Types of Diamond Cuts

So you have decided who you want to spend the rest of your life with. Congratulations! You've got your whole life ahead of you! But first, you need to pick out the perfect engagement ring to symbolize your love. If you have never had much experience with diamonds before, this can be a real hassle. Don't worry, we here at Jewelry Bargain can help you out. We have a huge selection of diamond wedding rings for sale online, so feel free to check them out for yourself. In the meantime, we go over different types of diamond cuts here.


Round cuts are the most popular cuts in the world. This is due to a couple factors; first, their simplicity makes them less effort intensive to cut, which is often passed on as saved cost for the consumer (although higher carat, round cuts can be more expensive due to the loss of rough weight in the cutting process). Second, they are the most brilliant of all the cuts, due to the way the shape refracts light. The cut is about one hundred years old, being invented in the early 1900s.


Developed recently, in the 1960s, the Princess cut is now second in popularity only to the diamond cut. Square or rectangle shaped, the Princess cut sports pointed colors and a pyramid profile. Princess cut diamonds have a length to width ratio published with them, to help buyers choose the best ring style to complement it.


Rectangular in shape, but with circular corner facts, where the Emerald cut trails in brilliance, it makes up for in pure elegance. The large, rectangular facets really highlight the quality and clarity of the diamond.


Like their namesakes, Cushion cut diamonds are square with rounded corners. They generally have larger facets that increase their brilliance. While Cushion cuts are usually found in vintage jewelry, they are making a huge comeback with modern engagement rings.


Also shaped like its namesake, the Pear cut is another type of cut known for its brilliance. Many people seek out Pear cuts for their apparent "slimming" effect, especially when the point faces away from the hand.Ā 

Hopefully this quick overview of diamond cuts helps you on your search. If you are looking for high quality jewelry at an affordable price, check out our diamond wedding rings for sale online here at Jewelry Bargain. Check out our selection today. If you have any questions about our diamond rings or delivery, please do not hesitate to give us a call. One of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives will be happy to provide any answers that you may need.