear as an inverted pyramid!

The unconventional style:

Pear cut diamond

Crafted to make light ‘dance’ through them, this pear cut is more commonly known as a teardrop diamond. Like the oval cut, this cut is a combination of the round and marquise (boat-shaped) shapes for an elongated and elegant look. But there’s more to this pear cut diamond: its symmetrical curves enhance the cut’s charm.


Are you gearing up to pop the question but still deciding on the most ideal diamond ring? Here at Love & Co., we believe that these diamonds should be made for you, by you. We include you in the ring-making process from the very beginning! This means you have the option of customising your engagement ring from the diamond, by choosing your diamonds shapes, to the setting, and to the material it is created in.

Book a personal appointment with our experienced consultants to assist you in finding the perfect and dream diamond ring for her.