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Top 5 Diamond Cuts!

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  1. Round

    There is still no challenger to Round- Still in first place. A round diamond is the most popular center stone for engagement rings, according to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). Throughout the ages, the round cut has remained the most popular style. Marcel Tolkowsky, a Russian mathematician, made the first round brilliant diamonds in 1919. He was instrumental in the development of the ideal diamond faceting of 58 facets, which is thanks to him. Reflecting light at precisely the right angle results in a diamond cut that is both fire and brilliant.

    The round cut is one of the most expensive because of the large amount of diamond rough that is wasted during the cutting process. Every single 1 carat diamond cut is estimated to require the movement of 250 tons of earth.

  2. Cushion

    This style of cut has been around for nearly 2 centuries. If you've ever wondered what an old mine cut looks like, this is the answer. The cushion cut gets its name from the fact that most cushions look like pillows. Since it became so popular on Instagram, the cushion cut is making a comeback. Modern cutting techniques have improved the brightness of newer cushions, making them more appealing to many brides-to-be.

    Cushions come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The cushion cut can give the impression of being square or long, depending on the ratio. Because of this, a diamond's cut is only one of many considerations when making a purchase. You'll learn more about the importance of the cut in a diamond's overall beauty in a future blog post.

  3. Oval

    Another cut that dates back to the 14th century. Lazare Kaplan, a member of the Jewelers International Hall of Fame, developed this technique. Elongated cuts like this one can show off as much fire as a round cut thanks to its stunning 58-faceted design.

    Due to its larger surface area, the average 1 carat oval diamond appears 10 percent larger than the average 1 carat round diamond, which is one of the reasons for its resurgence. In addition, ovals are more affordable than their round counterparts, which makes them a popular choice.

    Use a diamond expert to help you find the perfect oval diamond because the right proportions for an oval diamond are difficult to come by. The bow-tie effect can be caused by an oval with too much or too little depth.

  4. Emerald

    This style of cut has been around since the 1500s. Emerald-cut diamonds are both bold and timeless. They allow the wearer to display the gem's true quality. Emerald-cut diamonds are known for their "hall of mirrors" effect because of their step cut (parallel lines running along the length) and the alignment of their facets.

    The 57 to 58 facets of an emerald cut diamond are typical. The emerald cut diamond is a favorite of brides because it appears larger than other diamonds because it is elongated. The emerald cut is a common way to give the appearance of a slimmer, longer finger.

    Make use of a diamond expert when looking for your ideal Emerald Cut diamond, as Emerald Cuts can vary greatly in proportions. A ratio of between 1.44 and 1.56 is ideal for Emerald Cuts, in our opinion. Having the right proportions for the Emerald Cut depth is also critical because it affects how much light the stone can reflect.

  5. Radiant

    Compared to the previous four, this one is a relative newcomer. The disco era of the 1970s saw the rise of the radiant cut. Similar to the princess cut and the emerald cut, the cut itself is a hybrid. Consequently, radiant cuts have some of the most dazzling fire and sparkle available.

    Radiant cuts don't have official "cut" grades, so it's best to use a diamond expert who can help you compare stones side-by-side when selecting the perfect diamond for you. It can also be difficult to determine the ideal form. Some brides prefer an elongated radiant ring, while others prefer a square cut. The bowtie effect is another factor that necessitates seeing the stone in person before making a decision. In the same way that pears and marquise cut stones have a bowtie, radiants also have a bowtie. Poorly cut stones produce a darker bowtie, increasing the bowtie effect. This is why it's always better to buy a diamond from a jeweler in person rather than relying solely on "paper," i.e. lab reports. Despite the importance of laboratory reports, a personal examination is required to determine the stone's true "life."

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