Fancy Shape Diamonds

A diamond’s shape refers to its physical form and each diamond shape is very different, possessing unique characteristics. Subtle differences in diamond shape change the look of any engagement ring. It’s especially true for large diamonds. Even though shape is not a part of the 4 C’s of Diamonds, this element will have an impact on the appearance of your diamond. Since each diamond shape is cut to different specifications, they reflect light differently, giving each shape a unique fire and brilliance. Diamond Shape can reflect a persons personality and character which is why it can be just as much of an important part as the 4 C's. 

Round Brilliant Cut   Last, but certainly not least, the most popular shape of choice for engagement rings today is the Round Brilliant Shaped Diamond. The idea behind the Round “BRILLIANT” Shape is its sparkle factor: the highest out of all diamond shapes. This is because of the number of facets, the depth, the crown height, ext. Everything is carefully designed when a Round Brilliant Diamond is cut. If done correctly, you will be more than happy with a sparkly, brilliant Round Diamond.

Round Brilliant Cut

Last, but certainly not least, the most popular shape of choice for engagement rings today is the Round Brilliant Shaped Diamond. The idea behind the Round “BRILLIANT” Shape is its sparkle factor: the highest out of all diamond shapes. This is because of the number of facets, the depth, the crown height, ext. Everything is carefully designed when a Round Brilliant Diamond is cut. If done correctly, you will be more than happy with a sparkly, brilliant Round Diamond.

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Princess Cut

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Marquise Cut   Named after a mistress of King Louis XV, whose mouth it was thought to resemble, this shape creates an illusion that the diamond is larger in size. It is important to watch for symmetry in marquise-shaped diamonds, even the slightest difference can make the diamond appear uneven and unbalanced. Length-to-width ratio is important if you want to really maximise carat weight.   

Marquise Cut

Named after a mistress of King Louis XV, whose mouth it was thought to resemble, this shape creates an illusion that the diamond is larger in size. It is important to watch for symmetry in marquise-shaped diamonds, even the slightest difference can make the diamond appear uneven and unbalanced. Length-to-width ratio is important if you want to really maximise carat weight.

 

Baguette Cut   The baguette cut. Named for the French word  baguette,  which means “long rod,” this cut became popular during the 1920′s, an era when the Art Deco movement encouraged geometric shape and symmetrical flow. Baguette cut diamonds tend to be small rectangular shaped diamonds commonly used as shoulder stones. They have very limited faceting and as a result are extremely clear stones

Baguette Cut

The baguette cut. Named for the French word baguette, which means “long rod,” this cut became popular during the 1920′s, an era when the Art Deco movement encouraged geometric shape and symmetrical flow. Baguette cut diamonds tend to be small rectangular shaped diamonds commonly used as shoulder stones. They have very limited faceting and as a result are extremely clear stones

Cushion  Cut   This shape has been popular for over a century. Cushion Shaped Diamonds are  also known as “pillow-cut” diamonds. The way that this diamond shape is cut is with rounded corners and larger facets than a traditionally cut diamond to increase its brilliance. The Cushion Shaped Diamonds typically is a square, but with increase in size, it may be a rectangle.

Cushion  Cut

This shape has been popular for over a century. Cushion Shaped Diamonds are  also known as “pillow-cut” diamonds. The way that this diamond shape is cut is with rounded corners and larger facets than a traditionally cut diamond to increase its brilliance. The Cushion Shaped Diamonds typically is a square, but with increase in size, it may be a rectangle.

Heart Shape    Any diamond shape that isn’t the traditional round shape is called a “fancy shape.” The Heart Shaped Diamond is probably the fanciest of all shapes. For a unique gal, the Heart Shaped Diamond will be your best bet, as heart shaped diamonds are of the most unique shape out there.

