Square and round diamond shape, what's the difference for diamond painting?

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, this is more or less a subjective preference! Your goal should be to choose the shape that you personally find the most beautiful for you.

In diamond painting, a "drill" simply refers to the shape of each diamond that you are going to apply on your canvas. If that's confusing, replace "drill" in your head with the word "diamond". Thus, square drill means square diamond and round drill means round diamond.

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 applicator pen. It’s easy and quite a bit of fun. Round diamonds are known to have a more sparkling appearance, especially on larger paintings. Round diamonds just seem to stick better to the applicator pen. This makes the transition smoother and the work faster.

Square diamonds for large canvases

Square diamonds look a bit 'sharper' than round diamonds. The reason is simple, because they align more easily and create a more "full" mosaic when viewed from afar. They fit together very well and do not cause gaps. They are particularly preferred for creating large canvases. Another feature that people seem to really appreciate about square diamonds is the “slammed” sound. This is issued when you are about to complete and fill in the gaps. In addition, the sound is very satisfactory. Finally, square diamonds are easier and faster to pick up and apply. A statistical study has been carried out to find out which type of diamonds is most appreciated by people doing diamond painting and it turns out that the overwhelming majority prefer the square to the round, 383 versus 87.