Over 80 years in the business

Over 80 years in the business


Medawar Jewelers is a family owned business first established in 1920. Over the years, the Medawars expanded into many locations in Michigan and California. Our five locations offer our customers a unique shopping experience with our handcrafted jewelry designs created by master jewelers and designers. We value our customers and consider it a privilege to serve you. We will always do our best to ensure your satisfaction with each and every purchase.

Conflict Free

Conflict Free


Medawar Jewelers combines its efforts of buying only conflict free diamonds, fairly traded colored gemstones and environmentally conscious precious metals. Much of our manufacturing is done locally at our Lansing offices.

The Medawar Lifetime Promise

The Medawar Lifetime Promise


Medawar Jewelers guarantees the workmanship on each and every piece of jewelry against any manufacturer defect. We are always happy to check your jewelry, clean it and offer free Rhodium once a year on every piece purchased at our stores.

Financing

Financing


We offer interest free financing up to 18 months. Please check stores for details.

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The Shape of Things: 5 Trending Diamond Shapes

Engagement rings just keep getting better. With creativity at its max and rules ready for breaking, picking a diamond shape is more fun than ever. Read on for the shapes making the biggest waves right now. 

The Shape of Things: 5 Trending Diamond Shapes

Whether you want an especially trendy engagement ring or you prefer something traditional and timeless, knowing how in-demand your desired diamond shape and style is can help you weigh your options. Here are five of the most popular diamond shapes currently trending.

The Most Popular

Round-shaped diamond engagement rings are still the most popular. Modern-day round-cut diamonds have 58 facets and offer the most sparkle out of all shapes. The round edges maximize light return, making these iconic stunners the best bet for utmost brilliance. Traditional brides can’t go wrong with one of these. Round-shaped diamonds are also a popular choice for diamond wedding bands.

Modern Romance

Princess-cut stones are ideal for those wanting a romantic engagement ring with a slightly modern edge. The square shape’s clean edges help differentiate from cushion diamonds’ rounded corners. This diamond shape is suitable for hopeless romantics and fun-loving brides.

The Pillow-Cut One

Dubbed the pillow-cut thanks to its square-ish shape with rounded corners, the cushion cut offers a feminine shape with a vintage feel. Blending a modern round diamond with an “old mine” facet pattern (referring to the diamonds found as far back as the 1700s as opposed to those found today in “new mines”) a cushion cut shape is another timeless option. Plus, it won’t snag as easily as a princess cut, thanks its smooth corners. For maximum sparkle, experts recommend a length to width ratio no greater than 1 to 1.05.

trending loose diamond shapes

The Chameleon

Oval shaped stones are a fun variation on the iconic, timeless round-cut diamond. They’re a great option if you like the classic lines of the round diamond but want something a tad more daring and individualistic flair. They can also be made decidedly modern or vintage depending on the setting and band. Plus, oval-cut diamonds tend to appear larger than the same carat sized round-shaped diamond, meaning you can achieve the look of a larger stone at a lower price point (score!). If you’re wanting something extra unique, consider having one custom designed just or you.

The Vintage One

Emerald-cut gemstones date back to the 1500s—the “table cut” was suitable for softer gemstones like emeralds that were susceptible to fracturing. The cut became especially popular for diamond cutting during the 1920s, when it became the go-to Art Deco look thanks to its clean lines and sharp geometric shape. Today, emerald-cut diamonds make dramatic center stones, extra exquisite side stones, and even accents on unique wedding bands. Bold and dramatic, emerald-shaped diamonds are decadently modern while retaining their vintage charms.

Explore More Diamonds Shapes at Medawar Jewelers

When you’re ready to try some engagement rings on or want to learn more about the above, stop into one of our jewelry store locations. We carry top luxury designers and our teams are knowledgeable about the differences and pros and cons among various diamond shapes. 

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