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Diamond shapes have different styles of diamond cuts

Diamond shapes refer to the face-on appearance of a diamond. There is a diverse variety of diamond cuts and as cutting techniques and knowledge improve over time, the shapes become more complex. The shape of a polished diamond is classified as either Round Brilliant cut or Fancy cut. There are three different styles of diamond cuts:

Round Brilliant Cut: this refers to the classic round diamond shape and is the most common and familiar. Other examples of brilliant cuts are: Pear Shape, Marquise Cut, Oval Shape, and Heart Shape.

Step Cut: This cut has a row of facets that resemble the steps of a staircase and is usually four-sided and elongated. Examples of step-cuts are the Asscher Cut and the Emerald Cut.

Mixed Cut: Diamonds with a mixed cut have both brilliant and step-cut facets. Examples are Radiant Cut, Cushion Cut and Princess Cut.

Overview of diamond shapes

All diamond shapes have their own unique beauty and appeal. Choosing a diamond shape will depend on your own personal preference and type of jewelry you intend to mount the loose diamond on. The most popular diamond shapes are:

Round Brilliant Cut: The round brilliant cut is the most popular diamond shape. It is the only shape to have the perfect proportions defined and has set the standard for all other diamond shapes. It has the perfect balance between brilliance, fire and scintillation and accounts for more than three-quarters of all diamonds sold today. Perfect for all types of jewelry.

Pear Shape: The Pear Shape is a fancy cut that is a variation of the traditional round brilliant cut, and is a combination of the Oval and Marquise cut. This diamond shape has good proportions that refracts light well and is best suited to be set off in a pendant or a pair of diamond earrings. It is also a commonly used when creating custom jewelry.

Marquise Cut: The marquise cut tends to emphasize the carat weight of the diamond, making it appear much larger than it is. It is a variation of the round brilliant cut, with elongated ends that stretch it into an oval shape which flatters the finger with tapering points at both ends.

Oval Shape: The oval shape diamond has a beautiful round brilliance which is similar to a round diamond except that it is an elliptical variation of the round brilliant cut. Creates a flattering illusion of lengthening the hand, and makes the diamond appear larger.

Heart Shape: The skill of the cutter is essential to perfecting the heart shape while maintaining proper brilliance, as it is one of the more difficult cuts. Based on the Round Brilliant Cut, it is the universal symbol of love.

Asscher Cut: The Asscher cut was developed by Joseph Asscher in 1902 and was the first patented cut. Cut to a 74 facet step-cut octagon, these diamonds have a majesty and sophistication all of their own. The diamond shape features a small table, high crown, deep pavilion and cut corners. These characteristics put its sparkle on par with the Round Brilliant Cut diamond.

Emerald Cut: Emerald Cut diamonds are among the most popular fancy cuts. A classic noted for its subtle beauty and elegance, and available in shapes ranging from square to rectangular. These stones have longer lines and are usually less fiery than a Round Brilliant cut, but also tend to have wider, more dramatic flashes of light. When buying an emerald cut diamond it is important to pay special attention to the quality of the diamond, both inclusions and lower color grade are more noticeable in this gemstone.

Radiant Cut: The Radiant Cut is easily recognized by its cut corners. This cut has the class and elegance of an Emerald Cut without compromising on the brilliance of a Round Brilliant Cut. That is because it has a complete brilliant facet pattern on both the crown and pavilion, which presents a much more dazzling brilliance than an emerald cut does

Cushion Cut: Cushion cut diamonds have larger facets and rounded corners to increase their brilliance. It is a combination of square and round outlines, which gives it a softened square or pillow shape. Also known as ‘candlelight diamonds’, this unique fancy cut evokes romance and is perfect for diamond engagement rings.

Princess Cut: The Princess Cut is a relatively new cut and becoming increasingly popular. Its wonderful characteristics combine both style and brilliance. It is sometimes referred to as a square modified brilliant, because the faceting style is similar to a round brilliant cut, with triangular and kite-shaped facets radiating from the center. Perhaps it’s in the name, but a Princess Cut engagement ring makes every woman feel special and unique.

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