Types of diamonds
There are a wide variety of diamond shapes to choose.
The 10 most common diamond shapes are Round Brilliant, Emerald Cut, Cushion, Oval, Heart, Radiant,Emerald, Marquise, Princess, Pears and Asscher (Square).
- Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds
Round Brilliant is the most popular diamond shape, it offers exceptional brilliance. This shape is often used in engagement rings, necklaces and other fine jewelry pieces
- Emerald Cut Diamonds
Emerald cuts comes in a rectangle and in square form. This shape is less demand and is less expensive per carat compared to round diamonds. For that reason, Emerald Cut is perfect for those searching for a larger diamond at a reasonable cost.
- Cushion Cut Diamonds
Cushion shape is very durable due to rounded edges with a high level of brilliance. This cut combines classic fashion with modern flair. Cushion has an unique shape used for a more personalized pieces.
- Oval Cut Diamonds
Oval-cut diamonds have a classic look, they aren't going out of style anytime soon. This shape can be made in either a wide or slim set, according to personal’s preference.
- Heart Cut Diamonds
Heart-shaped diamonds embodies love, passion and romance. This type of diamond is often found in pendants andengagement rings. It is important to mention that this shape, generally, do not have less than 1/2-carat sizes, because of the difficulty of the cut.
- Radiant Cut Diamonds
Radiant cut is one of the most brilliant cuts and will be a very sparkly diamond. This shape is a transition between a cushion and princess cut, providing the shape a beautiful look in a set with rounded or square-cornered diamonds.
- Marquise Cut Diamonds
Marquise is a classy, sophisticated and unique shape. It makes the diamond look larger and elongates your finger but it is not as brilliant as round cuts.The advantage of this shape is that it has one of the larger surface areas of any diamond.
- Princess Cut Diamonds
Princess diamonds are the second most popular diamond shape, with a beautiful sparkle and shine similar to the round-cut diamond, but it is square in shape. The Princess cut looks bigger than a round brilliant of the same carat weight. It is explained by the fact that the square shape has a larger diameter when it is measured from corner to corner.
- Pears Cut Diamonds
Pear-shape diamonds or teardrop are a mix of a round and marquise cut, offering them a timeless, vintage glance. This shape is perfect for pendants and earrings.
- Asscher Cut Diamonds
Asscher-cut diamonds have spectacular and mesmerizing reflections. Asscher are square in shape and feature cut corners, transforming it an octagon, but unnoticeable to the untrained eye. Asscher diamonds look remarkable in solitaire settings and vintage look.