The round brilliant cut diamond is the most popular shape of diamond. For hundreds of years, diamond cutters have been working with this cut to maximize its brilliance and fire. While this cut offers great flexibility within the four C’s, you will want to select higher quality grades to bring out the most brilliance within a round diamond.
Princess cut diamonds are exceptionally brilliant because of the way they are cut and are available in both square and rectangular shapes. The color that is emitted from princess cut diamonds is very unique. While the color of other diamond is displayed mainly in the center, the princess cut diamonds show distinct color in each of the corners as well.
Sometimes called a pillow-cut diamond, the cushion cut is a timeless cut that has earned its name for its pillow shape. Cushion cut diamonds tend to have impeccable brilliance and clarity in their appearance which can be attributed to their rounded corners and larger facets. These diamonds are available in square and rectangular shapes.
Oval cut diamonds have a classic appearance with a modern twist! It is a popular cut in all types of jewelry, especially in engagement rings, making it easy to match with other jewelry. It has an incredible brilliance, similar to the round brilliant cut, but also has the advantage of accentuating long, slender fingers.
Combining round and marquise cuts, the teardrop style of pear shaped diamonds is exceptional. The slender pear shape will give fingers and hands a slimmer appearance while creating a soft and delicate look. Pear shaped diamonds are cut to produce maximum brilliance, so it’s important to look for excellent symmetry.
Emerald cut diamonds have a unique optical appearance because of the rectangular facets step-cut into the diamond’s pavilion. This cut showcases the diamond’s original clarity beautifully because of its large rectangular table which will also make inclusions and color more apparent.
Asscher cut diamonds are often mistaken for an emerald cut because of its similar cut style; however an asscher is square rather than rectangular. Created in the early 1920s, the asscher cut has recently resurged in popularity, especially amongst celebrities.
Perfect for those looking for a unique style, radiant cut diamonds feature uniquely trimmed corners which combines the lines of an emerald cut with the brilliance of a round diamond. The sparkle of this diamond cut looks beautiful when combined with a variety of other diamond cuts.
A marquise cut diamond is a perfect shape for maximizing carat weight by emphasizing the size of the diamond. Its unique shape creates the effect of longer, more slender hands and fingers. The outline of a diamond is determined by its length to width ratio, which also provides an image of the shape and look of the diamond.
The baguette cut shows a long geometric rod-like shape. Because of limited faceting, baguettes are very beautiful and noted for thier extremely clear stones.
Perfect for those looking for a symbol of love and romance, the heart shape diamond is very popular around Valentine's Day. When choosing a heart shaped diamond, look for the cutters skill reflected in perfect symetry of the diamond. Heart shaped diamonds are typically see in more than 1/2 ct. because they are difficult to create.
This eight-sided diamond cut offer a unique look and is sometimes referred to as a modified brilliant cut.
Briolette cut is a tear-drop shapped diamond with a triangular-shaped facets. Briolette shines more brilliantly, the more facets are cut.
Trillion cut are triangle-shapped stones with sides slightly rounded. Trillion cut ususally appears larger in comparison to traditional round-cut diamonds, because they are cut shallowly, but at the same time, they are wide. They can be a challenge to set.
Rose cut diamonds is domed on the top and flat on bottom, with no pavilion. The cut was very popular in antique rings from Pre-Edwardian era, but recent years have seen a rise in their popularity.