If you have been preparing to ask the mother of your child to marry you, you have probably been a bit overwhelmed if you’ve begun looking into engagement rings. Indeed, an engagement ring is an important and potentially expensive purchase, and you should take the time to understand some of your options.
Known as the four Cs, you should be aware of the different criteria that apply to any diamond. That being said, here are some popular types of shapes in which you can purchase a diamond.
- The most popular in engagement rings is the round cut, which has been researched very much to optimize the overall look in terms of light. This will give you a great deal of flexibility in terms of balancing the four elements in the quality of the actual diamond, as well as the setting of the engagement ring. A great choice for the traditionalist.
- Different square-based shapes are also rather popular. The most popular non-round cut is the princess cut, which features pointed corners. Emerald (unique facets for a unique appearance), asscher (square form of emerald cut), radiant (trimmed corners), and cushion (rounded corners and larger facets) are popular cuts that could be considered square in shape.
- Worth mentioning are other popular cuts such as the marquise and oval, which are quite unique. The pear and heart cuts are also choices that may be right for different engagement rings.
As this is a very rough and quick guide to styles in engagement rings, you should consider what the bride-to-be would like best. Casually or directly asking her might be the best way, as this is a very personal choice, along with other elements such as the material of the actual engagement ring. Take the opportunity to see which styles she might like best.
After you have chosen a shape, you can begin researching the diamond itself. Due to the differences in shapes, you should be aware of which quality elements are most important to the shape to optimize its appearance.