Round diamonds are traditionally the first and most popular diamond that’s given as a symbol of commitment. The round diamond is the most popular diamond shape, representing approximately 75% of all diamonds sold.
Princess cut diamonds really are royalty in the diamond world. Princess diamonds are the second most popular shape behind round diamonds.The princess cut diamond accounts for a whopping 30% of engagement rings.
Emerald cut diamonds are a unique and elegant class of diamond cuts. An emerald cut diamond is actually a step cut. Emerald cuts have small rectangular facets that resemble stairs or steps. The long lines and dramatic flashes of light give the emerald cut an elegant appeal.
The asscher cut is a blend of the princess and emerald cuts with X-shaped facets from its corners to its center culet. Asscher cut diamonds have a clean balance, visual appeal, and an Art Deco air that appeals to many brides-to-be who love vintage elegance.
The marquise diamond is a classic and historic diamond shape that captures hearts thanks to its whimsical shape that resembles a smile. Marquise cut stones are also called boat-shaped and eye-shaped diamonds.
Oval cut diamonds are simply an elongated round brilliant cut. They are a fashionable and trendy diamond cut that can look larger than a round diamond. The oval shape can also make the finger of the wearer appear longer and slimmer, an effect often desired.
The radiant cut diamond is a beautifully symmetrical, non-traditional cut, the radiant cut combines the brilliance of a round and the purity of an emerald cut. Trimmed corners give this shape versatility to shine in all kinds of jewellery, especially engagement rings.
The pear cut, pear shaped, or teardrop diamond is a timeless, vintage cut that represents an emotional bond or connection. The pear shaped diamond comes in a variety of slim to wide cuts, and has the added benefit of making the wearer's fingers appear longer and slimmer.
The heart shaped diamond is a unique and unmistakable symbol of love. Heart shaped diamonds are very popular in solitaire pendants as well as rings. They reflect lots of light, the colour of a heart shaped diamond is harder to distinguish than it is in a diamond with a large table, such as an Emerald or Asscher cut.
Cushion cut diamonds derive their name from the shape, which resembles a pillow. Cushion cut diamonds are square or rectangular in shape, but unlike the princess cut diamond, their corners are rounded.