DIAMONDS AND THEIR SHAPES

June 07, 2022

Diamonds have always been associated with elegance and sophistication. But what many people don't know is that diamonds come in a variety of shapes, each with its own unique set of benefits. In this blog post, we'll take a look at the five most popular diamond shapes and see how they can enhance your jewelry collection. So whether you're shopping for an engagement ring or just looking to add a little sparkle to your wardrobe, read on to find out which diamond shape is right for you!

 

Definition of the diamond shape:

The geometric outline and general physical shape of a diamond are referred to as shapes. Every diamond shape has its unique characteristics and cut requirements, which influence the overall appearance of the stone. 

Which Diamond Shape Is The Best:

The round diamond is our most popular because of its unparalleled radiance and brightness. It looks great in a variety of settings and complements a variety of hand and finger shapes naturally. Princess, emerald, pear, and Asscher fancy-shaped diamonds are less popular than round diamonds, but they come in a variety of beautiful shapes. Plus, these unique shapes are often less expensive than rounds of the same carat weight, allowing you to stretch your dollar further. In the end, the diamond shape you fall in love with is a matter of personal preference. It's you who gets to look at it every day! 

Is it possible to interchange the shape and cut of a diamond:

In a technical sense, no. Yes, in a conversational sense. While the shape and cut of the phrase have separate meanings, clients, jewelers, and other industry experts sometimes use them interchangeably. Shape refers to a diamond's contour, whereas cut refers to the facets, proportions, size, and general reflecting properties that make a diamond dazzle from a textbook standpoint. 

What Is A Diamond's Length-to-Width Ratio, and Why Does It Matter:

Diamond length-to-width ratios are proportions that are usually regarded as desirable for each form because to their beautiful symmetry and widespread appeal. You may input your preferred criteria using the length-to-width filter in our diamond search, or look at the length-to-width ratio displayed under diamond attributes on the product page of any diamond on our site. For each diamond shape, examples of the optimal length-to-width ratio are shown below.

The Relationship Between Diamond Color And Shape:

Color diamonds are cut into round shapes far less frequently than colorless diamonds. Instead, they prefer shapes like the radiant and cushion that highlight the stone's color. These more elaborate forms are less prevalent in colorless diamonds, but they are the most popular in color diamonds.

When choosing a shape for your diamond, make sure it complements it because there is more to a diamond's shape than meets the eye. Furthermore, don't be content just because you obtained a diamond in your favored form. Make certain that the other crucial elements are also present. It should have a nice cut, good clarity (particularly if it is colorless), good color, and a reasonable size.

What Is The Connection Between Diamond Shape And Clarity:

Some fancy-shaped diamonds require a higher clarity grade than others to bring out their brilliance or hide inclusions due to their unique qualities. Learn more about the influence of form on clarity. 

How Does the Shape of a Diamond Affect the Price:

When purchasing a diamond, the shape is crucial because it has a direct impact on the price. Because of their incredible brilliance, market demand, and higher manufacturing costs, round diamonds are more expensive than other shapes. Fancy shapes are diamonds that aren't round. Princess, Emerald, Asscher, cushion, marquise, radiant, oval, pear, and heart are among the nine exotic alternatives.

Popular Diamond Ring Shapes:

° Round Brilliant Diamond:  Diamond cutters have been optimizing the fire and brilliance of round diamonds for nearly a century, using advanced theories of light behavior and precise mathematical calculations. Round diamonds are more versatile in terms of balancing cut, color, and clarity grades while still providing the brilliance you need. We propose an Ideal cut with Excellent polish and symmetry to optimize the brightness of a classic round diamond.

° Princess-Cut Diamond:  This has been the most popular non-round diamond in our inventory. It's a choice for engagement rings because of its stunning brightness and distinctive cut. A square-cut diamond has pointed corners and is generally characterized as such, however, the form might be square or rectangular. Because princess-cut diamonds have a tendency to show color in their corners, you may want to budget for a better color grade than you would for around.

° Emerald-Cut Diamond:  The pavilion, which is carved with rectangular facets to give a distinctive optical effect, is what distinguishes the emerald form. This design emphasizes a diamond's clarity because of its broad open table and a step-cut pavilion. If you buy an emerald-cut diamond with a lesser clarity grade, such as SI, check the clarity plot on the diamond certificate to see how visible the inclusions are. Depending on how rectangular the diamond is sliced, it can take on a variety of shapes. Explore Asscher-cut diamonds if you prefer a squared shape.

° Asscher-Cut Diamond:  This strikingly different form is essentially identical to an emerald-cut diamond, with the exception that it is square. The pavilion of an Asscher is cut with rectangular facets in the same manner as an emerald. If you choose to go with a lesser clarity grade, look at the clarity plot on the diamond certificate to see how visible the inclusions are. Also, because this design has a tendency to reveal color in the corners, you might want to invest a bit more in a better color grade.

° Marquise-Cut Diamond:  The marquise shape allows you to optimize carat weight, resulting in a significantly larger-looking diamond. This brilliant-cut diamond looks stunning with round or pear-shaped side stones, and the marquise diamond's length flatters fingers.

° Oval-Cut Diamond:  The brightness of an oval-shaped diamond is comparable to that of a round diamond. Oval diamonds are especially attractive because of their length, which may draw attention to long, thin fingers.

° Radiant-Cut Diamond:  Trimmed corners are a hallmark of this diamond, and also contribute to the radiant shape's popularity and versatility as a jewelry form. Set with baguette or round side diamonds, this design is equally lovely. The degree of rectangularity in radiant-cut diamonds varies.

° Pear-Shaped Diamond: Because of its single point and rounded end, this brilliant-cut diamond is also known as a teardrop. The pear shape's distinct appearance makes it a popular choice for a range of diamond jewelry. The length of the diamond produces a modest slimming effect on the fingers if you pick an extended pear shape.

° Heart-Shaped Diamond: The greatest sign of love is the heart. The heart-shaped diamond's unusual appearance makes it a standout choice for a range of diamond jewelry. Because the tip of this design tends to reveal faint color, you may want to budget for a higher color grade than you would for a round diamond.

 °  Cushion-Cut Diamond: This one-of-a-kind form has been popular for almost a century. Cushion-cut diamonds feature rounded edges and bigger facets to boost brightness. Because these bigger facets might reveal inclusions more quickly than other shapes, check the clarity plot on the diamond certificate if you pick a lesser clarity grade. Cushion diamonds come in a variety of forms, from square to rectangular.

 

- What Is The Bow-Tie Effect And How Does It Affect Diamond Shapes: 

A shadow or black region can emerge horizontally through the center of some fancy-shaped diamonds due to the depth and arrangement of facets in the center. In oval, marquise, pear, and sometimes heart shapes, this resembles a 'bow-tie.' While it is feasible for cutters to remove or reduce the intensity of a bow tie, it is not as straightforward as it may appear. When dealing with pears, ovals, marquises, and hearts, the diamond cutter's talent and experience are crucial. Meanwhile, they're attempting to strike a compromise between economic realities and the desire to cut the biggest, most beautiful diamond possible from the raw crystal.

 


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