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Learn about Diamond Shapes

Learn About the Diamond Shapes

Finding your soulmate and asking them to marry you is indeed a unique event. We at Grown Brilliance know just how special this is, so we want to make sure you purchase an engagement ring that holds a diamond that is as unique as them. This guide is aimed at educating you on the different shapes of diamonds that are available today so you can make the perfect choice.

Learn about Diamond Shapes

Diamonds are cut and polished in various shapes and sizes to get the maximum yield from the rough stone. Originally round diamond was the most popular shape due to its brilliance, scintillation and sparkle. Today, for many other important factors, the oval and emerald diamond shapes, among others, are also becoming increasingly popular.

Shapes of the center diamond in an engagement ring

Shapes of a stone on the engagement ring

The center diamond is the star of your engagement ring. It is the first stone that catches the eye when worn, so it is extremely important that you pick the diamond that matches your personality, style and taste. The center diamond will also determine the spread, the sparkle and the overall silhouette of the engagement ring that sits on your finger. So take your time and try a few different shapes on your finger, before you make the decision.

Shapes of a stone on the engagement ring

Shopping for a Diamond by Shape

Shopping for a Diamond by Shape Shopping for a Diamond by Shape

Diamond shape is one of the very first attributes which couples consider when shopping for a diamond engagement ring. At Grown Brilliance, we offer a variety of diamond shapes so you can choose the shape that best reflects your relationship and individual style.

Round (Brilliant) Cut Diamonds

Round (Brilliant) Cut Diamonds

This is the most common shape of a diamond and has been the most popular choice for engagement rings. This dazzling shape has proven to be really timeless and versatile. It is a classic shape that never goes out of style because it’s specially designed to maximize brightness.

The name brilliant cut stems from the numerous facets to which it is subject to throughout its preparation process. The round brilliant diamond typically has 52 facets. The idea behind it is to allow for the utmost brilliance, commonly referred to as a scintillation. The more cuts a diamond has, the more it shines, making this cut perfect for those who want to show off a brilliant sparkle.

Grown Brilliance Round-Shaped Diamonds

Whether you opt for a standout solitaire style, a magnificent halo number, or a dazzling three-stone design, we have the perfect round diamond engagement ring for you. Grown Brilliance is proud to offer over 100 engagement rings with stunning and sustainable lab-grown round diamonds. By choosing Grown Brilliance, you’ll be treating your love to a luxurious gem that’s also ethically sourced, conflict-free, and environmentally friendly. Carry on life’s most romantic traditions with a cleaner conscience with our lustrous round diamonds!

What To Know When Shopping for Round Diamonds

This gorgeous shape is always in style, but there are a few things you should keep in mind when you’re looking for your dream round diamond. Pay close attention to clarity; this simple shape doesn’t create optical illusions like other cuts do. Make sure you can’t see any flaws within your stone of choice with a basic eye test. Choosing the ideal carat size is also important. While fancy cuts often appear larger than they really are, round diamonds are true to size. However, you can create additional volume and sparkle by choosing a ring with a halo setting.

Round (Brilliant) Cut Diamonds
Oval Cut Diamonds

Oval Cut Diamonds

Oval Cut Diamonds

A gleaming twist on the classic round shape, oval diamonds are remarkable and elegant featuring an elongated circle shaped diamond. Oval diamonds are preferred by people looking to make a glamorous statement because of their illusion of a larger size. In fact, one of the biggest advantages of the oval is that it appears bigger than other cuts in a similar carat size. Its extended length and large surface area create the illusion of a larger diamond simply because it takes up more space on the finger.

The sleek, oval diamond is equal parts radiant and flattering and offers a similar fire and brilliance as those found in a brilliant cut diamond. It brings a larger than life glimmer while creating the appearance of a long, slim finger. Oval diamonds exude elegance whether they’re placed in a solitaire setting or are accentuated with halos and side stones.

Grown Brilliance Oval Shaped Diamonds

With over 120 styles to choose from, we’re confident that we can help you find the oval diamond engagement ring of your dreams. Our high quality diamonds are available in a wide variety of settings, from classic solitaires to dazzling halo and three-stone styles.

Enjoy luxury with a clean conscience. All of our oval diamonds are lab grown, which means they’re 100% ethically sourced, conflict free, and environmentally-friendly. Find an oval diamond engagement ring that makes you feel incredible from the inside out with Grown Brilliance!

What To Know When Shopping for Oval Shaped Diamonds

Oval shaped diamonds come with plenty of benefits, but they aren’t all made equal. Make sure you’re getting a high quality diamond by seeking out a stone with an even shine. This means avoiding diamonds with the bow tie effect. The length of oval diamonds can sometimes create dark spots across the center of a diamond that resemble a bow tie. These spots have the ability to obstruct the diamond’s sparkle, so be sure to find one with a light or non-visible bow tie. We encourage you to speak with one of our diamond experts if you need assistance finding the perfect oval shaped diamond.

