Choosing an Engagement Ring: Popular Stone Cuts

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

Love bling? Welcome to the club. Don't know your asschers from your cushions? Step right up. Here's a quick-and-simple rundown of seven popular stone cuts with a locally found option for each.

1. Round: The traditional approach

Hearts on Fire 18-karat white-gold band with a .63-carat solitaire; Meyers Jewelers, $6,995

2. Princess: Just the right amount of sweet

Tacori Dantela Collection platinum band with a 1-carat solitaire and .3 carats of diamonds on the side; Meyers Jewelers, $5,650 for band, $5,500 for stone

3. Emerald: Totally regal

Platinum band with a basket-set, 2.5-carat center stone; Leo Alfred Jewelers, $43,652

4. Asscher: A little something different

Platinum band with a 1.8-carat center stone; Leo Alfred Jewelers, $22,012

5. Oval: A vintage flavor

14-karat white-gold band with a 1.17-carat center stone and halo diamonds; Leo Alfred Jewelers, $8,342

6. Radiant: The stunner

Platinum band with a basket-set, 5.17-carat center stone; Leo Alfred Jewelers, $109,088

7. Cushion: The modern way

Fana New York 14-karat white-gold band with 52 diamonds totaling .38 carats; Worthington Jewelers, $1,740 without center stone