When thinking of diamonds, many will immediately think of the classic round diamond shape. It’s no doubt that the round brilliant cut is the most popular shape but if you’re looking for something different, there are plenty of other shapes available. A diamond’s shape refers to its physical form and each diamond shape is very different, possessing unique characteristics. Even though shape is not a part of the 4 C’s of Diamonds, this element will have an impact on the appearance of your diamond. Since each diamond shape is cut to different specifications, they reflect light differently, giving each shape a unique fire and brilliance.
Popular Diamond Shapes
Choosing the right diamond can be tricky for many people. It is our hope that the information below will provide you with a basic understanding so that you can confidently move through the process. At Jogigems, we strive to offer our clients the highest quality diamonds and carry the largest selection of loose diamonds in Minnesota. Our collection of diamond jewelry features many different options for the shape of the diamond, from traditional round brilliant cut or oval diamonds to fancy shaped diamonds like pear and heart shapes. Below you will find a comprehensive list of the most popular diamond shapes and their characteristics.
ROUND BRILLIANT CUT
The round brilliant cut diamond is the most popular shape of
diamond. For hundreds of years, diamond cutters have been working with this cut to maximize its brilliance and fire. While this cut offers great flexibility within the four C’s, you will want to select higher quality grades to bring out the most brilliance within a round diamond.
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