What Diamond Shape Looks The Biggest?

Hey there, dear reader! Have you ever been entranced by the shimmering allure of a diamond, wondering about the magic behind its size and appearance? Today, we'll dive into the artistry of diamond shapes and unravel which ones truly capture the limelight. So, grab a cozy seat, and let’s embark on this glittering journey together.

Basics of Diamond Shapes

Before we begin, it's essential to know the difference between a diamond’s shape and its cut. While shape refers to the physical appearance (think heart, oval, or round), the cut pertains to how well the diamond's facets interact with light.

Popular diamond shapes include:

  • Round
  • Oval
  • Princess
  • Emerald

And many others!

Factors That Affect the Apparent Size of a Diamond

  • Table Spread: This refers to the diamond's top view diameter. A broader table can make the diamond appear larger.
  • Reflective Qualities: A diamond’s brilliance - its sparkle - can influence how big it appears.
  • Setting Styles: The setting can either highlight or diminish a diamond's size.

Comparing Diamond Shapes by Apparent Size

  • Round Diamonds: A classic! It's the most popular due to its unmatched brilliance. At Cut Fine Jewelers, the art of perfecting this shape has been a passionate endeavor.
  • Oval Diamonds: Its elongated shape can make the diamond appear larger, offering a unique and elegant flair.
  • Marquise Diamonds: Perfect for those seeking maximum finger coverage.
  • Emerald Cut: Offers a broader appearance but might trade off some brilliance.
  • Pear Shaped: A hybrid that combines the beauty of round and marquise shapes.

Remember, it's not just about the shape. At Cut Fine Jewelers, we believe that the cut truly makes the diamond. It's this meticulous attention to detail, passed down through our founder's journey, that brings out the gem’s true beauty.

Other Tips to Maximize the Look of a Diamond's Size

Halo Setting: Surrounding the main diamond with smaller ones can boost its prominence.

Slim Band Designs: A thinner band can put the spotlight on your diamond.

Carat Weight & Finger Size: Your finger's proportions play a role. It's all about achieving that harmonious balance.

Caveats and Considerations

Bigger doesn't always translate to better. The journey of selecting the perfect diamond is deeply personal. It’s a dance of balancing appearance, quality, and budget. And while our state-of-the-art showroom at Cut Fine Jewelers boasts a plethora of shapes and sizes, our primary aim is to craft memories that last a lifetime.


Diamonds, with their timeless allure, speak a universal language of love and luxury. Whether you're choosing based on size, brilliance, or a personal story, the most vital aspect is its resonance with you.

Ready for a Sparkling Adventure?

Dive deeper into the world of diamonds with our educational blog. Or better yet, come experience the magic in person! Book an appointment and let us guide you through our bespoke jewelry journey, handcrafted just for you.