The Round brilliant diamond represents infinity. It is the ultimate symbol of a marriage that will last a lifetime. It is the most popular and most researched diamond shape on the market today. A Round brilliant will give you the most flexibility when it comes to balancing cut, color, and clarity while still getting the fire and brilliance you want. To maximize the brilliance of a Round brilliant, it is necessary to choose the highest cut grades, highest polish, and highest symmetry.
The Princess cut diamond has pointed corners and is traditionally square in shape. With its beautiful brilliance and unique cut, the Princess cut is a favorite for engagement bands. When searching for color grades for a Princess cut, one must keep in mind that even though the price of a non-round J-color diamond can be affordable, hence the true color of the diamond is slightly visible on its corners. Additionally, Princess cut diamonds vary in how square or rectangular they are.
The Radiant cut diamond is a combination of two cuts. Its shape is that of a brilliant cut Square or Rectangle diamond with clipped off corners like its sister, the Emerald cut. It fuses the elegance and individuality of an Emerald cut with the brilliance and fire of a Round cut.
The Emerald cut diamond offers a unique look due to its step-cut on its pavilion and its large open table. Instead of offering the sparkle and brilliance of a round brilliant cut, the Emerald cut produces a hall-of-mirrors effect, with the interplay of light and dark planes. The long lines and theatrical flashes of light give the Emerald cut a sophisticated appeal. The Emerald cut’s large open table highlights its clarity, making inclusions more visible. Choosing the right Emerald cut is important, as to choosing one with a clarity grade of SI or better, one must review the clarity plot on the diamond certificate.
The Asscher cut diamond has the same look as the emerald cut but with a slightly different look due to its square shape. The Asscher cut has a unique, noble, and elegant look to it, as well as an art deco flare that no other stone has. The shape of the Asscher cut has a pavilion that is cut with rectangular facets, just as the same style of the Emerald cut, the Asscher cut highlights the clarity of the diamond, so one must review the clarity plot on the diamond certificate.
The Marquise cut diamond is a variation of both the Round brilliant and the Oval cut diamond. With its ultra unique cut, women who wish to display a distinctiveness of flair often choose the Marquise cut. Its drawn-out form creates an illusion of longer, narrower fingers.
The Oval cut diamond has a beautiful brilliance that rivals that of the Round cut. The Oval cut has an elliptical shape that gives a flattering illusion of length to the fingers and hand. This cut is very popular among women with small hands, short fingers, and long fingers. The Oval cut highlights long and slender fingers.
The Pear cut diamond is in the shape of a teardrop and is also another variation of the Round brilliant. The uniqueness of the Pear cut makes it a popular choice for a variety of diamond jewelry. If you decide to choose an elongated pear shape, the length of the cut creates a subtle slimming effect on the finger.
The Heart cut diamond is known as the most romantic and passionate of all the cuts. With brilliance and fire that rivals that of the Round brilliant, this cut truly evokes the innocence and purity of love.
Cushion cut diamonds have a unique shape that has been popular for more than a century. Cushion-cut diamonds (also known as "pillow-cut" diamonds) are available in shapes ranging from square to rectangular and have rounded corners and larger facets which increases their brilliance. These larger facets highlight the diamond's clarity, so if you choose an SI clarity grade, be sure to review the clarity plot on the diamond certificate.