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Wednesday, November 30 2016



Engagement season is upon us, starting on Thanksgiving and ending on Valentine’s Day! In honor of the season, we will discuss engagement rings! Engagement rings come in all different shapes, sizes, and stones! Traditionally the diamond is the most popular, however there are so many other stunning stones out there to dazzle and delight!! 

They say Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, with that being said, there are many different shapes to choose from! Here are the top 10 diamond shapes.

Cushion - Known as the “pillow cut” diamond these are squares or rectangles with rounded edges.

Emerald - These are rectangle with step cuts on the sides and large flat top.

Asscher – These diamonds are cut similarly to emerald-cut diamonds except they are squares.

Heart – This romantic Shape is the perfect symbol of love.

Marquise – This cut is like an oval but with pointed ends.

Oval- these rounded diamonds are longer than they are wide.

Pear- Also known as the “teardrop” these have one pointed end and one rounded end.

Princess- Traditionally squares but sometimes rectangles, princess-cut diamonds always have four pointed corners.

Radiant- These are square or slight rectangles with four trimmed corners.

Round- The most popular of diamond shape, round cut diamonds are cut to have 58 facets.


When you want to think outside of the diamond solitaire box!

Sapphires are typically a blue precious stone, but they do also come in other hues like peach, pink, yellow, green and white.

Emerald, with their distinct rich green tone, are beautiful, luxe, and precious, which makes them a popular stone for engagement rings.

Romantic, feminine and oh-so-pretty, morganite is perhaps one of the most popular choices for engagement rings at the moment.

Like emeralds and sapphires, rubies are one of the four precious stones, making them an extremely popular choice for engagement rings.

Onyx is a beautiful mineral that comes in a variety of colors but it most commonly found in its black form. Pair it with black diamonds for a chic look!


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