Knowing what shape of diamond she will love will help you in your search for the perfect ring. Here are some of the diamond shapes you may encounter:
|Round Brilliant: Classic and timeless, this is the most popular cut. Round brilliant is a 58-facet cut that is calibrated through a precise formula that achieves maximum fire and brilliance.
|Oval: This cut is oval in shape with faceting of the round brilliant cut diamond.
|Marquise: The marquise cut was named after the Marquise de Pompadour after King Louis XIV commissioned its creation in honour of her dazzling smile. It has an elongated shape with pointed ends.
|Pear Shaped: This elegant cut is shaped like a sparkling teardrop. It is particularly beautiful for pendants or earrings.
|Heart Shaped: When choosing a heart-shaped cut, look for a stone with an even symmetrical shape, cut deep enough for maximum brilliance.
|Princess Cut: This is a square cut that is the square equivalent to the round brilliant in terms of fire and brilliance.
|Trilliant: The trilliant is a triangular cut that was originally developed in Amsterdam.
|Radiant Cut: A square or rectangular cut, the radiant cut has the facets of a princess cut and the shape of an emerald cut (rectangle with corners cut off).
|Cushion Cut: This cut looks soft and pillowy, with rounded edges. A cushion cut can be a rectangular or square shape.