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Diamond Cuts

by Natacha Metayer 12 Jul 2019 0 Comments



We can all agree that diamonds are a girl’s best friend? Right? Right, but what we cannot agree on is which cut will be her maid of honor, the godmother of her firstborn, and her “ride or die”.  Let’s get the details on the cuts so we can make the final but crucial decision on which cut to choose.



The Asscher Cut is becoming a fan favorite these days. It launched on the scene in 1902 when it was first produced by the Asscher Brothers of Holland. It peaked in popularity in the 1920s but since the 2000s has made a strong and fierce comeback. The Asscher cut looks very similar to the Emerald Cut and includes a larger step facet, a higher crown, and a smaller table (uppermost, flat surface of a diamond which runs parallel to the plane of the girdle). This combination usually produces more brilliance than the emerald cut. This cut is for the modern women with a twist. The one who chooses the oldies during karaoke night but remix it with one of the top 10 billboard songs.



The Pear Cut is a fusion between the round diamond and the marquise shape with a tapered point on one end. The Pear cut comes in a variety of sizes (slim to wide) and can aid in the slimming and elongating of the wearer’s finger (Plus!) This cut is a very popular and when chosen as an engagement ring exudes an aura of elegance. The Pear cut is for the women who is very adaptable but knows what she wants. She wants to shine as bright as her diamond but wants to look as refined as possible.



In 1957, the late Lazare Kaplan develop the dimensions for the modern shape of the oval cut. This is ideal for the women who like the look of the round cut but wants a unique twist. The oval cut not only looks stylish but elegant and is gaining major steam. The oval cut like the pear cut creates the illusion of longer and thinner fingers (plus). The women who chose this cut is the risk taker and creative genius (Joan of Arc and Madame Curie had a baby)!


Next time, we will take a look at additional cuts (round, princess, and marquise).

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