Diamond is one of the most elegant artworks beloved by many. The beauty of a diamond is the result of the creation of nature and the advanced theories used by diamond cutters to optimize the refraction of light in it.
To this day, different types of diamond cuts are created based on different historical occasions and market demands. In this article, we will unfold those types of diamond cuts in terms of shapes and popularities in detail.
As its name has already disclosed, the round brilliant cut diamond is a round shape diamond that sparkles most. It is because it consists of 58 facets to maximize the internal refraction of light in a diamond. Due to the perfection of how the diamond is shone, round brilliant cut diamond is the most popular diamond cut among the others. It is also the most favourite diamond shape for engagement rings.
The princess cut diamond or others would call it a square-cut diamond, is well known for its square shape. Depending on the length to width ratio, this type of diamond shape can also appear rectangular. The hard-edged geometric shape is what gives a princess cut diamond its modern and distinct look while it still has the ability to sparkle stunningly. Next to the popularity of a round brilliant cut diamond, princess cut diamond is also often seen in rings.
A cushion cut diamond, or some would call it a pillow cut diamond, is a square with curved corners. The combination of a round and square shape diamond also adds a vintage tone to the stone. It recently regains its popularity as the demand for vintage style jewellery goes up. The larger facets in a diamond with a cushion shape allow a great amount of light to refract within, contributing to its stunning radiance.
An emerald cut diamond is rectangular with rounded corners. It is different from a cushion cut diamond because of its large rectangular facets in the middle. Unlike a radiant cut diamond, emerald cut diamond has rounded corners instead of trimmed corners. Its central parallel rectangular facets are ideal to highlight the stone's pure hue and purity. As a result, emerald cut diamond is often used as the focal point of jewellery such as necklaces and earrings.
Radiant cut diamonds vary in the degree of rectangularity but trimmed corners are the identification of this cut of diamond. Combining the beauty of an emerald and a round brilliant cut diamond, the 70 facets radiant cut diamond exudes an ultimate radiance to shine. Its versatile appearance contributes to equal beauty in different types of jewellery.
Not surprising, an oval cut diamond is a diamond with an oval shape. Same with a round brilliant cut diamond, an oval cut diamond also consists of 58 facets, but with a larger surface area to refract. Classic yet bold, an oval shaped diamond would be a good choice for wearers who want to highlight the extravagance of the previous art they treasure.
Inspired by the beautiful smile of Marquise de Pompadour, a marquise cut diamond is a diamond with two elongated pointed ends. This extraordinary yet elegant shape of diamond can already make a remarkable impression at the very first sign. It consists of 56 facets which give a marquise cut diamond plenty of sparkle with a visually larger look as compared to different diamond cuts of the same carat.
The pear cut diamond is a teardrop shape diamond shared the elegancy of a round and a marquise cut diamond. When you wear it on your fingers, the soft and slimming effect this diamond brings will definitely grab attention. A pear cut diamond is also appreciated for its premium shines, making it not only perfect for rings, but also for other types of jewellery.
You may hear it for the first time but it certainly deserves your attention. Calla cut diamond has a marquise shape with more elongated ends and a rounder center. A revolutionary breakthrough cutting process created such unusual beauty in a diamond to address the inherent limitations of Oval and Marquise cut diamonds, which compromise the brightness and brilliance of a diamond. Calla cut diamond is designed to obtain the perfect navette shape of marquise with ultimate radiance.
There is no best diamond cut or shape in the world because whether one fall in love with a piece of jewellery all depends on personal preferences. How advanced the diamond is cut and set does has a big impact on the final look of the jewellery. Other than the technology used in making jewellery, knowing where the material comes from, and whether the jeweller conduct business in an environmentally responsible way should probably be what the wearer wants to look out for.
Nelson Jewellery has a long history illustrating passion for excellent craftsmanship. With patents and awards for the creation of Calla-cut diamonds and an Invincible setting and the commitment to bringing sustainable solutions at a global level, we strive to not only meet, but to surpass our customer's expectations on a regular basis.
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