Wedding season is upon us and every bride has planned her special day according to her tastes, style, and dreams. Everything from the flowers to the cake is a reflection of who she is, but nothing is more telling of her personality than the bling on her finger. Diamond shapes and if you’ve financially capable – the SIZE, are all a pretty good indication of what kind of bride she is and what her personality is about.
Online jeweler extraordinaire Brilliance.com, the destination for all things diamond, and their resident diamond expert, Jonathon Ohayon, have created a guide that breaks down diamond shapes and what they say about the women who wear them.
Are you a classic and timeless beauty that craves tradition or a glamorous stunner that commands the room? Whatever your personality is and whatever your tastes are, there is a diamond shape that suits you. Round or Pear? Marquise or Radiant? The diamond you choose for a lifetime is a good indicator of your personality and what kind of bride you will be. A simple reception with tasteful flowers? You’ve probably chosen the perfect symmetry of an oval cut! Read on to discover what your diamond engagement ring shape says about you.
Here are the most popular shapes the diamond industry has to offer and each one tells a story about the unique woman who wears it. The story above is a partial reprint from Brilliance.com.
Emerald ~ Created in the Art Deco Period, this glamorous cut exhibits long lines that leaves no room for imperfections. Think old Hollywood starlets and drama for days! Elizabeth Taylor and Grace Kelly had the emerald cut and now beauties Beyoncé and Angelina Jolie do too.
Heart ~ Similar to the Cushion cut bride, the lady who wears this ring wants the ultimate fairy tale. Think over-the-top sentimentality and a wedding fit for a Disney princess!
Marquise ~ The bride who wears the Marquise loves to be the center of attention. Think a lavish ceremony with an over-the-top reception and you’ll understand who this dramatic cut was designed for. This cut appears larger than it really is, as the shape maximizes carat weight.
Oval ~ This perfectly symmetrical cut has classic, almost reserved lines, much like the understated bride who wears it. A reception at the country club suits the tasteful aesthetic of the couple that choose this cut.
Pear ~ Resembling a drop of rain, this diamond says that you are loyal and adaptable, but you play by your own set of rules. This bride is emotional and tends to wear her heart on her sleeve.
Radiant ~ Trend setting and chic, the Radiant cut is designed to have the best qualities of both the Round & the Princess. This bride may be indecisive, but she knows what she wants when she sees it.
Round ~ The most classic shape of them all. This bride is timeless, understated and trustworthy. This industry standard boosts 58 facets for stunning sparkle, but don’t let that fool you; the woman who wears it is anything but flashy.
Princess ~ Introduced in the ‘60’s, this cut has the brilliance of a round, with an updated edge. Still popular today with brides who are stylish and have a modern sensibility. She’s classic with an edge- four of them to be exact!
Cushion ~ This is a romantic bride who wants the fairytale. A cut that has been around for over a century, the Cushion – also called the “Pillow” - has larger facets for increased brilliance. She is effortless with her style and many of her friends envy the casual way she captivates everyone in her presence.
Asscher ~ This fashion conscious bride loves the vintage feel of the Great Gatsby era, and she’s both feminine and meticulous. Remember the gorgeous ring Aidan gave Carrie Bradshaw? It was an Asscher, and you don’t get much more fashionable than her!