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Diamond Cut Trends

Whether you’re into trends or not, it’s interesting to see what engagement ring style is taking over Instagram or Pinterest and what hints you may want to pass on to your significant other…

Oval diamonds were the shape of 2021 and it’s easy to see why. Their carat weight appears larger than it is due to its elongated shape, they also lengthen the finger plus make them appear slender – what’s not to love? Thanks to Kourtney Kardashian and Hailey Bieber, ovals continue to be the top of the diamond cut list this year and my prediction is that they will stay at the top spot for a little while yet.

Similarly to ovals, the pear cut also makes the finger appear longer and slender. Half round brilliance cut, half marquise, the pear shape has taken 2022 by storm and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. When cut to the right proportions, pear cut, also known as tear drop, gives off the most magnificent fire and sparkle.

Of course, what’s deemed as “fashionable” changes over the years, however, engagement ring trends tend to stick around for years and even decades. Although, when it comes down to it, no matter what’s “in trend” and what’s out, as long as you love the ring, it is something that will last a lifetime.

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Your guide to diamond cuts

Round Brilliance

The round brilliance is a timeless, classic cut and it is one of the styles that suits most finger shapes. This cut is known for its fire and sparkle, the way that each facet is cut reflects the light in the most dazzling way.

Anelli round brilliance diamond cut

Emerald

This cut emphasizes its clarity and colour. It has a clean and modern look, that appears crisp and pure. The Emerald has an art deco and vintage look about it, which is growing more and more popular.

Anelli emerald diamond cut

Princess

If you’re looking for a sparkly number but with a more modern look, the Princess cut is the way to go. It is ideal for long fingers, as it creates balance with its vertical lines.

Anelli princess diamond cut

Oval

Oval cuts have become increasingly popular over the last few years. It has a sleek design while creating optimal sparkle, it really is a huge crowd pleaser. The elongated shape makes the diamond appear larger than its carat weight – what’s not to love?!

Pear

I have heard repeatedly that 2022 is the year of the pear! It is a striking cut which screams femininity. This cut can look incredible in different ways, it can be long and slender or short and full of body – either way, it’s striking and sophisticated.

Anelli peardiamond cut

Cushion

The cushion cut is a beautifully soft diamond cut with its rounded edges and produces copious amounts of fire and sparkle.

Anelli cushion diamond cut

Marquise

Marquise is another shape that compliments most finger shapes as it elongates the finger. If the diamond has a good depth to it, it produces optimum sparkle.

Anelli marquise diamond cut

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Diamonds are a feeling

Despite the mayhem that 2020 and 2021 brought, one thing always remained consistent and stood out more than ever – love. Among the heartbreak and the stress, love managed to shine through at the darkest of times. Love releases feel-good hormones that trigger positive reactions and whenever I look down at my left hand and see my three rings, stacked up on top of one another, I feel a rush of love, gratitude, and butterflies.

While looking at my engagement ring, I go back to the evening on a beach in Antigua. The beautiful, golden sand in between my toes and my heart pumping so loudly in anticipation, that I can barely hear the three magical words leave my husband’s mouth, “Will you marry me?” In all honesty, at that moment and when I finally managed to compose myself (a good few hours later) I was captivated by the diamond dazzling in front of my eyes.

Underneath my stunning solitaire sits my wedding band. The ring that was given to me whilst my husband said some of the most important words that meant he will be by my side forever. A symbol of uniting as a team and sticking by each other no matter what.

Eternity rings mark a moment in your married life that is a particular time filled with love, like an anniversary, or as in my case, a child being born. This ring reminds me of that euphoric feeling of bringing a little human into the world – a feeling of love so overwhelming that you could literally burst.

I believe this is why I truly fell in love with the diamond industry. To me, they are more than just a random gift, they symbolise key moments in your life and moments that bring back emotions that you can sometimes begin to forget.

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How to choose your perfect wedding ring

While planning a wedding, there’s a million and one things that need to be ticked off that never-ending to do list and many couples leave picking their wedding band until the last minute. Wedding rings, apart from the photos and the memories, are the one thing from your wedding day that lasts forever and that you will wear every day. It’s important to start your search early, this way you have time to time to find your perfect ring. If you also think you will want to go down the bespoke route, this can take even longer, so do bear that in mind.

If you’re going to be wearing your wedding band next to your engagement ring, make sure you will be wearing your engagement ring on the day of your appointment. It’s completely up to you how you want to style your rings together, but a wedding band can look completely different sitting next to your engagement ring and when it’s sat by itself.

The most common question a couple asks when buying wedding bands is “do we need to match?” Years ago, this was the done thing – you matched with your other half. But nowadays, if you and your partner have different tastes and styles, don’t feel like this is something you have to do. You have got to love the ring that you’re wearing.