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Different Types of Diamond Cut

Round Brilliant

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

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.


Cushion Cut

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.


Marquise Cut

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.

Asscher Cut

First produced in the 1920’s by the Asscher Brothers, the Asscher cut is similar to the emerald however it is square not rectangular and features larger step facets and a smaller table. These features contribute to more brilliance in the diamond than an emerald cut.


Oval Cut

Oval Cut

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.


Heart Cut

The heart shape diamond is a unique and an easily recognisable cut. Heart shaped diamonds are very popular in pendants as well as rings. Symmetry is a very important characteristic in this cut, as both sides of the heart must be identical.



Emerald Cut

Emerald cut diamonds are very distinctive due to the step cuts into the diamonds pavilion. The large open table top showcases the diamonds original clarity beautifully, however inclusions and colour are more distinctive as a result.


Radiant Cut

The radiant cut diamonds are perfect for those who are looking for a unique style. Radiant cuts feature trimmed corners which combine the lines of an emerald cut but with great brilliance like the that of a round diamond.



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