Different type of diamonds

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In the diamond industry, the round cut diamond is one the type of diamond that gets sold the most. Yet, diamond cuts as princess cut, cushion cut or emeralds cut are making its way in popularity. Go out of your comfort zone and get to know more sparkling types of diamonds that will make you fall in love.

The types of diamonds by names of diamonds

Every diamond has its name on its cut, yet other diamonds have gained a name due to rarity. Such as these rare blue diamonds called, the Oppenheimer Blue, Blue Moon of Josephine or the Cullinan Dream. But to get to know each of all rare diamonds with its own name, this article would be too long. So let’s keep this paragraph by types of diamond cuts by its diamond-shaped name.

The most popular diamond names in the industry are:
  • The princess cut diamonds
  • The cushion cut diamonds
  • The oval cut diamonds
  • The pear cut diamonds
  • The round cut diamonds
  • The Asscher cut diamonds
  • The marquise cut diamonds
  • The radiant cut diamonds
  • The heart cut diamonds
  • The trillion cut diamonds
  • The emerald cut diamonds
While these diamonds are the most popular in the industry there are more diamond names to be discovered. Such as the baguette cut diamond, square cut diamond, tapered cut diamond or rose cut diamond.
The types of diamonds by the popular diamond colors

Next, to the different types of diamonds by cut, there are diamond color types to discover. Because everyone knows the colorless diamonds but did you know there were color mint diamonds?

Meet some of the popular diamond colors on the market:
  • Yellow diamond
  • Blue diamond
  • Red diamond
  • Pink diamond
  • Orange diamond
  • Green diamond
  • Black diamond
  • Purple diamond
  • Olive green diamond
  • Brown diamond
  • Grey diamond

Note, that colored diamonds are graded by its hue, saturation, tone, and distribution. Plus colored diamonds with one color are more valuable than mixed colored diamonds.

The types of diamonds by the diamond quality

The group types of diamonds are also categorized by looking at the diamond quality. The GIA diamond grading scale, Gemological Institute of America developed the 4Cs to easily divide the diamonds by its quality of color, carat, clarity, and cut.

However, next to the generally known quality measurement used to grade the 4Cs a diamond can be classified type IIa. This means the diamond belongs to the small group of diamond types that contain no or very little nitrogen atoms in the crystal structure. Resulting in the type of diamond that is the most valued and purest type of diamond. Hopefully, you have discovered one or more types of diamonds to fall in love with. If not, have a look to those fancy colored diamonds again! There must be one colored diamond in that group that can make your heart beat faster!