Diamond Shape

The brilliance and beauty of diamonds engulfs everyone and this is why diamond jewelry is popular all across the globe. You can wear jewelry that have a number of diamonds or the ones that have single solitaires, depending upon your choice. There are a number of cuts and shapes of diamonds but you need to know the difference between them in order to choose the best. Here is some information about the different diamond shapes to help ease your buying decisions.

Round
Round
Marquise
Marquise
Emerald
Emerald
Radiant
Radiant
Pear
Pear
Princess
Princess
Oval
Oval
Trilliant
Trilliant
Heart
Heart
Asscher
Asscher
Cushion
Cushion
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Round
This is by far the most popular shape of diamond and has been around for hundreds of years. The diamond cutters have been working with this shape and making sure that maximum brilliance and shine can be obtained. When it comes to balancing the grades for clarity, color, and cut, this shape offers flexibility but will retain its brilliance and shine you are looking for.

Marquise
If you want a diamond that looks larger then its carat weight, this is the ideal shape for you. This stone is used with other shapes such as pear. If you wear marquise diamond in a ring, your hands will look slender and long. If you wish to know the outline of the diamond, you should look for the length to width ratio. This will also give you an idea about the shape and the look of the diamond.

Emerald
The striking point for these diamonds is in their pavilion. The original clarity of this diamond can be seen in its shape and oversized table. When you are making a purchase, make sure that you see the clarity plot and check for the certificate. The rectangular shape of these diamonds can vary greatly. Know the length-width ratio so that you understand how your diamond will look if you see it from the top.

Radiant
Radiant diamonds are unique. What makes them so are the corners that are trimmed with utmost care and perfection. The cut is also one of the reasons why this diamond is used with a number of shapes and used in making some exquisite jewelry pieces. Even when this diamond is set with round or baguette, it will make a striking appearance and give a new look to the jewelry item. The rectangularity in these diamonds can vary largely. Again if you wish to buy these diamonds, make sue that you take a look at the length width ratio.

Pear
If you have seen the shape of a teardrop, you would be able to get an idea about this particular shape of diamonds. These diamonds are cut brilliantly so that maximum shine can be obtained. This is also called a teardrop diamond because it has a single point and an end that is rounded. The overall look of this diamond is unique and thus it is used in a variety of jewelry designs. If you wear an elongated pear shaped diamond in your ring, your hands and fingers will look slimmer due to the shape of the diamond.

Princess
One of the most popular diamonds that are not round in shape is the princess cut diamond. They stand out of the crowd and look different due to their cut and brilliance. If you are buying a color grade diamond, the appearance of the diamond will be exceptional and the color that you choose will be visible in the corners of the diamond. These diamonds can be rectangular or square and by getting an idea of the length and width ratio, you will be able to get an idea of the exact shape of the diamond.

Oval
Just like the round diamonds, the oval diamonds too have a brilliance that the onlooker would fall for. Oval diamonds are quite popular and are used in rings and other jewelry items. They are used in rings to give a slender appearance to the hands and the fingers. If you are looking for a traditionally cut oval diamond, the length to width ratio will be between 1.33 and 1.66. You can ask the jeweler to tell you the exact length and width of the diamond so that you can imagine its shape when viewed from the top.

Trilliant
If you are looking for some fancy cuts, you should consider this shape. These cuts are unique and used in a variety of jewelry items. As the name suggests, these diamonds are cut into the shape of a triangle. The cut makes the diamond shine in a more brilliant manner. The unique triangle form generally has 50 facets and the sides of are cut in equal dimensions. The classy jewelry items have these diamonds due to their unique shape and cut. Most of the people consider buying these cuts for vanity jewelry rather than the everyday wear jewelry items.

Heart
As you know, heart symbolizes love; this is one of the most distinctive shapes of all the diamonds. The shape and cut are unique and this is what makes it a favorite with the jewelers. The corners of this diamond may show the color if you are buying a color grade diamond. The shape originated from the pear shape when a cleft was made in the shape. The length and width of the diamond can vary and thus the size of the heart and the broadness too will vary. Choose the size according to the jewelry item in which you wish to get it placed.

Asscher
This is yet another beautiful and unique shape of diamonds that almost look like emerald cut but its shape is slightly square. The pavilion of this diamond is cut in a rectangular style and this is what makes it different. Like other diamonds, the color that you choose will be visible in the corners of the diamond. Many stars and celebrities have been seen wearing jewelry items in these cuts and this has just added to the popularity of this cut. You should look at the certification and the depth ration while making a purchase for a diamond. Most of the diamonds cut in this shape will appear to be square. If you need a unique ring for your mate, an asscher cut diamond ring is the perfect choice.

Cushion
This shape has been around for hundreds of years and due to the shape of these diamonds, they are known as pillow cut diamonds. The corners of these diamonds are rounded and the facets are cut larger to increase the shine of the diamonds. The large facets give rise to clarity in the appearance of the diamond. You can buy these diamonds in square and rectangular shapes. These diamonds are rising in popularity by the day. Taking a closer look at these diamonds you will see a combination of oval and old mine cuts.

Buyers Tips
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When purchasing diamonds, you need to be aware of the many attributes that influence price. There are four main characteristics of a diamond you should pay attention to before making a purchase. Here is some information you can put to use while buying diamonds.

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Factors that determine the quality of diamonds are many but 4Cs are the most important. You should prioritize the characteristics according to your own needs and choices. The purpose for which you are buying the diamond will help you decide. If you are looking for a larger diamond, a diamond that has more carat weight will be the perfect choice for you. If you want the diamond to be brilliant, focus more on the cut of the diamond. Also, compare the prices so that you can save money and buy the best piece.