Detailed Information On Diamond Cuts, Styles & Types

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Diamonds have been used for decorative purposes with traces dating all the way back to 25,000 B.C. 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 diamonds represents approximately 75% of all diamonds sold.

Princess Cut Diamond:
The princess cut diamond was first created in the 1980s, When it comes to design, it is one of the most popular cuts, typically for engagement rings. They are well known for its flexibility in working in almost any style of ring.

Oval Diamonds:
Oval cut diamonds are similar to round diamonds, however due to the elongated shape, and oval diamond gives off the illusion of greater size.

Marquise Diamonds:
The marquise cut diamond has a shape similar to a football, which is a modified brilliant-cut. Because the marquise diamond is long and narrow, it can also create the illusion of greater size.

Pear Shaped Diamonds:
The pear shaped diamond is a combination of a round and a marquise shape, with a shaved point on one end.

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 unique look of the emerald cut diamond is created by step cuts that create an illusion of mirrors rather than the typical shine of a diamond.

Asscher Cut Diamond:
The asscher cut diamond is similar to the emerald cut, but it is frequently cut in a square shape with larger steps, a higher crown, and a smaller table. This method typically creates more brilliance than its emerald counterpart.

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 a popular design style for solitaire pendants as well as rings.

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