As an engagement ring designer at Morgan & Co on the Sunshine Coast, I have the privilege of working with a variety of diamond shapes, each with its own unique appeal. Here are my personal top 5 favourite diamond shapes, ranked from 1 to 5, along with the reasons why I love them —

  1. Round — 
    Although it might sound boring, the brilliant round diamond is a timeless classic and takes the top spot for its appeal and unparalleled brilliance. Its symmetrical shape maximises light reflection, creating a stunning sparkle that never goes out of style. I feel that a brilliant round diamond suits you i your 20's and takes you through your life, without ever going out of fashion or losing it's elegance. The ability to stack your brilliant round diamond with any wedding band is an added bonus. Almost any wedding band will perfectly match with your round diamond. 

  2. Oval —
    Oval diamonds are a personal favourite due to their elegant elongated shape, which flatters the finger and creates a graceful look. They offer a modern twist on the classic round diamond, with a unique and eye-catching appearance. Oval diamonds can help elongate the finger which is an added bonus! 

  3. Cushion —
    Cushion-cut diamonds combine the brilliance of round diamonds with a unique square or rectangular shape. I love the vintage charm of cushion-cut diamonds, which exude warmth and sophistication. My favourite way to set a cushion cut is in our unique four claw design as seen in our Evelyn Ring.

  4. Marquise — 
    The marquise diamond's elongated shape and pointed ends give it a regal and elegant appearance. I appreciate the drama and flair that a marquise diamond brings to any jewellery piece. I adore the shape of a marquise diamond and I feel they suit most people's hands, although they don't suit everyone's personality. I feel that someone with a little bit of "edge" can pull off a marquise diamond. I also love that you can set a marquise solitaire so many different ways; two claws, shoulders, six claws or five. So versatile and always a unique choice. 

  5. Radiant —
    Last but not least, radiant-cut diamonds are a stunning choice for those who love the brilliance of round diamonds but prefer a square or rectangular shape. The radiant cut combines the best of both worlds, with exceptional sparkle and a modern silhouette. My favourite combination with a radiant cut solitaire is the two toned option of a yellow gold band with white gold setting, like our Tara Ring

Each of these diamond shapes has its own unique charm and beauty, making them all favourites in my collection. Whether you prefer the timeless elegance of a round diamond or the modern sophistication of an oval or cushion cut, there's a diamond shape to suit every style and preference.

Book your free, no obligation consultation with our team at Morgan & Co Jewellery, Buderim and we can discuss your ideal diamond shape for your forever ring. 

— With love, Morgan x

April 28, 2024 — Morgan Gaskin