Different Types of Diamond Cut
Round Cut Brilliant
The Round Cut is by far the most popular diamond, representing 75% of all diamond sales. For hundreds of years cutters have been working on this shape to maximise its brilliance and fire. Due to its shape, the Round Brilliant Cut diamond reflects light like no other diamond, enhancing its brightness and appeal to the naked eye.
Square Princess Cut
This is a relatively new diamond shape that was created in the 1980’s. The Square Princess Cut is a popular diamond shape especially for engagement rings. This cut is a good choice for any buyer as the diamond shape works in almost any style of ring. Additionally, princess cut diamonds display distinct colours in each corner, while the colour of other diamonds display mainly in the centre.
This timeless design is a combines a square cut with rounded corners (much like a pillow - hence the name). This cut tends to have remarkable brilliance and clarity due to its shape. It has been around for almost 200 years and as a result of recent refinements in the cut, there has been a recent resurge in popularity.
The Marquise Cut’s unique shape (long and narrow) makes it the ideal shape to maximise carat weight by emphasising the diamond size. So, the marquise is a good choice when trying to maximise perceived size. When wearing the diamond the shape creates the effect of longer, more slender hands and fingers.
The Oval Cut is a modified round brilliant cut diamond. It is a classic design with a modern twist. Due to the elongated shape, the diamond creates the illusion of greater size. Again, this is a popular cut in all types of jewellery, especially engagement rings as its the diamond is easy to match with other pieces of jewellery.
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