Fancy Cut Diamonds are the top trend in Engagement Rings today! They are for the bride who wants to stand out, she does not want to look like every other girl, she is special, and wants her ring to be special as well. The top 3 fancy diamond shapes right now according to demand are the Oval Brilliant Cut, the Pear Brilliant Cut, and the Emerald Cut. At Comeau Jewelry Company we love helping brides find their perfect fancy-cut diamond, and finding what is perfect for their own personal style.
Are you ready to embrace your own fancy-cut diamond? Read on to find out more.
Ovals: Created by Lazare Kaplan in the 1960’s, oval diamonds are modified brilliant cuts. Because the two shapes possess a similar fire and brilliance, the oval is an ideal choice for a customer who likes the look of a round diamond, but wants something more unique. Oval diamonds have the added advantage of an elongated shape, which can create the illusion of greater size as well as slightly longer and more slender fingers.
An oval diamond often has a greater surface area than a round diamond of the same weight. For example, an average 1 carat oval diamond has a 10% larger surface area than an average 1 carat round diamond. This means that you can get a diamond that looks larger, for a lower price!
Pear Brilliant Cut Diamonds: are a combination of a round brilliant cut and a marquise brilliant cut, with a tapered point on one end. Like marquise and oval cuts, the pear shaped diamond comes in a variety of slim to wide cuts, and has the added benefit of making the wearer’s fingers appear longer and slimmer. Ideally, a pear shaped diamond should possess excellent or very good symmetry. The point should line up with the apex of the rounded end. The shoulders and wings (the upper and lower curves on the right and left side of the diamond) should form uniform, symmetrical curves, with no straight edges. The rounded top should not appear narrow or squat, but like a semi-circle.
Evaluating color in pear diamonds is subjective. Many buyers may actually prefer the ever so slightly warmer colors of a near colorless diamond over the cool colorlessness of a D-F diamond. In fact, most of the premium in price associated with pear shaped diamonds at the higher end of the color scale is driven by supply and demand; customers want the D-F color grades, and are willing to pay a premium to get them. In a world without diamond color grading, the price premium for higher grades would be much lower, as the actual differences in color are difficult to perceive.
Emerald Cuts: Sleek, elegant and beautifully understated, an emerald cut engagement ring is a great choice for someone who’s romantic and sophisticated. With the rising awareness of fancy shaped stones, more and more couples are drawn to the unique look of emerald cut engagement rings. Easily identified by a rectangular shape and step cuts, emerald cut diamonds are unconventional stones with timeless charm.
If you’re shopping for an emerald cut engagement ring, there are a few important things to consider in terms of a diamond’s 4Cs, starting with clarity. The long, rectangular facets that are characteristic of emerald cut diamonds make inclusions more easily visible compared to other diamond cuts. Color is another quality that requires special attention. An emerald cut diamond’s distinctive cut produces less scintillation, or sparkle, than other diamond cuts. This makes the diamond’s color more prominent.
There’s no limit to the ways to wear an emerald cut engagement ring. The angular shape is at home in virtually any design, from vintage-inspired Art Deco style mountings to contemporary rings with minimal adornment.
Something about the crisp geometry of emerald cut diamond engagement rings exudes a sense of sophistication. It’s the reason they appeal to stylish celebrities who can ignite a trend with a single red carpet outing. Amal Clooney, Sarah Jessica Parker and Beyonce are a few of the famous women who wear engagement rings that feature this distinctive diamond cut.