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What’s the Difference Between Diamond Shape and Cut?

What’s the difference between diamond shape and cut

Many people confuse shape and cut – but they are two very different things. It’s important to understand the differences between the two so you choose the right ring for your future fiancée.


Choosing a shape is a style decision

Shape refers to the shape of the diamond itself

  • Round
  • Square/Princess
  • Pear
  • Marquise
  • Cushion
  • Heart
  • Emerald
  • Radiant


Cit is one aspect used in grading a diamond

How a diamond cutter cuts facets and angles on a diamond to let the light shine through it has a dramatic effect on the beauty of the diamond.

In a well-cut diamond, light enters through the top – or table – and reflects off the angles between the flat places (the facets) on the sides (known as the crown and the pavilion) and exits back out the top.

Remember that shape and cut are different, but they work together to create the overall impact of the diamond you choose for an engagement ring.

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