Choosing the shape of your diamond is important, knowing what makes the difference might make your decision more knowledgeable and complete.
With over 75% of all diamonds sold, it is without a doubt, the most popular diamond shape. The round diamond gods some unique elements that make it popular. The young shape, when cut properly, allows a vivid reflection of light and maximizes the potential brightness. The round shape diamonds will usually have a higher price attached, not only because of its popularity. It is also due to the weight of the finished cut diamond, which will mostly be lower.
A rare combination of dazzling shiny sparkling appearance, a valuable investment and a shoe that provides multiple advantages. The princess cut is maybe closest to achieving the fire and brilliance of a round diamond. It is in the shape of a square, with a ‘rectangular cut’. The more rectangular it is, the lower the princess cut diamond price will be. The princess cut diamond was created in 1980 by Betzalel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz, and ever since it is considered to be the most popular fancy cut for engagement rings. Due to the fact that the princess shape cut pyramid is similar to one half of the octahedron rough stone, and the similarity creates 2 equally sized cut. Along with the advantage of relatively little waste, it will result in a lower price & greater efficiency.
Who doesn't like to invest less and gain more? With the oval cut diamond that is usually the case. Oval diamonds have the added advantage of an elongated shape. That will create the illusion of the greater sized diamond. The oval cut diamond can vary to different proportions, as it can vary to be narrower or fatter. After it was created in the 1960's, the oval cut diamonds became rather popular, mainly because of its all round brilliant cuts and fire. Oval cut diamonds posses some degree of a dark area that runs right to left across the center of the diamond. When it is not dominant, it can become an advantage, providing a shiny contrast. When it is the Maine focus, it is creating the opposite effect and is not recommended as in investment.
A pear cut is combination of a round and a marquise shape, with a tapered point on one end. Also known as the Teardrop cut diamond, this unique cut is considered to be a popular choice. The chipping of this 'high end Teardrop' will present a prong at the tip. As this spot was initially the exterior corner of the original stone, natural flaws, if there are any, will most likely be located here. Therefore it is always worn with the narrow end pointing toward the hand. If the cutting process was professional and diligent, those flaws will be covered by the cog. However, it must be examined because if there are substantial flaws, they might have an affect on the diamond. If it was crafted carefully and professionally, the pear shaped diamond will present a remarkable curved symmetry.
The emerald cut diamond was named after the shape was developed for the purpose of cutting emeralds. Emerald cut diamonds varies from nearly square to a rectangle. Its uniqueness is created by a 'one of a kind' cut, rows of narrow facets. The flat surface of an emerald cut diamond is open and wide, creating the 'mirrors effect', with lights, making it easier to see the skin's reflection. With a pavilion cut that creates a-rectangular facets, it highlights the clarity of the diamond.
An emerald cut with a squared outline. The Asscher cut diamond has a pavilion that is cut like the emerald shape, with rectangular facets. It was first produced in 1902 by the Asscher Brothers who were known for cutting the world's largest rough stone. After many years of popularity the Asscher cut diamond was more common in an antique store , but for the past 10 years it is again, very popular. With the advanced modifications the Asscher cut shape has more brilliance than ever before. It has larger step facets and a higher crown, which creates a more significant brilliance. A contemporary cut will have squares down through the surface. Like the emerald cut, the Asscher cut has cropped corners. And yet, its square cut with the cropped corners makes it appear an octagonal shape
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