The world’s most beloved gemstone, a diamond’s cut and shape is vital to the final look of the stone and the piece of jewellery it will be added to.
A diamond’s cut isn’t the same as its shape, despite popular beliefs. A rigorously technical process, making a diamond cut takes an immense amount of craftsmanship. Its symmetry, proportions and polish have to deliver the best return of light possible, which determines the intensity and brilliance of a diamond. The ideal diamond is completely colourless, which makes it the expensive kind.
A stone’s cut is measured by how it delivers the desired effect in 3 key areas:
- Brightness; how white light is reflected inside and outside a diamond
- Scintillation: The amount of sparkle produced
- Fire: The scattering of white light
Scroll down to see the different diamond cuts RockRush offers and the guide that will help you pick the right stone:
A popular shape, round cut diamond is a great choice for a solitaire engagement ring, as it has the perfect shape for sparkle and appears larger thanks to its unmatched light performance.
The emerald cut is a rectangular step cut with trimmed corners and its square variation is called “Asscher cut.” The high crown, deep pavilion, faceted culet and a small table allows outstanding luster and creates the optical illusion in the emerald cut diamond.
Princess cut diamonds are square with four distinct 90-degree corners. It has intense sparkle, clean lines and a modern shape that looks fab in just about every setting.
Timeless and refined, the cushion cut has earned its name for its pillow shape. The impeccable brilliance and clarity in its appearance are credited to its rounded corners and larger facets.
The marquise cut that resembles a football appears the largest of all cuts. With one of the largest surface area of any diamond shape, it appears bigger when compared to another cut.
Classy with a modish twist, oval diamonds are known for their shine as they are a part of the brilliant cut family. Its elongated shape creates an illusion of greater size, slenderizing short fingers.
Combining round and marquise cuts, the pear cut diamonds will give fingers and hands a slimmer appearance to create a soft and delicate look. Pear shaped diamonds have maximum brilliance, rounded base and polished girdle for excellent symmetry.
Mushy romantic at heart? Heart shaped diamond rings are just perfect for you. They fall under the modified brilliant cut. The curved cut adds the brilliance and sparkle to the stone. One of the most challenging shapes to cut; it requires great skill and dexterity.
With a beautiful medley of the lines of the emerald cut and the sparkle of the round cut, radiant cut tends to make any color in the diamond look brighter. Its truncated corners, brilliant cut facet pattern creates a unique and vibrant look.