A gemstone as gorgeous as the diamond is only made more perfect with several different cuts. Typically, there are ten common shapes, these are: round, princess, pear, cushion, heart, Asscher, oval, emerald, marquise, and radiant.

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell a diamond, you should know the popular diamond cuts on the market. We’re going to narrow the scope a little and discuss five of the most popular diamond cuts out there. One is experiencing a resurgence, the Asscher cut, while another is as timeless as love itself, the round cut. Ready to shimmer and dazzle? Then, let’s get to it!

Round Cut

No article on diamonds would be complete without the classic round cut. It can stand alone as a solitary diamond. Sometimes, it gets cushioned between several other diamonds. Other times, it receives a sparkling halo of diamonds. In any setting, your classic round cut will maximize the gemstone’s brilliance and shine.

Princess Cut

Next up, we have the princess cut. These diamond cuts come in square and rectangular shapes. People flock to the princess cut because, while other diamond shapes tend to emit their brilliance from the center, princess cut diamonds emit their brilliance from the center as well as all four corners.

Emerald Cut

While your princess cut diamond offers a square or rectangular shape, an emerald cut diamond enters the party with a twist. It, too, is rectangular, but its facets are step-cut into the diamond’s center. What this does is highlight the stone’s clarity because you can almost see right through the diamond’s perfection.

Oval Cut

If you know someone with long, lean finders, an oval cut diamond might make for a gorgeous ring. It’s revered as a modern twist on the classic round cut. Like it’s comrade, the round cut, it sparkles with intense brilliance from the center and matches well with all other forms of jewelry, given its modernity.

Asscher Cut

The Asscher cut isn’t as talked about as your round or emerald cut, but it’s certainly another dazzling option. They take on a bit of an emerald cut-appeal. That is, they, too, are step cut down into the diamond’s center.

However, instead of taking on a rectangular shape, they’re cut into a square shape. These cuts of diamonds sprang to the spotlight in the 1920s, meaning they come with a gorgeous, retro appeal.

Diamond Cuts for Every Personality

Here at AaLAND Diamond Jewelers, we’re all about custom design. We can pluck your vision from out of your dreams and place it into your new ring, earrings, necklace, and more.

With your newfound knowledge of diamond cuts, feel free to scan our engagement ring collection. You’ll see we have every cut and design in there for every personality.

Or, if you’re coming to the table with a significant amount of inspiration in mind, then consider our custom designed jewelry. First, we’ll create a 3-D image of your design. Then, we’ll create a unique wax mold. Finally, we’ll cast your dreams into reality. We look forward to speaking with you!