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Diamond Cuts

The most important factors in choosing a diamond stone is deciding on the shape that perfectly matches your style and looks beautiful on you. Below you will find some of the more popular shapes explained that we specialise in.

Round brilliant cut diamond
This shape has set the standard for all other diamond shapes, and accounts for more than 75% of diamonds sold today. Its 58-facet cut, divided among its crown (top), girdle (widest part) and pavilion (base), is calibrated through a precise formula to achieve the maximum in fire and brilliance.
Oval cut diamond
An even, perfectly symmetrical design popular among women with small hands or short fingers. Its elongated shape gives a flattering illusion of length to the hand.
Pear shape diamond
A hybrid cut, combining the best of the oval and the marquise, it is shaped most like a sparkling teardrop. It also belongs to that category of diamond whose design most complements a hand with small or average-length fingers. It is particularly beautiful for pendants or earrings
Marquise cut diamond
The Marquise cut resembles the shape of a football or classic style boat when viewed from above.  The cutting method used for a Marquise is a "step cut" also known as a "table cut."  The facets on a "step cut" are cut in steps.
Princess cut diamond
This is a square or rectangular cut with numerous sparkling facets. It is a relatively new cut and often finds its way into solitaire engagement rings. Flattering to a hand with long fingers, it is often embellished with triangular stones at its sides
100% Cushion cut diamond
The cushion cut is an antique cut that most often resembles a cross between the Old Mine Cut (a deep cut with large facets that was common in the late 19th and the early 20th centuries) and a modern oval cut.
Heart shape diamond
Though a technical description of the heart-shaped diamond is anything but sentimental, (the heart shaped diamond is essentially a pear-shaped diamond with a cleft at the top), the diamond itself is is considered by some to be the most romantic of all diamond cuts.
Emerald cut diamond
As may be evident by the name, the "emerald cut" was originally developed for cutting emeralds, not diamonds. The emerald cut diamond can be absolutely stunning. Because of its long lines, it tends to be less fiery than a "round brilliant"
Asscher cut diamond
The " Asscher cut diamond" was developed in 1902 by the Asscher Brothers of Holland. It is a stepped square cut, often called the "square emerald cut" and like an emerald cut, the Asscher has cropped corners.
Trillion cut diamond
This is a spectacular wedge of brittle fire. First developed in Amsterdam, the exact design can vary depending on a particular diamond's natural characteristics and the cutter's personal preferences