Step 1: Decide on a Centerpiece Stone.
Almost every engagement ring has a prominent centerpiece stone. If your mind is set on a diamond, then you need to figure out what shape you want for your centerpiece. Even gemstones are offered in a variety of shapes.
If you want to slenderize your finger, choose vertical shapes like oval, pear or marquise. Round brilliant, oval, radiant, and princess shapes offer amazing sparkle. Asscher and emerald cuts feature shiny step facets within their cut; while they don’t exude the fire of brilliant cuts, step facets are extremely sophisticated and chic and are the go-to looks for vintage inspired settings. The cushion cut is an old shape that also has a vintage appeal. And heart-shaped stones add whimsy and romance to a setting.