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Round Cut Engagement Rings: What You Need to Know about This Timeless Style

The most fiery, scintillating diamond shape available, the round-cut diamond is a work of art. Read on to find out about what sets a round cut engagement ring apart from any other.

Round Cut Engagement Rings: What You Need to Know about This Timeless Style

In terms of the most popular diamond shapes available on the market, the round-cut diamond takes the cake in the shine department. The unique physical properties of the round-cut diamond means that its scintillation (white sparkle) and fire (rainbow-colored sparkle) are unparalleled compared to other shapes, and fiancées-to-be have responded to that fact by overwhelmingly selecting round-cut diamonds as their preferred shape for an engagement ring.

Given that Rogers Jewelry Co. carries some of the finest round-cut engagement rings from the top designers in the industry, we wanted to present different styles which take advantage of the incomparable round-cut diamond.

Solitaire Engagement Rings

Solitaire Engagement Rings

The solitaire style shows off the sparkle of a round-cut diamond better than any other due to the preeminence of the center stone and lack of “competing” diamonds surrounding it. However, the minimalist grace of the solitaire engagement ring doesn’t mean the ring leaves something to be desired.

For instance, the A. Jaffe Metropolitan collection features bezel-set solitaire rings—a cool modern spin on a vintage style in itself—where side diamonds are “hidden” along the side of the bezel. So, head-on, these engagement rings only present a gorgeous round-cut diamond and the 18k white gold surrounding it, but when it’s lifted, a treasure trove of the jewels is shown off.

Halo Engagement Rings

Halo Engagement Rings

The “opposite” of a solitaire is the halo style, where a center stone is surrounded by a ring of smaller stones. The interesting quality of a halo-style ring is that a well-crafted halo creates the illusion of size. This makes the halo-style diamond engagement ring the perfect choice for a woman who minimized the carat size to maximize the other 3 C’s of her stone.

If you’re looking to recapitulate the roundness of your round-cut diamond, you may want to stick to circle-shaped halos (opposed to the Hexagonal collection from Hearts on Fire, or the ArtCarved Classic collection) to really take advantage of the illusory power of your halo.

Side Stone Engagement Rings

Side Stone Engagement Rings

The side-stone engagement ring is an interesting choice for a round-cut center diamond. The side diamonds catch light from many different angles, meaning that this style is a very eye-catching choice. If you’re confident in the beauty of your round-cut diamond, you’ll benefit most from this style. We’d suggest the Scott Kay Luminaire collection of round-cut rings for this task, thanks to the numerous prongs that lift and separate the center stone from its neighbors without taking any beauty from either.

Find Engagement Rings and More at Rogers Jewelry Co.


If you’re interested in learning more about the beautiful round-cut diamond engagement rings we offer here at Rogers Jewelry Co., or you’d like to learn more about diamonds, contact us at 1-800-733-1874. Otherwise, feel free to stop by our California showrooms in Modesto, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, Folsom, Fresno, Elk Grove, and Visalia or our Nevada showroom in Reno!

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