A Round Brilliant is a diamond cut with 58 facets so as to have exceptional brilliance. The shape resembles that of a cone and provides maximized light return through the top of the diamond. This popular cut has the perfect proportions and symmetry to maximize a diamond’s brilliance and fire.
The Princess cut is 2nd in popularity to the Round and was created in the 1980’s. Displaying a high degree of brilliance it is a unique and distinctive alternative to the popular Round Brilliant.
A modified Brilliant shape. The Pear cut diamond is a combination of the Round Brilliant and Marquise shapes. Also known as a Tear Drop shape for its round bottom and sides which taper to a point. The unique look of the pear shape helps make it a popular choice for a variety of diamond jewellery.
The Oval cut is a Brilliant cut diamond because it is made very much like a Round Brilliant Cut diamond. The oval diamond is seen most frequently cut in the standard 58 facet Brilliant pattern. Oval diamonds are another popular choice for engagement rings or diamond jewellery.
The Marquise or Navette (French for “Little Boat”), because it resembles the hull of a sail boat), are the most commonly encountered modified Brilliants and can create the illusion of greater size.
A Brilliant cut Heart shaped diamond has romantic symbolism so it is a common gift for Valentine’s Day or wedding anniversary. The stunning look of the heart-shaped diamond helps make it a fantastic choice for a variety of diamond jewellery.
The Emerald cut is traditionally rectangular and most closely resembles the natural diamond shape. Regarded as an elegant cut stone, the Emerald cut diamond is not as Brilliant as the round shape or princess shape; however, it is considered to be vintage in style and less “flashy” than other shapes. It has an under-stated elegance to it which makes it a very attractive diamond.
The Radiant cut diamond has 8 edges like the Asscher cut diamond, but is longer in length. The original Radiant cut represents the fusion of the elegant shape of an Emerald cut with the brilliance of the Round stone.
The antique style Cushion cut is also known as the Pillow cut or Candlelight diamond. It resembles a cross between the old Mine cut and a modern Oval cut. Not as fiery or brilliant as many of the newer cuts, but it has a romantic and classic long lasting look and inspires difference.
Asscher cut diamonds are very fashionable and make fantastic engagement rings. This diamond boasts 8 edges, projects a distinct fire when cut correctly and has the same linear, step-like facets like an Emerald cut diamond.
The Asscher diamond also has a certain vintage elegance about it.
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