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Diamond Shape

Diamonds are cut into many shapes. Some of the more popular cuts include;  round brilliant, princess, cushion, emerald and pear diamonds. At Hunter Valley Diamonds we provide expert advice in helping you choose the right style and shape for your dream diamond ring.


Round Brilliant

Round Brilliant DiamondThe round brilliant cut diamond is by far the most popular diamond shape available today. Round diamonds are considered the most brilliant of all diamond shapes as they are symmetrical and can follow specific proportional guidlines. This allows it to reflect nearly all the light that enters it, giving the diamond maximum brilliance and scintillation.


Princess Diamond

Princess DiamondIts simple elegance and unique cut makes it a favorite for engagement rings. The princess has pointed corners (can be cut) and is traditionally square in shape however, they can vary greatly in how square or rectangular they are. To find the dimension of princess you want and determine what it will look like when viewed from above, look for the length-to-width ratio.

Pear Diamond

Pear Diamond ShapeThis variation of the brilliant-cut diamond is also called a teardrop for its single point and rounded end.the elongation of the diamond creates a slimming affect of the wears finger. Common length-to-width ratio: 1 to 1.50-1.75.


 Oval Diamond

Oval DiamondAn elliptical version of the brilliant-cut. An oval diamonds length can accentuate long, slender fingers.  Typical length-to-width ratio: 1 to 1.30-1.65.

Marquise Diamond

Marquise DiamondThis brilliant-cut diamond has a boat shaped girdle. The length of the marquise makes fingers appear long and slender.


Emerald Diamond

Emerald DiamondAn emerald-cut diamond employs a rectangular step cut diamond. It is usually rectangular but it can also come as a square emerald cut.  This cut is usually three rows of four-sided facets that are cut with rectangular facets to create a unique optical appearance.


Radiant Diamond

Radiant DiamondThis radiant-cut diamond is a modified brilliant cut, in a cut-corered rectangular or square diamond. Typically called the CUSHION CUT.



Heart DiamondThe heart is the ultimate symbol of love.


Trillion (Trilliant, Trielle)

Trillion Diamond

Popular choice for side-diamonds to enhance center diamond.

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