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Shapes Of Diamonds

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Shapes Of DiamondsDiamond is believed to be the Queen among the precious stones, though only the skills and qualification of the jeweler make the jewels royally gorgeous. Diamonds are set in tiny screw back earrings, and the scattering of brilliant drops in the necklace, or the natural diamond heart for the beloved. The jewelry industry knows of ten shapes of diamond divided into classic and fancy and each of them are unique to add the individual beauty and charm to every single stone.

Round shape is the most popular which fully unveils the beauty of the stone. In 1919 Marcel Tolkowsky elaborated the ideal proportions of faceting to achieve the perfect optic effect and the round diamond became the most glittering in the world. The round shape is universal for all kinds of jewelry. Whether it is a single stone in the signet ring, or the placer of fine diamonds inset in the bracelet or the necklace, the round diamond allows the jewelers use any frame and use less metal which in most cases shuts down the splendor of the multifaceted glitter of the diamond. The most popular round diamond is the yellow Tiffany weighing 128,5 carats which was mined in 1878 in the South Africa and currently exposed in New York in the shop-window of the Tiffany & Co Store.

The Royal Asscher Diamond is the square diamond with the cut off angles. This is a rare shape which was invented in 1902 by the Asscher brothers, the Dutch jewelers. However, the Asscher diamond makes the rings and necklaces exclusive.

Trillion cut diamonds come as triangle with the stepped facet cut when the glitter and beauty is rather spectacular. Trillions are mainly triangular in shape, usually with cut corners and a variety of facets. Quadrilliants, Squarilliants and others are square when looked at from the top. The trillion cut diamond is rarely used as the core precious stone in the jewel. It is inset in rings with the ideal purity diamond or the necklaces of the best style. The placer of trilliants adds beauty to the main stones thanks to the feature to embrace it densely.

Emerald is the shape of the rectangle with the cut angles. Only diamonds of high purity can be shaped as emeralds since only simple parallel facets make it easy to observe all the diamond defects.

Radiant is the brilliant shape of the diamond. This faceting is called brilliant for the sake of the match of rectangle with cut off angles and the way of faceting typical just for round diamonds. Being the single-existing stone, radiant adds the special chic to rings. Matched with diamonds of other shapes, trillion cut diamonds, for example, it is mainly used to create luxury and stunning jewels.

Oval is one of the fancy shapes matching the faceting of the round diamond and the enlarged length. This is the universal shape to make jewelry of many types. The oval diamond looks perfectly when trimmed with precious stones of smaller size. Thanks to the oblong shape, the rings with oval diamond visually lengthen fingers which are very attractive for women.

Princess Cut Diamond is the stone of the ideal square shape. Its edges allow demonstrating the transparency and depth of the diamond color and high quality material is only used to make luxury jewels. Princess Cut looks ideal as the gift for any functions or screw back earrings especially for male celebrities as David Backham.

Marquis Diamond is oval with the tapering edges resembling the leaf. Thanks to its elegant shape, this stone is perfect to decorate ladies' hands since it attracts attention to fingers and visually lengthen them.

Marquis elements are hard in structure but they are not split, they are straight in form. Diamond forms their fiberglass elements through machining.

Pear-shaped or drop-shaped diamond is the most popular since it is oval at one end and is angular at the other end. It is used as the central stone in jewelry when the signet ring make hands elegant, the earrings make the face oval and accentuate the neckline. The jewelers use the drop diamonds to create pendants for tiaras or necklaces. So, the legendary De Beers Millennium Star discovered in Congo in the late 20th century was faceted by jewelers with the laser device to acquire the pear-shaped diamond of 203 carats.

Heart-shaped diamond is one of the romantic types of precious stone. Stones with defects are usually shaped as heart. Heart-shaped diamonds are believed to be used for such jewels as pendants or earrings, though today designers offer design of jewelry with the major heart-shaped diamond embraced with tinier diamonds. The collection of engagement rings by Asprey offers models with various diamond shapes which cost over dozens of thousand US dollars.

When working with raw stones, the jeweler considers the end-user shape of the diamond based on primary structure of the stone and its defects which are removed when faceting. Every exclusive shape of diamonds should ideally match the design of the jewelry and highlight the virtues of the owner. Once you come with the idea to acquire the diamond of any shape, opt for the shape to look most attractive.

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