Diamond Shapes

The diamond shape refers to the overall structure and outline of a diamond. The first step in choosing a diamond often involves selecting your or her favourite shape Diamonds come in a variety of shapes and each shape has unique look and characteristics, which also determine the quality of a diamond.

Different Shapes of Diamonds     

diamond shapes

 round brilliant diamond The Round Brilliant cut diamond is the most popular shape of Diamond, which is widely used in contemporary and traditional jewellery, especially in Engagement and Wedding Rings. It is also the most readily available shape in any quality and size. The round brilliant cut diamond contains 58 facets divided among its crown (top), girdle (middle top) and the pavilion (base), which are cut in symmetrical and similar shape around it. This allows to optimize maximum reflection of light (return of light), resulting in fire and brilliance.
 princess cut diamond

The Princess cut diamonds is the second most popular shape after round diamonds. The princess cut diamond has pointed corners and is traditionally square in shape. Its refractive properties are almost similar to round brilliant. Its unique cut with sparkling facets and brilliance makes its popular and favourable for contemporary engagement rings.

 oval shape diamond An oval diamond is longer than the round, this perfectly symmetrical shape will give the illusion of a larger diamond, as the shapes has a larger surface area than a round diamond with similar weight. Oval diamonds are also very popular as their length can accentuate long, slender fingers.

 marquise cut diamond The shape of a marquise cut diamond is an elongate shape with pointed ends that was designed to match the Marquise’s eye catching smiles, originally commissioned by Louis XIV of France. The length of the marquise makes finger appear long and slender.

 emerald cut diamond The Emerald cut shape is rectangular with cropped corners to create a unique optical appearance. It contains concentric broad and flat planes that resemble stair steps. The large and open table in emerald cut diamonds, highlights the clarity of a diamond. Hence, it is advisable to consider superior clarity grade, when choosing emerald cut for engagement ring.

 asscher cut diamond This beautiful and unique shape is almost a square version of the Emerald cut. It has trimmed corners that make the diamonds appear almost octagonal. Asschers are rare and very sought-after for their remarkable depth and beauty.

 radiant cut diamond This versatile design combines the brilliance of the round, the grace of the Emerald cut, and the panache of the Princess. The Radiant cut diamonds are distinctive by their cropped corners and have 70 facets maximizing the effect of its colour refraction. They are usually rectangular in shape but can also be square.

 pear shape diamond This brilliant-cut diamond is also known as teardrop because of its single point and rounded end, combining the shape of an oval diamonds and marquise diamond. It is mostly used in rings, pendants and earrings.

heart shape diamond  The heart shape is ultimate symbol of love and romance. A pear shaped diamond with a cleft cut into its top is a complex cut which requires very skilled cutting to ensure optimum brilliance. Heart shaped diamonds are relatively uncommon but create a distinctive, romantic piece of diamond jewellery.

 cushion cut diamond This unique shape has been popular for more than a century. Cushion-cut diamonds (also known as "pillow-cut" diamonds) have rounded corners and larger facets to increase their brilliance. Cushion diamonds can be square or rectangular in shape.