CUT­TING SHAPES

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MARQUISE

This shape has a larger sur­face area than most, ap­pear­ing big­ger than it is.

PEAR

This shape makes the fin­ger seem longer and slim­mer.

OVAL

Like the pear, the oval is a flat­ter­ing shape on the hand.

BRIL­LIANT

This stone shape has the most sparkle.

CUSH­ION

One of the old­est di­a­mond shapes and cut­ting styles.

ROSE

Dat­ing back to the early 1500s, this cut has come back into vogue re­cently.

PRINCESS

Be­hind round stones, this is the sec­ond most pop­u­lar di­a­mond cut shape.

EMER­ALD

Long lines and dra­matic flashes of light give the emer­ald el­e­gant ap­peal.

BAGUETTE

With 14 facets, the di­a­mond has a high level of lus­tre, but less sparkle than the bril­liant cut.

ASS­CHER

A square vari­a­tion of the emer­ald, it has high bril­liance.

CARRÉ

Sim­i­lar to an ass­cher cut, but with­out trun­cated cor­ners.

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