Cushion Cut Diamonds

Cushion Cut Diamonds

These diamonds have a greater rectangular or angular square shape. They are a romantic, timeless choice.

Formerly known as the old mine cut, the cushion diamond cut is a square cut with rounded corners, resembling a pillow - and that’s precisely where the name comes from. It is also considered a classic because it has been around for almost 200 years and before the round cut led the jewelry market, the cushion cut was the most popular one.

Grown Brilliance Cushion Cut Diamonds

We’re committed to providing you with the ultimate selection of lab grown cushion cut diamonds. From resplendent halo designs to ornate three stone rings and timeless solitaires, we have over 100 cushion cut diamond engagement rings for you to choose from.

At Grown Brilliance, we believe that luxury and sustainability can go hand in hand. Our lab grown cushion cut diamonds are all 100% ethically sourced, conflict free, and environmentally friendly. Let us help you find a dream ring you can truly feel great about!

What To Know When Shopping for Cushion Cut Diamonds

Cushion cut diamonds come with two distinctive varieties: antique or crushed ice. Both terms refer to facet styles. An antique, or chunky, cushion cut diamond has precise facet patterns, while a crushed ice stone has irregular facet patterns. One style is not necessarily better than the other - it just comes down to personal preference. Another factor based on taste is the diamond’s shape. Traditionally, cushion cut diamonds were always made in square shapes. Modern jewelers have become more experimental, with cushion cuts now also available as rectangles. With so much variety to choose from, it’s important to decide which style best reflects your significant other’s individuality.

Cushion Cut Diamonds
Pear Cut Diamonds

Pear Cut Diamonds

Pear Cut Diamonds

Another variation of the brilliant cut, the pear shaped diamond, is a combination between the round and the marquise shapes – ideally displaying perfect or excellent symmetry. Also known as a teardrop diamond, this striking shape contrasts soft curves and sharp edges with one rounded end and one pointed end forming a symmetrical elongated teardrop shape with a distinctive glare.

The elongated shape of the cushion diamond is flattering and advantageous. Not only do they create a long, slimming effect on the finger, they also tend to appear larger than they actually are. A pear diamond’s top surface is 8% bigger than a round diamond. Pear shaped diamonds are an excellent choice for versatility; they can be worn with the point facing the fingertip or the hand and they can also be set in a chic east-west design. Edgy yet elegant, pear-shaped diamonds are ideal for contemporary brides with a bold aesthetic.

Grown Brilliance Pear Shaped Diamonds

We’re dedicated to helping you find your dream ring among our dozens of beautiful ready to order designs and loose pear-shaped diamonds. Let the diamond take center stage as a solitaire or add even more sparkle with a halo or side stones.

Our pear-shaped diamond engagement rings are the ideal combination of opulence and conscious living. By exclusively using lab grown diamonds, we’re able to provide you with dazzling stones that are 100% ethically sourced, conflict free, and environmentally friendly. With our pear-shaped diamonds, you can definitely have the best of both worlds.

What To Know When Shopping for Pear Shaped Diamonds

Pear shaped diamonds can come in a wide variety of silhouettes. They can be slim and narrow or have a wider base for a rounder look. Note that the slimmer the diamond is, the more of an elongating effect it will have on the finger.

Emerald Cut Diamonds

Emerald Cut Diamonds

Emerald cut diamonds are treasured for their striking outline and elegance. The rectangular facets offer a fine-drawn reflective shimmer.

This diamond cut is named after the cut of the gemstone emerald, as it mimics the process of successive step cuts off of the diamond’s pavilion and large, open rectangular shaped-table.

Famous for their elongated shape and deep step-cut facets, emerald cut diamonds are a show-stopping variety for brides seeking an alternative shine. Rather than having an all-over sparkle like other diamond cuts, emerald diamonds have long, parallel facets that produce an enchanting hall of mirrors effect. The other optical illusion that emerald diamonds create is expansion. Due to their unique scintillation and rectangular shape, emerald diamonds appear larger than they actually are.

Grown Brilliance Emerald Cut Diamonds

With over 100 emerald diamond engagement rings and loose diamonds to choose from, we’re dedicated to helping you find the perfect stone. Your dream ring awaits, whether you keep the vintage vibes going with a side stone design, create a multifaceted sparkle with a halo, or opt for refined minimalism with a solitaire.

When you choose Grown Brilliance, you’re going beyond beauty. Our lab grown diamonds give you the best of both worlds. Each stone is 100% ethically sourced, conflict free, and environmentally friendly. Enjoy luxury and sustainability with our dazzling selection of lab grown emerald cut diamonds.

