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Diamond Shapes

Diamonds are cut in many different and exciting shapes. The shape of a diamond refers to the basic form of the diamond for example round, princess cut, oval shape, asscher cut, cushion shape, emerald cut, baguette cut, marquise shape, radiant cut, trilliant shape, pear or heart shape.  Diamonds that are not round brilliant cuts are known as fancy shape diamonds. Diamonds can also be classified as brilliant cuts or step cuts which relates to the facet cutting style of the diamond.

Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds are the most popular diamond shape accounting for over 75% of diamonds sold. Round brilliant cut diamonds display the most brilliance of all the diamond shapes. The standard round brilliant consists of 57 facets; 1 table, 8 bezel facets, 8 star facets 16 upper-girdle facets on the crown; 8 pavilion facets, 16 lower girdle facets; and usually a culet on the pavilion. Buy Round Diamonds

Princess Cut Diamonds

Princess Cut Diamonds

Princess cut diamonds are cut in a brilliant style with sharp, uncut corners. They are typically
square in shape rather than rectangular. Princess cut diamonds generally have 76 facets and display beautiful brilliance and fire. The princess cut diamond is a patented cut diamond known as the Quadrillion and it is a relatively new diamond shape compared to other diamond shapes and they are also extremely popular choice for diamond engagement rings.Buy princess Cut Diamonds

Asscher Cut Diamonds

Asscher Cut Diamonds

Asscher cut diamonds are almost identical to emerald cut diamonds and they are often called square emerald cuts. Joseph Asscher an eminent diamond cutter, who cut the 3,106 carat Cullinan diamond, developed and patented the Asscher cut diamond in 1902. The Asscher cut is a squarish step cut diamond with an almost octagonal outline. They have a small table, a high crown, wide step facets, a deep pavilion and square culet. Because asscher cut diamonds have a higher crown and smaller table, than an emerald cut diamond they reflect more light and fire. Asscher cut diamonds have a distinctive windmill reflection and wide cut corners that are characterised by a concentric square patterns. Asscher cut diamonds became very popular for Art Deco jewellery and it was a forerunner of the emerald cut diamond. Buy Asscher Cut Diamonds

Cushion Cut Diamonds

Cushion Cut Diamonds

Cushion cut diamonds are often known as "pillow-cut" diamonds. Cushion cut diamonds have rounded corners and larger facets to increase their brilliance. Cushion cut diamonds vary in shape from a square to rectangular. Cushion cut diamonds that have a length to width ratio of 1.1 - 1.2 are squarish in shape. Cushion cut diamonds have a romantic look and have become extremely popular for diamond engagement rings. Buy Cushion Cut Diamonds

Emerald Cut Diamonds

Emerald Cut Diamonds

Emerald cut diamonds are usually rectangular in shape and they are step cut. Emerald cut diamonds have rows of elongated facets on the crown and pavillion, which are known as steps which are faceted parallel to the girdle. The number of rows of elongated facets may vary on an emerald cut diamond, however the usual number is three rows on the crown and three on the pavillion. Inclusions are slightly more visible in "step-cut" diamonds. Emerald cut diamonds have bevelled corners which create a unique brilliance known as a 'hall of mirrors' effect.
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Heart Shape Diamonds

Heart Shape Diamonds

Heart shape diamonds are the ultimate symbol of love and the perfect diamond shape for special occasions such as Valentine's Day. Heart shaped diamonds are almost round in appearance and pavillion facets provides a beautiful brilliance. Buy Heart Shape Diamonds

Marquise Cut Diamonds

Marquise Cut Diamonds

Marquise cut diamonds have a boat like shape with 57 facets. Marquise cut diamonds are named from a legend relating to the Marquise of Pompadour. According to the legend, the Sun King desired a stone to be polished into the shape of the mouth of the Marquise. Marquise cut diamonds maximize carat weight, creating a diamond that is visually larger than other diamond shapes. The Marquise is a fancy shaped brilliant cut diamond and if set in a ring with the length of the diamond along the finger it can help make the fingers look long and slender. Buy Marquise Cut diamonds

Oval Shape Diamonds

Oval Shape Diamonds

Oval shape diamonds are cut in the brilliant cutting style very similar to round diamonds except that they are elliptical in shape and its technical name is an oval modified brilliant. The Oval cut diamond was invented by Lazare Kaplan in the early 1960s. Oval brilliant cut diamonds usually have 56 or 57 facets. Over the recent years oval cut diamonds have become extremely popular as center diamonds for engagement rings. Buy Oval Shape Diamonds

Pear Shape Diamonds

Pear Shape Diamonds

Pear shape diamonds are a variation of the brilliant cut, combining the round and marquise shape diamonds. A typical pear shape diamond has 58 facets. Pear shape diamonds are popular with people who like the look of a round diamond but still wanting the style of a fancy shape diamond. Choosing a longer pear shape diamond diamond for a ring can create a slimming effect on the fingers. Buy Pear Shape Diamonds 

Radiant Cut Diamonds

Radiant Cut Diamonds

Radiant cut diamonds are a straight-edged rectangular or square shaped stone with bevelled corners. Radiant cut diamonds are a patented diamond cut with 70 facets and it is often confused with a "cut corners Princess/Quadrillions". The cut corners are distinguishing of this fancy shaped diamond, and they aid in the brilliance of the diamond. Buy Radiant Cut Diamonds

Trilliant Cut Diamonds

Trilliant Cut Diamonds

Trilliant cut diamonds are also known as Trillion or Trielle cut diamonds. A trilliant cut diamond displays a very sharp brilliance and fire when it is cut with optimal proportions that allow for good scintillation. Trilliant cut diamonds often are cut with slightly curved sides that create a softer look visually than trilliant cut diamonds with straight edges. Buy Trilliant Cut Diamonds

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