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Round Engagement Rings: There's a Style for Everyone

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A round cut engagement ring adds a more classic element to any engagement; pretty and simple, these engagement rings stand the test of time. Along with the timelessness of a round cut diamond, this style gives off more light than any other cut of diamond, making the ring shine brighter. This particular cut allows for the diamond to fit into any setting easily.

Aesthetically speaking, this traditional engagement ring shape is a perfect match for any hand type. As a classic engagement ring, the simple round cut solitaire proves to be a timeless addition to any engagement ring. This simple style gives the couple room to experiment with a more intricate wedding band or to get a perfectly matching one. At With Clarity, some of our most popular rings are round cut engagement rings.

Round Cut Engagement Rings Guide

Like each individual has their own personality, engagement rings are also a representation of personal style. Round diamonds adds a traditional element to the engagement ring; however, flair can be added with metal colors, various ring settings and designs. In this way even the round diamond engagement ring can be personalized.

Round Cut Engagement Ring Settings

The beauty of round cut diamonds is that they look gorgeous in a wide variety of settings, depending on your personal preference. Here are five popular ring settings for round cut diamond engagement rings.

  • Diamond Solitaire - The classic solitaire setting is the most popular setting for round cut diamonds. Even when various design trends come and go, the solitaire setting is one that is here to stay. The solitaire setting is great because it puts all of the attention on the round cut diamond. Therefore, it’s especially important to have a stone with a high-quality diamond, to truly show off its brilliance.

  • Pave Settings - If you love sparkling rings, a pave setting is perfect for you. They provide a feeling of luxury to the ring-wearer. With a pave setting, the surface of the ring is covered with small accent diamonds. This creates a ring surface that has a consistent and continuous glitter effect. Instead of just one sparkling center round cut diamond, you can have a whole row of tiny diamonds in addition to that, which sparkle from every angle. The main drawback to pave settings is that if you plan on getting your ring resized in the future, it is more difficult to do so. You can combat this by only having accent diamonds go halfway across the ring band on either side, instead of all the way around the band.

  • Halo Setting - This setting is known for its incredible ability to enhance the beauty of the center diamond. In a halo setting, the round cut diamond is totally enclosed and encircled by small pave diamonds. It provides the center diamond with a gorgeous frame, and it can make it appear larger than it actually is. A halo setting is especially great for those who prefer vintage-inspired engagement rings, although you can certainly have a halo setting without it being vintage-inspired. If you want to be truly fancy, you can even get a double halo setting.

  • Bezel Setting - Bezel settings have a very modern look and feel to them. They are by far the most secure type of setting for your center diamond. The bezel brings all of the focus and attention to the round cut diamond. The diamond is carefully and elegantly wrapped with metal, usually gold or platinum. It is an amazing way to provide the highest form of protection to your stone in a stylish setting. You can choose between a full or a partial bezel setting. Full bezels enclose the entire stone, while partial bezels only cover the sides of the stone. The main benefit of partial bezels is that it allows for profile views, and it also makes the cleaning process easier if you are doing it yourself. Bezel settings are typically the most appealing to those who lead an active lifestyle.

  • Cathedral Setting - This is a classic and elegant engagement ring setting for round cut diamonds. It uses arches of metal that hold up the center diamond. The arches make the diamond appear larger than it actually is, and it really accentuates the diamond. It’s unique and also very secure for the center diamond. The main drawback to this type of setting is that it can get caught on furniture or clothes easier than other settings can. It is also harder to clean.

Tips When Buying Round Cut Diamond Engagement Rings

Once you decide that you want a round cut diamond, there are a few important things to consider. One of the most important ones is proportion. Proportion is vital to having a high-quality round cut diamond engagement ring. Here are the general protections for round brilliant cuts:

  • Round Cut diamonds have been the most popular diamond shape for centuries, so it’s never going to go out of style.

