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Diamond Shapes

Buying a diamond ring is one of the most important purchases in life, so choosing the correct diamond is crucial. Below is a list of the most fashionable shapes available.

 

  • Brilliant diamond

    Brilliant diamond

    The Round/Brilliant cut is the most popular and resembles that of a cone and provides maximized light return through the top of the diamond.

  • Princess diamond

    Princess diamond

    The face-up shape of the Princess cut is square and the profile or side-on shape is similar to that of an inverted pyramid with four beveled sides.

  • Oval diamond

    Oval diamond

    The Oval cut is very similar to a Round except it is elliptical. It was invented by Lazare Kaplan in the early 1960s. It usually has 56 facets.

  • Marquise diamond

    Marquise diamond

    The Marquise or navette cut is like a long oval which has been stretched out to a point at each end. This cut should have an aspect ratio of 2:1 for the classic boat shaped stone.

  • Heart diamond

    Heart diamond

    The Heart cut is essentially a pear-shaped cut with a cleft at the top containing 59 facets. The shape of the heart makes this diamond highly desirable for romantic occasions.

  • Emerald diamond

    Emerald diamond

    The Emerald cut is a rectangular or square shape with truncated corners and stepped facets, typically parallel to the girdle (side edge).

  • Pear diamond

    Pear diamond

    The Pear cut is also known as the teardrop shape owing to it's resemblance. It is considered as a hybrid between the marquise cut and the round brilliant diamond.

  • Asscher diamond

    Asscher diamond

    The Asscher cut is a stepped square cut, often called the 'square emerald cut' and like an emerald cut, the Asscher has cropped corners.

  • Cushion diamond

    Cushion diamond

    The Cushion cut is a four sided deep square or rectangle cut with rounded edges and large facets - it has a cushioned shaped girdle.

  • Trillion diamond

    Trillion diamond

    The Trilliant or Trillion cut is a triangle shape diamond, which is three sided with a total of 31 facets. There are two different variations of this cut.

  • Baguette diamond

    Baguette diamond

    The Baquette cut is an elongated version of the Emerald cut and is commonly found in eternity rings, cluster rings and diamond set shoulders.

  • Radiant diamond

    Radiant diamond

    The Radiant cut is a square or rectangular shape with clipped corners combining the elegance of the emerald shape with the brilliance of the round shape.