Wedding season is underway, so today we’re hashing out the most popular diamond cuts of 2019. Not to get too ahead of ourselves, but NOW is actually the perfect time to start planning out ring details for an end of the year proposal.

We see all the major trends come through our showroom. When a major celebrity gets engaged, the requests for a certain diamond cut go way up. It helps that we have the largest inventory of loose diamonds in all of Texas. That basically means we have any diamond cut, carat size, or color you’d ever want (or can get it pretty easy).

So what ARE the most popular diamond cuts we’ve seen in 2019?


Emerald Cut

This vintage diamond cut is making a major come back. Although it’s been around for thousands of years, it became popular throughout the 1920’s Art Deco movement.

Related: History of the Emerald Cut Diamond

More recently Beyonce, Amal Clooney, and newly engaged Jennifer Lopez and Jennifer Lawrence are rocking the emerald cut. What’s not to love about it?

The emerald cut actually makes the diamond stronger due to its graduated lines in the design. Those clean lines and the ‘hall of mirrors’ effect create a unique feel and helps set the diamond cut apart. We don’t see this trend slowing down anytime soon.

Oval Cut

Oval cut diamonds are in very high demand. And to think the first oval cuts were actually crafted from diamonds deemed ‘worthless.’ Lazare Kaplan, a Russian diamond cutter fashioned flawless gems from undesirable or heavily included stones.

Oval cut diamonds are perfect for the bride that loves classic style, yet desires a unique look. They give off a timeless and elegant vibe, and aren’t as expensive as their very close brilliant round cut relative. Because of the elongated shape, they appear larger than other diamonds of the same exact weight.

An oval cut diamond has 58 facets, which provide intense brilliance and fire.

See also: A Comparison of Round and Oval Cut Diamonds

Cushion Cut

Also known as the ‘candlelight diamond’ or ‘pillow cut, the cushion cut is a popular choice for engagement rings. Soft edges and an oval-ish shape provide a unique, but subtle update to the popular brilliant cut. The centuries old diamond is popular due in part to its increased number of facets on the crown. The number ranges anywhere from 58 to 64.

Cushion cut diamonds are a great choice for those that prefer a romantic and vintage feel. You may remember the extravagant and flawless 15 carat, cushion cut diamond that Kanye proposed to Kim Kardashian with. Since then, we’ve seen a lot of similar requests for the cushion cut paired with a thin band.

Pear Cut

The ‘teardrop’ shaped diamond continues to be a popular diamond cut this year. It’s traditionally been more of a diamond choice for earrings, necklaces, and accent stones. Lately, it’s become the star of many a custom engagement rings designed here at Jonathan’s.

The pear cut is simply a combination of the round brilliant and marquise cuts, and it’s been around since the early 1400’s. Brides love the pear cut because it elongates the finger and makes inclusions difficult to spot. It also makes a unique alternative to other traditional styles.

Cardi B and Paris Hilton both received gigantic pear cut engagement rings within the last few years. The wedding and engagements didn’t last, but the pear cut diamond is forever.

Related: History of the Pear Cut Diamond

Round Brilliant Cut

We can’t leave one of the most popular diamond cuts of all time off the list. The round brilliant cut still reins supreme for brides to be, even though other diamonds cuts have gained some traction. Still, the round brilliant cut diamond accounts for 75% of all loose diamond sales.

The brilliance, fire, and unparalleled reflection of light provide a trio of diamond perfection. Ideal for the simple, chic, and classic bride– the round brilliant cut diamond will never go out of style.

Are you interested in creating your engagement ring with a loose diamond from our inventory? Contact to schedule an appointment and find the perfect diamond today.

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