What Is A Diamond Shape?

September 23, 2020

The diamond shape refers to the outline shape of the diamond as you look at it from the top down. Every diamond shape has its attributes and cuts specifications, which also play a large factor in the overall look of the stone.

What is the best diamond shape?
The cut of a diamond is one of the 4Cs of diamond quality, along with Clarity, Color, and Carat. It does not refer to the diamond's shape, but rather its proportions, symmetry, and how well it has been cut and polished. In turn, these affect how much light the diamond emits, which will determine the degree to which it sparkles. These different types of light reflection are referred to as brilliance, fire (flashes of color), and scintillation (how light reflects with movement)

diamond-shapes


Round shape
This is the classic diamond for a diamond engagement ring. Round Brilliant is the name given to a diamond that is cut in such a way that light return, and therefore sparkle, are maximized.

Cushion shape
The cushion is square or rectangular with rounded corners. Timeless, and exquisitely proportioned, it works well in most settings types. Due to its larger facets, it lends itself particularly well to vintage-style engagement rings.

Princess shape
This shape has pointed corners and is traditionally known as a square-cut diamond, although they vary in how square or rectangular, they are. The princess-cut also tends to show a slight color in its corners, so you may want to budget for a higher color grade than you'd need when buying around.

Emerald shape
Theses diamond s are cut into long and elegant rectangles and, more unusually, squares. Not only do they make fingers look slender, their graceful shape and shallow crown accentuate the diamond's color and clarity.

Asscher shape
Also square, Asscher diamonds are distinguished by their pointed culets and square-cut corners. In contrast to the similar step cut square Emerald shape, an Asscher diamond's steep facets enhance its brilliance.

Marquise shape
This brilliant-cut diamond looks beautiful set with round or pear-shaped side stones, and the length of the marquise diamond is flattering to fingers.

Heart shape
The unique look of the heart-shaped diamond helps make it a distinctive choice for a variety of diamond jewelry. This shape tends to show a slight color in its point, so you may want to budget for a higher color grade than you'd need when buying a round diamond.

Oval shape
Because they can enjoy a variety of proportions, these versatile oblong diamond flatter most finger shapes and are an elegant choice for many ring styles. Also very popular as their length can accentuate long, slender fingers.

Pear shape
This brilliant-cut diamond is also called a teardrop for its single point and rounded end. The unique look of the pear shape helps make it a popular choice for a variety of diamond jewelry.

Radiant shape
Trimmed corners are the signature of this diamond, and they help make the radiant shape a popular and versatile choice for jewelry. This shape looks equally beautiful set with either baguette or round side diamonds.


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