Diamonds are often associated with luxury, elegance, and love. While most people are familiar with the classic round brilliant cut, many other cuts are equally beautiful and unique. Within this blog, we’ll discuss “fancy shaped” diamonds and their different cuts & shapes.
What are fancy-shaped diamonds?
In a simple definition, diamonds are often round. However, in this case, they aren’t. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, including pear, marquise, oval, heart, cushion, and emerald. Each different type of shape within a diamond has its different types and characteristics. As each one is different, collectors often have a variety.
The radiant cut: a unique combination
On the rather uncommon side, one sticks out; radiant cut. This type has nearly the same type of traits as a normal diamond but is shaped similarly to an emerald. It has 70 facets, which results in sparkles, and much more than other cuts. The radiant cut is perfect for those who want a diamond that is both elegant and unique.
The kite shape: modern and sophisticated
Going back to being unconventional, this one comes in as well… The kite cut. As you probably guessed, this kite has the shape of a kite. Its unique and distinct appearance to the world-known item has made it appear on this list.
This type, similar to the radiant cut, includes similar traits to a normal diamond but has four sides. It’s a rather modern and sophisticated diamond.
The Trillion Cut: elegant and edgy
For the last one, we meet an odd diamond that is popular among odd diamonds. The trillion cut. It has a triangular shape with curved edges and around 31 to 50 facets. The trillion cut is perfect for those who want a diamond that is both edgy and elegant.
Choosing the right cut for you
When it comes to selecting a fancy-shaped diamond, there are several factors that you should take into account. These include the cut, shape, and the five C’s (carat, clarity, color, cut, and certification). Additionally, you should consider what style best suits you or the person you’re buying for.
When choosing a diamond, the 5 C’s are often taken into consideration: cut, color, clarity, carat weight, and certification. Each of the 5 sections gets factored in when pricing, traits and characteristics. This goes for normal and fancy-shaped diamonds.
As mentioned earlier, fancy-shaped diamonds come in a variety of cuts. Each cut has its traits including its facets, brightness (sparkle, and more. Previously, we discussed a few types: radiant, kite & trillion.
Fancy-shaped diamonds may also affect the color of the diamond. Due to their unique shapes, their facets may reflect light completely differently than any other type of diamond. This may be additionally helpful when purchasing a custom engagement ring of any type.
Clarity refers to the amount of blemishes and/or any type of inclusions within the diamond. Fancy-shaped diamonds may hide inclusions better than traditional round-cut diamonds. This is mainly due to their unique shape being more convenient for hiding, along with being different.
Carat weight refers to the size & weight of the diamond. Fancy-shaped diamonds may appear larger or smaller than a traditional round-cut diamond of the same carat weight. This is due to the light and facets being able to be viewed differently from the human eye.
When purchasing a diamond, it’s important to ensure that it is certified by a reputable organization. Certification may include: where it was from, the miner, and more. However, these rules change from country to country.
Fancy-shaped diamonds may be certified differently than round-cut diamonds. It’s essential to research the certification process for each shape and cut to ensure that you’re getting a quality diamond. Additionally, in some countries including Canada, there are rules to prevent this.
Certification is proved in multiple ways, depending on your country it’s important to learn more about it to ensure you’re not getting scammed.
In conclusion, fancy-shaped diamonds can easily add a unique element and personal touch to your jewelry collection. It’s additionally important to consider the 5 C’s when choosing a specific type of fancy-shaped diamond, as each shape and cut may affect these factors differently.
With the right research and consideration, you may find the perfect fancy-shaped diamond that reflects your style and taste. Or, book an appointment, and allow us to do all of that work for you!