SHAPES

HEART CUT DIAMOND

HEART CUT DIAMOND

The heart shape is a classic symbol of love. Add in a diamond and you get something that is not only eye-catching but exudes an aura of passion and romance. Indeed, the heart cut diamond is among the rarer cuts but is in recent times seeing a growth in popularity especially with celebrities. A diamond …

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MARQUISE CUT DIAMOND

MARQUISE CUT DIAMOND

The Marquise cut is among the most popular diamond cuts for engagement rings. It has an aura of class, sophistication, and romance owing to its unique shape. When putting on that finger, the diamond appears even larger than it actually is. It also makes your fingers appear longer. This is a great compliment if you …

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PEAR CUT DIAMOND

PEAR CUT DIAMOND

Think of a pear-shaped diamond as a blend between the marquise cut diamond and the round brilliant. It has one round end and a sharp pointed end. And no, this is not a recent cut and has in fact been around for over 500 years. This ultimately makes the pear cut among the oldest diamond …

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ASSCHER CUT DIAMOND

ASSCHER CUT DIAMOND

Some diamond cuts have been around for a number of centuries, while others such the radiant cut are a much more recent cut. The Asscher cut is one of those that boast a century of existence. Its history goes back to 1902 Holland where the Asscher brothers were looking for the perfect cut for an …

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Round Cut Diamond

ROUND CUT DIAMOND

A Round Cut Diamond is the most traditional diamond cut used for symbols of commitment between loved ones, and for many other timeless jewelry pieces. With a symmetrical and uniform shape, Round Cut Diamonds have a total of 58 facets, qualifying them as a brilliant cut. This brilliance of the round cut is shown through …

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Radiant Cut Diamond

RADIANT CUT DIAMOND

As far sparkle and brilliance go in diamonds, very few exude the class and sophistication as the radiant cut. In fact, it is among the only two square cuts that you can find in the diamond market. The other being the princess cut diamond. Let’s find out why the radiant cut is among the most …

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Emerald cut diamond

EMERALD CUT DIAMOND

Summary: The Emerald cut diamond has a classic and vintage feel to it. Unlike most other cuts that aim to bring out the fire and shine in a diamond, the emerald cut focuses on the gem’s clarity. Always have a diamond expert with you when buying to ensure that you make the right choice. Sure …

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OVAL CUT DIAMONDS

Oval Cut Diamond Buying Guide  Oval cut diamonds are exceptionally popular because of its brilliance and large surface size per carat weight. It combines the techniques of round brilliant and marquise cut diamond in order to achieve a stunning beauty. After round, ovals are slowly taking the second spot. DiamondBuild’s Bottom Line Recommendations: Oval cut …

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CUSHION CUT DIAMOND

Cushion Cut Diamond Buying Guide Cutting stones into cushion cut is one of the oldest and most popular shapes for all types of natural gemstones, and the shape particularly is highly in demand when it comes to natural diamonds. This shape gets its name cushion from the fact that it resembles a pillow.  It usually …

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PRINCESS CUT DIAMOND

Princess Cut Diamond Buying Guide  The most striking feature of a princess cut diamond is its exceptional fire because of the 59 facets in its cut. While square princess cut diamonds are popular, the rectangular/elongated ones are also available in the market (some shoppers who buy the later like them for their bigger/larger appearance). Diamondbuild’s …

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