Posted on May 24 2016
Fashion involves change, novelty, and the context of time, place and wearer. Times change, and the standard of beauty changes with them. But as history repeats itself, fashion trends do as well. After flipping through some fashion magazines recently, I noticed that more and more of celebrity women with sexy curves are coming ahead. Think of Rubens portraits… The Rubenesque physique was all the rage in the 17th century and voluptuousness was considered the standard of beauty. Having a full figure was a sign of wealth, health and happiness. Nowadays, it represents a healthy and fit body. So, being an owner of some curves myself :), I am daring to draw a parallel line and say that the most “curvy” cut diamonds are the huge hit this season as well.
1. The “curviest” of all is an oval cut. Oval is an elliptical shaped brilliant cut diamond and generally looks larger than other shapes of the same carat weight and exhibits a brilliance similar to a round cut. When shopping for ovals, you cannot judge them solely by numbers, it’s best to see the stone in person or view photos. Look for pleasing, graceful, and symmetrically shaped stones. Ovals will have bow ties of varying degrees and it’s best to avoid excessively deep or shallow stones. For the most traditional ovals, look for length – to – width ratios between 1.33 and 1.66 . Please, check our website for the gorgeous engagement ring setting that would accommodate this feminine diamond cut.
3. And lastly, a heart, the ultimate symbol of love, is also the shape with perfect curves. Heart shaped diamonds are brilliant cuts with curved lobes that stem from a centered cleft. When shopping for hearts, look for stones with balanced and symmetrical proportions. The preferred length – to – width ratio for hearts is 1 : 1. Heart shaped diamonds are very popular in solitaire pendants as well as ring settings. We offer an ample variety of jewelry items featuring this diamond cut.
The standard of beauty changes year to year, decade to decade, century to century, and that has always been and always will be the case. But the famous “Diamonds are forever” is a true statement. If you want to learn more about these diamond shapes as well jewelry that features them, please, visit our website or give us a call at your convenience.
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