Your Diamond Style Guide

January 18, 2019 0 Comments

When it comes to diamond styling, overall, there is one significant factor to be discussed - cut. Cut is one of the 4C’s of diamond quality. In simple terms, cut is the shape in which a diamond is cut to be placed within a setting.

The cut of a diamond is an art. The cut needs to be just right in order to ensure the ultimate sparkle. There are ten different standard cuts for diamond fashion and choosing one can be a tricky task. Diamonds are a significant investment and it’s crucial to pick the perfect cut suited for you or your loved one’s taste.

Without further ado, here is our diamond styling guide:

The Emerald Cut

The emerald cut is one of the most classic cuts in diamond fashion. This rectangular cut has a significantly large table. This large table is perfect for showcasing the clarity of the diamond. You can see clearly the inclusions and color of the diamond with the emerald cut. The shape of any emerald cut diamond can vary also if you prefer a less rectangular cut diamond.

The Princess Cut

Another classic diamond cut, the princess cut is a favorite for engagement rings. They are usually square but can be cut differently based on preferences. The princess cut is extremely flexible and can be used in a variety of rings and other jewelry styles.

The Marquise Cut

The marquise cut is a long and narrow cut, somewhat shaped like a football. Since this cut is so long and narrow, it produces the illusion of more depth than the diamond actually has. This cut makes the diamond appear larger than it genuinely is. This cut is one of the largest cuts available and perfect for any engagement ring or other jewelry.  

The Heart Cut

The heart cut is just as is sounds - cut in the shape of a heart. This bold cut is the perfect symbol to express your love. Although this cut works best with diamonds over 0.50 carats because this cut requires more carats to achieve its shape. It’s a beautiful pick for any pendant or engagement ring.

The Asscher Cut

The Asscher cut was first put on the market in 1902. It resembles the emerald cut but with larger step facets, a smaller table, and a taller crown. It produces an excellent sparkle and shine, perfect for a variety of diamond fashions.

The Cushion Cut

The cushion cut is a common cut seen in diamond fashion today but dates back almost 200 years. This cut resembles a square cut but with soft, rounded corners - like a cushion. It’s very similar to the round cut but unique in its own way.

The Pear Cut

The pear cut is similar in shape to (you guessed it) a pear. This diamond style has one pointed end and another end rounded in an oval shape. The perfect pear cut has absolutely perfect symmetry with the point of the cut lining up with the farthest point of the oval.

The Oval Cut

This modified brilliant-cut is completely rounded with an elongated nature. This elongated shape gives this cut an illusion of greater size, similar to the marquise cut. This is the ideal cut for people with long and slender fingers.

The Trillion Cut

This cut looks similar to a triangle shape, but do not be confused because there technically is a triangle cut too! The trillion is more rounded then a triangle, like a cushion cut is more rounded then a princess. This diamond cut is not your traditional cut and is great if you are looking for something totally unique!

The Radiant Cut

The radiant cut is just as it sounds - beautifully radiant. This cut is so radiant due to its unique brilliant-cut facet pattern on not only the crown but the pavilion too. It’s a nice compromise between a cushion and princess cut. Perfect if you’re stuck between the two!

The Round Cut

Last but most definitely not least, the round cut. This diamond cut is by far the most sold cut - nearly making up 75% of all diamond sales. This versatile cut produces radiant brightness and reflection. It’s the perfect cut if you’re looking to balance color, cut, and clarity. This versatile cut is perfect for a variety of jewelry styles.

Hopefully, by now, you’re an expert in diamond styling. If you’re looking for the most cutting-edge jewelry designs in diamond fashion, be sure to check out Kyllonen Luxury’s selection of gorgeous diamond jewelry!