Unusual Fancy Diamond Shapes
If you are someone who likes to stand out from the crowd and be a bit different, you will love the array of unusual diamond shapes that are available at Reve Diamonds. While Emerald, Oval, and Princess diamonds are well-known and widely adored, not everyone wants to have the same thing as others, especially when it comes to important pieces of jewellery such as engagement rings. So, what unusual diamond shapes are available?
European Cut Diamonds – Firstly, we have European cut diamonds, which are ideal if you are a fan of vintage designs. This shape of diamond was exceptionally popular prior to the invention of modern technology, boasting a bulky, heavy crown, and a small table. The cutlet at the point of the diamond is usually more open and bigger than contemporary cuts, and the body is very deep.
Old Mine Cut Diamonds – Old Mine diamonds are often referred to as the great-grandfathers of the modern brilliant cuts. These cuts resemble a soft square, as they have slightly curved edges. They have an architectural appearance thanks to the large cutlet, high crown, and small table. An assortment of facet patterns are used for the old mine cut diamond.
Flanders Cut Diamonds – This diamond cut was created in 1983 by a gemmologist. It is a full square brilliant cut diamond. It is the result of the polishing expertise and high-level of creativity of Antwerp craftsmen.
Baguette Cut Diamonds – Baguette cut diamonds are a popular choice for side stones, as they do not have the sparkle and brilliance associated with other diamond shapes. However, they are a lot cheaper than other diamond shapes on the market. The cut usually has 24-facets, and the parallel facts are placed in a manner that makes it appear like a terrace.
Tapered Baguette Cut Diamonds – Next, we have tapered baguette cut diamonds, which essentially means that the diamond gets smaller at one end. Tapered baguette diamonds are often placed next a centre stone for adornment.
Kite Cut Diamonds – As you have probably gathered by the name, a kite cut diamond is shaped like a kite. This is perfect for someone who wants a bold and striking diamond, as kite gemstones always catch the eye for their unusualness.
Star Cut Diamonds – The star shape diamond took two years to be researched and developed by the Digico Group. It ranges in weight from .05 to 0.2 carats, and it has 86 facets. The brilliance and fire of this cut is outstanding.
Half Moon Cut Diamonds – The half moon is a shape that we are all familiar with, and half moon diamonds are available. They are typically used as a side stone, and they look beautiful when combined with a cushion cut diamond engagement ring.
Trapezoid Cut Diamonds – This diamond cut is four-sided. The bottom and top sides are parallel with one and other, whereas the other sides slant inwards. These stones are usually placed next to Asscher and emerald cut diamonds.
Bullet Cut Diamonds – As you have no doubt gathered by the name, a bullet cut diamond looks just like a bullet. Often, these diamonds are used as side stones, with one placed at either side of the centre stone in an engagement ring.
Hexagonal Cut Diamonds – No doubt you know what shape a hexagon is, and so you can imagine what a hexagonal cut diamond looks like. This diamond shape is exceptionally rare, and it impresses due to its unique design and stunning sparkle.
Lozenge Cut Diamonds – A lozenge cut diamond is shaped in the form of a rhombus. In most cases, this will be a thin rhombus with acute angles, resulting in an eye-catching diamond. This diamond shape looks beautiful on rings.
Pentagonal Cut Diamonds – This five-sided diamond boasts an unusual and attention-grabbing design. It is different to any of the other popular cuts that are available, which is assured to draw in plenty of compliments.
Rose Cut Diamonds – Next we have the rose cut diamond, which is another style of antique diamond shape. This cut dates back to the 1500s, and it was very popular throughout both the Victorian and Georgian eras. The diamond looks like a rose bud, with anything from three to 24 facets, as well as a flat bottom, a crown that is dome-shaped, and that rises to a single apex.
Shield Cut Diamonds – The shield cut diamond is another striking and unique shape. It represents a shield; just like the one you would see on a battlefield. On the bottom, it is somewhat triangular, with an additional level at the top and edges that are angled and taper upwards. These diamonds are great for use in pendants and hanging earrings.
Briolette Cut Diamonds – Briolette diamonds were exceptionally popular with aristocrats during the 17th century. This is similar to a pear shaped diamond in the sense that it is pointed at the top and rounded at the bottom. This diamond was designed to maximise the brilliance of the diamond, i.e. the light that is returned to the eye.
Octagonal Cut Diamonds – An octagon has eight sides, and, of course, this is exactly what you can expect from an octagonal cut diamond. This cut is unlike any other, with a bold shape and stylish design.
Calf Cut Diamonds – This diamond cut is a modification of the trapezoid shape. However, it is arguably more interesting, as it has an additional side. These stones are versatile, which is why they are often used as side stones.
Tapered Bullet Cut Diamonds – Earlier, we explained what the bullet diamond is. A tapered bullet diamond is exactly the same, however, one side tapers off and becomes smaller.