The round diamond is just one of many options! Try to take note of whether your partner gravitates towards particular shapes or patterns in their fashion, style and jewellery. Take a look at the diamond shapes below and think about what your partner would prefer. There are also many ways of combining shapes, for example by complementing a centre diamond with smaller shoulder diamonds in a different shape. Below are some of the more common and popular diamond and gemstone shapes, however we have access to many more so don't hesitate to ask!
Round brilliant cut diamonds are distinguished by numerous facets, shaped to maximise the white light returned through the top of the diamond, significantly increasing its fire and brilliance.
The sophisticated oval cut diamond is an elegant and unique choice for an engagement ring. An oval diamond can be cut with the same number of facets as a brilliant cut giving the potential for as much brilliance as the classic shape. The elongated shape of the oval diamond means that it can often appear larger than other diamond shapes of the same carat weight!
The pear shaped diamond is a modified brilliant diamond. Pear shaped diamonds are also known as teardrops, and are a hybrid between the marquise cut and the round brilliant diamond. We individually inspect each pear shaped diamond and analyse the cut dimensions to ensure maximum brilliance and scintillation.
The emerald cut diamond is distinguished by the step cuts of its pavilion and large open table. Emerald cut diamonds produce a hall-of-mirrors effect, with the interplay of light and dark planes. The long lines and dramatic flashes of light give the emerald cut an elegant appeal.
The cushion cut diamond combines a square cut with round corners, resulting in a 'pillow' shape that gives it its name. The cushion cut has been around for almost 200 years, and as such has an antique look to it.
The princess cut accentuates the diamond’s brilliance rather than its luster, with triangular and kite-shaped facets radiating from the center. The higher fire and brilliance compared to other mixed cuts accounts for the popularity of princess cut diamond and engagement rings.
Marquise cut diamonds have elongated ends that stretch the diamond into an oval shape, creating a slender and striking look. With the brilliance and sparkle of a perfect round brilliant cut diamond, the marquise is a flattering diamond shape that has a regal feel to it.
Radiant cut diamonds are distinguished by the central cross pattern created by the pavillion facets. The radiant cut diamond has a total of seventy facets, and it exists in a large number of modified forms with differing facet arrangements and combinations.