Importance of Gemstone Shapes

Different shapes give a distinctive meaning to the gems. Diamonds, sapphires, amethysts, rubies and all the glittering gems out there could be cut in an array of shapes each of which adds stars to the beauty of the stone and to the jewelry it is studded in.

Like the selection of a perfect gem adds meaning to the purpose, selection of a perfect shape with fine cut also increases the value of the purpose. These shapes have their own meaning. Understanding the meaning and considering them while buying jewelry could enhance the value of the piece.

Round:

This is the most common shape for fine gemstones which is equally used for faceted cuts and cabochons. Round cut is the popular shape for engagement rings and wedding rings. The shape symbolizes eternity, wholeness and unity. As a circle it signifies renewal of energy of body, mind and soul. Brilliant cut rounds and round cabochons are equally famous for fine gemstone jewelry.

Oval:

This is another very common shape for designer jewelry but it is not just a cut to beautify the stone. It also represents the energies of sky and earth. The shape is an elongated round which shows a dispersal of energy. It keeps the wearer bounded with the ground while combining the soul with the spiritual world. Like rounds brilliant cut and cabochon ovals are among the primary choices for engagement rings.

Square:

It is famous as a lavish and romantic shape which provides stability and security. Sometimes the shape has pointed corners while other times rounded. In both the cases a square cut gem aligns. Fine faceted cuts and cabochons including square cut, princess cut, baguettes, rectangle cuts, octagon cut, radiant cut and emerald cut stands in the square shape category.

Triangle:

Triangle is a sacred shape and it is often found as trillion cut. It reflects the trinity of the heaven, the earth and the soul dwelling between the two. The shape brings the focus on vision, dreams and goals. Trillion cut is faceted while triangle cabochons are also commonly found.

Miscellaneous:

Along with the above mentioned shapes, there are many other shapes which are quite significant in expressing certain feelings. Like the heart shape expresses love and the pear shape speaks about refreshing nature. As it resembles to a rain drop so is associated with fruitfulness.

When choosing jewelry especially engagement ring, selecting a shape with great thoughts is always good. It not just adds meaning to the piece but also reflects the concern the giver has devoted in the selection.

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