When you think of diamonds, you might picture the classic round shape, which is the most traditional. But if you’re looking for something less ordinary, there are many different other shapes available, to fit your style and taste.
Diamond shapes are categorized into two groups: round diamonds and fancy shape diamonds. Fancy shape diamonds refer to any diamond that is not a round brilliant.
Round Brilliant Cut
Perfect for a classic engagement ring. It has been created to produce an intense sparkle which will make it appear bigger.
Available in both square and rectangular shapes. While the color of other diamonds is displayed mainly in the center, this cut shows distinct color in each of the corners, as well.
Marquise cut diamonds are the perfect shape for emphasizing the size of the diamond. The elongated shape of a marquise cut makes the diamond look huge and your fingers appear more slender.
Available in square and rectangular shapes. One of the oldest diamond cuts, it has seen a recent resurgence in popularity. Cushion cut diamonds tend to have impeccable brilliance and clarity thanks to their rounded corners and larger facets.
Its “hall of mirrors” effect due to its large rectangular shape, showcases a different kind of sparkle. It is one of the rarer diamond shapes. Its unique elongated shape gives a slimming effect on the finger.
This cut combines the lines of an emerald cut with the brilliance of a round diamond. One of the most bril liant cuts due to the truncated corners that provides tons of sparkle and may appear larger than a round one.
Pear Shaped Cut
Unique and beautiful, the teardrop style of pear shaped diamonds is exceptional. Soft and delicate look, their elongated shape gives fingers and hands a slimmer appearance.
Classic appearance and modern twist. They have most of the brilliance of rounds, but their elongated shape has a lengthening effect on the finger. It is a very popular cut in all types of jewelry.
The Asscher Cut diamond has a similar facet arrangement to the Emerald Cut but is octagonal. The mesmerizing windmill pattern of an asscher-cut diamond is great for a vintage, Art Deco look.
Definitely the most romantic of all cuts. It is one of the most difficult diamond shapes to cut, the eye-catching Heart shaped diamond is made up of between 56 to 58 facets and is beautiful to see.