Tag Archives: Diamond Cut

Cushion Cut Engagement Rings Eye Candy

The cushion cut diamond evolved from the old mine cut diamond, but is today’s second most popular diamond cut. This gorgeous look combines a square cut (like princess or radiant) with rounded corners, giving it the look of, well – a cushion. This stunning shape popped onto the diamond scene about 200 years ago, and was the go-to diamond shape for its first 100 years of existence. Round brilliants may have ousted this beauty from the top, but the cushion cut now edges closer to being #1 as brides everywhere want cushions. The traditional cushion cut, like most antique cuts, doesn’t have quite the Read More →

This Groupon Engagement Ring is Too Good to Be True

That’s not a joke. Despite your feelings on getting a Groupon engagement ring, the site can be used to score great deals. But that’s all relative, as vendor “Bliss Diamond” demonstrates. Why? Here’s why: $4000 for a 2 and a half carat engagement ring!? Sign me up! I’ll just hop in line behind the 40 other people (as of publishing time) that thought this deal was too good to pass up. But like your Mama always told you, if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. So how is this ring, which looks stunning and luxe, selling Read More →

Engagement Ring Personalities

Obviously, an engagement ring is a highly personal choice, for you and your betrothed. Whether they shopped solo or your fiance had some help (either from you or your best friend), chances are it was designed or purchased to make you completely happy. When something is worn every day, or close to it, you’d better be certain that you love it. How could you not? It’s a token of affection from your beloved, it symbolizes the promise you’ve made to each other, and – with any luck – it’s very sparkly. And while we could wax philosophical about the precise Read More →

4 Cute Ways To Announce Your Engagement

“WE’RE ENGAGED!!!” It’s the text/snapchat/Facebook post everyone hopes to receive from their long-term relationship-bound bestie. But what if you’re the bestie? What if it’s your sparkly new ring on that very important finger? Chances are you’ve had a secret Pinterest board for quite some time now (no shade, just jealousy. I had to preemptively-pin in public like some sort of animal.) Chances are you have a pretty definitive seasonally-dependent line up of possible color schemes. Chances are you know damn well which flowers are verboten from all arrangements. What I’m saying is, you’ve already started to put some thought into your Read More →

Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Eye Candy

Old, or European? (10 points if you recognized that song.) Well, lucky you because today it’s all about both. Old European cut diamonds are a favorite among the vintage and antique loving set. One of the O.G. ways to cut a diamond, the Old European cut predates today’s most popular shape, the round brilliant. The OEC is also round, but has a smaller table (the flat top surface of the diamond), a taller crown (the sloped sides of the diamond above the middle girdle), and an open culet (the pointy bit underneath). This graphic from GIA can help you out Read More →