The Ultimate Style Guide to Diamond Ring Cuts

The most important part of an engagement is the commitment between you and the love of your life. The second most important thing is, of course, the ring. An engagement ring is a tangible embodiment of your shared love combined with her unique personality and style. Choosing an engagement ring requires lots of little decisions but arguably the most important is the diamond. Diamonds are, of course, a girl’s best friend, but the diamond cut of choice will depend on the girl. You don’t have to be an expert on rings to choose the right one, just knowing your partner is enough. This easy guide to diamond ring cuts will help you choose the perfect diamond to suit her style.

Classic Brilliance

A statement of grace and character, the round brilliant diamond is a cut that will never go out of style. It is the most popular diamond cut for engagement rings because of its signature sparkle and timeless beauty. This elegant cut is best suited to a stylish and traditional woman that love a little sparkle but nothing over the top.

Fit for Royalty

If you are looking for a diamond for a free-spirited woman that still appreciates traditional beauty, the princess cut will be her crowning glory. Introduced in the 1960s the princess cut is recognised for its square shape and pointed corners. It still has an impressive sparkle but with a chic, modern shape. A dignified diamond cut with delicate features, the princess cut is fit for your queen.

Emotional Elegance

Said to represent tears of joy, the pear shaped diamond is a breathtaking beauty with a vintage twist. The graceful and feminine curves are very flattering and elongate the hand making it both a fashionable and nostalgic choice. Pear shaped engagement rings have adorned the hands of style icons from Victoria Beckham to Ariana Grande. For the bold woman that isn’t afraid to stand out from the crowd, the pear cut diamond is a stylish symbol of romantic elegance.

Sweet Dreams

For the hopeless romantic that appreciates old-world charm the cushion cut diamond makes for a beautifully classic engagement ring. The cushion diamond cut has been around for more than a century and is a meaningful symbol that your love will stand the test of time. Characterised by its soft rounded corners and square shape, the dreamy diamond cut will be sure to sweep her off her feet.

Je Ne Sais Quoi

The marquise diamond cut is a bold and adventurous choice. The cut was first created in the 18th Century by a jeweller that was commissioned by King Louis XV of France to create a design that resembled the lips of his mistress. The dramatic and daring shape is long and slim and pointed at either end. It combines the understated chic French style with the edgy rebellion of a woman that isn’t afraid to break the rules.


Getting engaged is an exciting and romantic moment that marks the beginning of your adventure into married life. There is a lot of pressure to choose the perfect ring, and at times the process can seem clinical and impersonal. All you need to know to choose the right ring is your partner. If you know her personality and style this simple guide to diamond ring cuts will help you to choose an engagement ring that will be love at first sight.


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