Round Brilliant & Fancy Shapes

Round Brilliant Cut

The round cut diamond is the most popular shape for engagement rings and accounts for over 70% of all polished diamonds in the world. But why are round brilliant cut diamonds so popular?
Well, it’s because round brilliant cut diamonds optimise the reflection of light, so the diamond looks more lustrous and sparkly than many other shaped diamonds. Also, their rounded appearance makes them suitable for all types of fingers and hands, and for all rings.

Princess Cut

The princess cut is the 2nd most popular shape after the round diamond. It was first published in the 1960s by Londoner Arpad Nagy. At that time, the princess cut was made as a variation of another cut called the “profile cut”.
A.Nagy wanted to create a cut that would make the best use of the rough diamond, so that there would be less wastage, and the diamond would emulate the brilliance and sparkle of a brilliant cut. After a few short years, leading cutters did a lot of hard research to hone the design and developed it into what is now known as a modified square brilliant-cut diamond.

Oval Cut

In a market full of round diamonds, the oval shape offers a refreshing alternative for people who don’t want to follow general trends. The longer shape of the oval exudes elegance better than other shapes.
One of the advantages of choosing an oval diamond is that it has a larger surface area than other diamonds of the same carat size. It also flatters the fingers, making them look longer and slimmer.

Asscher Cut

If you love art or vintage jewellery from the Art Deco period, you’ll love the Asscher cut diamonds. This incredible cut has an understated, elegant look and has some similarities with the emerald cut.
Asscher cut diamonds have tiered cuts and are usually square. They are usually not as sparkling as other shapes because of their staggered cut, but they give an elegant feel that makes them truly unique.

Cushion Cut

Cushion-cut (also known as cushion-cut) is a traditional diamond shape that has recently seen a massive increase in popularity. They typically consist of 58 to 64 facets and have distinctive curved corners, giving the diamond an elegant, cushion-like appearance.
So, if you’ve been thinking of buying a cushion cut diamond wedding band ring, you’ve come to the right place.

Emerald Cut

Back in the Art Deco period, the emerald cut diamond was a popular choice for engagement rings. The cutting style features stacked terraces and large parallel facets which were adapted from cutting techniques developed for emeralds (green gemstones).

Naturally classy and sophisticated in appearance, the scintillation pattern of an emerald cut diamond differs from those found in brilliant cutting styles like the rounds or ovals.

Instead of having tiny sparkles of light emitting from the facets, an emerald cut diamond flashes “on” and “off” due to the nature of the step cut. Combined with its timeless appearance, the unique sparkle factor of emerald cut diamonds is a compelling reason for women to love them.

Pear Cut

The pear-cut diamond combines the characteristics of the modern round brilliant cut with the awning cut to create a cut style that resembles a teardrop. The elegant and tapered pear-shaped diamond is a flattering choice for an engagement ring.

Heart Cut

Nothing says “I love you” more than a heart-shaped diamond ring. A symbol of love, passion and commitment, the heart-cut diamond is a popular fashion choice for engagement rings and anniversary gifts
A heart-shaped diamond usually consists of 56-60 facets and this number can vary depending on the cutting style (pavilion sides) used by the cutter. A well-cut heart-shaped diamond will display a mesmerising sparkle pattern and reflect huge amounts of sparkle.

Marquise Cut

The marquise diamond (or navette cut) is a type of modified brilliant cut that resembles American football. With its long and slender shape, it is uniquely attractive, well suited to people who want to show off their fashion.
In addition to their elegant appearance, one of the main advantages of the marquise cut is that they look larger compared to other diamond shapes with similar carat weights.
An awning-cut diamond can have a varying number of facets, depending on how it is cut (usually around 56-60 facets). This is due to the different facet designs, where the pavilion part can be polished with four, six or eight facets.

Radiant Cut

Radiant surgery can be thought of as a hybrid, combining the benefits of the three most popular diamond shapes. It has the sparkle and brilliance of a round brilliant cut, the cut corners of the stunning Asscher cut and the ‘openness’ of an emerald cut.
With its unique characteristics of different diamonds, it will appeal to people looking for a modern fusion in their engagement rings. If you are shopping for a radiant cut engagement ring, you have come to the right place.