Mark Maglin, Gemologist

Popular Diamond Cuts and Prices

Diamond rings come in all shapes and sizes, but did you know that the shape of the diamond drastically changes the pricing? It is essential to have a deep understanding of the shapes and prices before buying or selling diamond jewelery. When selling diamonds, you must be aware of the ballpark value of your stone to ensure you are getting what you deserve. We are here to educate you on the popular shapes of diamonds and how they are typically priced. This article will discuss round, princess, emerald, and oval cut diamonds.

Round Cut Diamond

Round cut diamonds are by far the most popular shape and are typically found in traditional style engagement rings. This diamond shape is created by carving out a perfect circle into the stone. The round shape tends to be one of the highest-priced diamonds because you lose a lot of the material during the circle cutting process. The high demand for this traditional style diamond also results in a price increase.

Princess-Cut Diamond

The princess cut refers to a diamond with an inverted pyramid-like shape. The shape of this diamond allows for easy trimming of material and little wasted excess. The pricing is significantly lower for princess cut diamonds because less material is wasted during the cutting process. Princess cut diamonds are the second most popular style and much more affordable than round stones.

Emerald-Cut Diamond

Emerald cut diamonds are unique-looking stones with rectangular, long, and straight lines running through both sides. The large surface area of these diamonds requires a high clarity grade to look good, which may cause increased pricing. The price of emerald cut diamonds tends to run lower than round cut but higher than princess cut. This style is becoming increasingly popular for those wanting “vintage� rings.

Oval-Cut Diamond

Oval-cut diamonds are very similar to the round-cut, except they are stretched into an elongated shape. This style of diamond is popular because the shape makes the stone appear larger than it really is. The oval shape also allows for more of the rough stone used, causing a lower price than the round shape. Oval diamonds create an elegant and expensive appearance.

Sell Your Diamond at Gembyr

Gembyr is a professional diamond buyer located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We are interested in buying diamonds of all shapes and sizes. We will educate you on the different cuts and price your stone accordingly. contact Mark at 1-603-828-1144. with any diamond-related questions!