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Trending: Fancy Shaped Diamonds

May 25, 2017

While the classic round brilliant diamond doesn't seem to be going out of style anytime soon, it's now sharing the spotlight with non-traditional shapes like oval, pear, princess, and ideal square cuts.


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If you're feeling inspired by Blake Lively's stunning engagement ring, an oval shape might be the choice for you!

With a sparkle that lives up to the round cut, the oval cut is an excellent choice for someone who admires the look of a round, but wants something out of the ordinary. To the wearer's advantage, the elongated shape of an oval creates the illusion of greater size and makes the finger appear slimmer. Set your oval diamond in rose gold for a romantic vintage look!


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Replicate Katherine Heigl's trendy style with your own pear shaped engagement ring!

You'll recognize a pear shape easily: it features one pointed end and one round end. This trending shape makes the wearer's fingers appear longer and slimmer - always a plus! Pear shaped diamonds offer a more dramatic look than traditional shapes, and look great as solitaires or complimented with intricate halos.


Princess Cut / Ideal Square


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Loving Kate Bosworth's dazzling princess cut?

If it's the four distinct corners and eye-catching sparkle you're looking for, a princess cut is the shape you need. Princess cut diamonds are among the most popular of all shapes. Their vintage look carries the elegance of a traditional round diamond while speaking to the wearer's unique style.  If you love the look of a princess cut, but don't want the risk of catching and damaging the corners, an ideal square cut is your best bet! Ideal square cut diamonds are essentially princess cut diamonds without the sharp corners. This gives them an octagon shape that protects the corners from damage without sacrificing the overall look! Square cuts are available in varying cut grades, but an ideal cut is the most precise and will match the brilliant sparkle of a princess cut.

Above: Princess Cuts

Below: Ideal Square Cuts



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