Yesterday, we spent some time breaking down different diamond shapes. Today we conclude this series with part 2 of our Man’s Guide to Understanding Diamond Shapes.
Oval diamonds have a sparkle similar to round diamonds except with an elongated shape. Like other elongated diamond shapes, the oval diamond makes fingers appear slimmer. The diamond itself appears longer when mounted because of its extended silhouette. Overall, the oval diamond contains fiery brilliance but with a unique profile which helps it stand out.
Just as it sounds, the heart shaped diamond is shaped like a heart. Starting as a pear shape, this diamond shape can only be created by the most skilled diamond cutters. While this diamond shape looks wonderful in engagement rings, it also works well with pendants, too. A primary reason many brides love their heart shaped engagement rings is because the heart symbolizes eternal love.
The radiant cut is a brilliant cut like the round diamond except with square or rectangular cut corners. This cut is a popular choice for those who enjoy clean lines but want something with more flair than the princess cut. While the radiant cut diamond is stunning on its own in a solitaire setting, this is one of the diamond shapes that truly shines when surrounding by accents which makes it an excellent choice for threestone or pave settings.
The Asscher cutwas created in 1902 by Joseph Asscher. It is very similar to the emerald cut; both are step cuts that have tiered facets and a mirror-like way of reflecting light, however the Asscher is square rather than rectangular in shape. Its geometric look was popular during the Art Deco period, and this has caused a surge in popularity in recent years. It is an excellent diamond shape to match future brides filled with flair and unique style.
Cushion Cut Diamond
Cushion Cut diamonds, also known as “candlelight diamonds,” are an antique cut that originated in the 1800’s. Cushions can be rounded squares or rectangular shapes. Even though the cushion cut diamond is an older style, it still remains popular today because of the amount of sparkle they produce. The cushion cut looks excellent in solitaire settings, especially when the band features vintage designs.
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