Diamond Shapes

Diamond Shapes

You will have seen diamonds in all shapes and sizes. But not everyone knows about them. Here’s a guide to identifying these shapes.

Round

This is the most common shape. Usually seen in rings, especially in solitaire bands. These shape are very common because of its ability to fit and stay in an ornament.

Princess

Square shaped diamonds are called Princess cut. These shape show a brilliant colour as they reflect light from all the four edges. The can also be found in rectangular shapes as well.

Marquise

The elongated round shaped diamond is called a ‘Marquise Cut’. Its shape provides it with the largest surface area, giving the illusion of a larger diamond than its carat.

Emerald

Similar to rectangular Princess cut, the Emerald is a more elongated shape. You can identify this cut by it table like appearance in the middle. The gives more clarity to the diamond and its colour.

Radiant

Found more in numbers rather than solitaires, the radiant is a square cut with trimmed edges for a unique look. It is very vibrant and colourful shape.

Pear

It is a rare cut as finding one in good symmetry is difficult. Pear cut diamonds can be fitted to rings as well as on diamonds.

Noumin Sagar

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