Round Brilliant Cut (RBC)
The ultimate classic! The round cut diamond is the most popular diamond shape, representing approximately 75% of all diamonds sold. The round brilliant-cut was developed by Marcel Tolkowsky in 1919.
The princess is traditionally a square cut or rectangular cut, with many variations. A princess cut diamond should always be set with prongs that protect the four corners.
Cushion-cut diamonds have rounded corners and feature larger facets to increase their fiery brilliance. They combines a square cut with rounded corners, much like a pillow (cushion).
The Marquise cut originated in the 1700s and may have been named after the Marquise de Pompdor, a mistress of King Henry XV.
The Pear cut looks like a rain or tear drop, pointed at one end. It may or may not have a large flat or table facet in the center of the stone. They are created by a combining a round and marquise shape diamond shapes.
The romantic Heart shape is shaped like a heart . The corners of this diamond may show the color if you are buying a color grade diamond.
The Oval cut is oval in shape and is covered with rectangular facets. Rounded on both sides. The oval cut optimizes the carat weight and elongates the finger.
The Emerald cut is a square or rectangular cut with the corners cut diagonally. Emerald cut diamonds produce a hall-of-mirrors effect, with the interplay of light and dark planes.
Trimmed corners are the signature of the radiant cut diamonds, making it a popular and versatile choice for jewelry. The radiant cut diamond is the first square cut secondly being the princess.