Types of diamond cuts

There is no doubt that the world of diamonds is very attractive. They are the precious gems that most captivate our imagination and arouse the desire to shine with their own light. Beyond personal taste, the shape of a diamond is essential, since with it its maximum potential for brilliance and beauty can be revealed. Next, we share with you the main shapes of diamonds, from the most classic to the most exclusive.

  1. Round Brilliant Cut (Round Brilliant Cut): It is the most common and appreciated cut. It has 58 facets, including a flat table at the top and a dome at the bottom, allowing light to reflect off the diamond and refract optimally, creating intense brilliance and sparkle, making it absolutely unique. and desired.
  2. Princess (Princess Cut): This cut is square or rectangular with pointed corners. It has a facet pattern similar to the round brilliant cut, but is adapted to a more angular shape, making it very popular for engagement rings.
  3. Emerald Cut: It is a rectangular cut with cut corners, often with a ladder-like appearance. It has long, wide facets that create a subtle sparkle and "mirror" effect inside the diamond, giving it dimension.
  4. Oval (Oval Cut): It has an elongated shape similar to an oval, with facets similar to the round brilliant cut. The oval cut can look elegant and elongated, and it tends to create the illusion of longer hands when worn in a ring.
  5. Marquesa (Marquise Cut): It has an elongated drop shape with two pointed ends. It is a distinctive cut that can make a diamond appear larger due to its elongated shape.
  6. Cushion (Cushion Cut): It has a square or rectangular shape with rounded corners. The facets of this cut are often large and can give the diamond a romantic and antique look.
  7. Baguette (Baguette Cut): It has an elongated rectangular shape with pointed corners. It is characterized by having facets parallel to the longest sides of the stone and a series of facets at the ends, creating a clean and elegant look. The baguette cut is often used as side stones in engagement rings. This type of cut often highlights the clarity and purity of the diamond, as the rectangular facets allow for great transparency and subtle brilliance.
  8. Asscher (Asscher Cut): It has a square shape with truncated corners. It is characterized by its staggered facets that create a mirror effect on the stone and a distinctive shine. Although it has had its moments of lesser popularity, it has experienced a resurgence in contemporary jewelry due to its vintage style and timeless elegance.
  9. Trillion Cut: The Trillion cut is a form of diamond cut in which the stone has a triangular shape. It is characterized by having three curved sides that meet at a central point and three pointed corners. This cut is a unique and striking variation that stands out for its shine and elegance.
  10. Heart (Heart Cut): It is a very distinctive and romantic diamond cut shape that resembles the shape of a heart. It is a perfect choice for love-related jewelry such as engagement rings and pendants. The heart-shaped diamond cutting process involves creating a symmetrical shape and an indentation at the bottom to represent the two sides of the heart. The success of this cut lies in achieving precise symmetry and a well-proportioned profile.
  11. Pear : It is a cut that emulates the shape of a pear, teardrop or drop. It combines the characteristics of the round cut and the marquise cut, with one end more pointed and the other rounded. This cut is characterized by a single row of curved facets on one side and rectangular facets on the other side, creating a combination of shine and elegance.
  12. Radiant Cut: Combines the characteristics of the rectangular cut with the facets of the brilliant cut. The result is a diamond with cut corners and a series of facets that provide intense brilliance and an elegant appearance. It is characterized by its square or rectangular shape with gently truncated corners. It has a series of facets on both the top and bottom of the diamond, giving it exceptional brilliance and sparkle.


To certify a diamond, they must follow the parameters established by the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) or the "4c".

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