The modern cut diamond that capture the beauty of the past. Some cuts have no name at all. Sometimes, manufacturers simply use a cut that fits a piece of rough, something that just “works.” A fantasy cut is a popular style of faceting. This technique uses large pavilion facets. Some simple grooves are used, which are mirrored throughout the pavilion. Mixed cuts combine step cut and brilliant cut styles. They have brilliant facets on the crown and step facets on the pavilion, or vice versa.



Generally, these stone shapes are used as accent side stones to flank classic shapes, however, anything is possible with custom, and these shapes can be used as a striking centrepiece. Cutter can modify brilliant, step, and rose cuts to maximise use of rough or create interesting effects. The shape and facet types remain the same, but the number and arrangement of facets may differ.


A trapezoid has four sides, the top and bottom sides are parallel while the two remaining sides slant upwards and inwards. Trapezoids or "traps" are modified straight baguettes that are tapered on both ends to form a trapeze. The tapering allows for a graceful transition from the center stone into the ring's shank.


Trillion is a triangularly shaped cut developed in 1970s. It can come with curved or straight sides and can be very lively and fiery. Most often than not Trillions are used as a complimentary side stones, but can be quite dazzling in solitaire masterpiece as well. Trillions typically look larger when viewed from the top compared to other shapes of the same weight, mainly due to shallower depth.


The Baguette cut of diamond is similar in shape to a baguette in that it is long and rectangular in shape. The baguette cut of stone was created in the early 20th century from about the 1920s to 1930s. Baguette diamonds are useful to add a geometric opulence to any design due to its unbevelled, angled corners and rectangular shape.


Diamonds with this type cut is often mistaken for a baguette, because they look very similar. It features a long rectangle that comes down to a triangular point. Bullet diamonds are usually baguettes with one narrow end cut into a V-shape.


A Carré diamond is a step cut faceted square diamond. Carré is a square-shaped stone with 90˚ corners and a large upper facet. Originally this cut developed to maximise the use of rough stone.


The Kite Shaped Diamond is easily noticeable with it elongated shape created by four lines. Two lines are at an angle and meet at the top point, while two even longer lines meet up at the endpoint of the piece.


The hexagon diamond is a six-sided polygon that takes after the original hexagon shape. Best for their geometric lines and appealing aesthetics, hexagon cut diamonds were most prominent during the 1920s during the rise of the art deco movement.


Half-moon diamonds look like a round or an oval diamond sliced in half. They have a straight edge on one side and curved side on the other.


Shield Cut diamonds have a somewhat triangular shape with the top side bowed and the two other “sides” composed of two bowed edges.


The Briolette Cut is a drop-shaped stone with triangular or diamond-shaped facets all the way around. There is no table, crown or pavilion. The more facets, the more brilliant the stone appears. The facets on a Briolette are all triangular in shape entirely covering the circular cross section of the stone.

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