Fancy Shape

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The brilliant round diamond has set the standard for all other diamond shapes, and is loved for its sparkle and versatility. In addition to being the most popular and researched shape, a round diamond will typically give you more flexibility in terms of balancing cut, color, and clarity grades while still getting the fire and brilliance you want.

This even, perfectly symmetrical stone flatters small hands and shorter fingers—the diamond’s shape gives the illusion of lengthening the hand. When it comes to dazzle, the oval cut definitely has it, thanks to its contrasting silhouette which reflects and retracts light, creating a fiery shine.

This elongated shape with pointed ends was inspired by the stunning smile of the Marquise de Pompadour and commissioned by France’s Louis XV, who wanted a diamond to mirror his mistress’ grin. Today this diamond is wildly popular - in recent years it was voted the favorite fancy diamond shape.

Combining the best of the oval and the marquise cut, its shape is reminiscent of a sparkling teardrop. The unique look of the pear shape helps make it a popular choice for a variety of diamond jewelry. If you choose an elongated pear shape, the length of the diamond creates a subtle slimming effect on the fingers.

This is perhaps the funkiest shape, embodying sparkle and brilliant beauty. The unique look of the heart-shaped diamond helps make it a distinctive choice for a variety of diamond jewelry.

This square or rectangular cut consists of both step and brilliant-cut facets, which produce serious sparkle. Its beautiful brilliance and unique cut makes it a favorite for engagement rings. The princess has pointed corners and is traditionally square in shape.

This beautifully unique shape is nearly identical to the emerald-cut, except that it is square. Also, this shape has a pavilion that is cut with rectangular facets in the same style as the emerald-cut.

What makes this shape different is its pavilion, which is cut with rectangular facets to create a unique optical appearance. Due to its larger, open table, this shape highlights the clarity of a diamond.

Trimmed corners are the signature of this diamond, and they help make the radiant-cut a popular and versatile choice for jewelry. A radiant-cut looks equally beautiful set with either baguette or round side-diamonds. Radiant-cut diamonds can vary in their degree of rectangularity.

This unique shape has been popular for more than a century. Cushion-cut diamonds (also known as "pillow-cut" diamonds) have rounded corners and larger facets to increase their brilliance. These larger facets highlight the diamond's clarity. Cushion-cut diamonds are available in shapes ranging from square to rectangular.