Diamond Shapes and Most Loved Diamond Cuts

Diamonds come in variety of shapes and cuts. It is notable that a diamond’s shape and a diamond’s cut are two different aspects of a diamond. A diamond’s shape is the outline of the body of a diamond such as round, oval, heart, etc., whereas a diamond’s cut refers to the arrangement of facets, symmetry, proportioning, and polish of a diamond like brilliant, emerald, or cushion cuts, etc. The most prevalent shape of a diamond is round, but diamonds can be in a variety of shapes according to personal tastes and style. On the other hand, the cut of a diamond greatly affects a diamond’s brilliance; this means if it is cut poorly, it will be less luminous.

Most popular shapes, cuts and combinations of diamonds are:

Round Brilliant

Developed in the 1900s, the round brilliant is the most popular cut and shape given to diamonds. It is usually the best choice in terms of saleability, insurability, and desired optics. The Round Brilliant Cut diamond consists of 58 facets.





Princess Cut

This type of diamond combines the liveliness of a Round diamond and the contemporary shape of an Emerald or Square Cut diamond to create one of the most brilliant fancy shapes of all. As one of the newest diamond shapes, the Princess Cut diamond offers flexibility to work with nearly any style ring.


Emerald Cut

Originally, the emerald shape was designed to highlight the qualities of emeralds, but the shape transfers beautifully to diamonds. With the step cuts of its pavilion and its large, open table, emerald-shaped diamonds produce a unique hall-of-mirrors effect, with captivating interplay between light and dark planes. This shape works best with stones of very high quality.









Asscher Cut Diamond

Named after its creator, Joseph Asscher, the Asscher cut diamond is popular in Art Deco jewelry. It’s similar to the emerald cut, with larger facets that tend to be square rather than rectangular, with a higher crown and a smaller table. This combination often produces more brilliance than the emerald cut.






Cushion Cut Diamond

An elegantly shaped diamond that has recently gained popularity because of the heightened demand for vintage-styled jewelry. Combining the cut characteristics of both the round and the oval, the Cushion Cut diamond’s rounded corners and larger facets increase this special diamond’s brilliance.




Marquise Cut Diamond

With its design, said to be inspired by the fetching smile of the Marquise de Pompadour, the Marquise Cut diamond’s elongated shape flatters the hand and symbolizes true love to last the ages. It features 58 facets and has been around for centuries which make the Marquise cut diamond a timeless treasure.



Oval Cut Diamond

Its modern form was created in 1957 by Lazare Kaplan. The Oval Cut diamond has 57 or 58 facets with a large surface area to bring out its amazing brilliance. The Oval diamond’s shape is graceful and proportioned which make it a popular choice for engagement rings.







Pear Shaped Diamond

This diamond combines round brilliant and marquise-cut styles to form a tapered teardrop with an extraordinary display of light. Like oval and marquise diamonds, the flattering pear shape elongates the finger—especially when worn with the point facing the nail. These diamonds showcase exacting symmetry and are exceptionally beautiful in halo settings.







Heart Shaped Diamond

Being one of the most difficult diamond shapes to cut, the eye-catching Heart shaped diamond is made up of between 56 to 58 facets and is beautiful to see. Nothing says “I love you” like a romantic heart shaped diamond with a brilliant cut.








Radiant Cut Diamond

While the silhouette of a Radiant Cut diamond reminds us of the elegant Emerald Cut, the Radiant’s facet pattern is arranged to create a much more brilliant return of light befitting to its name. This diamond cut possesses 70 facets to provide the ultimate in brilliance.








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