The Essentials You Need To Know When Purchasing and Caring For Your Diamond.
Diamond Cut and Shapes

When shopping for a diamond, it is easy to confuse the cut of the diamond with its shape. Shape is the diamond's basic outline or geometry. There are primarily 10 diamond shapes to choose from, including round, princess, emerald, Asscher, cushion, radiant, pear, oval, marquise, and heart. Cut, on the other hand, refers to the dimensions and proportions of the diamond. The cut determines how efficiently light will reflect in the stone, producing brilliance, fire and scintillation.

Shape Unleashes the Diamond's Personality

Although diamonds are synonymous with being round, they are fashioned into many different shapes. Before a diamond is cut, a skilled diamond cutter evaluates the uncut or "rough" diamond to determine what shape will compliment the stone and best bring out its inner beauty. Every shape has a personality, from classic to trendy to dramatic. The shape you or your partner select is very much a personal preference. You will probably find yourself gravitating to one shape over the others. The best way to select the shape that suits you the best is to try some on at your local Amberley West retailer. Select the shapes on the right to read more about them.