The Many Shapes Of A Diamond
The 58 faceted Round Brilliant cut is undoubtably the most common and sought after diamond shape out there. Round Brilliant cut diamonds are more expensive, given the same quality, than any other shape because of the amount of waste during the cutting process.
The Cushion Cut gets its name due to its uncanny resemblance to a cushion. With its soft and rounded edges, this cut comes a square shape and the less common elongated shape.
Currently a very sought after shape, the Pear Cut, also known as the "teardrop" shape, is admired for its elongated look that follows the finger creating a slimmer look.
Its technical name is Cut-Cornered Modified Brilliant cut, which is a mouth full but accurately descriptive. Like the Cushion Cut, Radiant Cut diamonds come in square and elongated shapes but unlike the Cushion Cut, the Radiant Cut is known for its cut corners.
The Emerald Cut is considered a Step-Cut with less facets than other cuts. As a result of having less facets, inclusions can sometimes be more visible in the Emerald Cut compared to other cuts. Known for its elegance and subtlety, the Emerald Cut diamond gives off a classic and somewhat vintage look.
The technical name of the Princess Cut is Square-Modified Brilliant Cut. Known for its square shape and sharp edges, the Princess Cut is easily set apart from the other cuts.