Discover Diamond Shapes for Engagement Rings

Posted on Friday, March 7th, 2014 at 3:02 pm by Tiahni

One of the decisions you need to make when selecting from diamond engagement rings is the shape of the diamond.  The shape and cut of a diamond are two different things, but some people may assume these terms are interchangeable.  The shape of a diamond refers to its physical appearance, while the cut of a diamond refers to its ability to reflect light.  When contemplating which shape to choose, you may wish to consider how it will complement your loved one's hand.

Diamond Shapes

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Diamonds come in many different shapes, including the 10 most common that you will see when selecting one for a piece of diamond jewelry.  The most common shapes are:

  • Round
  • Cushion
  • Princess
  • Emerald
  • Radiant
  • Asscher
  • Heart
  • Pear
  • Oval
  • Marquise


When you are ready to look at diamond shapes, we will be glad to show you what we have and help you match it up with a setting.  However, before you choose a shape for bridal jewelry, you will want to consider the shape of your soon-to- be fiancée's hand.

Hand Shape and Diamonds

The shape of the hand can affect how the diamond ring will look on it.  If your loved one has short fingers, then you should consider an elongated diamond, such as the pear, marquise or oval shapes.  The band of the ring shouldn't be too wide; otherwise the fingers can appear to be shorter.

If your girlfriend has long fingers, then a square shape diamond can help her fingers appear to be shorter.  Square shapes include radiant and princess shaped diamonds.  If she has larger hands, a thin setting and a narrow shaped diamonds, such as the emerald or marquise shapes, will look disproportionate.  Round and heart shaped diamonds will help larger fingers look thinner.

Style of Diamond

When you come to our store to look at the different diamond shapes we have, you will also want to consider if your loved one is a traditional type of woman or if she likes unconventional things.  This can help you decide which diamond shape will be best for her.  A woman who is more traditional will probably enjoy a round diamond solitaire ring.  If she likes to think outside of the box, then a colored diamond may be more to her liking.  Come see us when you are ready to buy her ring because we want to be your personal jeweler and be known as the best jeweler in Woodward, OK