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CUSHION

The shape of the cushion cut is characterized by soft edges and round corners, resembling a cushion or pillow. This type of cut has been popular since the first diamond cuts were developed. Cushion cut diamonds range from a more square shape to rectangular.

If you prefer the squarer shape, look for a length-to-width ratio of 1.05 to 1.10:1. For a more rectangular shape, look for length-to-width ratios of greater than 1.15:1.

 

CUSHION
Emerald

Emerald

The emerald cut is an elegant diamond shape characterized by its step-like facets, rectangular shape, and trimmed corners. Due to its larger, open table, this shape is often reserved for top color and clarity diamonds. The emerald cut is typically polished with 44 facets. Generally, the optimum length-to-width ratio for an emerald cut diamond should be 1.35-1.65:1, although 1.25:1 to 1.75:1 is also considered to be acceptable.

With the right specifications, an emerald cut diamond can appear larger than life...and larger than the actual carat size. 

Heart

A heart shaped diamond is just that: heart shaped! More specifically, a heart shaped diamond is essentially a pear diamond with a rounded cleft at the top, creating two “lobes.” In terms of diamond shape, heart diamonds are often considered the most romantic option (for obvious reasons). Heart diamonds are also thought of as being more feminine than some of the other shapes.

Interestingly enough, heart diamonds are also much less common than most other diamond shapes, so if you want something capable of standing out in a crowd, then the heart shape may be right for you.

Heart
Marquise

Marquise

A heart shaped diamond is just that: heart shaped! More specifically, a heart shaped diamond is essentially a pear diamond with a rounded cleft at the top, creating two “lobes.” In terms of diamond shape, heart diamonds are often considered the most romantic option (for obvious reasons). Heart diamonds are also thought of as being more feminine than some of the other shapes.

Interestingly enough, heart diamonds are also much less common than most other diamond shapes, so if you want something capable of standing out in a crowd, then the heart shape may be right for you.

Oval

An oval diamond is an elongated version of the round brilliant. If well proportioned, this beautiful cut gives a diamond great brilliance andshine. Oval diamonds are also very popular as their length can accentuate long, slender fingers. Oval cut diamonds are generally polished with 56 facets.

The oval shape has a larger surface area than a round brilliant of the same carat weight, and is an excellent choice for those more concerned with size. The ideal length-to-width ratio is 1.5:1, but a range from 1.33:1 to 1.66:1 is widely acceptable.

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Pear

Pear

The pear shape is a unique hybrid cut, shaped like a teardrop and combining the best of the marquise and round brilliant cut. Well proportioned, it gives a depth of scintillation to the point of the diamond. Pear shapes are extremely popular in rings, earrings, and pendants. Pear shapes are typically polished with 58 facets, and the optimal length-to-width ratio is between 1.50 and 1.75:1.

The versatile nature of a pear-shaped diamond gives you optimal looks with just one ring. 

Princess

Square in shape and with pointed corners, the princess cut is the most popular shape of the fancy cut diamonds. Its beautiful brilliance and square shape make it a favourite for engagement rings. Princess Cut diamonds are generally polished with either 50 facets or 58 facets, depending on how the pavilion is cut.

The princess cut, technically known as a ‘Square Modified Brilliant Cut’, is a square version of the round brilliant cut with numerous sparkling facets. The optimal ratio of length to width is 1:1, although a length-to-width ratio between 1:1 and 1.4:1 is perfectly acceptable. 

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Radiant

Radiant

Similar to a princess cut but with bevelled corners and 70 facets, this option provides an absolutely brilliant sparkle. When viewed from above, the radiant cut’s higher crown and smaller table also gives it a circular pattern. You can think of the radiant shape as something of a missing link between square and round diamond shapes.

Radiant diamonds’ unique shape gives it the appearance of being larger than it actually is, while its bevelled corners make it more durable than the princess cut — perfect for those who live active lifestyles.

Round

The round brilliant cut is conventionally the most popular of all diamond shapes and has set the standard. Polished with 57 facets its ideal proportions return a great amount of light and brilliance. Although round diamonds are the most sought-after shape, it's still important to know what you're looking for in terms of the 4 C's. Always keep in mind how brilliant you want your diamond to be. 

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Asscher

Asscher

Asscher diamonds are an interesting study in diamond-shape popularity. First pioneered in 1902 (and named after the Asscher brothers of the Asscher Diamond Company), Asscher diamonds didn’t actually become a popular choice until the 1920s, where their uniquely Art-Deco shape perfectly fit the style of the time. Of course, once Art Deco became passé, the Asscher cut went out of vogue right along with it.

But the Asscher is making a comeback, and by improving upon the original design, gem cutters have introduced a new-and-improved Asscher with 74 facets and greatly increased brilliance.

If you love the Art-Deco look, want something undeniably brilliant, and are after a unique diamond shape that you’re not likely to see riding on the average person’s finger, then consider an Asscher diamond.