Round brilliant diamonds might be the traditional diamond choice, but we love the unique styles and sparkle that fancy-shaped diamonds offer. And we’re not alone! Fancy shapes, like Radiant, Cushion, and Emerald, are growing in popularity among Hollywood’s A-list celebrities. Click for more to check out our who-wears-what list of celebrity diamonds below!
The round brilliant has long been the most popular diamond shape for us regular folks. In Hollywood, though, the round brilliant is less common. Those actresses and singers who do go for rounds tend to shun the traditional solitaire setting, instead choosing unique settings, like the five-star design that Fergie wears, or the double-halo that surrounds Jennifer Hudson’s 5-carat round brilliant stunner. In contrast, fellow round-girl Britney Spears keeps her 5-carat ring low-key by setting the stone in a simple solitaire with pave diamonds along the side.
Emerald and Asscher: Big and Bold
Step-cut diamonds, which include Emerald and Asscher cuts, are hot among celebrities. Many of the biggest A-list actors and songstresses wear the classic emerald-cut diamond. Actresses Angelina Jolie, Kate Hudson, and Kate Beckinsale all wear uniquely set emerald-cut rings, while Gwyneth Patrow sports an Asscher cut stone framed in pave diamonds. Likewise, two of the biggest names in pop — Beyonce and Mariah Carey — also wear this super-trendy shape.
Cushion is another fancy-shaped diamond that is coming back into vogue. Jennifer Garner boasts a 4.5 carat cushion from her husband, Ben Affleck, and Molly Sims wears a cushion cut diamond in a halo style on her all important finger. Most recently, Miley Cyrus received a 3.5-carat cushion-cut ring from fiance Liam Hemsworth, and E! news reporter and reality start Giuliana Rancic likewise enjoys the traditional look of a four carat cushion cut on her left hand.
Radiant: Sporty Sparkle
While cushion cuts are an old diamond shape that’s coming back into fashion, the radiant cut is a new shape that’s quickly gaining appeal – especially among celebrities! Lucky girl Hilary Duff wears a 14-carat radiant cut diamond engagement ring from her husband, and Khloe Kardashian enjoys an equally impressive 9-carat radiant from husband Lamar Odom. Most recently, Drew Barrymore and Jessica Biel each received radiant-cut diamonds engagement rings from their fiances.
Oval and Pear: Traditional with a Twist
Oval and pear-shaped diamonds are a great choice for the girl who wants to be traditional, but with a twist. Salma Hayek and Katharine McPhee both received white oval-shaped diamonds from their husbands, while Rebecca Romijn wears her oval-shaped diamond in a fancy yellow. Katherine Heigl took a different direction, choosing a gorgeous pear-shaped halo engagement ring.