Does your Diamond Cut it in Hallandale

Diamonds dazzle us in many ways and there are a growing number of shapes and cuts to choose from. It can be confusing to an average consumer. Understanding the most common diamond shapes can help you make a good decision about what kind of diamond jewelry you wish to purchase.

All of the diamond shapes except the round cut are considered fancy shapes. Fancy shapes are often more expensive because they are more difficult to cut.

Diamond shapes in the diamond industry are not called shapes (e.g., emerald shape) instead they are called CUTS (e.g., emerald cut). It can be confusing because the term “cut” refers to both the shape of the diamond and the precision of how a diamond is actually cut from the rough stone.

10 Common Diamond Cuts (Shapes)

1. Round Cut a.k.a. Round Brilliant

The round cut is both provocative and innocent and accounts for more than 75% of diamond cuts sold today. Round brilliant diamonds include 58 different facets and can satisfy both the sweet and sexy audiences alike. Round brilliant cut diamonds are popular in engagement rings, pendants and stud earrings. Due to the extensive research that has been conducted throughout diamond cutting history on the method for optimizing brilliance in a round shaped diamond this particular cut generally has more sparkle and brilliance than a comparable diamond with a different cut. Because they are in high demand, round brilliant diamonds tend to be more expensive than many other diamond cuts.

2. Princess Cut

The princess cut is typically a square stone with 90-degree corners and has an aggressive and daring flare, yet carries itself with the dignity and grace of royalty. Second only to the round brilliant in terms of popularity and sparkle, it can have 50-58 facets depending upon the diamond. Be very careful when choosing a Princess cut of a lower color grade as you might see a faint yellowness around the pointed edges of the diamond.

3. Radiant Cut

The radiant cut is almost essentially the same as the princess cut with the corners cropped off. Radiant cuts can be either square or rectangular.

4. Marquise Cut

Marquise cuts were inspired by the Frenchman Marquise de Pompadour and seem to whisper “notice me.” The oblong shape, similar to a football shape, has 58 facets characterized by pinpoint flashes of fiery brilliance on both ends. Some marquise diamonds may have only 56 facets which may affect its brilliance. Marquise diamonds rings tend to compliment slender fingers and are a welcome break from round and oval diamond rings.

5. Pear Cut

The pear cut captures intrigue and mystique with its unsymmetrical, round on one side and pointed at the other side shape. Pear-shaped diamonds often appear as a teardrop. Pear cuts are frequently used in rings, pendants and earrings. Pear-shaped diamonds are perfect for small and average length fingers.

6. Oval Cut

The slightly elongated form of the oval cut radiates dominance. The voluptuous oval cut steals the hearts of many sophisticated women with it brilliant reflective qualities. Oval diamonds are often cut in the 58-facet brilliant style and are popular choices for engagement rings and three-stone anniversary rings. Oval diamonds can cause an elongating effect on hands. While an oval cut can be as sparkly as the round cut, poorly cut stones run the risk of having the bow-tie effect. The bow-tie effect is when there is a dark bow-tie shaped strip running across the center of the diamond can be noticed when the stone when tilted in certain angles. Ovals are also very popular and, therefore, also command a high price.

7. Emerald Cut

The emerald cut signifies balance and serenity and offer a classic, regal look. Emerald cuts are most often used in ring designs. An emerald cut diamond contains 58 facets but generally reflects much less light than other diamonds with the same amount of facets, causing less sparkle. The beauty and attraction of an emerald cut stems from the transparent look of the stone. It’s like looking into a clear pool and seeing all the way to the bottom. It is recommended that when buying an emerald cut that you purchase a 2.5 carat diamond or higher and that you also choose a higher color and clarity grade because the way the diamond is cut easily reveals inclusions. In smaller stones it is more difficult to see the true nature of the stone. Diamond cuts with more length than width elongate the fingers. The emerald cut is one of the least expensive diamond cuts available.

8. Heart Cut

A heart cut diamond is naturally shaped like a heart. There are varying shapes that the heart can take, whether longer and slimmer or wider and rounder. Care should be taken when selecting a heart cut to ensure that the top arches of the heart are identical and symmetric.

9. Trillion Cut

Triangular Brilliants, a.k.a. Trillions and Trilliants, are comprised of mixed cuts with three equally straight or slightly curved sides. Trillions are typically shallow stones and are often seen as side stones accenting other fancy shapes. However, if you find a well-proportioned trillion cut it can be a stunning centerpiece in an engagement or anniversary ring. The Trilliant cut, once a trademarked cut by the Henry Meyer Diamond Company, comes to three very sharp points (a triangle) while other Triangular Brilliants may have softer and slightly rounded points. Depending on the skill of the gem cutter and the proportions of the stone itself Triangular Brilliants can be very bright and lively stones. The optimal length to width ratio for Triangular cuts is 1:1.

10. Asscher Cut

The Asscher cut, a copyrighted cut, is quite expensive and not as readily available as some of the other diamond cuts. When a customer asks for an Asscher cut, a typical retailer will instead show the customers a square emerald instead because the step-cut is very similar. The Asscher cut has the same cropped corners and step-cut technique as used in an emerald. As mentioned above with the emerald cut, you will want to purchase a higher color and clarity grade because of the transparency of the cut. Inclusions and imperfections will be easily seen in this cut.

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Did you know that…

  • Men were the first to wear jewelry as a status symbol and as good luck amulets to aid them in battle.
  • Legend has it Cleopatra once dissolved a pearl at the time worth five million sesterces (about $12,500) in soup and drank it, just to win a bet with Marc Antony.
  • The gold mask placed over the mummy of Egyptian King Tutankhamen was still perfectly untarnished when it was found by Howard Carter in 1922 – more than 3000 years after it was first placed over the young king.