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  • Shape refers to the overall outline of the diamond when viewed from the top. Since all diamond shapes are very different, unique characteristics determine quality for each shape. At Adamas, we apply the high quality standards to all of our diamond shapes. We have an exceptional collection of traditional round diamonds and also offer the finest fancy-shaped diamonds like Princess, Oval, Pear and Radiant.
     
    1. Round
     
    The round brilliant cut diamond is by far the most popular and most researched diamond shape available today. The round-cut diamond exceeds all other shapes in exuding brilliance and fire. In addition to being the most popular and researched shape, a round diamond will typically give you more flexibility in terms of balancing cut, color, and clarity grades. Creating the brilliant round-cut demands surrender for the sake of beauty. More rough is lost cutting and polishing a round diamond than any other shape.
     
     
    2. Princess
     
    A square cut diamond that has refractive properties almost near round brilliant. The princess is the ideal square cut shape over glowing. This shape is available as a cube or lozenge. It is capable of present white blaze of light but their classically thin coronet produces very little vivid flashes of light. More weight is located below the edge then any other shape therefore its size in millimeters is the smallest per carat. The used high weight yield from rough makes it one of the least expensive shapes to manufactures and is often over priced. The square shape of the fiery princess is equally appealing in traditional, retro, or contemporary settings.
     
     
    3. Asscher
     
    Often called simply "Asscher", diamonds of this cut are square or rectangular with angled corners. When looking directly into a well-cut Asscher, one can see an illusion likened to a hallway of reflecting mirrors. New cutting techniques are yielding Asscher of stunning brilliance. Sparkle and art deco allure make Asscher-cut diamonds extremely popular in today's market.
     
     
    4. Cushion
     
    This unique shape has been popular for more than a century. Cushion-cut diamonds have rounded corners and larger facets to increase their brilliance. The cushion-cut is an Old Mine-cut enhanced with modern cutting technologies and additional facets. Because of its antique appearance, the cushion-cut is often used in vintage-look jewelry. As a result, demand for the cushion-cut has grown considerably in recent years. It is said that diamonds are the best friends and is the birthstone for the people born in April. Though it is a crystalline found underneath earth it is very hard by nature.
     
     
    5. Heart
     
    The heart is the ultimate symbol of love. The unique look of the heart-shaped diamond helps make it a distinctive choice for a variety of diamond jewelry. The heart-shape diamond is actually a pear-cut with two rounded edges instead of one. A beautifully executed heart-cut is challenging to create and is thus a true testimony to the diamond cutter's skill.
     
     
    6. Emerald
     
    Emerald-cut diamonds are fashioned after the way the actual emerald gemstone is cut and are typically shorter in length than a proper rectangle. What makes this shape different is its pavilion, which is cut with rectangular facets to create a unique optical appearance. This cut produces less brilliance and light refraction than others. The number of facets in emerald-cut stones can vary according to the preference of the diamond cutter. Due to its larger, open table, this shape highlights the clarity of a diamond. In spite of these special considerations, emerald-cut diamonds convey a timeless elegance that puts them in the classical realm of diamond shapes.
     
     
    7. Marquise
     
    Elongated rough diamonds are typically cut into the marquise shape, which is twice as long as it is wide and has pointed ends. It is considered a royal-shape diamond. The shape placement of the facet is of brilliant type. The shape of a marquise diamond can maximize carat weight, giving you a much larger-looking diamond. This brilliant-cut diamond looks beautiful set with round or pear-shaped side stones, and the length of the marquise makes fingers appear long and slender. Because of its boat-like form and pointy ends, the marquise-cut is difficult to produce.
     
     
    8. Oval
     
    An oval diamond has beautiful brilliance that's similar to a round diamond. Classical and elegant, oval-cut diamonds give a flattering illusion of length to the finger of the wearer. Oval shapes are longer than equal-weight round diamonds, resulting in more size per carat weight. Oval diamonds are also very popular as their length can accentuate long, slender fingers.
     
     
    9. Pear
     
    This brilliant-cut diamond is also called a teardrop for its single point and rounded end. The unique look of the pear shape helps make it a popular choice for a variety of diamond jewelry. A pear-cut is really a hybrid of the brilliant round-cut and marquise-cuts. If you choose an elongated pear shape, the length of the diamond creates a subtle slimming effect on the fingers.
     
     
    10. Radiant
     
    Trimmed corners are the signature of this diamond, and they help make the radiant-cut a popular and versatile choice for jewelry. A radiant-cut looks equally beautiful set with either baguette or round side-diamonds. Radiant-cut diamonds can vary in their degree of rectangularity. Radiant-cuts are often used for fancy-color diamonds, as the shape brings out color.