Images of different shapes of loose diamonds with quality description to select and find best cut with most sparkles
Description and characteristics. Compare round, brilliant, oval, emerald, trillion, trilliant, triangular, heart, marquise, cushion, radiant, pear, teardrop, square, Asscher, baguette, taper, horse and star diamonds loose gallery set it in an engagement ring
Round Brilliant Diamonds
This shape consists of 58 facets. It is the standard for all other diamond shapes.
More than 75% of diamonds sold today are round brilliant diamonds.
Ajediam is specialized in Perfect, Triple Ex, Hearts & Arrows, Ideal Cut diamonds.The round brilliant diamond displays most fire and scintillation, cut and polished by our skilled Antwerp cutters
A Princess, also named Princessa diamond, has similar facets to a round brilliant with rectangular appearance, square modified brilliant cut. A perfect princess diamond must be square shaped with 90 degree angles on each corner and with 57 to 70 facets. A Princess shaped diamond is a young cut,
designed for getting maximum brilliance from a square cut.
A Trillionshaped diamond, also named Trilliant diamond is a beautiful unusual triangular fancy shape with 50 facets. Very commercial economical diamond shape due to the flat diamond cut. The corners of this shape can be straight edged and curved. A One carat trillion looks as large as a 1.50 Carat round brilliant diamond.
Emerald shaped diamonds have 24 facets. They can be rectangular or square shaped.
They have beveled corners and step cut facets. Select a good clarity and color because of the open shape!
The Emerald cut is a very noble cut especially for men.
Marquise diamonds also named Marquee or Navette diamonds exist swallow, Medium an thick.Medium is best.
Marquise diamonds have the same brilliance and facets as a round brilliant cut diamond.
A Pear shaped diamond, also named Teardrop is a combination of oval and marquise cuts with 57 facets. Ideal for pendants, necklaces and earrings.
Well proportioned heart diamonds are very rare!
The best shaped Heart diamonds are cut with even lobes and with a well-defined outline.
Heart shape diamonds are hard to find and are considered most sentimental of all diamond shapes.
On behalf of round brilliant shaped diamonds all other shapes are fancy shapes without standards
This beautiful natural horse shaped diamond is one of the various fancy diamond shapes just as this star diamond created by our famous Antwerp cutters, polishers.
A Cushion diamond is a modified brilliant cut with cropped corners with 58 facets.
Cushion diamonds are generally thicker and will best reflect colors.
An Excellent Cut Oval shaped diamond has 56 facets in elliptical shape and is similar to a round brilliant.
Created in the early 1960’s an oval diamond is an elliptical shape, family of the round brilliant diamond shape.
Oval diamonds are very popular due to their big appearance, displaying much fire and scintillation.
Fascinating square cut shaped Radiant diamonds, combining the nobility of the emerald diamond
and the brilliance of a round.
With it 70 facets it maximize the sparkles and the effect of color refraction.
Asscher shaped diamonds are square emerald cut with cropped corners.
Abraham and Joseph Asscher created the Asscher cut diamond in 1902 in Dutch part of Europe.
Today this shape is outdated. Viewed from the top it shows like four wings.
Mysterious Rough Diamonds. Emergence and origin of natural rough diamonds. Rough diamonds were formed billions of years ago when our planet earth was forming its continental plates. Diamonds have crystallized at depths estimated between 140–190 kilometers (90–120 miles) and 300 to 400 km (180-250 miles by temperatures of 4'750 Degrees Celsius, 8'582 Degrees Fahrenheit and a pressure of 25,000 tons per square cm.
Fancy Color Diamonds
Natural fancy intense tinted, colored diamonds are 200.000 times more rare and expensive than white diamonds! Impressive to know that the annual World production of white diamonds of Exceptional White + D color LC/IF is all together only a few 900 Carats! This emphasizes the extreme rareness of natural colored diamonds.
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