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Shapes for Engagement Rings

Shopping on-line is a great way to browse the many different shapes of engagement rings. Buying an engagement ring is an important decision so it is important to make sure you will be satisfied with your choice.

The shape is often the first choice that many people make when buying an engagement ring. There are many different options from which to choose, with round being the most popular and also the most traditional. In fact, 75% of diamonds sold are round cut.

The marquise engagement rings shape is also popular for engagement rings. According to legend, this shape is named for King Louis XIV who originally had the cut commissioned to resemble the smile of Marquise de Pompadour, his mistress. The benefit of the marquise cut is that it can give you the look of a longer, longer stone at a much lower price.

Another popular cut for engagement rings is the princess cut. The princess cut engagement rings feature corners that are sharp and uncut and is typically square. Due to the fact that the princess cut has some 76 facets, it usually offers more brilliance than the round cut.

Posted on April 5, 2011 by Admin