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When shopping for diamond wedding or engagement rings everyone is looking for the same thing – something different! One way of adding a unique touch to a ring is simply to choose a different cut of diamond. It means you can still choose a classic ring design without compromising on individuality.
Emerald is a gemstone as well as a rectangular gemstone shape that can be applied to diamonds. In this shape, width is twice length and depth is at around 60%.
Radiant diamonds have a similar outline to an Emerald shape, with the main difference being the underside of the stone. Radiant stones have more facets underneath that create more pronounced light refraction when viewing the top of the stone.
The most romantic diamond shape is the heart, usually given as a Valentine’s Day or anniversary gift rather than as a wedding or engagement ring. The heart-shaped diamond has emerged from a pear or teardrop shape, with the curved end of the stone split in two.
Princess is the second most popular shape of diamond. It looks like an inverted pyramid, with the wide end at the top of the ring.
Asscher diamonds have similar facts to an Emerald diamond, but an Asscher ends up square with cut corners, instead of rectangular like Emerald. They appear Art Deco in design style, with the shape developed by the Assscher brothers from Amsterdam.
Cushion or pillow shapes were very fashionable during Victorian times, and is making a comeback among those who love vintage style. They can also be known as “candlelight diamonds” as they offer a spectacular glow when placed near a candle. It’s a 58-faceted pattern in a rectangular or square shape.
Trilliant and Trielle
Triangular diamonds come fall under two categories; Trilliant are slightly curved while Trielle have straight sides. Trilliant diamonds have 31 facets while Trielle have 50, and are both symmetrical designs.
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