Most women know exactly what shape of diamond they want to wear long before they ever get engaged. We've always wondered what a woman's diamond preference says about her personality. We found a great article outlining the character traits of the diamond wearer, and to tell you the truth, we found it to be pretty accurate. See what you think.
Round: The brilliant round diamond has set the standard for all other diamond shapes, and is loved for its sparkle and versatility.
What it says about you: You are empathetic, dependable and strong, and your first priority is your loved ones.
Oval: This even, perfectly symmetrical stone flatters small hands and shorter fingers—the diamond’s shape gives the illusion of lengthening the hand. When it comes to dazzle, the oval cut definitely has it, thanks to its contrasting silhouette which reflects and retracts light, creating a fiery shine.
What it says about you: You are very feminine and highly creative. Though you are organized and incredibly disciplined when it comes to getting the job done; after hours, you love to let loose and let your wild side shine through.
Marquise: This elongated shape with pointed ends was inspired by the stunning smile of the Marquise de Pompadour and commissioned by France’s Louis XV, who wanted a diamond to mirror his mistress’ grin. Today this diamond is wildly popular—in recent years it was voted the favorite fancy diamond shape by Peoples Jewellers.
What it says about you: You’re sexy, outgoing, impulsive and zestful, with a passion for life’s challenges.
Pear: Combining the best of the oval and the marquise cut, its shape is reminiscent of a sparkling teardrop.
What it says about you: You are adventurous and gregarious and love to whoop it up with your wide circle of fabulous, funny friends.
Heart: This is perhaps the funkiest shape, embodying sparkle and brilliant beauty.
What it says about you: You are sensitive and romantic and epitomize femininity. Your passionate nature inspires creativity in everyone who surrounds you.
Princess: This square or rectangular cut consists of both step and brilliant-cut facets, which produce serious sparkle.
What it says about you: If you are drawn to the princess or emerald cut, you are an efficient leader who is disciplined and highly organized.
Asscher: This beautifully unique shape is nearly identical to the emerald-cut, except that it is square. Also, this shape has a pavilion that is cut with rectangular facets in the same style as the emerald-cut.
What it says about you: Women who choose the asscher cut diamond have a sense of appreciation for the past, and typically hold a sentimentality for their heritage and family history.