A diamond cut is used to shape diamonds. The cut of a diamond plays a vital role in the sparkle and shape of the same. There are many diamond cuts among which five are the most popular. These are round, princess cut, oval, marquise and pear cuts. Let’s have a detailed look about each cut and find the one that is right for you.
Round Cut Diamonds
This is the most popular diamond cut. Almost 75% of diamonds sold in jewelries are round cuts. As the cut help the diamond to reflect light properly, the diamond will have greater brightness, and hence greater demand. Round cut diamonds are the traditional and most expensive diamonds. The cost per carat is very high for these diamonds.
Princess Cut Diamonds
Princess cut diamonds are mainly used in engagement rings and it is the most popular fancy cut. This cut was first created by Betzalel Ambar and Israel Itzkowitz in 1980. Flexibility of these diamonds is same as that of round cut ones. However, princess cut diamonds are more affordable than round cut diamonds.
Oval Cut Diamonds
This is the modified design of round cut diamond with much similar characteristics. These diamonds have an elongated shape which makes it appear longer. Oval cut diamonds are less expensive than round cut ones and they have more surface area. Demand for oval cut diamonds is less.
Marquise Cut Diamonds
Marquise cut diamonds are beautiful, elegant and rare. This is also a modified design of round cut. But marquise cut diamond is football shaped and is long and narrow. Because of their larger surface area and size, they can be a good choice. Owing to its unique shape, finger of the wearer may appear slimmer and longer.
Pear Shaped Diamonds
Pear shaped diamonds looks like a drop of water. It is the combination of round and marquise shapes with a sharp pointing edge. It has a very good symmetry. These diamonds are mostly used in engagement rings. Since it is a combination of two shapes, it possesses their benefits too.
Emerald Cut Diamonds
Emerald cut diamond is a rectangular shaped one with cut corners. Its unique feature is the step wise pavilion cut corners and interplay of light and dark planes by the hall – of – mirrors effect. Emerald cut engagement rings are less expensive. They constitute only 3 % of world’s total diamond.