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The different shapes of diamonds used in jewelery

Published : 2017-03-05 17:38:42
Categories : Diamond

Round brilliant cut diamond

Diamond Brilliant Cut

The round brilliant cut with 57 facets is the most famous. As early as 1919, Marcel Tolkowsky defined angles and proportions that offer a perfect balance between light reflection and dispersion. The brightness and the fire of the stone diffuse and attract the eye. It is the shape of diamonds that accounts for about 80% of the diamonds sold in the world.

Princess cut diamond

Princess cut diamond

This shape appeared in the 1980s. It was in the vanguard era but today it is one of the most popular size. At a weight equal to that of a brilliant cut diamond, the princess cut diamond is smaller and cheaper. The arrangement of its 78 facets makes it both clear and brilliant, but it must be of superior quality or with  any eventual  impurities  placed on the sides.

Emerald cut diamond

Emerald cut diamond

This is, with baguette shape  and  Assher shape, the only shape of the diamond "step". Like the round diamond cut, it has 57 facets but they are larger and act like mirrors. This size does not give as much brilliance as the shiny shape but much more clarity and transparency. It is therefore necessary that the clarity of the diamond is of superior quality or that the possible impurities are all placed on the side.

Oval cut diamond

Oval cut diamond

The brilliant oval cut features 55 facets and accentuates all the brilliance of the stone. It was particularly popular in the last century for old-fashioned diamonds with 36 facets

Marquise cut diamond

Marquise cut diamond

Some will think "rugby", others will think "smile of a marquise". Composed of 55 facets, this is another variant of the round shine, elongated, with pointed ends. The marquise cut diamond is particularly sought after to be mounted as a solitaire, reinforced by a paving of small diamonds.

Pear cut diamond

Pear cut diamond

The pear size can remind you of a tear of extreme shine. This 58-faceted hybrid cut is a combination of round shape and marquise shape, giving it an exceptional scintillating effect. A diamond of this shape is very flattering when mounted as a pendant. It is also called "Drop of water".

Heart-cut diamond

Heart-cut diamond

It is the romantic size par excellence and which requires a great know-how. It is usually used for a solitaire or earrings. With 59 facets, its shape is derived from that of modified pear, the stone can vary considerably in length and width. The top slit must be deep so that the diamond is particularly beautiful; perfect symmetry is essential to bring out the beauty of this shape.

Cushion cut diamond

Cushion cut diamond

The first time the cushion shape appeared was 200 years ago under the name "old mine shape." It's a square shape with rounded corners, quite like a pillow. Its shape has the characteristic of being, on the lower part, the same as that of brilliant-cut diamonds.This size presents rounded angles and convex facets which accentuate its shine.

Radiant cut diamonds

Radiant cut diamonds

The Radiant Diamond has a modified square shape and is characterized by sharp corners. With its 70 facets the refraction of light is maximum and this shape is ideal for highlighting the colored diamonds because its shape and proportions intensify the color of the stone.

Diamond Asscher

Assher Shape

From octagonal  degree, the Asscher shape is very close to the emerald shape but only square with diagonally cut corners. This shape has 74 facets including a small table, a high crown, a deep cylinder head and angles cut to draw the eye to the center of the stone.

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