Tag Archives: Diamond Cut

Top 10 Soft Square Halo Engagement Rings

As I’ve said before, the soft square halo is hot hot hot. This shape is perfect for brides who want the classic feel of a round brilliant center stone, but the on-trend look of a cushion shaped ring. My favorite designers do these rings in multiple styles (Verragio, Simon G., Tacori, A. Jaffe and Gabriel all rock this look!) And this setting was a huge hit this year among Instagrammers and Pinners alike. Below, the top 10 soft square halo engagement rings! First up, this custom 3 carat cushion cut diamond was the centerpiece for a soft, micropave halo we crafted from Read More →

Diamond Shapes by Personality

When it comes to diamond shapes, there may not be many (under a dozen) but the setting is what makes their personality – and yours – shine through. That’s where you can get really custom, really crazy, and really unique. Or Uneek. Whatever floats your boat. A funny thing though – the most popular of the diamond shapes seem to attract specific personalities. It’s fun to guess which ones my friends will pick out when we all wax poetic about diamond shapes over a glass of vino. I can usually peg them, but sometimes they surprise me (and I have Read More →

Round Brilliant Cut: Jewelry Terminology

In jewelry terminology a round brilliant diamond cut stone has multiple facets that give the stone maximum brilliance.  A round brilliant cut looks somewhat like a geometric cone. The first round brilliant cut was invented by Marcel Tolkowsky in 1919. Before the RB, there wasn’t a standard cut for round diamonds. Most were a mashup of rose cut, Old European or full cut diamond properties, and each cutter had his own particular style of slicing. When Tolkowsky published his thesis “RESEARCH ON THE ABRADING, GRINDING OR POLISHING OF DIAMOND,” he applied then-cutting-edge (lol) technology with his genetically inherited expertise. He Read More →

Halo Engagement Rings I Just Can’t Get Enough Of

Halo engagement rings – they’re not for everyone. But for some brides, they’re the be-all, end-all! And today, I’m focused on them. The allure of the halo isn’t going anywhere, not when they exist to make every diamond look bigger and sparklier. Not when they’re in the corner of many an Insta shot, commanding all attention with serious bling. And not when brands like Verragio, A. Jaffe and Tacori just. keep. making them so delicious. So here are a few of my favorite rings, specifically, those gorgeous halo pieces that have so many women saying “YES!” This princess cut halo Read More →

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