Shapes of Diamonds
When it comes to diamonds, there are several aspects that determine how brilliant it is and how much it shines. One of these determining aspects is the shape of the diamond itself. Diamonds are commonly cut in 9 different shapes, which include: Round, Princess, Cushion, Marquise, Emerald, Radiant, Pear, Oval, and Asscher.
Out of the 9 different shapes, round is the most popular. A round brilliant shape is cut in a way that shows off it’s brilliance and beauty best. There is a lot of flexibility with this cut, and it has been used for hundreds of years.
The princess cut is exceptionally beautiful because unique colors and shades are emitted from this cut, and it comes in both square and rectangular shapes.
With a long length to width ratio, the marquise cut is next. The marquise cut maximizes carat weight, and makes any diamond look exquisite.
Also known as called the pillow-cut diamond. The cushion shape is traditional, sophisticated and is also exceptionally shiny.
The emerald cut is another popular diamond shape that is most often used to show the clarity of the diamond itself. The reason this is so, is due to to the fact that the shape has a large rectangular table.
The radiant cut is both a unique and distinctive shape. For this diamond shape, the corners are trimmed, and perfectly merge aspects of both the round and emerald shape, in order to create a stunning diamond shape.
The pear-shaped diamond is cut for maximum brilliance. The pear-shaped diamond is very similar in appearance to a teardrop. Many people love pear-shaped diamonds due to the dainty look and appearance they give the fingers.
Classic and chic, the oval-shaped diamond is next. Incredibly brilliant, timeless, and absolutely beautiful, the oval-shaped diamond is the perfect shape for an engagement ring, since it seamlessly coordinates with other types of jewelry.
Lastly, the trendy asscher cut. The Asscher cut has been around since the 1920’s, but has seen a resurgence as of late, is very similar in appearance to the emerald cut diamond, but is square-shaped instead of rectangular. Overall, each diamond shape is unique and different from the rest, and they each offer something distinctive, memorable, and beautiful for the wearer.