As a Baltimore-based jeweler, we can’t help but notice the different diamond shapes that couples are gravitating toward recently. Just like jeans or shoes, engagement ring trends change throughout time and this year, we’re seeing a resurgence in engagement ring styles that used to be considered passé. Let’s talk about engagement ring shapes and what’s most popular right now!
First things first: the stone. Without a doubt, the most popular stone for an engagement ring is the diamond. Part of the reason why diamonds are so popular is because they’re among the strongest gems, meaning they truly will last forever. They also bring a spectacular shine and brilliance to the wearer’s finger depending on how they’re cut.
What’s the Difference Between Diamond Shapes and Diamond Cuts?
A diamond’s cut is often the most important detail, because it will determine how clear, large, and colorless the stone appears. In industry terms, we call these the four C’s, which is a grading system that all reputable jewelers use to help evaluate the fair market value of a diamond. Depending on the diamond cut, you can get more sparkle with a smaller size stone or more clarity. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?
On the other hand, the shape of a diamond refers to the basic outline of the diamond when seen facing up. Both are important to consider when choosing an engagement ring, but the shape is most often talked about when it comes to discussing engagement ring styles.
Now that we have the basics covered, let’s dive into the most popular diamond shapes for engagement rings this year!
Top Engagement Ring Shapes of 2022
Pear Shaped Diamond
Right now, one trending diamond shape is the pear – and there’s a reason for that! Pear shaped diamond rings come in a wide range of proportions, making it easy to find one that’s flattering on your hand. Pear shaped diamonds are also cut in a certain way to reflect light outwards. Putting it simply, people love pear shaped engagement rings because their unique shape makes them more sparkly, which is always a plus! Wondering how to wear a pear shaped diamond? Just put it on so the point of the pear is facing outward toward the tip of the finger for an elongated appearance.
Marquise Shaped Diamond
Another shape that is popular in 2022 is the marquise cut diamond. Marquise diamonds have two points at either end of the diamond, making for an attractive, elongated shape. Often considered the most royal of diamond shapes, the marquise is rumored to be named after a mistress of King Louis XV as its outline resembled the shape of her mouth. What’s great about marquise cut diamond rings is that they appear to be larger, shine brightly, and are always a conversation piece, it’s no wonder they have become so popular again!
Round Shaped Diamond
And of course, we can’t forget about the classic round shaped diamond ring. Forever in style, round or circle shaped diamonds are always a popular choice for engagement rings because they have a timeless quality and tend to retain the most value. Round diamonds are cut to produce maximum brightness, fire, and sparkle in a colorless diamond. By that, we mean they play with light beautifully to catch one’s eye. Looking for a timeless and extra sparkly shape? You can’t go wrong with the classic round shaped diamond!
Oval Shaped Diamond
Last but not least, the oval shaped diamond has grown to be a very popular choice this year. We have found that couples love an oval shaped engagement ring because of its elegant and smooth cut. This popular shape encompasses rounded edges combined with an elongated style that offers a timeless yet unique look for engagement rings. Oval shaped rings can be found in both narrow or wide cuts, it just depends on your preference! It’s a great choice if you are searching for a modern and trendy shaped engagement ring.
Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring Shape for You
While certain shapes, like the oval and pear, are trending engagement ring styles this year, we offer a variety of diamond shapes to fit each couple’s unique style. At Samuelson’s private showrooms, our experts can walk you through our current inventory so you can find the ultimate engagement ring that fits your preferences and style.
Searching for a one of a kind ring? Don’t worry! We can also help you design a custom ring using one of our loose stones and setting it into a design of your choice. Whether you are looking for a trendy, classic, or custom engagement ring style, we can help! Get started today by making an appointment at any of our three locations or giving us a call at 410-837-0290!
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