The only things humans can do to a diamond to affect its value is to cut it.The color, clarity and carat size of a diamond is determined by nature, but only when a diamond is cut is its brilliance and beauty truly exposed.
An uncut or rough diamond, in many senses, looks a lot like any other stone. It's only when the stone is shaped and cut, when the facets are created, that the diamond reveals its ability to play with light and reward the viewer with a dazzling display of brilliance and fire. When the facets, or faces, are created, the diamond goes from a unremarkable stone to an object of extreme beauty.
There are many traditional cuts for diamonds, none more popular than Round Brilliant. These diamonds, when viewed from the top, are round, but contain 58 total facets, 33 on the crown or upper part, and 25 on the pavilion or bottom part. This cut is elegant and is the standard cut of diamond. Other basic cuts are Emerald, Princess, Heart, Oval, Marquise, and Pear.
The ultimate classic! The round brilliant-cut was developed by Marcel Tolkowsky in 1919.
The Princess cut is a modified square or rectangular cut, with many variations.
The Emerald cut is a square or rectangular cut with the corners cut diagonally.
The Asscher cut diamond is a stepped square cut diamond similar to an emerald cut.
Our best selling diamond. Cushion-cut diamonds have rounded corners and feature larger facets to increase their firey brilliance.
Trimmed corners are the signature of the radiant cut diamonds, making it a popular and versatile choice for jewelry.
The Oval cut is oval in shape and is covered with rectangular facets.
The Marquise cut originated in the 1700s and may have been named after the Marquise de Pompdor, a mistress of King Henry XV.
The Heart shape is shaped like a heart and is very romantic. If this cut has a flat center (shield shaped cutlet), then it usually has 32 facets on the crown.
The Pear cut looks like a rain or tear drop. It may or may not have a large flat or table facet in the center of the stone.
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