It is often easy to forget that there are a plethora of options to explore.
This design is a step away from traditional round brilliant diamond styles. Dating back to the time of France’s King Louis XIV, it has since been modernized into the rough shape of a boat. The best length to width ratios to choose is 2.1:1 and 1.85:1, although it is up to the wearer to decide what they want.
To some, a more rounded appearance is more appealing, while others prefer something lengthier. The stone is elongated enough to place its own weight along the finger, which many people like. The finger looks longer this way, and the diamond looks bigger for its weight.
A simple take on this is the twist ring design, which comes with four claws. Not only do side claws allow for better security for the stone, but they are also immune from the risk of being strained by pushing up against the stone in its middle.