Square and round diamond shape, what is the difference?
When choosing between a square or round diamond shape, it is important to know that there are no right answers. As with so many things in life, it is more or less a subjective preference! Your goal should be to choose the shape that you personally find most beautiful for you.
In diamond painting, a "diamond" simply refers to the shape of each diamond you will apply to your canvas.
Round diamonds for simplicity
Round diamonds are generally preferred by beginners because they are easier to pick up and place on the canvas with the stylus. This makes the transition smoother and the work faster. In addition, round diamonds are known to be more sparkly, especially on larger paintings.
Square diamonds for large canvases
Square diamonds look a little "sharper" than round diamonds. The reason is simple: they line up more easily and create a more "complete" mosaic when viewed from a distance. They fit together very well and there are no gaps. They are therefore particularly preferred for creating large canvases. Secondly, the "snap" of square diamonds that appears when you are about to complete the gaps is very pleasing to customers. Finally, square diamonds are easier and faster for professionals to pick up and apply. A statistical study was done to find out which type of diamond is most appreciated by people practicing diamond painting, and it turns out that the majority prefers the square to the round, 383 to 87.