A Guide To Diamond Cuts
When you're looking for the perfect ring, you'll find most jewelers carry diamonds that are cut into these most popular varieties.
Arguably the most popular diamond cut, the Round diamond accounts for a large majority of all diamonds sold. Due to the way that this diamond is cut, the Round diamond is superior to other fancy cut diamonds because it allows the most potential for reflecting light, which creates a luminous and bright diamond.
The Princess cut diamond is the most popular cut when it comes to the fancy cut diamond category. Much like the Round diamond, the Princess cut diamond offers a large flexibility in the type of ring setting and style it can be placed in. Of all the square cuts, the Princess cut offers the most brilliance and firework capability due to its unique shape and appearance.
Much like the potential of brilliance like the Round diamond, the Oval diamond is an ideal choice for a customer who likes the look of a Round diamond but wants something more unique. Oval diamonds also have an advantage of an elongated shape, which can create the illusion of a greater size. The slender shape of the diamond is also ideal for those who want their finger to appear longer and slimmer, which is an affect that is often desired.
Unique in shape, the Marquise diamond is a preferred choice for those who are also looking for a diamond that'll create the illusion of greater size. Much like the Oval diamond, the Marquise with its elongated shape can achieve that look, as well as giving the wearer of the ring length in their finger. The Marquise diamond is also said the have the largest crown size, which makes it an ideal choice when trying to maximize the perceived size of a diamond.
The Pear shaped diamond is a combination of a Round and Marquise cut, due to its tapered point on one of the ends. Like Marquise and Oval cuts, the Pear cut can achieve the illusion of a larger size due to the nature of its elongated shape. Although not one of the most popular diamond cuts, the Pear shape is slowly earning its popularity due to its unique shape and style flexibility.
The Cushion cut combines the look of a Square cut but with rounded corners, hence the similarity to a pillow. The Cushion cut mixes a modern and traditional style that is suitable for those looking for something classic and bold. The Cushion cut is resurfacing in popularity as new techniques to cut this diamond shape is ensuring brilliance.
A shape originally developed for the cutting of Emeralds, the Emerald cut diamond is ahead of its time. Influenced by European style, the Emerald cut diamond is an elegant option for those looking for a classic and refined look. With its long lines, the Emerald cut gives very dramatic bursts of light that make it stand out from the crowd with its unique shape.