When it comes to picking out the perfect engagement ring, there are many things to consider — from the metal of the band to the size of the diamond. One of the most important decisions you'll make when searching for the ideal ring is choosing the right cut. The cut of the diamond can greatly impact the overall appearance and brilliance of the stone.
Malka Diamonds is a full-service jewelry boutique located in Portland, OR. We offer a wide range of engagement ring cuts to choose from, including our unique Malka Allure Cut. In this blog post, we’ll explore 6 popular Portland engagement ring cuts and help you determine which one is right for you.
The round cut is widely considered to be one of the most popular engagement ring cuts and for a good reason. This cut is known for its brilliance and fire, making it a great choice for those who want a dazzling sparkle. The round cut is also versatile, meaning it can be set in a variety of ways, from a simple solitaire to a more elaborate halo setting. Plus, it's a timeless and classic choice that will never go out of style.
The pear cut, also known as the teardrop cut, is a stunning diamond shape that combines the best of both worlds: the classic elegance of a round cut and the unique asymmetry of a marquise cut. The elongated form with a rounded end and pointed tip can create a flattering look on the finger, and it pairs well with a variety of settings and metals. It can also showcase a diamond's color and clarity, especially when it's well-cut. As beautiful and versatile as it is, the pear cut is sure to make a statement.
The cushion cut is a vintage-inspired cut that has become increasingly popular recently. It has a square or rectangular shape with rounded corners, giving it a softer, more romantic look. The cushion cut is also known for its unique pattern of light and dark areas, called a "crushed ice" effect. Likewise, it comes in various styles, from antique-inspired cuts with larger facets and a more nostalgic feel to modern cuts with smaller facets that offer a more brilliant sparkle.
The emerald cut is an understated and graceful engagement ring cut. It has a rectangular shape with stepped facets that give it a sophisticated look. While the emerald cut does not have the same brilliance as the round or princess cuts, it makes up for it in its unique shape and subtle beauty. It is a great choice for those who value simplicity and elegance.
The oval cut is a less common engagement ring cut but one that is gaining popularity. It has an elongated shape that can make the diamond appear larger than it actually is. One of the benefits of the oval cut is that it can make fingers look longer and slimmer. Its shape, versatility, and ability to create an illusion of length make it the right choice for those who are striving for a unique-looking ring without sacrificing sparkle.
Malka Allure Cut
There are as many types of cuts as there are types of gems, but if you want something different, special, and timeless, the Malka Allure Cut is your best option. Created exclusively for Malka Diamonds, this cut combines the best of two classic diamond cuts, resulting in a stunning and distinctive appearance.
The Malka Allure Cut is a combination of an elongated cushion cut and an emerald cut. The result is a diamond with a unique and captivating look that is both elegant and sophisticated. This cut is designed to maximize the diamond's clarity and brilliance, creating a delicate, glass-like effect that is simply breathtaking.
One of the best things about the Malka Allure Cut is its versatility. Because of its unique shape, this cut can be incorporated into a wide variety of engagement ring settings and styles. Whether you prefer a classic solitaire setting or something more elaborate, the Malka Allure Cut can be tailored to suit your taste and style.
The best diamond cut is the one you like the most
The truth is, choosing the right engagement ring is all about what you personally prefer. While some people may prefer the classic look of a round cut, others may lean toward the unique shape of an emerald or cushion cut.
No matter which cut you choose, we believe that the most important factor is the quality of the diamond itself. All of our diamonds are ethically sourced and of the highest quality, ensuring that your engagement ring will be a beautiful and meaningful symbol of your love.
Let’s find the right diamond ring for you
If you're looking for the perfect engagement ring, come visit us at Malka Diamonds. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff will help guide you through the process of choosing the right engagement ring cut and diamond for you. With our wide range of options, including custom, vintage, and unique diamonds, combined with our commitment to quality, we're confident that we can help you find the perfect ring that will be cherished for a lifetime.
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