What are the different Diamond Cuts?
What are the different diamond cuts? The names of the most popular diamond cuts are Asscher, Brilliant, Cushion, Emerald, Heart, Ideal, Marquise, Oval, Pear, Princess, Radiant, Rose, Round and Trilliant or Trillion Cut Diamonds what shape are they? What are the Fancy Cut diamonds? What are Step cut or Table cut Diamonds? The following table is a quick guide to diamond Cuts.
|Shape||Styles & Names of Cuts|
|Round||Brilliant, Eight Cut or Single Cut, Old Cut, Swiss Cut, Rose Cut, Round|
|Square / Rectangle||Asscher, Emerald, Princess, Radiant, Cushion Cuts|
|Oblong||Oval, Pear, Princess Cut|
|Triangular||Trillion (aka Trilliant, Trielle)|
Emerald, Marquise ( Navette ), Heart, Oval, Pear, Baguette, Teardrop,
Trillion and Princess Cuts
Asscher, Marquise, Emerald and Oval Cuts
Step Cut Diamonds - Square, Oblong or Rectangle Shaped Diamonds
Many Square, Oblong or rectangular diamonds are 'Step cut' or 'Table cut' which the cutting style is often used in Marquise, Emerald and Oval cut diamonds. The facets on a 'Step cut' are cut in steps. The crown, pavilion, and the table are all cut in rectangular facets. These diamonds are bright, clear and shiny in appearance as its facets usually span the length or width of the stone, the facets gradually decreasing as they approach the table.