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Exploring Diamond Cuts: A Guide to Choosing Your Perfect Shape

June 15th, 2024

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For many, an engagement ring is a profound symbol of commitment and love, infused with sentimental value. The choice of a diamond as the central stone is popular due to its brilliant allure and enduring nature, making each moment timeless. Recognizing the significance of personal tate in such a meaningful purchase, we at Alson Jewelers have crafted a detailed guide to help you understand the aesthetic impact of various cuts available. This resource aims to assist in finding a style that truly resonates with your personal story and style, ensuring that your engagement ring is as unique as your bond.

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The Classic Round

With its perfectly symmetrical shape and 58 dazzling facets, the classic round cut is a testament to centuries old diamond cutting techniques. Revered for maximizing light reflection, it enhances an engagement ring with unmatched brilliance and sparkle. This cut is ideally suited for someone who appreciates classic elegance and desires a stone that truly stands the test of time, embodying both tradition and radiant beauty.

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The Modern Radiant

Created in 1977 and perfected by 1981, the radiant cut is cherished for its modern, angular shape and the sharp, unbroken lines created by its unique facet arrangement. This hybrid square and rectangular cut brings a contemporary edge to engagement rings, offering a striking alternative with its intense sparkle and geometric elegance. Ideal for those who seek a blend of boldness and traditional luxury, the radiant cut appeals to individuals who value distinctive style and vibrant brilliance in their jewelry.

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The Elegant Oval

Known for its elongated shape and brilliant facets, the oval cut offers a unique twist on traditional round diamonds. Its design, which dates back to the 1960s, elongates the finger, giving an elegant and slender appearance. This cut enhances engagement rings with a soft, romantic glow, perfect for those who cherish classic beauty with a contemporary flair. Those that value sophistication and the illusion of greater size in their gemstone should consider an engagement ring featuring a diamond of this cut.

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The Alluring Emerald

Distinctive and dazzling, the emerald cut is distinguished by its rectangular facets and stepped edges, which create a unique hall of mirrors effect, emphasizing clarity over brilliance. Originating in the 1500s for emeralds, this cut is typically reserved for only the highest quality diamonds due to its ability to showcase a stone's purity and subtle luminance. It makes a great choice for someone with a refined taste, who appreciates vintage elegance and a sophisticated, understated aesthetic in their engagement ring.

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The Distinctive Cushion

A robust shape, the cushion cut diamond can trace its lineage back to the 1700s in Brazil where it was developed from the “old mine cut” along with trace inspiration from other antique diamond cutting methods like the table, Peruzzi, and candlelight cuts. Refined to best showcase the facets within this popular square-rectangular diamond, two of the most well-known diamonds, the Hope Diamond and the Regent Diamond, are both cushion cut diamonds. This diamond style remains well-loved and makes for gorgeous engagement rings that will delight for many more years to come. 

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The Romantic Pear

Resembling a teardrop, the pear shape combines the brilliance of a round cut with the elongation of a marquise, creating a unique and elegant profile. This cut, with a history stretching back to the 1400s, offers a flattering effect on the finger, elongating and slimming. It's perfect for those who seek a blend of classic glamor and individuality, appealing to anyone who desires a distinctive yet universal piece for their engagement ring.

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Discover Gorgeous Diamonds at Alson Jewelers

Find the engagement ring of your dreams at Alson Jewelers, located in Cleveland, Ohio. Our jewelry store boasts an exquisite selection of designer engagement rings and a vast array of loose diamonds to suit every preference. We also offer professional jewelry repair services to maintain the sparkle of your cherished pieces. For a truly tailored experience, request an appointment for a personalized consultation with one of our knowledgeable team members.