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Diamond ShapesOctober 5, 2018 - Diamond Articles
Top 10 most popular diamond shapes:
The emerald shape has stylistic origins that trace as far back as the 1500s. The term “emerald” was given to this shape during the 1920s as it is the preferred gemstone cut for emerald stones. The art-deco style celebrated clean lines and symmetry, which the emerald shape perfectly embodies. Emerald diamonds are made with a step pavilion and large, open table with a total of 57 facets. Rather than offering a diamond’s traditional sparkle, emeralds provide a mirror-like effect. Due to the construction of the diamond’s table, its clarity is accentuated. Therefore, if an emerald has a lower clarity grade, any blemishes and inclusions will clearly be on display.
Radiant diamonds can be square or rectangular with trimmed corners, making it a popular alternative to the princess shape. This shape typically has 70 facets which allow for more light to disperse through the diamond. As radiant diamonds possess many facets, they may also potentially conceal flaws, creating the appearance of a better clarity grade.
In 1999 Edward and Joop Asscher improved on the asscher’s design with modern cutting techniques to enhance the cut and quality of the diamond, which became known as the royal asscher. The two raised the crown and added more facets, taking the total from 58 to 74, while maintaining the original appearance and enhancing overall brilliance.
The heart shape is one of the most difficult of all diamond shapes to create and requires a diamond cutter of great skill. Excellent symmetry is crucial for a heart shape or else the curves of the heart, also referred to as “lobes” and “wings,” will look uneven. If you are interested in getting a heart shaped diamond, be sure that you select one that’s over half a carat or else its fine details will be difficult to see.
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