Detailed Information On Diamond Cuts, Styles & Types

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Diamonds have been used for decorative purposes tracing back to India 400BC. Due the the variety of cuts & truly unlimited design options, diamonds can be used in a variety of jewelry styles & placements based on the cut, size & overall aesthetic!

Popular Diamond Cuts

Round Diamonds:
The round cut diamond is one of the most popular diamond shapes. In terms of diamonds sold, the round diamond represents approximately 75% of all diamonds sold.

Princess Cut Diamond:
The princess cut diamond was first created in the 1980s, The square cut stone is popular customers seeking geometric look.

Oval Diamonds:
Oval cut diamonds are more elongated and appear larger for its size compare to the round and princess cuts.

Marquise Diamonds:
The marquise cut diamond is the longest of all the traditional shapes. It will average two times longer than its width and thus take up the longest space on the finger running tip to tip in a football like shape.

Pear Shaped Diamonds:
The pear shaped diamond or tear drop shape, is round on one side tapering to a point on the other thus giving the stone more length than a round.

Cushion Cut Diamond:
The cushion cut diamond combines a square cut with rounded corners and has been in use for almost 200 years. In its prime, the cushion cut diamond was one of the most popular styles in use.

Emerald Cut Diamond:
The emerald cut diamond is a rectangular cut stone with cut corners and is created by step cuts that give an illusion of mirrors rather than the typical scintillation or sparkle of the other shape diamonds.

Asscher Cut Diamond:
The Asscher cut diamond is a square version of the emerald cut stone also displaying the step cut design with cut corners.

Radiant Cut Diamond:
The radiant cut diamond is the first rectangular cut to have a complete brilliant-cut facet pattern applied to both the crown and pavilion.

Heart Shaped Diamond:
The heart shaped diamond is a unique and unmistakable symbol of love which is traditionally as long as it is wide.

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