The shape of a stone can say a lot about a person, so it’s important to know what you want a ring to reflect before you buy it. Some common types of gem shapes include:

  • Round or traditional
  • Oval
  • Pear
  • Heart
  • Rose-cut
  • Marquise

When it comes to shopping for an engagement ring the shape of the gem is usually a good place to begin. Some popular diamond shapes for engagement rings include:

  • Round: This is considered a favourite by many and is the main shape chosen for solitaire (single stone) engagement rings. This shape is a classic, and makes for a timeless choice.
  • Princess: Square in shape, this also makes a great choice for solitaire engagement rings.
  • Cushion: The cushion cut looks like the cross between a round cut and a princess cut. Although the edges are rounded it has more of a squared off feeling than a round diamond.
  • Emerald: This shape is more rectangular than the others, and looks less fiery in the light. However the shape is timeless and incredibly popular.

Although each diamond shape is beautiful in its own way, it’s important that you know the style of the person you’re buying the ring for. Not every shape will work with every individual, so it’s important that you’re familiar with their personal style. What might seem like the right ring to you may not be the right ring for them.

If you need help finding the perfect diamond engagement ring for that special someone, but aren’t sure where to start, then give the experts at Randor Jewellery a call: (416)342-7496.