Amit Diamonds strives to ensure that all of our diamond shapes are of the highest cut and craftsmanship. We have an exceptional collection of GIA graded diamonds in various shapes, from the classic round brilliant to fancy shapes such as: cushion cut diamonds, emerald cut, pear shape diamonds, and more.
Diamonds come in many different shapes and each shape possesses its own unique qualities. Learn about the most popular shapes below, and select your preferred one.
Round Cut Diamond
The Round Brilliant Cut Diamond is the most popular shape for diamond engagement rings. It is cut to have 58 facets to maximize brilliance, sparkle, and fire. It also gives you more flexibility in terms of balancing cut, color, and clarity grades, while still getting the fire and brilliance you want.
Princess Cut Diamond
The Princess Cut is a relatively new shape, developed in the late 1970’s. It is the most popular fancy-cut diamond. Their shape varies in how square or rectangular they are. Princess cut diamonds are cut to have chevron-shaped facets that maximize scintillation and fire. Their exquisite shape is designed for getting top brilliance from their square cut.
Emerald Cut Diamond
The Emerald Cut is named for the traditional cut of an emerald gemstone. Emeralds have a unique look due to their large, open table and step-like facets, causing a hall of mirrors effect. Clarity is an important factor of an emerald, being the size of its open table causes inclusions to be easily detected. It is recommended to maintain a clarity grade of VS2 or higher, where inclusions won’t impact the overall appearance of the diamond.
Cushion Cut Diamond
The Cushion Cut, also referred to as “The Old Mine Cut,” is an antique cut that originated in the mid-1700’s. It features a square cut with rounded corners, as well as large facets to increase the brilliance of a diamond. Cushion cuts are designed to retain as much diamond weight as possible. They are available in shapes ranging from square to rectangular.
Oval Cut Diamond
The Oval Cut is a modified variation of the round brilliant cut. It also has similar characteristics to the round cut such as fire and brilliance. It is the perfect pick for consumers looking for similar characteristics to the round brilliant cut but with a more unique shape. Oval cut diamonds make an elegant fashion piece, as they create the optical illusion of length, elongating and slimming the finger.
Pear Cut Diamond
The Pear Cut diamond, also known as The Teardrop, is a modified brilliant cut. It is a combination of a round cut with a tapered point on the end. Ideally, a pear shaped diamond should possess excellent or very good symmetry with the point. Its unique look makes it a popular choice for a variety of diamond jewelry.
Heart Cut Diamond
The ultimate symbol of love and romance, a heart shape diamond is the most romantic of the diamond shapes. Heart shaped diamonds are very popular in pendants as well as in engagement and promise rings. It is crucial to take symmetry into consideration when purchasing a heart shape, as the two halves of the heart must be identical. Heart shape diamonds that are cut too widely or too narrow can appear distorted. Generally, heart shaped diamonds are not found in less than 0.50 carat sizes, due to the difficulty in creating this cut.
Asscher Cut Diamond
The Asscher Cut diamond, also called a "Square Emerald Cut,” resembles the emerald cut, except that it is square. It was developed in 1902, and was a popular cut for Art Deco jewelry. Asscher cuts are a step cut that have tiered facets and a mirror-like way of reflecting light. The step cut emphasizes the clarity of the diamond, allowing you to see all the way through the stone. Since inclusions are obvious to the naked eye with asscher cut diamonds, it is ideal for showcasing higher clarity diamonds.
Radiant Cut Diamond
The Radiant Cut is a combination of the square or rectangular shape, along with the brilliance of a round cut diamond. It has trimmed corners which are the statement of the stone. Radiant cuts require a high quality in order to achieve the brilliance associated with it.
Marquise Cut Diamond
The history of the Marquise Cut goes back to the 18th century. French King Louis XV commissioned his court jewelers to create a diamond matching the smile of his chief mistress the Marquise de Pompadour. People also refer to this shape as “navette,” meaning “little boat” in French. The marquise cut maximizes carat weight, giving you a much larger looking diamond and produces excellent sparkle and brilliance. Symmetry is essential with this shape, as even the slightest difference can create and uneven, imbalanced look.