Diamond Shape

Diamonds can be cut into many various shapes. The most commonly sought after shape of diamond is the round brilliant cut, followed closely by the princess cut diamond. Anything other than a round brilliant cut diamond are called a fancy cut diamonds, such as, emerald cut, oval cut, marquise cut and cushion cut. Different shaped diamonds emanate varying levels of brightness and lustre, and as there is no actual cut grading system for fancy shapes diamonds, the appearance and quality of the diamond can vary substantially. As an example, a cushion cut diamond can be square or rectangular, and when comparing stones of the same carat weight, the visible size and the brightness of the diamonds will vary.

Fancy shaped diamonds are generally cut to the largest size possible to retain as much of the rough diamond as possible. This can sometimes result in a diamond that has a large top spread but is quite shallow, or a small top spread with a lot of depth. These are poorly cut diamonds. The best diamond cutters will sacrifice some diamond carat weight in order to produce a diamond with a higher cut quality theirfor a brighter diamond. This is why we believe that it is so important to inspect each diamond indavidually and also compared to others loose on a tray as one can out shine the other. We want to ensure that the brightness and quality of the diamond is never compromised. Be aware that you will pay a premium for a diamond that has a better cut. 

Diamond Shapes

Today's Date: 20th January 2018