THE SHAPE OF YOU
Central Jewellers Toowoomba delights with the most beautiful cuts of diamonds
When you start looking at the different shapes of diamonds then selecting a diamond gets really exciting. But where to start? Ultimately it’s about personal taste, however there are some factors worth keeping in mind…
Round brilliant. It’s believed 75% of all diamonds sold are round brilliants which reflect the most light of all cuts thus an extra bright effect. Classic and timeless. Princess cut diamonds are the second most popular diamond shape. Square in shape they are best set with prongs to protect its delicate corners. Oval were created in the 1960s and provide an illusion of greater size thanks to their elongated shape which helps to lengthen the finger. Cushion cut diamonds are a popular choice for their sumptuousness. It’s been
around for 200 years and with its beautiful history, is the go-to for many celebrities.
Pear shaped diamonds are a blend of round brilliant and marquise. The diamond should be worn with the pointed end directed at its wearer. Pears have an elegant and slimming effect on the wearer’s finger. Marquise derives its name from the Marquise of Pompadour. It is believed that King Louis XIV of France had a stone cut to resemble her perfectly shaped mouth. These diamonds are long and narrow. Heart worn by Lady Gaga, is a unique choice and is of course, the symbol of love. Emerald cut diamonds are the epitome of elegance. They give a “hall of mirrors”
effect for drama and grace. Initially designed for emeralds and look best on slim and petite hands. Radiant cut diamonds are a bright and lively square diamond with a cropped corner shape.
Trilliant sometimes called a trillion, this triangular shape may have curved or uncurved sides. Offers a dynamic look either as a solitaire or as accent stones.