How Diamonds Are Cut

18 July 2016 / Blog

As diamonds are capable of being shaped in innumerable ways, there are a great number of different types of diamond cut. However, a few very specific types are used most often by jewelers on account of special properties like functionality, brightness, reflectiveness and perceived size. Below are three of the most common cuts:

Round: This type of cut is, like the name implies, rather symmetrical and round. It is extremely common on account of the fact that it is exceptionally good at reflecting light, and thus quite luminescent.

Princess: Princess cut diamonds are somewhat rectangular and a common choice for placement within rings. They are reflective and versatile, used in numerous types of jewelry.

Marquise: The marquise cut, longer and thinner than most, is popular because it has a great amount of surface area and can seem much larger than it actually is.

Princess cut diamonds in yellow. Two princess cut diamonds and 1 brilliant round cut diamond

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