The Perfect Shine of Diamond Rings

Did you read our post about the perfect wedding or engagement ring centerpiece? I Iove the feedback we got! Thank you for sharing what you look for in those special stones that end up being a part of your forever-afters.

Apparently, as much as you love color and variety, diamonds are still a favorite!

I totally understand. Diamonds are intriguing.

They’re sparkly and pretty. Diamonds don’t just accept light, it gives light a polish, dresses it up in a glamorous outfit, and pushes it back out like firework with glittery streaks of color in its hair. And by that I mean – the way that diamonds refract rainbow-colored light is just breathtaking (but those are boring words, and analogies are fun).

Diamonds are also the toughest rocks known to men. It’s so tough, it rates a 10 on the Mohs scale of hardness. It’s so tough, that the word ‘diamond’ comes from a Greek word meaning ‘unbreakable’. It’s so tough, it should last that happily ever after that it's meant for.

If the words Mohs scale of hardness threw you a little, don’t worry! I have answers for you. The tl:dr version is – the Mohs scale is the measurement used to determine a stone’s strength, and diamonds are way at the top, with a rating of 10 out of 10. Now, the Mohs scale isn’t the be all and end all of a stone’s strength as we’ve discussed before, but it’s a good start!

But just because diamonds are popular, it doesn’t mean you’ll end up with a carbon copy of a gazillion other rings. Diamonds are pretty great because there’s a variety for you to choose from if you’re ok with stepping away from the sparkling white and clear diamond cliche.


Treated or not, colored diamonds are just fun. They have that classic diamond flirtation with light, but they also come with their own slice of personality. Add to that an unusual cut -  and you get a one of a kind ring. 

Custom Marquise Rose Cut
Diamond Rings

Marquise cuts can be quite dainty, but there’s a magical something about this shape. They're the perfect shape for someone who likes something a little quirky and a little different. 

Custom Brilliant Cut Geometric 
and Shield Diamond Rings

‘To love and protect’ can be taken quite literally with shield cuts. My favorite thing about shield cuts are the unique takes gem cutters have on what it will look like. That's why there's so much variety.


Included diamond rings are spicy and full of sass. I love it so much, I wrote a whole blog post about it. I’m also really fascinated by how different shapes and cuts seem to give the stones completely different characters.

Custom Rose Cut Hexagon Diamond Ring

A touch of quirk, but still very much grounded and leaning towards chic. A hexagon cut diamond has a touch of fashionably fabulous to it. It’s among our most requested diamond shapes this year. 

Custom Rose Cut Pear
Diamond Ring

All the curves and the softness of a pear cut gives these diamonds a romantic and feminine energy. Confident belles of the ball and have been a top choice for Gardens of the Sun engagement rings for a few years in a row.

Custom Round, Oval, and Cushion Rose Cut Diamond Ring

A classic touch in the cut, with a thoroughly modern look. The rose cut is so good at showing off all the colors and inclusions!  Something we all want in our diamonds, of course!


As the gateway to my current love of diamonds, diamond slices hold a very special place in my heart. 

They’re my go-to recommendation for people who may want diamonds, but don’t love the idea of a perfect white diamond. Or women who love low profile rings (let me tell you, my diamond slice ring is my favorite ring with a newborn). Or those who want a lot of coverage on a small budget.

So now that you’ve seen all the choices available – which diamond would make the centerpiece of your perfect diamond ring?

If you're feeling too overwhelmed with all the information to start with your own custom diamond ring, have a look at some designs that we have on the site! Inspiration may come to you, or you might find yourself drawn to something.

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