Diamonds have long held a position as one of the most coveted gemstones worldwide, thanks to their timeless beauty, rarity, and exceptional durability. However, the ways in which diamonds are worn and styled have undergone several changes over time. In this blog post, we will delve into the shifting landscape of diamonds and the evolving styles that have emerged in recent years.

Traditional Diamond vs Modern Diamond Rings

We've all heard the iconic tagline ‘A Diamond Is Forever" which essentially paved the modern concept of a diamond engagement ring. These days, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone whose engagement ring doesn’t involve a diamond of sorts.

The eternity of traditional diamonds has been seen as the ultimate symbol of everlasting love and commitment. In recent times, there has been a shift towards colored diamonds and modern, unconventional designs. Contemporary diamond rings often feature unique cuts and settings, as well as non-traditional materials such as rose gold and black rhodium.

Modern brides are embracing colored diamonds as they reflect unique hues from canary yellows to soft pinks that symbolize various meanings and subtly showcase their personality traits.

Concerns about the environment and working practices in the mining industry have led to the sparkling rise of lab diamond rings as an alternative, ethical and cost-effective option. 

Lab Diamond Vs Moissanite

If you find mined diamonds to be prohibitively expensive, there are excellent alternatives available. Lab diamonds possess the same physical and chemical properties as their mined counterparts. They're indistinguishable in every way, except they are grown in a controlled laboratory environment. On average, they cost 30-50% less. Lab grown diamonds are also certified the same way as natural diamonds, with a Laboratory Diamond Report carried out by a third-party lab and specialist jeweller. The report references the GIA color, clarity and cut scales.

On the other hand, moissanite, the second hardest substances after mined and lab-grown diamonds, boast remarkable durability due to its composition of silicon and carbon elements. The increased availability of lab diamond rings, coupled with a growing desire for dazzling statement pieces, has positioned them as trendsetters. Moissanite rings are renowned for their captivating rainbow-colored sparkle, adding to their allure.

Marquise vs. Round

The classic round diamond has always been a popular choice for engagement rings. Lately, the marquise cut has been making a comeback. The elongated shape of the marquise cut creates the illusion of a larger diamond, exuding a unique and elegant aesthetic. Though round diamonds remain timeless and versatile, the marquise cut offers a touch of sophistication and individuality. Both cuts possess their own advantages, leaving the final decision to personal preference and style. Whether you opted for a traditional round or a modern marquise shape, the diamond is sure to radiate sparkle and shine for years to come.

Cushion vs. Emerald

When it comes to diamond shapes, cushion and emerald cuts have experienced a recent resurgence. The cushion cut, characterized by rounded corners and a square or rectangular shape, provides a classic yet contemporary appeal. Conversely, the emerald cut, with its step-cut facets and elongated rectangular shape, exudes an air of elegance and sophistication. Both cuts offer unique styles that can cater to a variety of tastes.

Ultimately, the choice between the type of diamond, shape and cut comes down to personal preference and the desire to complement the wearer's taste and personality. Regardless of the chosen cut, a diamond's timeless beauty will always symbolize enduring love and commitment.


  1. Very informative!
    The various shapes and cuts of Moissanite for diamond engagement rings look very pretty!

    1. Makes me so excited for that special day lolll