Know About The Different Shapes Of Diamonds
While thinking of buying a diamond or diamond jewellery, which shape is to be purchased may be a factor to be determined. As the natural diamond comes in various unpredictable forms, a diamond cutter always keeps in mind how to give it a unique shape having better carat weight, and with minimum wastage. There are numerous shapes of diamonds, some of which are classic, some are stylish, some are fancy, and some are vintage. There are some scales for enlisting the shapes, but we will enlist the top 8 shapes of diamonds according to their popularity.
Round: Classic Forever
The round diamond is universally the most popular and the most demanded shape for most jewellery items, no matter what the specification is. Round ones are available in almost every slab of the 4C’s criteria and their price belongs to a vast range as well. For the last 20-30 years, this shape has been the most popular for jewellery items like engagement rings, tennis bracelets, heavy bangles, and most rings and necklaces, also. You can own round diamonds for almost every purpose, ranging from purchasing a gift item, for yourself, or for your ensuing grand engagement ceremony. Basically, round-cut diamonds are for always, no matter, inside the home, or outside, jewelry items with round diamonds are the best for daily usage.
Princess: Majestic Elegance
This is the second most popular shape of the diamond and probably the most environment-friendly diamond, as it is made by using up to 80% of the rough diamond mined from the earth’s crust. It is some other aspects for which it has held its position to people; despite being square, the princess shape shows an excellent shine for its depth ratio. Princess diamonds sometimes come with a bit rectangular shape also, and those tend to be a bit cheaper than that of the actual square princesses. Just four prongs are needed to set a princess diamond and to save it from corner chipping. Couple bands, bangles, and rings for long fingers are some ideal usages of this majestic shape.
Emerald: Boldly Mesmerizing
This emerald shape has been very popular for the last few years for its boldness and gorgeousness which you can realize very easily from its appearance. Actually, standardized in the 1940s, this cut was not in trend so much. But this shape is popular for precious colour stones and high-grade diamonds. There may not be that many options for you to choose from according to colour, cut, etc. but we would recommend you not to compromise a little about the quality while buying an emerald diamond. Emerald-cut diamonds become shinier for their huge table, and more light insertion generates greater reflection. This shape of diamond is the best option for wearing on some grand occasions, or gifting your beloved on your grand day, or even somewhere to showcase your passion for diamonds.
Asscher: Shining Always
This specific shape of diamond has been named after its first-time producer, the Asscher Brothers from Holland. Getting its proper fame in the year 2002, the Asscher cut diamond imitates emerald cut ones to a great extent. But there are some tweaks. Its table is smaller than the emerald-cut diamond but better cutting and more square facets let more light enter and reflect inside. This cut is obviously a bit cheaper than the emerald cut but it has trimmed corners which makes it more unique and gives decent stability. If you think about our recommendation, then we would suggest you buy a better colour of Asscher cut diamonds. Because of its different cutting methods, Asscher-cut diamonds are unable to mask colour like round and princess ones. Asscher cut diamonds are popular for their lustre and decent clarity.
Pear: Dripping Elegance
When it comes to the thoughts of fancy diamonds, this teardrop or pear or drop shape diamond comes first. One rounded and another pointed side creates a masterpiece when it is created by a diamond cutter with efficiency and precision. Pear diamonds are really very sophisticated pieces as a little bit of miscalculation in the ratios of length, width, and height of the piece can lead to a disastrous piece. Pear-cut diamonds are great alternatives to round diamonds while making engagement rings or such signature pieces because pear ones to hide natural inclusions very well like round diamonds. It is a bit critical to find a symmetrical design mounted with pear or drop-shaped diamonds, but an even design makes it look innovative.
Heart: Romantic, Aesthetic
The heart shape of the diamond is one of the most unique yet not-so-popular pieces. The heart shape renders the loveliness, tranquillity, and all-over beauty of a diamond. It can be mounted on rings, studs, pendants, and other jewellery pieces as well. Heart-shaped diamond on any jewellery gives an exquisite look which is rare with any other shapes of the diamond. There are some points to be remembered while buying a heart-shaped diamond; the diamond should be balanced and symmetrical, and its cleft (the center point inside a diamond) should be very distinct when seen from the top. As it is an absolute emblem of love, people buy it to keep it with them forever. So, never compromise with its quality, though it comes in higher carat weight most of the time. But, for smaller hearts, a simple three-prong setting will be enough to hold it and show its romantic beauty.
Marquise: Artistic Excellence
In this list of various shapes of diamonds, if there is anything beyond beautiful, then marquise is such a cut that is immensely different from any other cut. Its distinct thin form almost fits any jewellery item and suits any mood for wearing. It is heard that his majesty once requested to cut a diamond in the shape of the lips of her highness. But it actually resembles an elongated eye of a beautiful lady like you. Wearing a marquise diamond makes the finger of the wearer appear longer and slim as well. Marquise is extremely popular for creating the centerpiece of several rings, especially cocktail rings (large formations of rings), necklaces, or even fancy bracelets. Please check the alignment of the two points, they should be almost aligned with each other, and set with two prongs is absolutely fine as it enhances the beauty of a marquise diamond.
Baguette: Radiating Ambience
This shape is another one that is very much popular for decorating the center of a ring, often surrounded by round diamonds. Once baguette diamonds are set side-by-side with extreme perfection, it often gives the look of a larger single diamond with a vast table. A larger table helps more light insertion, and the step-cut facets inside make innumerable reflections which make it unpredictably shiny. It looks bigger than other diamonds with the same carat weight, that’s why people often prefer this shape of diamond to be mounted on their jewellery items. The baguette-cut diamonds are extremely famous for thin bangles, bracelets, and obviously, rings.
So, these are some of the globally appreciated cuts of diamonds that have been on the popularity list for the last few years for their outstanding beauty and peerless performance while set-in jewellery items. There are also a lot more shapes and cuts of diamonds that you can definitely own according to your requirement and choice.