A proposal is one of the most significant milestones in a relationship. It signifies that you’ve met the person you want in your life forever and that you are ready to commit. Of course, when you bend on one knee to pop the question, you want everything to be your girlfriend’s idea of perfect – ring included.

The process of finding the perfect ring for her can be difficult. Your future wife is going to wear it for the rest of her life so you want it to suit her personal taste. With so many styles and shapes to choose from, we’ve listed down the different diamond cuts to help you decide the best one for her.

Round Cut

A time-honoured classic. The round cut is the most popular cut and considered the gold standard for diamonds in the eyes of connoisseurs and everyday consumers. It is also the standard in engagement rings. Its symmetrical shape captures light beautifully, putting the stone’s natural sparkle on display. No other cut can rival the brilliance (industry jargon for brightness and sparkle) of the round diamond. Your future wife would love this if she is fond of timeless beauty and classic looks.

Princess Cut

A modern and stylish twist to the round cut, the princess cut is perfect for your trendsetter wife. It is typically cut into a square shape, although they can have a slightly rectangular form. Though it doesn’t sparkle as much as the round cut, its brilliance is still radiant due to its faceting pattern. The princess cut combines the radiance of the round cut with the trendy square shape, making it a great option for fashionable women who want their ring to match all of their outfits.

Cushion Cut

Before the round cut, the cushion cut was the most popular diamond shape. This enduring classic has become a distinctive look that attracts enthusiasts of antique jewellery. Similar to the princess cut, these diamonds also come in square and rectangular shapes. However, they have a softer and more feminine look due to their rounded corners. If your future wife has a taste for anything vintage and whimsical, she’ll love this “pillow soft” cut.

Emerald and Asscher Cuts

The emerald cut exudes old-world glamour with its larger shape and subtle sparkle. What makes the emerald cut stand out is its pavilion, which is cut with rectangular facets that create a distinctive optical appearance. It’s known for its lustre (the light reflected from the surface) and uniqueness rather than its brilliance.

The Asscher cut is nearly identical to the emerald cut except that it is square-shaped and emits more sparkle.  Both of these cuts will be appreciated by a daring woman with a love for retro.

Oval and Pear Cuts

An oval cut has a fancy and elongated shape that’s easily noticeable on the wearer’s hand. Their beautiful brilliance is almost similar to a round cut’s.  Meanwhile, the pear cut is a teardrop-shaped diamond that creates a subtle slimming effect on the fingers. It’s unique for its single point and rounded end.

While these cuts may not be as common, they’re perfect for a sophisticated woman with slender hands and a colourful personality.

Bespoke Diamond Rings at Finecraft Jewellery

It may be hard to choose the best ring that will make her say yes, but considering her style and personality can make the challenge easier. She’ll be wearing that ring all her life. Give her a ring that reflects who she is and how much she means to you.

Pop the question with a special ring from Finecraft Jewellery. We are a family run business in Hatton Garden with an extensive diamond ring collection intricately designed and handmade by our very own jewellers Alan, Tony, and Valentina. We craft bespoke jewellery and treat our customers the same way — like family.

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