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Learn about Diamond Shapes

Learn About the Diamond Shapes

Discovering your soulmate and proposing marriage is an unforgettable moment. At Grown Brilliance, we understand the importance of this occasion and are dedicated to helping you find an engagement ring with a diamond as unique as your partner.

This guide is designed to educate you about the various diamond shapes available so you can make the perfect choice for this special event.

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. But oval and emerald diamond shapes, among others, are also becoming increasingly popular.

Shapes of the Center Diamond in an Engagement Ring

Shapes of the Center Diamond in an 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 important to pick the diamond that matches your personality, style and taste. The center diamond also determines 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 before you buy the ring.

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 first features most people look at when shopping for a diamond engagement ring. At Grown Brilliance, we offer a variety of types of diamond shapes so you can find a gem that perfectly suits your partner’s personality.

Round (Brilliant) Cut Diamonds

Round (Brilliant) Cut Diamonds

A round brilliant cut is the most common shape of a diamond and an extremely popular choice for engagement rings. It is a classic shape that never goes out of style because it’s specially designed to maximize brilliance.

The term "brilliant cut" originates from the extensive faceting that the diamond undergoes during its crafting process. A typical round brilliant diamond is designed with 52 facets. This intricate faceting is aimed at maximizing the diamond’s brilliance. The principle is simple: the more facets a diamond has, the more it sparkles. This makes the brilliant cut ideal for those who desire a diamond with the brightest 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 lab grown round diamonds.

By choosing Grown Brilliance, you’ll be treating your love to a luxurious, ethically sourced, conflict-free gem. 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. It’s important to visually inspect your selected stone to confirm that it appears flawless to the naked eye.

Choosing the ideal carat size is also important. While fancy cuts often appear larger than they are, round diamonds are true to size. If you want to create the appearance of a larger stone, you can add volume and sparkle by choosing a round diamond 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 feature an elegant, elongated circle-shaped diamond. Oval diamonds make a glamorous statement because they create the illusion of a larger stone size. Its extended length and large surface area make the stone appear larger than cuts of a similar carat weight 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 variety of settings, from classic solitaires to dazzling halo and three-stone styles.

Enjoy luxury with a clean conscience. All our oval diamonds are lab grown, which means they’re 100% ethically sourced, conflict-free, and budget 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 numerous benefits, but they aren’t all made equal. Make sure you’re getting a high-quality diamond by looking for a stone with an even shine. This means avoiding diamonds with an intense 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 can potentially diminish the diamond’s sparkle. Always check the gemstone to make sure it is a light or non-visible bow tie and speak with one of our diamond experts if you need assistance finding the perfect oval shaped gem.

Cushion Cut Diamonds

Cushion Cut Diamonds

Formerly known as the old mine cut, the cushion diamond cut is a square cut with rounded corners, resembling a pillow. 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 eye-catching 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 ethics can go hand-in-hand. Our lab grown cushion cut diamonds are all 100% ethically sourced, conflict-free, and more socially acceptable than mined diamonds. 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 in two distinctive varieties: antique or crushed ice. Both terms refer to facet styles. An antique cushion cut diamond has precise facet patterns, while a crushed ice stone has irregular facet patterns.

Traditionally, cushion cut diamonds were always made in square shapes. Modern jewelers have become more experimental, with cushion cuts now also available as rectangles, known as elongated cushion cuts.

Cushion cut diamonds are highly versatile, and with so much variety available, you need to carefully consider your options to find a style that reflects your future spouse’s personality.

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.

The elongated shape of the pear diamond is universally flattering. Not only do they create a long, slimming effect on the finger, but 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 the perfect choice for modern brides.

Grown Brilliance Pear Shaped Diamonds

At Grown Brilliance, we want to help you find the perfect ring from our extensive selection of ready-to-order designs. 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, and conflict-free.

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. For a flattering fit, choose a slimmer diamond for an elongating effect 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 table.

