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Most popular Diamond Shapes

By 10.01 September 20th, 2018 No Comments

For centuries, diamonds have continued to exhibit an allure that has captivated people all over the world. Fashion fads come and go and the tastes of the consumer market are ever changing. So, what are the current trends and the most popular shapes of diamonds that people are buying today?

 

There are many different options for the shape of a diamond, from traditional round brilliant cut or oval diamonds to fancy shaped diamonds like pear and heart shapes.

The Round Brilliant cut diamond is the most popular shape. While this cut offers great flexibility within the Four Cs, you will want to select higher quality grades to bring out the most brilliance within a round diamond. Browse: round cut diamonds.

Princess cut diamonds are exceptionally brilliant because of the way they are cut. This popular cut can be either square or rectangular in shape. The color that is emitted from Princess cut diamonds is very unique. While the color of other diamonds is displayed mainly in the centre, the Princess cut diamonds show distinct color in each of the corners too, which is an extremely appealing aspect to this cut. Browse: princess cut diamonds.

The Cushion cut is a timeless cut that has earned its name for its pillow shape. Cushion cut diamonds tend to have impeccable brilliance and clarity in their appearance which can be attributed to their rounded corners and larger facets. These diamonds are available in square and rectangular shapes and are also very popular. Browse: cushion cut diamonds.

The other diamond shapes include Marquise, Emerald, Radiant, Pear, Oval and Asscher. These are seen as the more ‘Art deco’ shapes and are certainly unique and brilliant in their own right. Browse: the more unusual shaped diamonds.

 

 

Clarity

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Color

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Carat

The international unit of weight, used for measuring diamonds and gemstones. 1 carat is equal to 200 milligrams, or 0.2 grams.

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Clarity

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Color

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Cut

Nothing is more impactful on a precious stone’s brilliance than its cut. The cut refers to the angles and proportions of a diamond. Known in the industry as ‘fire’, referring to the coloured light reflected, and ‘brilliance’ for the uncoloured light. The cut of a diamond – its form and finish, its depth and width, the uniformity of the facets – determines its beauty. The skill with which a diamond is cut determines how well it reflects and refracts light. A diamond should be cut proportionally, neither very shallow not very deep, given its dimensions. A diamond’s cut is its most important characteristics and a measure of its apparent beauty.

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Certificate

A diamond certificate or grading report provides an expert opinion on the quality of the diamond and is provided by an independent gemology lab. Trained gemologists with specialized equipment measure the weight and dimensions of the diamond and assess quality characteristics such as cut, color, and clarity. Brilliant Earth diamonds are certified by the world’s leading gem grading labs including GIA, IGI, and GCAL.

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Depth

The height of a diamond, from the culet to the table referred as a Depth of the diamond . Depth % is the height of the diamond as a percentage of the girdle diameter.

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Table

Table referred as the largest facet of a gemstone, located at the top. Table % is the table width as a percentage of the girdle diameter.

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Polish

Polish refers to the smoothness of the exterior of a diamond. Polish is graded from Ideal, Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, or Poor. Polish grades of Good or higher have the least effect on the brilliance of the diamond and recommended by us for the finest quality jewelry.

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Symmetry

Symmetry refers to the angles to which the facets are aligned. Basically exactness of the shape of a diamond, and the symmetrical arrangement and even placement of the facets. If facets are misaligned, the diamond may poorly reflect light. Symmetry is graded from Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair, or Poor. We recommends diamonds with Good or higher symmetry grades.

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Fluorescence

Describes the diamond’s response to ultraviolet light. In diamonds with strong or very strong fluorescence, there may be some interference with the flow of light which causes a milky or oily appearance. Canadian diamonds almost always have none to slight fluorescence.

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Measurements

Diamonds with “fancy” shapes are measured according to their length, width and depth. These diamonds will have a longer axis (the biggest measurement) and a shorter one that represents their width. The depth indicates the measurement of the diamond from the bottom to the top. The relative proportions of a diamond ultimately affect its quality and value.

Round-shaped diamonds are never perfectly round even though they may seem to be that way when you look at them. There is a tiny variation between maximum and minimum diameter, so dimensions are reflected as measurements of maximum diameter, minimum diameter and depth.

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