Whether you’re looking for your future fiancée’s perfect engagement ring or your own, choosing the right one is a very intimidating task. There are several different cuts, all flattering in their own ways.

Some provide more sparkle with a high number facets, (cuts in the diamond that allow light to reflect in different directions), while others provide a simple elegance. Since this is a ring that will be worn every day, it is worth making sure it’s perfect for them.

Here’s how to choose the cut that your bride-to-be is absolutely going to love.


Round is the most popular style and accounts for more than half of all engagement rings globally. This comes as no surprise thanks to its classic beauty. Round cut diamonds are traditional and iconic all at once – they withstand the test of time. The facets in this design mean there will also be no shortage of sparkle!

Larsen Jewellery round rings come in a wide variety of designs, metals, and gemstones which give this common cut a unique look.


This square shaped diamond that sits in the ring like an inverted pyramid is another popular choice. If the recipient is all about sparkle and would also like something that is timeless yet modern, say hello to their perfect match! Who doesn’t want to feel like a princess?


This is another cut that is sure to twinkle and glisten thanks to its high number of facets. It looks like a square or rectangle with rounded edges, providing a soft effect. This cut is very on trend – so much so that Kim Kardashian West has it on her finger every day!


Can’t decide if you want to go for a classic look or something a little more edgy? This could be the one. Emerald is a beautiful cut that radiates sophistication. It’s not flashy like some of the others, and boasts a somewhat vintage looking elegance instead.


This cut is another option for a recipient with a refined taste who is attracted to simple elegance. Those who love a classic, vintage looking ring will fall for this cut instantly. This is because instead of intense sparkle, it offers a high level of clarity.


The name says it all – this choice is bright and bold thanks to its high number of facets. If you want the sparkle and shine of the classic princess cut in a shape that resembles an emerald cut, this could be the perfect choice. This little rectangle brings plenty of bling!


If you’re looking for something unique that looks like a large diamond but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, this could be what you’ve been searching for. Round or princess cuts will appear smaller than an oval cut diamond despite weighing the same amount. This cut is worn by Kate Middleton, the future Queen of England, who is always on trend and exudes sophistication.


This is one of the least common cuts, and is shaped like a tear drop. It’s great for those who are looking for an option that will elongate the finger. If the recipient doesn’t typically like to stick to the norm and would prefer something unique, look no further.


The marquise cut is another option for those looking to create the illusion of elongation. It has points at the top and bottom and is often compared to the shape of a football, eye, or boat. This cut dates back as far as the 18th century and is perfect for someone who enjoys traditional elegance.