Diamond Shapes

An important factor in purchasing diamond jewelry is the shape. The shape of the diamond can give off different feelings and may even be representative of one’s style.

Here are some examples of the countless diamond shapes offered:

1 1/8 Carat TW Diamond Ring in 14K White Gold

The round brilliant is often considered the most common and most popular diamond shape. It is the one shape that truly transcends time. Since it is such a classic piece, it can be worked into any style.

5.00 Carat Oval Blue Topaz and Diamond Ring in 10K White Gold

The oval is unique in its own way, although very similar to the round brilliant. The ovular shape creates an lengthening illusion, making the diamond appear larger in size than it really is. This style is great for those that want to achieve the look of long, slender fingers.

8.00 Carat Pear Shape Green Amethyst White Topaz and Diamond Pendant in .925 Sterling Silver

The pear is a contrast between a round end and a tapered end. There is no standard in which direction the cut should face. It can either be cut like a standing pear or an inverted one, reminiscent of a bulb. The ‘teardrop’ shape will surely make it a conversation starter topic.

4.50 Carat Emerald Cut Citrine and Diamond Ring 14K White Gold

The name of the emerald cut originates back to the shape of emerald gemstones. The style is generally the most expensive shape for cut diamonds. No wonder statement rings are typically in emerald cuts.

Cushion Cut Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold

The cushion is also known as the the old mine cut. It is square shaped with rounded corners, resembling a cushion or a pillow. Its popularity is quite close to that of the round brilliant. Although not as bold as an emerald shape, the cushion gives off a bit of softness and elegance.

Besides the shapes listed above, there are many more styles, such as: marquise, princess, baguette. Each is certainly special in its own way.

Which diamond shape is your favorite and why? Let us know in the comment section down below.

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