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10 Diamond Shapes for Engagement Rings

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10 Diamond Shapes for Engagement Rings

Ever wonder what all of the different diamond shapes are? Today we're going to talk about ten of the most common shapes. This first image shows ten different shapes of diamond, all approximately 1 carat. You can see that they appear to be very different sizes, yet they're all the carat same weight. Carats are a unit of weight specific to gemstones. Round - This is the most classic, timeless shape. Because round brilliant diamonds are perfectly symmetrical, they have the brightest sparkle of all the gemstone shapes. Oval - A close cousin of the round, ovals give you a...

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How to Get the Engagement Ring You Actually Want

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How to Get the Engagement Ring You Actually Want

I design engagement rings for a living, so this is a topic that comes up on a regular basis. How can women make sure they receive an engagement ring they love, while still getting a surprise proposal?   This might be easier than you think. Start a Pinterest board! Figure out the essential style elements that are important to you:   What shape stone do you like? Round, princess cut, marquise, oval... Yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, or platinum? Is a classic solitaire important to you, or do you crave more bling? Are you a vintage lover, or are...

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