Diamond shapes each have their own unique characteristics. More than any other factor, the shape of your diamond may be the biggest expression of style. The round brilliant cut diamond has long been the most popular, although many other shapes are growing in popularity.
The most popular diamond shape, round cut diamonds represent the MAJORITY of all diamonds sold.The round diamond reflects light best, making it superior to fancy shapes and a superior choice in maximizing brightness
First created in 1980, the princess cut is the most popular fancy diamond shape. Princess cut diamonds are a versatile choice that will work well in almost any style of ring.
The oval diamond is a modified brilliant cut with signature fire and brilliance. The elongated shape of oval cut diamonds can create the illusion of greater size.
The marquise cut diamond is a football-shaped, modified brilliant cut. Similar to the oval, a marquise diamond is long and narrow, creating the illusion of greater size. With one of the largest surface areas of any diamond shape, this shape is ideal when trying to maximize perceived size.
Another modified brilliant cut, the pear-shaped diamond is a combination of a round and a marquise shape with a tapered point on one end. Excellent symmetry is key in this unique-shaped diamond.
The cushion cut diamond is essentially a rounded square cut taking on a shape much like a pillow. This classic cut has experienced a recent resurgence in popularity.
An emerald cut diamond has a large, open table giving it a truly unique look. Different than the sparkle of a brilliant cut, emerald cut diamonds produce a hall-of-mirrors effect. Inclusions and color are easier to see in emerald cut diamonds.
First produced in 1902, the asscher cut diamond is similar to the emerald cut. It's different in its square shape with a smaller table and a higher crown. The asscher cut produces more brilliance than the emerald cut.
The radiant cut diamond creates a vibrant and lively diamond with a rectangular cut that has a complete brilliant cut facet pattern on both the crown and the pavilion. This shape is a nice compromise between a cushion and a princess cut.
The heart is the ultimate symbol of love and is known as the most romantic of all shaped diamonds. The heart cut diamond is essentially a pear-shaped diamond with a cleft at the top. It consists of 59 facets and is full of brilliance and fire.
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