How to choose a diamond engagement ring? It depends on your budget, you will say. Well sure this is an important yardstick, but not the principle one: about the feature’s stone we have already spoken (http://gioiellis.com/valutare-diamanti-smeraldi/) about cut we just do here. Because, if it’s a good one, it will reflect the maximum amount of light and this has a big impact on the overall ring’s appearance, that should also reflects the bride’s personality. Or the idea the husband to-be has about her. So, what is good for who? Here a little guide of the main ones.
Round brilliant cut: is the most popular shape for engagement rings because it does tend to show off the diamond very well. And, above all, it never goes out of fashion. For those who have a classic taste and appreciate tradition.
Princess cut: gives a higher gloss than round cut and is perfect for those ladies, naturally elegant, that when enter a room catch immediately everybody’s eyes. For those who want a wow wedding, as in fairy tales. Not by chance it is called Princess.
Cushion cut: with softer shapes than the previous one, is much appreciated by British for it’s taste a little vintage. For those who are not focused on attention’s people but quite the opposite are very romantic and sweet.
Emerald cut: originally used only for colored stones, has been adapted to diamonds with a certain success. With a rectangular shape, a wide flat and four corners. For those who are strong and gritty.
Marquise or navette cut: it has the same number of facets of the brilliant but it is less easy to find as the most difficult in cutting. In fact, the central area is much brighter than the one on the tips, but if done correctly, the refraction of light, albeit asymmetrical, is of great value. It is said to have been invented to accomplish Sun King who wanted to have a stone shaped on the Marquise de Pompadour’s mouth For sure it has been set in jewelry’s collections of many royals and aristocratics. Also because it has the advantage of being able to be matched with other gems. For those who want to stand out from the crowd.
Oval cut: is a tweak of the traditional round brilliant cut and while it has one facet less, it brings up a stone of same carats more brilliant. On a solitaire it reflects the light on more fingers and in fits small or medium-sized hands. For those sophisticated woman but meticolouses
Pear cut: once used only for large stones now it is good also for medium carats stones, but it must maintain a perfect symmetry between the apex and the bottom. The sides towards the tip (as small as possible and sharp) must have the same curve. For those women combative and determined that love success and likes everything that is not for granted.
Heart cut: has the shape of an oval diamond, with a slit on the top. A stone fairly proportioned though it can be hard to find. For those who are a dreamer. Matilde de Bounvilles