Diamonds come in a variety of different shapes and sizes.
A round brilliant cut offers the most brilliance of all the cuts. In addition to being the most propular and research shape a round diamond will give you more flexibility in terms of balancing, cut, color and clarity grades while still getting the fire and brilliance you want.
The princess cut diamond shape originated from the barion cut diamond. The cut has gained in popularity after a 25 year monopoly was placed on the specific cut by a West African, Johannesburg resident. This diamond ring is round or rectangular in shape and has sharp edges.
This stone is known for its brilliance and sleek modern lines. The great thing about this diamond shape is that it is versatile. It can be placed in virtually any setting and work well.
The emerald cut diamond shape is one of the best cut shapes around. The stone is rectangular and is referred to as a table cut diamond shape. The face of the stone resembles a table. The corners of the stone are truncated and the stone has steeped facets. Emerald cut diamonds that have intense color and clarity are your best choice.
This stone looks like a teardrop, or drop of rain. It has soft, rounded edges, and sharp points. These diamonds gained popularity during the Victorian age.
The heart cut diamond shapes are a variation of the pear diamond. The differences are that there exists a cleft in the middle of the diamonds widest point. This cleft is responsible for forming the heart shape. The heart shape of the diamond makes it a tough competitor.
The Cushion cut has been propular for more then a century. Cushion Cut Diamond have round corners and larger facets to increase their brilliance.
The Marquise diamond is a brilliant diamond. It has two tapered points and offers a slender look compared to that of other cuts.