Whether you surprise her with an engagement ring or the two of you decide on the diamond shape together, the shape cut of your diamond will always be a window to your personality!
BUSINESS INSIDER says that a person gets only 7 seconds to make a first impression. The wheels you drive, the gleam of your teeth, the way you hold doors open for women you don’t know, get noticed in that first seven seconds. They either respond positively or get judged. The same goes for the diamond you select.
So, what does the diamond shape reveal about the wearer?
A ROUND SHAPE DIAMOND: Ideal to use in a solitaire setting, the round diamond is cut with 57 facets to achieve maximum shine. In fact, 75% of all diamonds sold are round. You are a traditionalist at heart. The idea that a circle has no beginning, and no end only adds to the popularity and the romanticism of a round shaped diamond.
PRINCESS OR SQUARE SHAPE DIAMOND: Called the Princess cut, this square diamond is a new spin on the traditional round. It has 59 facets, and a side view appears as an upside-down pyramid. If you wear a princess shaped diamond, then you are who can see the world from all angles. A modern, detail-oriented, and very current with trends.
AN EMERALD SHAPE DIAMOND: The Emerald cut diamond has a unique cut from other diamonds. Originally developed specifically for emeralds, the cut creates flashes of light called the “hall of mirrors” effect. You do things in a big way. Yes, if you are drawn an emerald shaped diamond then you are sophisticated, have a keen eye for design, takes risks, and prefers to be her own boss.
CUSHION: The cushion cut is square with soft corners, resembling a pillow. Used for the last 200 years, it was the most popular diamond shape for the first 100 of its existence. You appreciate all things vintage and of course do not mind the attention on you (or finger).
RADIANT: A radiant cut is a hybrid of the princess cut diamond and a cushion cut diamond. With 53 to 70 facets, the radiant cut diamond features slightly cropped corners that sparkle generously. You are anything but subdued. You love luminosity and drama of a radiant cut on your fingers.
OVAL: Cut the same as a round brilliant diamond with 57 facets, the oval diamond gleams and its unique elongated shape makes the fingers look longer. There is something about the oval shaped diamond lover that cries out to be different and not go with the crowd (you like to be different).
PEAR: Also known as tear-shaped, this unique shape diamond is a combination of round and marquise and can show more color in the point of the stone. Only about 4% of GIA-certified diamonds are pear cuts. This shape says that you are fun-loving, appreciates uniqueness and easy to get along with.
Saul Spero, a gemologist and the author of Diamonds, Love, and Compatibility: So You Think You’ve Got a Gem, Exposition Press, 1977, invested 25 years to research and interview over 50,000 women to develop a system that could predict personality types based on a person’s first three preferences of diamond shapes and this is what he found:
Diamond Shapes and Spero’s Personality Traits
- Round: Family-centered, dependable, non-aggressive.
- Pear: Conforming, considerate, adaptable.
- Oval: Individualistic, creative, well-organized, willing to take chances.
- Princess: An efficient leader, disciplined, highly organized.
- Marquise: Extroverted, aggressive, innovative, career centered.
- Emerald: Disciplined, conservative, efficient and honest.
- Heart: Sentimental, feminine, sensitive, and trusting.