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What Shape is a Diamond?
Every diamond starts its story as a simple, unpolished stone. It's the art and skill of the craftsman that transforms this raw material into a radiant jewel, each with its own personality and charm. How a diamond is shaped and cut not only determines its brilliance but also its character.
At Cullen Jewellery, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse collection of diamond shapes, each with its unique allure. Whether you're drawn to timeless classics like round diamonds or modern cuts like oval diamonds, our selection ensures there's something special for everyone's taste. Dive in and discover the perfect shape that speaks to you.
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The epitome of classic elegance, the Round Brilliant diamond cut stands out with its 58 meticulously crafted facets. Designed for maximum light reflection, this cut ensures unmatched sparkle, while also being forgiving of minor imperfections.
As a modern twist to the traditional Round Brilliant, the Oval cut is surging in popularity for engagement rings. It not only offers a distinct appeal but also flatteringly elongates the ring finger. This cut masterfully balances between uniqueness and brilliant sparkle.
Reflecting precision and pristine clarity, the Emerald cut is reminiscent of peering into unblemished waters. Although originally crafted for emeralds, this step-cut diamond might not be the most brilliant, but it exudes purity. A word of caution: its transparent nature can amplify imperfections.
A close contender to the Round cut in terms of brilliance, the Radiant cut seamlessly fuses the characteristics of both Round and Emerald cuts. Available in either square or rectangular forms, its slanted corners provide protection against chipping, making it both beautiful and durable.
Blending the luminescence of a round diamond with the distinctiveness of marquise, the Pear cut diamond is both fiery and sophisticated. Its teardrop silhouette offers a slenderising effect, suitable for diverse settings. Its varying length-to-width ratios allow for personalised customisation.
Fast becoming a favourite, the Cushion cut melds the square and round shapes, punctuated with rounded corners and 58 facets. Its pillow-esque form radiates symmetry and charm, especially when incorporated into engagement ring designs.
As the moniker suggests, this is an extended take on the classic Cushion cut, maintaining its characteristic charm but with a stretched allure.
A harmonious blend of geometry and elegance, the Elongated Hexagon cut offers a contemporary spin on traditional diamond shapes. Stretching the classic hexagonal silhouette, this cut introduces a refined elongation that captures light uniquely.
Boasting a boat-shaped brilliance, the Marquise cut employs a technique akin to the Round, ensuring optimum sparkle and retention of carat weight. This stretched form effectively minimises inclusions but can make certain imperfections more discernible than in the conventional Round cut.
Exuding regal charm, the Princess cut is a square marvel with 58 facets, offering a sparkle that rivals the Round cut. Its sharp corners are both stylish and statement-making.
Often dubbed the “Square Emerald,” the Asscher cut boasts step-cut facets and cropped corners. Its crystal-clear appearance necessitates a high-quality selection, as flaws can be more evident.
Symbolising romance and passion, the Heart-shaped diamond requires immaculate symmetry. Both its halves must mirror each other perfectly. It's crucial to note that smaller Heart diamonds might appear diminutive once set, and hence, those below 0.50 carats might not be ideal. Settings like Bezel or three-prong are best suited for this shape.
Your questions, answered.
At Cullen Jewellery, we stand out for our commitment to sustainable and ethical practices. We offer exquisite lab grown diamonds that are eco-friendly and conflict-free, ensuring you can wear your jewellery with pride. We offer diamond engagement rings in a variety of styles, ranging from a marquise cut diamond and princess cut diamond to a radiant cut diamond, asscher cut diamond, and round cut diamond, among others.
Lab grown diamonds are created in controlled environments, making them identical in chemical composition and appearance to mined diamonds. They are more affordable, ethical, and eco-friendly while offering the same brilliance and quality. They come in the same shapes — a diamond shape refers to the external geometric form or silhouette of the stone. Whether an elongated shape or a traditional round diamond, there are diamond cuts for everyone.
Yes, we offer a diverse selection of diamond shapes, including cushion cut diamonds, oval diamonds, round brilliant cut diamonds, marquise cut diamonds, princess cut diamonds, asscher cut diamonds, and radiant cut diamonds, among others. We understand that each shape has its unique charm, and we aim to cater to diverse preferences.
The choice of the most popular diamond shape varies among individuals. However, round brilliant diamonds and oval diamonds are often sought after. Round cut diamonds are popular for their versatility, while an oval cut diamond stands out as a modern and gorgeous choice.
Absolutely! Our experienced jewellers are here to assist you in selecting the ideal diamond shape that suits your style and preferences. Feel free to reach out to our experts for personalised guidance.
Yes, unique diamond shapes, such as cushion cut diamonds or marquise cut diamonds, may have distinct light reflection properties due to their faceting compared to a round brilliant cut diamond. Our diamond experts can provide insights into how these shapes interact with light.
A cushion cut diamond is cherished for its timeless appeal and blend of rounded corners with brilliant facets, offering a unique sparkle that many find enchanting.
Diamond education is crucial when choosing a diamond for your engagement ring or fine jewellery. It helps you understand the 4Cs (carat weight, colour, clarity, and cut) and make an informed decision that aligns with your budget and preferences.
Diamond shapes can vary, with some having pointed corners while others, like the round shape or oval shape, have rounded edges. These variations contribute to the uniqueness of each diamond shape.
Rectangular facets are a feature in certain diamond shapes like the emerald cut and the radiant cut. They contribute to the unique brilliance and scintillation of these shapes, making them stand out for their sparkle.