Types of Diamond Cuts
At Padis Jewelry, we’ll teach you about the different types of diamond cuts and how to choose the perfect shape that will dazzle the wearer.
ROUND CUT DIAMOND
Round diamonds account for over two-thirds of diamonds sold, making it the most popular shape on this list. With 58 facets, the brilliance of a round diamond is incomparable. Its classic style and ultimate shine is what makes this shape so desirable.
PRINCESS CUT DIAMOND
One of the newer diamond shapes, the princess diamond cut combines the brilliance of a round and the pointed edges of a square. It is the most popular fancy cut diamond.
EMERALD CUT DIAMOND
Emerald diamonds are most notable for their long straight cuts which resemble steps. They are known as the preferred choice for anyone desiring a larger stone with a smaller price tag.
ASSCHER CUT DIAMOND
Asscher diamonds are similar to emeralds, but with more sparkle. They have a smaller table and trimmed edges for extra style and flair.
RADIANT CUT DIAMOND
Radiant diamonds resemble the shape of an emerald with added facets and cropped corners. It’s an excellent choice for those wishing for more brilliance and fire without the price tag of a round.
Similar to round diamonds, oval shaped diamonds possess high brilliance and durability. They are a popular choice for engagement rings because they appear larger than other shapes of the same carat.
The Marquise’s elongated shape flatters the hand and catches the eye of many due to its unique features. It has been around for centuries, making it one of the most timeless shapes one could wear.
PEAR SHAPE DIAMOND
Combining the shape of round and marquise cut diamonds, the pear diamond is often referred to as the “teardrop” diamond. Because pears are not an easy cut in the diamond world, they are often more difficult to find.
Cushion cut diamonds were named after their “pillow-like” shape. They can be square or rectangle and feature smooth, curved edges. Cushion cuts are popular among the vintage crowd.
Heart-shaped diamonds are the ultimate symbol of love. These diamonds need to be symmetrical so that it appears perfect on the wearer’s hand. Heart shaped diamonds are for the classic romantic.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SHAPE
Before deciding on the perfect diamond shape for your soon-to-be fiancé’s engagement ring (or any other fine piece of jewelry), consider these four key elements.
If your partner has a traditional style, then they would most likely prefer a round diamond. Fancy diamond shapes like oval, cushion, asscher, radiant, princess, pear, emerald, marquise, and heart shaped diamonds are reserved for those with a more eccentric style.
The more facets a diamond cut has, the more it will sparkle and shine. Some of the sparkliest diamond cuts include the round, princess, asscher and radiant shapes.
Some shapes look better with various designs. These designs include halos, solitaire or three stones. Round, oval, pear, radiant and cushion typically pair well with these design elements.
Not all diamond shapes are similar in price. Rounds are the most expensive while emerald, princess and radiant cost less. This is because during the cutting process, more “rough diamond” is removed on round diamonds than any other stone. When more rough diamond is discarded, the price is usually higher because it uses significantly less of the original stone.
At Padis Jewelry, we recommend anyone who is uncertain to go with a round diamond. They are the most popular, timeless and certainly the most eye-catching due to the number of facets and brilliance compared to the rest of the shapes. Round diamonds check all the boxes when it comes to style, shine, design and cost.
Join us for a no obligation consultation where we will explain the diamond procurement process to you in person and help you make the most informed decisions when it comes to selecting your diamond!