Diamonds: An Overview of the Different Cuts and Styles

Diamonds are some of the most sought-after gemstones in the world. These beautiful gemstones come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but the differences between the various diamond styles comes down to their cut and style. If you’re looking for an engagement ring or just a sparkling piece of jewelry, understanding the different cuts and styles available can help you make the perfect choice.

If you've ever wondered what makes one diamond different from another, in this blog post we will give you a crash course in the best diamond cuts so that you can find your ideal diamond.

In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the various cuts and styles of diamonds, so you can better understand what makes each style of diamond unique in its own way, as well as the differences between them.  We will also discuss why certain cuts and styles are more popular than others, so you can make an informed decision when buying a diamond.

Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

The round brilliant cut is perhaps the most popular diamond shape. The round shape has been around since 1919, when it was developed by Marcel Tolkowsky. 

A round brilliant cut diamond maximizes the amount of light that is reflected off it, which causes it to shimmer and sparkle. This makes it an ideal choice for those who want to make a statement with their jewelry. The round cut also tends to be more affordable than some of the other diamond cuts and shapes.

Marquise Cut Diamonds

The marquise cut has an elongated, oval appearance that resembles the shape of a football or a boat. This diamond is often used as a center stone in engagement rings or it can be used as part of a larger piece of jewelry, such as an eternity band or cluster necklace.

The marquise cut is unique because it places emphasis on the length of the diamond over the width. This special cut gives marquise cut diamonds a distinctive look that stands out from other diamond shapes. Due to the elongated shape of marquise cut diamonds, they tend to appear larger than their actual carat size.

Princess Cut Diamonds 

When you are looking for the best diamond cut, the princess cut diamond is always a fantastic option. This cut is the shape of a square and it features pointed corners and facets that radiate outward from its center point. The beauty of the princess cut diamond is that it gives the appearance of the rays of the sun. 

When you are looking to purchase a princess cut diamond, one of the main benefits is that they are completely versatile. This diamond cut can be set in either the more traditional settings, as well as, the ultra modern settings. Due to their versatility, the princess cut diamond can also work well and blend seamlessly with any type of metal or setting material. Princess cut diamonds offer you great value for your money because they tend to produce a minimal amount of waste, as opposed to some other diamond shapes, due to their cutting and polishing process.

Cushion Cut Diamonds

The cushion cut is one of the oldest diamond cuts in existence, and it dates back to the early 1800s. When this diamond cut was first discovered, it was known as “the old mine” or “candlelight” cut due to the soft glow it produced when it was lit by candlelight.

Cushion cuts are characterized by rounded edges and large facets which create an almost pillow-like appearance on top of the stone's table (or top flat surface). This timeless classic works well in both vintage-inspired designs as well as more modern settings such as halo rings, three-stone rings, or tension settings for that extra sparkle!

Find The Ideal Diamond Cut For You at Everett Fine Jewelry

Now that you know about some of the most popular diamond cuts and styles available today, you can make an informed decision about which diamond cut is best suited to your needs and preferences!

Whether you're looking for something classic like round or cushion cuts, something trendy like princess or marquise cuts, the diamond experts at Everett Fine Jewelry will help you find something perfect. No matter what type of diamond you choose, remember that each one will bring its own special beauty to your piece of jewelry – so don't forget to enjoy every step along your journey towards finding your perfect stone!

Contact the diamond professionals today at Everett Fine Jewelry to learn more about finding the perfect diamond for you!