What’s Your Diamond Shape?
The sublime possibilities innate to diamonds manifest themselves through different diamond shapes. Each stone shape is cherished according to their characteristics and the overall beauty of individual shapes is a matter of personal taste.
Asscher: A stepped cut diamond with trimmed corners. Similar to Emerald cut but in the shape of a square.
Round: The classic diamond shape is the round brilliant cut.
All other non-round diamond shapes are known as fancy shapes.
Princess: A type of brilliant cut fancy shape that can be either square or rectangular.
Cushion: A brilliant cut fancy shape that resembles a square or rectangle with rounded corners and larger facets to accentuate the stone’s brilliance. Also known as "radiant cut" or "pillow cut".
Emerald: A square or rectangular-shaped diamond with trimmed corners. On the crown, three concentric rows of facets are arranged around the table and, on the pavilion, three concentric rows arranged around the culet. This type of cut is known as a Step Cut because its broad, flat planes resemble stair steps.
Heart: A brilliant cut fancy shaped diamond tenderly crafted into the timeless Valentine's motif. The ultimate symbol of romance and love.
Marquise: A brilliant cut fancy shape diamond distinguished by elongated points at each end. Also known as the “Navette” shape, meaning “little boat”.
Pear: A brilliant cut fancy shape diamond that tapers off into a teardrop.
Radiant: A brilliant cut diamond in the shape of a square or rectangle. Similar to the cushion cut but with cropped corners.
Oval: An oval diamond has similar brilliance to a round diamond.