What shapes do diamonds come in?
There are many diamond shapes. The most popular are:
Brilliant cut + shape: visualize facets
It is the standard for all other diamond shapes. More than 75% of diamonds sold today are round brilliant diamonds. The round brilliant diamond displays most fire and scintillation of all cuts.
Princess cut + shape: square cut diamond with 90 degree angles on each corner, visualize facets. The Princess Cut diamond is a young cut, designed for getting maximum brilliance from a square cut.
Marquise cut + shape: visualize facets
Oval cut + shape: oval diamonds are similar to round brilliant diamonds. visualize facets
Pear cut + shape: also named Teardrop diamonds: pear shape is a combination of oval and marquise cuts. visualize facets
Emerald cut + shape: 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. Emerald diamonds are cheaper than brilliant diamonds. The weight is less, you can spend more on quality. The Emerald cut is a very stunning noble cut. visualize facets
Heart cut + shape: the best shaped heart diamonds are cut with even lobes and a well-defined outline Heart shape diamonds are hard to find and are considered most sentimental of all diamond shapes. visualize facets
Trillion – Trilliant cut + shape:also named Trilliant diamonds: triangular shaped diamond. This triangular cut is one of Antwerp special cut diamonds. A one carat trillion or trilliant diamond looks as large as a 1.50 carat round brilliant diamond! A trillion or trilliant Diamond is a dazzling and versatile diamond shape whose uses are unlimited .It can be used in earrings, solitaires, wedding bands, necklaces, bracelets and pendants. visualize facets
Radiant cut + shape: are square cut diamonds rectangle with rounded corners. visualize facets
Square cut diamonds: rectangular shape. Visualize facets
Cushion cut + shape: Deep cut with large facets. Very good shape for color diamonds because of the depth. visualize facets
Asscher cut + shape: Is a common square emerald cut diamond with concentric squares. In diamond grading reports it will be described as such. The Asscher cut diamond was created by the Asscher brothers of Amsterdam, Holland (Netherlands) in 1902. Square cut diamond such as emerald… but with less facets = less fire and brilliance. Other inconvenient: flaws and inclusions are easy to see. visualize facets
Flanders cut + shape: square cut diamonds with 65 facets, recently developed cut in Antwerp
Baguette cut + shape: step cut in the shape of a small rectangular stone. It has a table and 8 facets at the top and 8 facets at the pavilion.
Taper cut + shape: single step cut which has 9 facets. A taper has a table and 8 facets at the top and 6 facets at the pavilion, two of them at a taper form of an arrow.