Heart Shape

Any diamond shape that isn’t the traditional round shape is called a “fancy shape.” The Heart Shaped Diamond is probably the fanciest of all shapes. For a unique gal, the Heart Shaped Diamond will be your best bet, as heart shaped diamonds are of the most unique shape out there.

Asscher Cut   The Asscher cut diamond is almost identical to the emerald-cut, except that it is square. We look for parallel sides and even corners when selecting this shape, along with a higher clarity as the inclusions are more visible, as they are in the emerald and baguette cut diamonds. When choosing a colour grade, it is best to consider that colour may be slightly more visible in its corners than it would be in a brilliant cut stone. 

Asscher Cut

The Asscher cut diamond is almost identical to the emerald-cut, except that it is square. We look for parallel sides and even corners when selecting this shape, along with a higher clarity as the inclusions are more visible, as they are in the emerald and baguette cut diamonds. When choosing a colour grade, it is best to consider that colour may be slightly more visible in its corners than it would be in a brilliant cut stone. 

Trillion Cut    The trillion cut diamond is truly unique and an adventures choice for a solitaire. Similar to the emerald-cut-diamond, inclusions are very easy to be seen in the trilliant shape and therefore high clarity is an important part when selecting your stone. 

Trillion Cut

The trillion cut diamond is truly unique and an adventures choice for a solitaire. Similar to the emerald-cut-diamond, inclusions are very easy to be seen in the trilliant shape and therefore high clarity is an important part when selecting your stone. 

Radiant Cut   The radiant cut diamond is the first square cut (the second being the princess) to have a complete brilliant-cut facet pattern applied to both the crown and pavilion, creating a vibrant and lively square diamond. The cropped corner square shape of the radiant is a nice bridge between a cushion and a princess cut.

Radiant Cut

The radiant cut diamond is the first square cut (the second being the princess) to have a complete brilliant-cut facet pattern applied to both the crown and pavilion, creating a vibrant and lively square diamond. The cropped corner square shape of the radiant is a nice bridge between a cushion and a princess cut.

Oval Cut    Looking for a diamond with all the great attributes of a round shape, but with a bit of a twist? Go for the Oval Shaped Diamond. It’s essentially a round brilliant diamond, just elongated. Thanks to its lack of depth, this diamond also is visibly larger in size which gives the illusion of a larger carat size.

Oval Cut

Looking for a diamond with all the great attributes of a round shape, but with a bit of a twist? Go for the Oval Shaped Diamond. It’s essentially a round brilliant diamond, just elongated. Thanks to its lack of depth, this diamond also is visibly larger in size which gives the illusion of a larger carat size.

Emerald Cut   Unlike the facets a brilliant cut can have to hide the inclusions, an Emerald cut has steep step cut faceting. This makes the diamond less sparkly and is the reason clarity is very important when picking this shape. The step cut creates flashes of light, known as hall of mirrors effect. Emeralds are also know as the "honest cut" due to the disability to the incursions. 

Emerald Cut

Unlike the facets a brilliant cut can have to hide the inclusions, an Emerald cut has steep step cut faceting. This makes the diamond less sparkly and is the reason clarity is very important when picking this shape. The step cut creates flashes of light, known as hall of mirrors effect. Emeralds are also know as the "honest cut" due to the disability to the incursions. 

Pear Shape   Another fancy shaped diamond, the Pear Shaped Diamond is unique in the sense that one half of it actually looks very similar to a round brilliant diamond. The other half is elongated. The longer part of the diamond shape gives the illusion of size just like the Oval we spoke about earlier. Looking for a classy, unique choice? Check out the Pear Shaped Diamond, for a look she’s sure to love. 

Pear Shape

Another fancy shaped diamond, the Pear Shaped Diamond is unique in the sense that one half of it actually looks very similar to a round brilliant diamond. The other half is elongated. The longer part of the diamond shape gives the illusion of size just like the Oval we spoke about earlier. Looking for a classy, unique choice? Check out the Pear Shaped Diamond, for a look she’s sure to love.