Part of the allure of diamonds is that they come in such a variety of shapes, cuts and sizes. But that’s also what makes it so hard to choose that perfect one—especially when selecting a diamond engagement ring. After all, it’s a style choice that should stick with you forever.
When trying to determine which diamond shape is right for you (or for the lucky wearer), it helps to start with an understanding of the different ones. The shape of a diamond refers to the physical form it takes, such as round, heart, or oval. The cut, on the other hand, refers to the arrangement of the facets, and to the diamond’s proportions, polish and symmetry. It’s the cut that gives a particular diamond its distinctive beauty and determines its brilliance.
Here, we feature some of our favorite shapes and cuts, all in elegant settings that can only be found at Coffin & Trout.