Of all the fancy shape cuts, the princess cut is the most popular because it incorporates a lot of brilliance as well as sparkle. In looking at its shape from the angle of the face, the appearance of this cut is that of a square. This is as opposed to the emerald-shaped engagement ring which has an elongated design at either end thus causing the fingers to appear more elongated. In addition, this cut also causes the diamond to appear to have a larger carat weight than it actually does.
Another example of signet rings is the asscher engagement ring whose design calls for the high clarity of the diamond because the face of the ring is large and square. The asscher design is very similar to that of the emerald engagement ring which has a relatively large and open top face. On the other hand, the radiant engagement ring is similar in brilliant quality and fire to the round diamond engagement ring while also having a similar appearance with the shapes of both the asscher and emerald.
The cut of diamonds is also considered in the design of diamond bracelets. Diamonds are truly a girl's best friend and the fact that one is not married or engaged certainly does not mean that one should not wear diamonds. These jewels can be set in earrings, pendants and bracelets, with the tennis bracelet becoming increasingly popular. The tennis bracelet refers to a thin diamond bracelet whose design is in-line, and which incorporates a pattern of symmetry in the setting of the diamonds.
Other designs and cuts for diamond bracelets are increasingly coming up as more innovations and creativity become incorporated. It is important for the right proportions to be considered as these bracelets are chosen. For instance, for a lady with a slender wrist, chunky designs need not be used as this would in effect make the bracelet dwarf the wrist even further. More delicate designs should be used instead. For ladies with wrists that may be slightly thicker the delicate designs will be inappropriate as they will not be seen to be as dazzling as they ought to. Chunkier designs will therefore be best.