Shape

What’s your shape? For The Diamond Ring!

A lot of people will tell you what shape of diamond ring you should wear. But the confusion of choosing one increases with so many different viewpoints. The most common phrase you will receive is ‘Wear the ring which suits your overall personality.’ We just have one word for that ‘Lie.’

Think about it. Have you ever bought a dress that suits your hands? Except for extreme special cases, you probably have not. Quite to the opposite, never go with your ‘whole personality’ when choosing the shape of your ring, just know how it will compliment your hands. Choose a ring that makes your hands look beautiful and younger.

That is why we suggest different shapes for different hands. Although in a survey it has been said that 75% of people choose a round-shaped ring because of its excellent light refraction properties. We are the round diamond seller in NYC with unquestionable diamond quality – 90% of our inventory is GIA certified.

Being the most reliable NY round diamond seller, we flaunt the same reliability of perfect diamond cuts and light refraction properties in shapes like Princess, Asscher, Radiant, Cushion, Emerald, Marquise, Oval, Pear and Heart.

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Round

The most commonly chosen variation, round-cut diamonds have been more researched by certified gemologists than other shape. Renowned for its unrivaled fire and brilliance, this cut boasts excellent light refraction properties, causing it to appear brighter than other shapes. When clarity and color are equal, a round diamond will be more valuable than alternative shapes.

During cutting and processing, a round-cut diamond sacrifices more of its original carat weight than any other shape. A round diamond’s fire and brilliance can be enhanced through the use of scientific calculations performed by expert diamond cutters. The better the cut, symmetry, and polish, the more brilliant a round diamond will appear.

With other diamond shapes, settling for lower grades of color and clarity usually means sacrificing some of the beauty of the stone. Because a round-cut diamond emits higher levels of brilliance and fire, it will offer much of the same aesthetic appeal even if it has a lower color, clarity, or cut.

Every diamond shape has a length-to-width ratio, which determines how a diamond will appear when viewed from above. When selecting a round shaped diamond, look for a length-to-width ratio between 1 and 1.02.

Princess

The Princess cut is the second most popular shape for diamonds, next to a round brilliant. The face-up shape of the princess cut is square or rectangular and the profile or side-on shape is similar to that of an inverted pyramid with four beveled sides.

One of the advantageous traits of a princess diamond is that any existing inclusions are less visible due to the unique cutting and polishing technique that is used. Models of versatility, princess-cut diamonds are equally at home in traditional and contemporary engagement rings.

Asscher

A 57 facet diamond, the Asscher cut diamond was developed at a time when the round brilliant diamond was the common diamond shape.

The Asscher cut was developed in 1902, coming in the beginning of the Art-Deco movement that embraced and championed the straight lined geometric form. Its square, step cut shape was the forerunner of the later emerald cut shape of diamond.

Radiant

Diamond is cut in the shape of a rectangle with beveled corners. Radiant cut diamonds facets are cut into a pattern that gives this diamond the unique appearance of cracked ice. Radiant cut diamonds can vary in their degree of rectangular.

For a square radiant, look for a length to width ratio between 1.00 and 1.10. For a rectangular radiant, the length to width ratio should be between 1.49 and 1.99. Regardless of how rectangular the radiant is, the table should be between 60% – 82% and depth between 60% – 78%

Cushion

Diamond is an antique cut.

Cushion cut diamonds have larger facets and rounded corners than most cuts so as to increase their sparkle under candlelight.

For a cushion shape, the length to width ratio should be between 1.0 and 1.3.Table should be between 62-82% and the depth between 60-77%

Diamond may be hard to find, but it is considered the most sentimental of all the diamond shapes. It is important to find a heart diamond with even lobes and a well-defined outline.

Emerald

Emerald-cut diamonds are usually shorter in length than a rectangle, falling somewhere in the range between a square and a rectangle shape. Distinguished by beveled corners and step facets, this type of diamond is more transparent than other shapes, resulting in the need for higher standards of clarity. If an emerald-cut diamond is marked by an inclusion, it will be much more likely to be detected with the naked eye. For this reason, we recommend selecting a clarity level of SI1 or higher when choosing an emerald diamond.

Emerald-cut diamonds are a popular choice among budget-conscious jewelry consumers seeking an economical alternative to pricier round or princess cuts. The more facets created by the diamond cutter, the higher its value will be.

Every diamond shape has a length-to-width ratio, which determines how a diamond will appear when viewed from above. When selecting an emerald shaped diamond, look for a length-to-with ratio between 1.25 and 1.5.

Marquise

There’s no denying the timeless elegance of a marquis-cut diamond. Reputed to have been specially made for King Louis XIV of France, who wanted a diamond that simulated the smile of Marquise de Pompadour, this elongated stone has gracefully pointed ends for a dramatic appeal. Due to their extended length, marquise diamonds have more size per carat weight than other shapes and boast a brilliant 58 facets. This cut’s flattering effect creates the illusion of long, slender fingers.

Every diamond shape has a length-to-width ratio, which determines how a diamond will appear when viewed from above. When selecting a marquise shaped diamond, look for a length-to-width ratio between 1.7 and 2.3.

Oval

The oval is an adaptation of the Round Brilliant and it is usually seems to look larger than a round stone of the same carat weight. Oval diamond rings has an elliptical shape when viewed from above. Diamonds enthusiasts tend to be appealed by Oval-shaped diamond rings, attracted to its unique and sophisticated shape.

Oval Diamond’s history can be tracked back to near the beginning of 1960′s, The Oval brilliant usually displays 56 facets and an ideal oval diamond should have depth of the cut in lower 60s.

Pear

Pear shaped diamonds have a rounded end and a single point. They offer exceptional brilliance and can slenderize the fingers quite well. Like oval cut diamonds, they tend to be a favorite among women with smaller hands and shorter fingers, as they truly elongate the fingers. Think of this fancy shaped diamond as a teardrop, with varying degrees of width and length.

Heart

Living up to its name, the heart-cut diamond has become synonymous with love and affection, making it an excellent choice for an anniversary or engagement ring.

The Heart-Shaped Diamond is considered the most romantic of all diamond cuts., because they are cut with triangular and kite-shaped facets, causing light to when reflected back. A Heart-Shaped Diamond generally contains 59 facets, and is cut much the same way that a Pear-Shaped Diamond is. Often, a diamond cutter will cut a Heart-Shaped Diamond because the cleft at the top of the heart is a way of cutting out inclusions without losing carat weight.