Like all fashion, engagement ring shapes and styles change through the years. Our designers are on top of each fashion trend and ensure we are ahead of the curve when it comes to engagement ring designs. While trends come and go the following three shapes have stood the test of time when it comes to engagement rings. First up is the Round cut stone-According to GIA, more than 60% of couples choose a round diamond for their center stone. The round cut has been around since the 1800’s making it by far the most popular year after year. Second is the Cushion- This cut has been around for almost 200 years. Once referred to as an old mine cut is the combination of a square cut with rounded corners. Most cushions resemble a pillow hence the name the cushion cut! The cushion cut resurgence has taken hold due its popularity on Instagram. Many brides are attracted to the antique feel of the cut combined with new modern cutting techniques that give newer cushions improved brilliance. Lastly, Oval- Another cut that has been around since the 14th century. Perfected by Jewelers International Hall of Fame member Lazare Kaplan. This stunning elongated cut can flash as much fire as a round cut with its 58 facets. One of the reasons it has boomed in popularity again is the average 1 carat oval diamond has 10% larger surface area than the average 1 carat round diamond making it appear larger. Ovals also tend to be priced a little less than their round counterparts making it a popular option.