Kate Middleton dons a classic oval-shaped ring, Victoria Beckham sports an extravagant marquise-cut diamond, Kim Kardashian displays an eye-popping cushion sparkler, and Lady Gaga sports a heart-shaped stunner.
Shape is clearly not one of the four Cs (carat weight, color, clarity, and cut) of evaluating diamonds, but it’s definitely one of the first things people see. The preferred ring-shape can even speak to a woman’s tastes and personality. Just take a look at some of the engagement rings shapes below, take a look at your own, and see if you notice any similarities!
The round, brilliant cut diamond is by far the most popular and most researched diamond shape available today.
You’re the sort of bride who likes classic things and doesn’t dress over-the-top. You always look chic, even if it’s just for a trip to the grocery store. From the A-line silhouette of your dress to your cathedral-length veil, everything in your wedding will be timeless.
Common personality traits: traditional, laid back, honest
The princess has pointed corners and is traditionally square in shape. This is another favorite among brides who want a traditional-shaped engagement ring, but with a little something extra.
Though elegance is your end game, you’re a girly-girl at heart. There’s no surprise when this couple shows their affection and a full-on, fairytale-inspired wedding day celebration. We picture you in this ball gown wedding dress.
Common personality traits: fun-loving, intelligent, flirty
What makes this shape different is its pavilion, which is cut with rectangular facets to create a unique optical appearance.
While you teeter on the brink of classic taste, you have been known to throw out a wildcard and take everyone by surprise from time to time. You’re the type of bride who has a strong character, charm, and effortlessly manages to be the center of attention. In fact, you may have an influential personality – which will help with the wedding planning!
Common personality traits: glamorous, confident, risk-taker
The Asscher cut, invented in 1902, is nearly identical to the emerald-cut, except that it is square. It also features cropped corners which gives it an octagonal look.
You’re the type of bride that is eclectic and distinct without being high maintenance. You love hunting around vintage shops and you will probably give your wedding the elegant look of yesteryear.
Common personality traits: detail-oriented, feminine, sophisticated
It’s the ultimate symbol of love. Bashful brides who shy away from the spotlight need not consider this finely-crafted shape. This is for the loving and passionate women that don’t take themselves too seriously. They want to get a lot of pleasure and fun out of life. (case in point: Lady Gaga)
Common personality traits: romantic, sentimental, devoted
(Image: Tiffany Soleste® Heart)
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Traditionally popular among women with small hands or shorter fingers, its elongated shape gives a flattering illusion of length.
This elegant ring shape is a favorite among sophisticated brides who are also striving for something classic, but with a twist! This woman works hard by day, but definitely like to let their hair down at night.
Common personality traits: artistic, daring, trendsetting
Resembling a teardrop, this hybrid cut combines the features of the oval and marquise.
Women having a penchant for these diamonds enjoy living in beautiful and uncluttered surroundings. She wants a ring that doesn’t get in the way of her lifestyle – something not too ostentatious, but has sentimental value or sweet details.
Common personality traits: modest, adaptable, calm
(Image: Tiffany Pear Shape)
(Image: Blue Nile Marquise Cut Halo Diamond)
Marquise diamonds are long and narrow with a football shape. Due to its form, the diamond eludes to being larger than it actually is. The long shape of the diamond allows for fingers to look leaner, too.
This diamond grabs the attention of individualistic, inventive women who take pleasure in fine art. They are the choice of elegant ladies who don’t like following trends and fads. You’re the bride that wants a ring that doesn’t look like anyone else’s. You might also have a flare of drama.
Common personality traits: theatrical, flamboyant, elegant
A cushion-cut diamond gets its name from the rounded corners and curved sides that make it appear softer than a princess-cut diamond but not as circular as a round-cut stone.
You’re at the forefront of fashion with an appreciation for unique trends, which means your bridal look should consist of an avant-garde wedding dress, and amazing bridal jewels like bold earrings.
Common personality traits: adventurous, stylish, sophisticated
Remember, at the end of the day you want a diamond that describes who you are. Whether you’re flirty, fun and confident or traditional and classic, there is a diamond shape just right for you!