The shape of a diamond is an important consideration when buying a diamond as it directly influences the look and final price of an engagement ring. The most popular diamond shape for engagement rings is a round diamond. They tend to be priced higher than other shaped diamonds (referred to as fancy shapes) due to many factors as market demand, increased waste in the cutting process, and their incredible brilliance.
Fancy shaped diamonds include all diamonds other than round shaped. Lyght Jewelers offers nine different fancy shapes and fantastic mountings for princess, emerald, Asscher, cushion, marquise, radiant, oval, pear, and heart
Choosing a fancy shaped diamond will typically cost 25% less versus a round diamond of similar size and quality. Fancy shapes such as marquise, oval, and pear are elongated shapes and tend to appear larger than round diamonds of equivalent carat weight. Approximately one-third of all engagement rings today use a fancy shaped diamond as a center stone, the most popular shapes being princess, cushion, and radiant.