Gemstone Cut & Shape
Antique Cushion, Heart Cut, Round Brilliant Cut, Oval Cut, Baguette, Octagon Cut, Square Cut, Princess Cut, Emerald Cut, Pear Cut, Trilliant Cut, Round Cabochon, Briolette, Marquise Cut
This ultimate symbol of romance is essentially a pear-shaped diamond with a cleft at the top. The skill of the cutter determines the beauty of the cut. Look for a stone with an even shape and a well-defined outline.
This shape has set the standard for all other diamond shapes, and accounts for more than 75% of diamonds sold today. Its 58-facet cut is calibrated through a precise formula to achieve the maximum in fire and brilliance.
This is an even, perfectly symmetrical design popular among women with small hands or short fingers. Its elongated shape gives a flattering illusion of length to the hand.
This square or rectangular cut combines the elegance of the emerald shape diamond with the brilliance of the round, and its facets maximize the effect of its color refraction.
This hybrid cut, combining the best of the oval and the marquise, is shaped most like a sparkling teardrop. It also belongs to that category of diamond whose design most complements a hand with small or average-length fingers. It is particularly beautiful for pendants or earrings.
This is a square or rectangular cut with numerous sparkling facets. It is a relatively new cut and often finds its way into solitaire engagement rings. Flattering to a hand with long fingers, it is often embellished with triangular stones at its sides.
An elongated shape with pointed ends inspired by the fetching smile of the Marquise de Pompadour and commissioned by the Sun King, France's Louis XIV, who wanted a diamond to match it. It is gorgeous when used as a solitaire or when enhanced by smaller diamonds.
This is a rectangular shape with cut corners. It is known as a step cut because its concentric broad, flat planes resemble stair steps.