Famous for their elongated shape and deep step-cut facets, emerald cut diamonds are a show-stopping option for brides who want an alternative to traditional round and princess cut gems. 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

Explore our diverse range of over 100 emerald diamond engagement rings and loose diamonds to find the perfect gem for your special day. Whether you're drawn to the classic charm of a side stone design, the intricate radiance of a halo setting, or the elegant simplicity of a solitaire, your dream ring is waiting for you.

Experience the opulence of our stunning array of lab-grown emerald cut diamonds. Our lab grown diamonds blend the best of luxury and ethical responsibility.

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

Radiant cut diamonds exude a sleek and sophisticated aura, boasting a square or rectangular silhouette paired with exceptional brilliance. This cut is a fusion of the emerald and brilliant diamond styles, characterized by its softened corners and a dazzling 70-facet cut.

Perfect for the contemporary and stylish bride, the radiant diamond is the epitome of modern elegance. It combines the striking boldness of an angular cut with the intense sparkle akin to that of a classic round diamond, making it a standout choice for those who wish to make a fashion statement.

Grown Brilliance Radiant Cut Diamonds

Explore our exquisite range of radiant cut rings and loose stones to find the perfect piece for your bride-to-be. Let your radiant diamond take center stage with a timeless solitaire, add even more scintillation with a single or hidden halo, or be extra bold with a side stone design.

Fall in love with your radiant diamond for all the right reasons with ethical, lab grown diamonds from 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 the finger.

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 among fancy diamond shapes for engagement rings. Just like 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 checks all your boxes. Create maximum scintillation with a halo design, add even more dimension with side stones, or enjoy understated beauty with a timeless solitaire.

By choosing a lab grown princess cut diamond, you’ll be able to revel in luxury with a clean conscience. Every stone is ethically sourced, ensuring they are conflict free, which gives peace of mind.

What To Know When Shopping for Princess Cut Diamonds

Princess diamonds are 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 consider 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 wear and tear.

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 one of the most coveted shapes for diamond rings due to its ability to elongate the finger and make heads turn.

Marquise diamonds offer a subtle touch of sensuality and royal splendor; 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.

When you shop marquise diamonds at Grown Brilliance, you get a gem that reflects the perfect balance of beauty and ethical sourcing.

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.

Asscher Cut Diamonds

Asscher 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’s unique 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 in 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 ethical asscher diamonds are designed to make you look and feel beautiful. Crafted in a lab using cutting-edge technology, all our asscher diamonds are conflict-free and budget-friendly.

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 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 fancy shaped 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. 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. Show your significant other how much you care for them 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 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?

Grown Brilliance has the best online selection of lab grown diamonds in a huge variety of cuts and shapes so you can find the perfect gem for your engagement ring, earrings, necklace, or bracelet. We also offer custom jewelry design services where you can collaborate with our experienced design team and jewelry makers to create one-of-a-kind, bespoke pieces.

Explore our pre-designed engagement rings, or by out our design tool and "start with setting" to shop for engagement rings, We guarantee that you will enjoy our free shipping and free returns, as we want to ensure your satisfaction and always put our customers first!

For more information on the cut, clarity, color or carat weight of diamonds or how lab grown diamonds are made, feel free to learn more on our Education section. Connect with us on our social media channels by following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest for inspiration!

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

Lab created diamonds continue to grow in popularity. More and more people are choosing lab grown diamonds than ever before due to the fact that they are more affordable than mined diamonds, and are an ethical choice. Additionally, since lab grown diamonds are real diamonds, and their properties do not fade or tarnish over time, lab- grown diamonds are expected to be a popular choice for years to come.

Grown Brilliance is the best location to buy lab-created diamond jewelry or loose diamonds, if we do say so ourselves.

Our expertise in lab created diamonds and our vast assortment has made us one of the most popular destinations for lab created diamond jewelry.

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 and a smooth, risk-free shopping experience.