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Different Engagement Ring Shapes: A Guide to Top Cuts
Engagement rings symbolise love and commitment between two individuals.
One of the most important aspects of an engagement ring is the cut of the gemstone simulant, as it significantly impacts the appearance and style of your ring.
In this guide, we’ll explore different engagement ring shapes and provide an overview of each shape.
What Are the Most Popular Shapes for Engagement Ring Stones?
Round Brilliant Cut
The round brilliant cut is the most popular diamond simulant shape, accounting for approximately 75% of all stones sold today. The original round brilliant cut was developed in 1919.
The round brilliant cut features 58 facets and a circular shape, allowing light to reflect and refract through the diamond simulant in a way that maximises its fire and brilliance.
Here at Secrets Shhh, we craft our round brilliant cut diamond simulants to ensure the exceptional sparkle these rings are famous for.
The round brilliant cut is a classic style that can be used for anything from simple solitaires to elaborate halo settings. So your round brilliant cut engagement ring will stand the test of time.
After the round brilliant cut, the oval cut is now considered the next most popular choice for engagement rings.
Famous diamond cutter Lazare Kaplan wanted to create a cut with the same brilliance as a round stone that would elongate the wearer's finger. In 1957, he achieved his goal with the oval cut.
The oval cut is essentially an elongated round brilliant cut with 56 to 58 facets. The elliptical shape makes the stone appear larger than it is.
This cut also has a brilliant pattern of facets that reflect light beautifully and make it sparkle, ready to dazzle.
When selecting an oval cut diamond simulant, it's important to consider the length-to-width ratio, as this can impact the appearance of the stone.
An ideal length-to-width ratio for an oval cut is between 1.3 to 1.7, as this creates a balanced and proportionate look.
If you want to maximise the appearance of your diamond simulant, an oval cut is for you!
We have an extensive collection of high-quality oval cut diamond simulant rings, from three-stone to shouldered settings.
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The pear shape diamond simulant, also known as a teardrop, is a hybrid cut that combines the round and marquise shapes.
This cut was first created in the 1400s by a Flemish diamond cutter.
Thought to symbolise the tears of joy shed at a wedding, a pear-shaped engagement ring is a perfect choice!
The pear cut features a rounded end that tapers to a point, with 58 to 71 facets that allow light to reflect beautifully and create a stunning sparkle.
Secrets Shhh diamond simulant rings offer the same beauty and elegance as real diamonds at an affordable price. From shouldered solitaire to halo settings, we have the pear-shaped ring for you.
Dating back to the 1500s, the emerald cut is one of the oldest shapes.
However, the term 'emerald cut' wasn’t adopted until the 1920s when this cut became popular in the Art Deco period.
The emerald cut is ideal for those who prefer a vintage-style engagement ring.
Initially used for emeralds, this cut was later adapted for diamond simulants.
An emerald cut diamond simulant exhibits a rectangular shape with step-cut facets that run parallel to the edges of the stone, creating a mirror-like effect that highlights the stones clarity and colour.
The flashes of light produced by its linear facets give emerald cut diamond simulants exceptional beauty.
When selecting an emerald cut, it’s important to prioritise clarity and colour, as these factors are more visible in this cut due to its fewer facets.
At Secrets Shhh, we have exquisite diamond and gemstone simulant emerald cut engagement rings available in various colours:
The cushion cut diamond simulant is a classic and elegant shape that has been around for over 200 years.
It was first developed in the 1700s and was originally known as the "old mine cut" due to its resemblance to the shape of rough diamonds found in old mines.
The cushion cut features a square or rectangular shape with rounded corners and a unique faceting pattern of 58 to 64 facets.
This pattern creates a soft, romantic glow from the stone.
The enduring popularity of the cushion cut is a testament to its distinct and timeless beauty, making it a popular choice for those seeking a vintage or romantic look for their engagement ring.
Visit a Secrets Shhh store to view our cushion cut diamond simulants collection in various settings:
The princess cut has been a popular choice for engagement rings for decades.
This cut is an excellent choice because of its flexibility- it works in almost any ring style.
While the name dates back to the 1960s, the princess cut as we know it today was created in 1980 by Betzalel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz.
They wanted to create a shape that maximised the stones' brilliance and fire while maintaining a contemporary and edgy look.
The princess cut is characterised by its sharp square face with bevelled edges.
This cut has 58 facets and is often set in a four-pronged setting to highlight its shape.
This faceting pattern creates a stunning display of light that rivals the round brilliant cut and produces greater brilliance than other traditional cuts.
Our high-quality diamond simulant princess cut rings are the perfect alternative to diamonds without sacrificing sparkle and shine.
Do You Know the Cut You Want?
If you're searching for an engagement ring, don't settle for anything less than your dream ring!
Our expert team at Secrets Shhh is here to help you select the perfect diamond simulant cut from our wide range of different engagement ring shapes.
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