What To Know When Shopping for Emerald Cut Diamonds

As a rectangular shape, emerald cut diamonds have the ability to create an elongated appearance on the finger. The effect becomes more pronounced the longer and narrower the diamond is. Pay attention to the length-to-width ratio when choosing an emerald cut diamond to ensure you’re getting the exact illusion you want.

Be bold and brilliant like Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, and Amal Clooney, who all rock emerald shaped engagement rings.

Emerald Cut Diamonds
Radiant Cut Diamonds

Radiant Cut Diamonds

Radiant Cut Diamonds

Sleek and sophisticated, radiant cut diamonds feature a square or rectangular shape and a magnificent brilliance. They can be considered a hybrid of emerald and brilliant diamonds with their beveled corners and shimmering 70 facet cut. The radiant diamond is ultra-modern and chic, ideal for fashion-forward brides who want to stand out. It offers the boldness of an angular cut with the next level fire of a classic round diamond.

Grown Brilliance Radiant Cut Diamonds

Our stunning selection features dozens of rings and loose stones to choose from, so that you can find the perfect match for your bride-to-be. Let your radiant diamond take center stage with a timeless solitaire, add even more scintillation with a central or hidden halo, or be extra bold with a side stone design.

Our lab grown radiant diamonds are an exquisite combination of luxury and sustainability. Choosing lab grown diamonds ensures that each stone is 100% ethically sourced, conflict free, and environmentally friendly. Fall in love with your radiant diamond for all the right reasons with Grown Brilliance.

What To Know When Shopping for Radiant Cut Diamonds

Radiant diamonds are available in both square and rectangular shapes. The style you choose should come down to personal preference, but a rectangular diamond will create an elongated effect on your love’s finger. However, both will have an outstanding sparkle. Ensure you get your desired shape by determining the length-to-width ratio of the diamond. Square stones will have a ratio of 1-1.3, while rectangular stones will have a ratio of 1.2-1.3.

Princess Cut Diamonds

Princess Cut Diamonds

Princess cut diamonds are popular because of their contemporary sparkle and timeless style. Featuring a square shape with beveled sides, they possess four pointed corners and feature more than 70 facets, resulting in amazing sparkle.

This diamond cut was first created in 1980 and is the most popular amongst fancy diamond shapes for engagement rings - hence the name referencing royalty. Just as round cut diamonds, princess cut diamonds are a good choice for their flexibility, in that they are harmonious to any kind of potential wedding band and ring the bride may choose to wear.

Grown Brilliance Princess Cut Diamonds

Find your dream ring within our selection of princess cut diamond engagement rings and loose stones. With dozens of designs to choose from, you’ll be able to find the one that ticks all of your boxes. Create unparalleled scintillation with a halo design, add even more dimension with side stones, or enjoy understated beauty with a timeless solitaire.

We’re here to help you find a ring that you can be proud of. By choosing a lab grown princess cut diamond, you’ll be able to revel in luxury with a clean conscience. Our stones are 100% ethically sourced, conflict free, and environmentally friendly. Join the lab grown revolution with Grown Brilliance.

What To Know When Shopping for Princess Cut Diamonds

The distinctive shape of princess diamonds comes with many advantages. It’s sleek and sophisticated, perfect for the fashion forward bride. It also uses more uncut stone than other shapes, so you can extend your budget further. The most important thing to bear in mind when shopping for a princess cut diamond is the setting. The shape’s distinctive sharp corners can be prone to chipping, but the overall risk can be lowered if you choose a ring with a v-prong setting. This will keep the corners protected from the wear and tear of everyday life.

Princess Cut Diamonds
Marquise Cut Diamonds

Marquise Cut Diamonds

Marquise Cut Diamonds

This diamond cut is a variation of the brilliant cut in that it is long and narrow but because of its large surface area is more than able to create the visual illusion of a greater-sized gemstone. Also known as eye-shaped or navette diamonds, the marquise is a sophisticated shape with two pointed ends and a convex center, which creates a larger surface area compared to other diamond shapes. It’s coveted for its ability to elongate the finger and make heads turn. Marquise diamonds offer a subtle touch of sensuality and royal splendor; legend states that the shape dates back to the 18th century and was created by French king, Louis XV, to resemble the lips of his lover the Marquise de Pompadour.

This bold shape is a favorite of fashion-forward brides who like to stand out.

Grown Brilliance Marquise Diamonds

Our wide selection of loose stones and engagement rings feature marquise diamonds in the most show-stopping settings, so that your bride-to-be can feel like royalty. Let this daring shape shine as a solitaire, or bring even more radiance with side stones and pave bands.

Shopping with Grown Brilliance allows you to have it all. Our lab grown marquise diamonds are a perfect partnership of beauty and sustainability. Each stone is 100% ethically sourced, conflict free, and environmentally-friendly. Celebrate your love with ease and confidence by choosing lab grown diamonds.

