Engagement Ring 101

Jewelry by Eric explains the different diamond cuts.

Jewelry by Eric explains the different diamond cuts.

Congratulations, you are getting engaged! How many Pinterest pictures of engagement rings has your girlfriend subtly shown you? There are so many cuts, facets and styles to choose from. Is your head spinning? You may be thinking about The holidays are the perfect time to propose and now is the time to prepare yourself to have the “ring” conversation with your loved one. Learning the different cuts is a great way to start.

Round Cut – The traditional, classic brilliant round diamond cut has 58 facets and sparkles more than any other cut. One of the reasons it’s so popular is because it is all face–you get more visible diamond for less money.

Princess Cut – Introduced in 1980, this style is a modern alternative to the round cut. The square Princess cut diamond comes the closest in brilliance to the round diamond.

Cushion/Antique Cut – A mix between an oval and a rectangle. The cut gives it the appearance of a pillow, hence the name cushion cut. This cut has been around for almost 200 years, and today has become a popular style as seen on many celebrity fingers.

Pear Cut – This unique cut resembles its namesake. The pear cut has a large face, similarly to the round cut, and offers a high level of brilliance.

Emerald Cut – Also referred to as the Art Deco cut and worn by celebrities such as Beyonce, this rectangular cut features beveled corners and pyramid-like facets. This cut accentuates the stone, so it’s vital to make sure your stone’s clarity is the highest diamond grade you can afford.

Heart Cut – This cut lives up to its name–a diamond in the shape of a heart. Because of its shape, the heart cut is perfect for hopeless romantics.

Marquise Cut – An oval-shaped diamond with elongated pointed ends. It originated in the court of King Louis XIV of France, and is the diamond choice of royalty and is considered one of the most elegant diamond cuts.

Asscher Cut – If you want a diamond that shines, this is the one for you. It has the properties of an emerald cut, but the facets are even more pronounced, giving it that extra sparkle.

Oval Cut – This unique oval-shaped diamond features some of the characteristics of the round (e.g. both emit the most brilliance of all the cuts).

Finding the right ring is just as important as finding a jeweler you can trust. Come to Jewelry by Eric for an exquisite selection of engagement rings featuring these beautiful cuts. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind piece, Eric will work with you to create a custom design that perfectly fits your fiance`.

A Grand Master jeweler with over thirty years of experience, Eric of Jewelry by Eric will help you find the right engagement ring. The holiday season is one of the most popular times to get engaged, so now is the time to start shopping.

For a fabulous exquisite engagement ring selection and unique custom designs, come to Jewelry by Eric at 176 South Street in Morristown, call them at 973-890-7912, or visit their website at jewelrybyericinc.com.

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