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Trilliant / Trillion / Trielle Cut Diamonds

Trilliant / Trillion / Trielle Cut Diamonds And so we reach Trilliant (or Triangular Brilliant) Cut Diamonds. Providing that Trillian Cut stones are Cut correctly (particularly in relation to their depth), they exhibit fantastically sharp fire and brilliance - truly stunning.

Here in the US the ideal pavilion depth is considered to fall in between 1/3 & 2/3, although some of the foreign Trilliants often display 50/50 proportions. To secure the ideally shaped Trilliant, try to find one that has a length-to-width ratio of 1:1.

Round / Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

Round / Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds And so we arrive at the most popular Diamond shape / Cut today, the Round Brilliant. Always a popular shape, and for good reason: The Round Brilliant Cut follows more closely the shape of the natural Diamond crystal and as such it is possible for skilled craftsman to produce an "Ideal" Cut, completely maximizing the fire and brilliance of any given stone and releasing the scintillation from within.

The Round Brilliant Cut is the only Cut whereby if done expertly and perfectly, the "Ideal" standard can be reached. The number of considerations that have to be taken into account to accurately determine Diamond Cut grades is mind boggling, but should anyone want specific information, feel free to contact us.

One interesting point to note is that GIA (Gemological institute of America) will, in January 2006 introduce Cut reports to complement their already well-respected Diamond Grading Reports, which is something we will cover in later posts.

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Radiant Cut Diamonds

Radiant Cut DiamondThe great thing about Radiant Cut Diamonds is the fact that they look equally great paired with either Round shaped sidestones or Baguette shaped sidestones.

As with most fancy-shaped Diamonds do be conscious of the fact that if you select a Color of I or less, you may well have to suffer some visible Color in the corners of the stone.

If you desire a rectangular shaped Radiant Cut Diamond seek out a length-to-width ratio greater than 1.11:1, but generally not more than 1.5:1.  For a square radiant Cut Diamond the optimum length-to-width ratio of 1:1 should come as no surprise.

Princess Cut Diamonds

Princess Cut DiamondPrincess Cut Diamonds are traditionally square in shape, but some people actively seek out rectangular Princess Cuts as by its very nature a Princess Cut Diamond varies a great deal with regards to how square or rectangular any particular stone is.

If you want a particularly square stone, you'll need to find one with a length-to-width ration of between 1 & 1.10, whereas if you are seeking a  rectangular shape you'll need to find a stone with a length-to-width ratio of greater than 1:11, although it is perfectly acceptable to go out as far as 1-1.4:1 so let the stone you choose be a personal choice rather than what people try to dictate to you as being the only sort of acceptable stone.

Pear Cut Diamonds

Pear Cut DiamondPear Cut Diamonds essentially look like teardrops - they have a rounded edge and one single point. The Pear Cut is not too different from the standard Round Brilliant Cut and as such is one of the fancy Diamond shapes that is relatively popular - this is because whilst it is a "fancy" Cut it is not too unusual and does not stray to far from what is perceived as the "norm."

Not unlike the
Marquise Cut , the Pear Cut has a slimming effect on the wearer's finger.

Length to Width ratio seen as ideal is 1.5:1, whereas realistically providing you stick to a ratio of between 1.5-1.7:1, you will still secure a Diamond that is aesthetically pleasing and a real joy to look at.