When you think about purchasing a diamond, the first thing that comes to your mind probably is its shape and size. Diamond’s shape plays a major role when one considers buying a diamond. The Shape of a diamond refers to the geometrical outline of a diamond. There are various diamond shapes available in the market to match every individual’s distinct taste and style. Each stone has a different light reflection based on its shape and cut, with its own fire and brilliance.
Diamond shapes can be divided into two types they are.,
- Round-shape diamonds
- Fancy shape diamonds
Below is a brief descrption on all diamond shape :
Why Round brilliant cut Diamonds are popular?
In 1911, “Diamond Design“, published by Marcel Tolkowsky: “A study of the reflection and refraction of light in Diamonds”, explained the perfect angles of a diamond to reflect the highest fire and brilliance. His study made a consistent surge in the round brilliant cut diamond market till today.
Why Round brilliant cut Diamonds are expensive?
When a rough raw stone is cut, wastage of the material is high in round diamonds when compared to the other fancy shape diamonds.The yield is relatively low when compared to the market demand, where recent studies show that the two-third of the population prefers to buy a brilliant round cut diamond. Even-though, the most iconic round brilliant cut diamonds won’t have the largest face-up area compared to other fancy shaped diamonds, its intense sparkle makes the diamond appear bigger.
However that said, fancy cut diamonds are also desired because of their unique shape and cut.