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Diamonds come in many shapes with the round brilliant cut being the most common. All the others are called fancy shapes. Cutting styles are categorized into three basic types: step-cut, brilliant-cut and mixed-cut.

step-cut-drawingThe step cut has rows of facets that resemble the steps of a staircase and are usually four-sided and elongated. The emerald, Asscher and baguette cuts are examples of this cut.

brilliant-cut-drawingThe most common brilliant cut is round. Other examples of brilliant cuts are heart, oval, marquise, and pear. All brilliants have 58 facets and are admired for their fire and sparkle.

The mixed cut has both step and brilliant cut facets. In the last 20 years, mixed cuts featuring step cutting on the crown and brilliant cutting on the pavilion have become very popular. Examples of mixed cuts are radiant and princess cuts.

Advice: Deciding on the shape is the first step in the selection process for your diamond. This is probably the most important area where you need to get some feedback from that special person you plan on giving this diamond. If she has her heart set on a princess cut, your surprise marquise isn’t going to have the lasting thrill you had hoped for. Go shopping with her and find out what shape she loves.


Classic Diamond Shapes

Asscher
Cushion
Emerald
Heart
Marquise
Oval
Pear
Princess
Radiant
Round

Side Stone Diamond Shapes

Baguette-Straight
Baguette-Tapered
Baguillion
Crescent
Half Moon
Kite
Shield Cut
Star Cut
Trapezoid
Triangular

Old Fashion Diamond Shapes

Bead
Briolette
Old European
Old Mine Cut
Rose Cut
 

Patented Diamond Shapes We Sell

Asscher Cut Princess
Blaze
Eighty-Eight
Lily
Original Radiant Cut
PrinceCut
Quadrillion
Royal Asscher

Patented Diamond Shapes We Do Not Sell

Amorillion
Ashoka
Asprey
Barocut
Corona
Crisscut
Czar
Elara
Escada
Flanders Ideal Square
Gabrielle
J.C. Millennium
Jubilant Crown
Lady Cut
Leo
Lucere
Millennial Sunrise
Princess Plus
Princette
Regent Cut
Royal Brilliant
Royalcrest
Spring Cut
Starburst
Trielle
Trilliant
Tycoon
Victorian

Other Diamond Shapes