Did you know that the shape you choose for your center diamond has an impact on how your ring looks and feels? Any shape other than round is referred to as a fancy cut. Consider the benefits of each of these shapes when you’re choosing.
Round Brilliant — the most popular; cut for maximum brilliance.
Princess Cut — the most popular fancy-cut; has a great deal of sparkle.
Oval — a modified brilliant-cut with similar fire; elongated shape creates the illusion of greater size.
Cushion — a square cut with rounded corners, much like a pillow; arguably giving the most sparkle.
Asscher Cut — an elegant square shape with clipped corners that make diamonds appear octagonal.
Emerald — rectangular with parallel facets and clipped corners; produces a hall-of-mirrors effect.
Marquise — an elongated shape with tapering points at both ends; flatters the finger.
Pear — teardrop-shaped, with a great deal of sparkle.
Radiant Cut — a combination of the emerald cut and the round brilliant; typically with clipped corners.
Heart — a sentimental cut that is sometimes hard to find.