Popular Diamond Shapes
The Round Brilliant is the most popular and timeless diamond shape. It is the most common shape and never goes out of fashion. The proportions of round brilliant cuts have been developed by cutting science and mathematics to achieve the maximum brilliance when viewed. Round shaped diamonds look amazing in any setting, they are always a classic.
Princess Cut diamonds have a modern, sleek, and geometric shape. The most brilliant fancy shape, they were invented in the 1980's and they still remain very popular today. They are stunning in both contemporary and vintage style settings.
Pear shape or teardrop is a more traditional, sophisticated and stately cut. Many important historical diamonds are pear shaped. The most famous is the "Taylor -Burton " bought by Richard Burton from Cartier for Elizabeth Taylor in 1969. Pear shaped diamonds are gorgeous as solitaires or even set with side stones.
Oval shaped diamonds always look elegant and chic. They are very popular in three stone ring mountings and earrings. Ovals are a fancy shape that can look very brilliant and glamorous.
Marquise cut diamonds elongate the finger for a fashionable, bold and stylish look. If you're a girl who likes to be different from the crowd this is the shape for you. The marquise shape has pointed ends with the body of an elongated oval. It was first seen in the 18th Century in the French courts. Rumor has it that it was named after the Kings favorite mistress, the Marquise de Pompadour, Jean Antoinette Poisson.
The Cushion cut diamond shape is very popular today. Originally an older cut that has come back into fashion, it's shape can be square or rectangular with rounded corners. They can look very nostalgic and traditional in an antique style setting or modern set in a classic solitaire.
With radiant cut diamonds their name says it all! Radiants are a mixed cut diamond shape that have clipped corners, which makes them safer to set. They can have a square or rectangular outline depending on your choice. Modern , chic and stylish they are beautifully mounted in a any setting style.