  • Table % should be 52.4% to 57.5%

  • Depth % should be 56.88% to 63.92 %

  • Crown Angle should be 33.7° to 35.8°

  • Pavilion Angle should be 40.2° to 41.25°

  • Girdle Thickness should be thin-medium

  • Culet - none

If you have a diamond with all of the correct proportions, this is what will yield a diamond it’s maximum beauty, brilliance, fire, and scintillation. It’s all based on mathematical calculations.

Scintillation refers to the sparkle and light that the diamond emits. As long as you stick to the above proportions, your diamond’s light performance will be ideal.

Benefits of a Round Cut Diamond Wedding Band

Here are some benefits of choosing a round cut diamond for a wedding band:

  • Round Cut diamonds have been the most popular diamond shape for centuries, so it’s never going to go out of style.

  • Due to the round cut diamond’s symmetrical shape, it does a wonderful job of capturing light. This really adds a lot of brilliance and sparkle to the stone that not many other cuts can beat.

  • Round cut diamonds typically have fewer flaws than other cuts, and they have higher clarity rating as well.

  • They are less likely to get caught on clothing or furniture due to their clean cuts with no shape edges.

  • Round cut diamonds are such a versatile cut that looks good in many different settings.

  • Round cut diamond wedding bands can be affordable and can fit in your budget.

Top round engagement rings

Round engagement rings are the ultimate classic. And while some brides to be love leaning into all things traditional, others might not. That's why we pulled styles from our extensive collection to show you that just because a classic diamond shape is at the center of your setting doesn't mean the entire ring has to look like her grandmother's. Here are a couple of our favorite designs:

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Twisting Vine Diamond Engagement Ring

The Twisting Vine Diamond ring comes in a pave setting, meaning that the diamonds are set close to one another, allowing more shine. This setting is popular for couples looking to show off more of their diamonds than their metal.

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Twisting Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

This ring is made up of tightly wound metal crisscrossing up to the center diamond. This classic white gold ring demonstrates strong durability and wonderful shine. The choice of white gold for the metal makes the ring a fantastic pick to protect against the wear and tear of every day.

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Split Shank Pave Diamond Engagement Ring

This ring’s shank splits and reconnects at the center stone while featuring the shine of 52 diamonds. As a more contemporary take on the classic diamond rings, the Split Shank Pave Diamond Engagement Ring demonstrates brilliant shine, accounting for the slightly higher price tag.

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Three Row Diamond Engagement Ring

This ring is defined by its three rows of small pave set diamonds covering the top half of the engagement ring. White gold makes up the ring, but it is only visible on the bottom half of the ring. With 6o stones, this round cut style shines brightly.

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Rising Split Shank Diamond Engagement Ring

With almost the exact same concept, this ring ranks high in popularity. A key difference between this ring and the Pave Diamond Halo Engagement Ring is in the band. This ring demonstrates a split shank which reconnects back at the center diamond, allowing for double the shine, but not double the price.

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Braided Row Diamond Engagement Ring

This style features a large center diamond surrounded by an intricate band made up of braided accent diamonds. Although the ring only features 34 diamonds, the braided effect gives the illusion of diamond-filled ring, making this ring seemingly undervalued. The atypical, but gorgeous band makes the Braided Row Diamond Engagement Ring perfect for the couples looking for a more contemporary take on the classic round cut engagement rings.

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Under Bezeled Diamond Engagement Ring

This ring features prominent diamonds at a low price. This ring shows off a large center diamond flanked by smaller, but still significantly sized diamonds along the band. Its simplicity leads to its desirability, making this ring a popular choice for a more classic engagement ring.

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Classic Six Prong Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

This ring is a popular choice for those that prefer simplicity and letting their center diamond shine through. This ring simply features a single round cut diamond in the center, drawing all the focus to the center stone. This bestseller is not only simple and beautiful, but it also boasts a low price tag.

Round diamond engagement rings are a timeless style that is sure to be on trend for years to come. The sparkling brilliance of a round diamond coupled with a stylish band will be sure to wow.