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Which Diamond Shape is Most Flattering?

Diamonds are beautiful stones and everyone who buys a diamond or piece of jewelry wants to make sure that they look good when they are wearing their expensive gemstone. But sometimes, an unwise choice can leave the wearer feeling that their stone just does quite suit them – short stubby fingers made to look more so by the choice of a chunky squared stone, long fingers looking almost skeletal against too thin a band supporting a tiny stone. If you want to be perfectly happy with your diamond shape, it is important to consider what size and shape you want to go for early on in the process.

Flattering Necklines

If you a choosing a stone for a necklace, you can make your neck look longer and thinner with the choice of a diamond positioned to extend the neckline in the gaze of the beholder. While necklines tend to end just above the collar bones, you can lengthen yours with an elegant but noticeable fine chain leading around your neck and coming to a point halfway between your sternum and the collar bones. This effect can then be enhanced further by using an oval cut or a pear-shaped stone to continue the lengthening and slimming effects. For something eye-catchingly unusual but equally flattering, an emerald cut diamond mounted vertically (portrait orientation) creates a very pleasing look.

Light-Catcher in the Ears

Earrings tend to come in two basic forms: dangly or stud, with some exceptions falling midway between the two. Studs are good for smaller, rounded stones, and as we move our heads a lot, your stud earrings are sure to sparkle and glint, discreetly drawing the eye. Dangly earrings, however, are where diamonds excel themselves! The design often allows the stones to attract a maximum of light which it then reflects and refracts in a gorgeous light display that will enhance your appearance. Pear-cut, oval and marquise stones are ideal, having the right narrow width, but a suitable length for the earring to dangle between the lobe and the shoulder.

Brace(let) for Tennis!

Tennis bracelets are perhaps the most popular form of diamond wrist piece, and they are made up of up to fifty to sixty small squarish diamonds, mounted in identical links to make an elegant and flattering whole. While it is possible to make a tennis bracelet with round-brilliant cut diamonds, this can leave gaps between one diamond’s curved edge and the next, while squarer stones, such as the very square-looking princess cut, or the billowing cushions and Asscher cuts, which seem to be straining at the seams, can sit next to each other without the need for millgraining.

Rings: Just For and Engagement

Choosing a diamond ring is traditionally something that is done when an engagement is imminent, but there are also platonic diamond rings on the market, and these can be more fun, with quirkier stones and unique metal bands and décor.

If you are looking to buy an engagement ring for your partner, here is an odd tip: check out the shape of her nails if she is into manicures! People tend to find the best nail shape for their hands, and having the diamond mimic this shape – be it curved like an oval or rounded diamond, or square in a bold and dynamic design – is an excellent way to find a diamond that they will love and that will flatter the shape of their hand.

For the absolute best results, it is best to buy loose diamonds in the desired shape – find diamonds here – and have a jeweler work with you to incorporate all the features and styles that you like for your once-in-a-lifetime piece.

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