Shopping For Rings in 2023
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 the most popular diamond shapes and what’s trending right now!
Why Choose A Diamond Engagement Ring?
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.
As we mentioned, older, more traditional diamond cuts are returning to popularity. However, there are some unusual diamond cuts that are emerging in the mainstream as well. Now, let’s explore some of these trends and the background behind their shapes.
Top Engagement Ring Shapes of 2023
Pear Shaped Diamond
The pear, also known as the teardrop of almond shaped diamond, is trending right now – 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 the unique shape of the diamond 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 favorite diamond shape for couples in 2023 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, so it’s no wonder they have become so popular again!
Round Shaped Diamond
And of course, we can’t forget about the classic round brilliant cut 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.
Unique Shaped Diamonds
This year, unusual diamond cuts have exploded in popularity. One interesting diamond shape that has captured many couples’ attention is the heart shaped diamond ring. Similarly to the marquise shaped diamond, the heart shape is also associated with regality, with the style being worn by royals such as Queen Elizabeth. With hearts being a symbol of love, it’s no surprise that they have become such a popular shape for representing the love and passion of an engagement.
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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