A responsible step: The most beautiful engagement rings for your cherished loved one to choose on JamesEdition

Are you planning to drop the question and you haven't bought a ring yet? There are many beautiful engagement rings in the market and it isn't easy to find the perfect engagement ring for your bride to be. Diamonds tend to be the traditional engagement ring choice because they are elegant and timeless. There are different ways to cut a diamond and the different cuts have their own history and impact on sparkles. It can be easy to get overwhelmed when shopping for an engagement ring, that’s why JamesEdition made a list of our top 5 engagement rings.

The marquise cut diamond is rarely seen in the engagement ring world. Nevertheless, it has a long tradition and its long narrow shape looks excellent on the ring finger. The marquise refers to the idea of King Louis XV of France (1710-1774) who asked a jeweler to design a shape that resembled the lips of his mistress, Jean Antoinette Poisson. Famous marquise cut diamonds are the engagement rings of Victoria Beckham, Ashley Simpson and Catherine Zeta Jones.
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The Pear shaped diamond is a combination of a round and a marquise cut. At the end, it always has a tapered point. It’s worn with the narrow end pointing towards the hand, which adds the benefit of making the finger appear longer and slimmer. The most famous Pear shaped diamond engagement ring was worn by Elizabeth Taylor. The ring was sold at a public auction on October 23,1967. The circle of bidders included the Sultan of Brunei, Aristotle Onassis, Harry Winston and Richard Burton. Last named bought it at the end for his wife for $ 1,1 million.
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This diamond cut is somewhat of a newcomer in the diamond community. With his 70 facet cut it is considered to be one of the most brilliant diamond shapes. In his 39 years it has managed to gain a huge popularity. So it is no wonder that also among celebrities it is highly in fashion. Because of its shimmering radiance it is perfect to show off. Famous owners of a pear shaped diamond engagement ring are Jennifer Lopez, Drew Barrymore, Khole Kardashian and Megan Fox.
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The oval shaped diamonds have, with their 58 facets, a similar brilliance like the round shape cuts, but add with their slimmer shape a sophisticated and elegant appearance. Furthermore, oval shapes do appear bigger than the traditional round cut. Celebrity oval cut diamonds are the engagement ring of Blake Lively and Selma Hayek. The most famous oval cut engagement ring is owned by Kate Middleton, which once belonged to her mother in law Princess Diana.
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The cushion cut is one of the most popular shapes for engagement rings. The origin of this elegant and classic shape traces back to the nineteenth century when the shape was referred to as the mine cut. The mine cut was a square cut with rounded corners. The modern cushion cut is a cross between the old mine cut and the modern oval cut. The mine cut had 58 facets, while the modern cushion cut has 64 facets. Many of the world’s most famous diamonds happen to be cushion cut, including the Regent diamond (140.5 carats) and the Hope diamond (45.52 carats).
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