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shape

There are many diamond lovers who choose a diamond just by its shape. It plays a major role in enhancing the beauty of the diamond. The shape of a diamond includes proportions, finish and symmetry. The proper cutting of a diamond generally determines the shape.

There are 10 most defined shapes available which are listed below.

ROUND BRILLIANT:

It has 58 facets, which are divided among the crown, girdle and pavilion. It is the most preferable diamond shape in the industry. The main quality of this diamond is its versatility. It also can accommodate modification in cut, colour and clarity without disturbing the fire and brilliance.

PRINCESS CUT:

It is square shaped with pointed corners. The corners of the princess cut diamonds are decorated with triangular stones. It can also available in rectangular shape.

EMERALD CUT:

It gives exceptional optical appearance by cutting the pavilion of a diamond with rectangular facets.

ASSCHER CUT:

This is slightly different from the emerald cut diamonds. It is also known as the "Modified Square Emerald Cut". It consists of a small rectangular table, lofty crown, deep-rooted pavilion and cut corners. It is very sparkling diamond like round brilliant-cut diamond.

MARQUISE CUT:

It is named after Marquise de Pompadour. It looks striking when used as a solitaire on a ring and makes the finger look slim. It usually looks lengthen.

OVAL CUT:

It has curved edges which make it different from marquise cut diamond. Its brilliance is similar to a round-cut diamond.

RADIANT CUT:

It is also popular diamond which comes in a square or rectangular shape with 70 facets. The main reason of the reputation of this diamond is its trimmed corners which deliver the brilliance similar to a round-cut diamond.

PEAR CUT:

It is known as a combination of an oval and marquise cut. It has single point and rounded end. It is best to choose pear cut diamond with length-width ratio between 1.45 and 1.75.

HEART CUT:

This diamond is famous for its sparkle. A pear-cut diamond with a fissure at the top forms the heart-cut diamond. Choose a heart-cut diamond with 59 facet symmetry which has high degree of fire and brilliance.

CUSHION CUT:

It is also called as a pillow-cut or candlelight diamond. To improve the brilliance of the diamond, it has rounded corners and larger facets. The larger facets improve the clarity of the diamond.

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