Diamond cuts, from Emerald Cut Diamonds to Princess Cut Engagement Rings
ROUND CUT DIAMOND
The round shape diamond is considered the standard for all other existing diamond shapes, and most of the diamond shapes sold today are in fact round diamonds. The shape has 58 facets divided across the crown, pavilion and girdle. To cut a rough diamond into a round diamond, diamond cutters follow an exact methodology to maximize brilliance and fire.
PEAR SHAPED DIAMOND
The pear shaped diamond is something of a hybrid shape between oval shape and marquise cut diamonds. The shape resembles a sparkling teardrop and is considered the ideal choice for complemented a slender hand with long fingers. However, the most popular reason to buy pear shaped diamonds is to use them for pendants and earrings.
HEART SHAPED DIAMOND
As you would expect, the heart same diamond is considered the ultimate symbol of romance. The skill of the diamond cutter is especially important with this diamond shape because the lobes need to be of even proportion to get that iconic heart shape.
EMERALD CUT DIAMOND
The emerald cut diamond has a rectangular shape with cut corners. The lines within the diamond resemble stairs which is why we refer to this type of cut as a step cut diamond with concentric flat planes spreading from the center to the outer edges of the diamond. Because the table is wide and open, clarity and color grades are very important aspects to consider when selecting your emerald cut diamond.
PRINCESS CUT DIAMOND
The princess cut diamond is modern and new diamond cut, often selected for solitaire engagement rings. Depending on the proportions, it can have a more rectangular or square look. To maximize brilliance and fire, it needs sufficient depth – between 70% to 78% – in the center of the diamond to make sure enough light is reflected.
OVAL CUT DIAMOND
Oval cut diamonds have a more antique feeling and the symmetrical design is usually more popular with women who have smaller hands, because the shape tends to make the hands look slightly longer.
MARQUISE CUT DIAMOND
A true classic with a rich history, the marquise cut is said to resemble the smile of the Marquise de Pompadour. It was commissioned by Louis XIV in admiration of the Marquise and it’s beautiful elongated shape with pointy ends will certainly put a smile on the face of the gracious woman lucky enough to be wearing it.
RADIANT CUT DIAMOND
A beautiful blend of the emerald shape diamond the round diamond, the radiant cut diamond typically has the most stunning brilliance among the square and rectangular shaped diamonds.
CUSHION CUT DIAMOND
A modern take on an antique diamond cut, the cushion cut diamond originated from the Old Mine Cut common in the 19th century but has been updated with aspects from the oval cut diamond to maximize its brilliance and fire.
ASSCHER CUT DIAMOND
The Asscher cut diamond is instantly recognized by its distinctive square shape with rounded corners and rectangular facets present in the pavilion. The eye-catching design was created by the Dutch Asscher brothers in 1902. Because of its open table, extra consideration should be placed on choosing a diamond with a higher clarity grade. For the length to width ratio, the recommended size is between 1 and 1.05.