What To Know When Shopping For Marquise Diamonds

This striking cut is best known for its elongated shape. Choosing the correct length to width ratio is important when shopping for a marquise diamond. A classic marquise diamond will have a length to width ratio of 1.75 - 2.15. Other versions can be longer and thinner or shorter and more convex. Remember that the longer the diamond is, the more of an elongating effect it will have on the finger.

True (or Asscher Cut) Cut Diamonds

True Cut Diamonds

Known for its large step facets and square shape, asscher diamonds offer an understated yet mesmerizing shine as opposed to an all-over sparkle. The asscher shape can be considered a condensed version of the emerald cut but roughly square and cut diagonally on each corner to allow for more color to reflect through the diamond. Both shapes produce an enchanting hall-of-mirrors effect thanks to their deep cut facets. This hypnotic diamond shape exudes vintage-inspired sophistication.

The asscher cut was first introduced in 1902 by the Asscher brothers of Holland, but reached peak popularity during the art deco era in the 1920s. Brides seeking an engagement ring that emulates old school glamor will love asscher cut diamonds.

Grown Brilliance Asscher Cut Diamonds

Treat your love to a one-of-a-kind shimmer with our selection of asscher cut diamond engagement rings and loose stones. We can’t wait to help you discover your dream ring among our asscher collection! Whether you want to let the magnificent sheen and clean lines take center stage with a solitaire or combine different types of sparkle with a halo or side stone design, we have the perfect asscher diamond engagement ring for you.

Our asscher diamonds are designed to make you look and feel beautiful. Each diamond is lab grown, ensuring that the stone is 100% ethically sourced, conflict free, and environmentally-friendly. Discover luxury that you can be proud of with lab grown diamonds.

What To Know When Shopping For Asscher Cut Diamonds

This beautiful shape comes with a captivating appearance, but there are certain things you should keep in mind when choosing an asscher diamond. The stone’s top surface, or table, is flat and therefore provides an unobstructed view into the center of the diamond. This means that any inclusions will be obvious. Prioritize a high clarity grade when choosing asscher diamonds. Color is another important characteristic with this shape, since step facets accentuate any variations. Pay close attention to the color grade if you want a diamond with a pure white appearance.

True Cut Diamonds
Heart Cut Diamonds

Heart Cut Diamonds

Heart Cut Diamonds

Crafted into the shape of a heart, this sweet shape is a must-have for old school romantics. The ultimate symbol of love, heart-shaped diamonds tend to sparkle with two symmetrical halves, forming a romantic and bold look. These diamonds are similar to pear-shaped diamonds with their contrasting pointed and curved edges but are cut with a cleft at the top that transforms the diamond into the iconic symbol for romantic love.

Heart-shaped diamonds are made with a brilliant cut, resulting in an inimitable sparkle and fire alongside their eye-catching shape. Rich in symbolism, the heart-shaped diamond is ideal for brides who want to embrace their femininity while telling the world how deeply in love they are.

Grown Brilliance Heart Shaped Diamonds

Flaunt your love with one of our beautiful heart-shaped diamonds. Our diverse selection features dozens of engagement rings and loose stones to choose from. Let the symbolism shine with a timeless solitaire or add even more radiance with complementary side stones. We’ll help you find the perfect representation of your union with a heart-shaped diamond engagement ring. Our heart-shaped diamonds are a beautiful combination of traditional romance and modern craftsmanship. Each stone is lab grown, which means that you can enjoy diamonds that are 100% ethically sourced, conflict free, and environmentally-friendly. Prove your love for your significant other and the planet with a lab grown heart-shaped diamond.

What To Know When Shopping For Heart Shaped Diamonds

Just like illustrated hearts, diamonds in this shape can come in many different sizes. Traditional heart-shaped diamonds have length-to-width ratio of 1, but modern variations can be narrower or shorter. A narrower heart will have a length-to-width ratio of about 1.05 and will create an elongated effect on the finger. Shorter hearts have length-to-width ratios of about 0.95 and provide a bolder appearance.

Where to find the most exclusive shaped lab-grown diamonds?

Where to find the most exclusive shaped lab-grown diamonds? Where to find the most exclusive shaped lab-grown diamonds?

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Yes. Like mined diamonds, laboratory-grown diamonds are simple to appraise and insure.

The fact that they are more affordable than minerals and more ethical, because they do not require an extraction process and do not degrade nature, demonstrates that the industry and the presence of these beautiful and modern diamonds will only grow exponentially in the future.

Grown Brilliance is the best location to buy lab-created diamond jewelry or loose diamonds.

Our many years of experience in the jewelry business and understanding have assisted us in identifying the unique possibilities and enormous demand for an alternative to normally mined diamonds.

We deliver on every level of our devotion to quality, ethics, product integrity, design, and value. We remove the friction and ambiguity from online diamond purchasing by providing you with high-quality jewelry options and a smooth, risk-free shopping experience.