Diamond Shapes

Although most people immediately think of round diamonds when considering the various diamond shapes, there are quite a few different popular cuts. So if you happen to be in the mood for something different than the ever popular round brilliant cut, there are lots of options to choose from.

When talking about diamond shapes, we specifically mean its physical form. By having different shapes, diamonds will possess their own unique and attractive physical characteristics.

Let’s take a look at the different shapes right now

 

Diamond Shapes Buying Guide

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Round Brilliant Cut

This specific diamond cut is currently the most popular. For many hundreds of years now, diamond cutters have used this particular cut to maximize the fire and brilliance of diamonds.

When choosing a round brilliant cut diamond, make sure you select a higher grade within the 4C scale to bring out the greatest amount of brilliance.

Asscher Cut

Diamonds that incorporate this specific cut are typically mistaken as emeralds because an emerald is also cut this way. The major difference is that emeralds are cut in the shape of a rectangle and asscher diamonds are cut in the shape of a square.

Radiant Cut

This is the ideal cut for anyone looking to buy a diamond that has its own unique style. Diamonds with a radiant cut have corners that are uniquely trimmed, and this combines with the Emerald cut lines to create a round, brilliant diamond.

Cushion Cut

Another name for the cushion cut diamond is the pillow cut diamond. This is considered a timeless cut and many people really appreciate its attractive pillow shape.

Diamonds used for the cushion cut will typically have impeccable clarity and brilliance, which is often attributed to the large facets and rounded corners.

Emerald Cut

There is a unique and different optical appearance on Emerald cut diamonds. This typically happens because in the diamond’s pavilion there are rectangular facets that are step cut into it.

Pear Shaped

This diamond is a combination of marquise and round cuts, and has the teardrop style that you would typically find in the shape of a pear.

Oval Cut

Diamonds consisting of an oval cut have a very classic appearance but they also have a modern twist. This popular cut is found on many different styles of jewelry, but you’ll particularly find it on engagement rings.

Marquise Cut

With the Marquise cut diamond, you’ll have the ideal shape for emphasizing the size of the diamond while maximizing the carat weight.

This diamond has a unique effect on the way that it looks on hands. Its specific shape will make hands and fingers look longer and more slender.

Princess Cut

This specific type of diamond cut is extraordinarily brilliant. And it is this way because it’s available in two different types of shapes, both square and rectangle.

The beautiful thing about the Princess cut diamond is that it emits a unique color. Unlike other diamonds that show their color in the middle, the Princess diamond is different because you’ll also notice the color in the corners as well as the middle.

Emerald Cut

There is a unique and different optical appearance on Emerald cut diamonds. This typically happens because in the diamond’s pavilion there are rectangular facets that are step cut into it.

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