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What does your diamond shape say about you?

When it comes to jewellery, diamonds will always be a timeless and luxurious choice. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a stunning dress ring to match a favourite dress, or that perfect, captivating engagement ring for your partner, getting the details right is vital.  

The diamond shape you select is an essential factor. The beauty of diamonds is that they can have a style all their own; depending on the cut, they can appear modern, classic or completely unique. The cut you choose should reflect the personal style of the wearer. Let’s get to know the most popular cuts and the styles they traditionally represent. 

Round Brilliant Cut
Understated & timeless

Highly popular, this shape represents approximately 75% of all diamonds sold. Due to how it’s crafted, the Round Brilliant Cut is highly reflective to light, and maximises potential brightness, often more than others, which makes it so in-demand. It appeals to those that are traditionally classic and elegant, with a sentimental quality. 

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Oval Cut
Classic elegance

Oval cuts were first created in the 50s and 60s. They embrace the brilliance of a round diamond but provide a more distinctive and unique shape for the wearer.  

An oval cut can give the impression you are wearing a diamond that is larger than a typical round cut item, but are often slightly less expensive (up to 20%). Oval cut diamonds appeal to individuals who are classic, elegant and on-trend. 

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Princess Cut
A traditionalist at heart

First created in 1980, the Princess is the most popular ‘fancy’ diamond shape, particularly chosen for engagement rings because of its combination of sparkle and modern shape. Like Round Brilliant Cut diamonds, Princess Cut diamonds are a good choice for their flexibility in working with almost any style of ring. This cut appeals to person with a more modern style and an adventurous spirit. 

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Cushion Cut
Golden age glamour

Gaining in popularity again and recently brought to fame for its appearance in the movie the Great Gatsby, this shape is reminiscent of the 1920’s classic style. The Cushion Cut represents a woman with vintage flair who is looking for a more antique style. 

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Pear Cut
Embracing femininity

Shaped like a tear of joy, the pear shape is both curved and pointed, making it one of the most distinctive cuts of diamonds available on the market. It appeals to women who embrace femininity, are sophisticated, stylish, yet are very much their own person as individuals and do not want a shape that looks like anyone else. 

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Emerald Cut Diamond
Strong & bold

This beautiful cut is inspired by the gemstone of the same name. An elongated shape that emphasises clarity. The Emerald Cut is a good choice for those who think that sparkle isn’t necessarily the only quality to look for in a diamond. This Cut appeals to those with a strong and bold personality. 

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Marquise Cut Diamond
Different & unique

This eye-catching style may appeal to those who want a larger-looking engagement ring. Its elongated shape gives the illusion of lengthening the ring finger. This Cut appeals to a modern woman, who prides herself on her unique sense of style.  

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Whether you're leaning towards timeless elegance or modern sophistication, the diamond cut you choose reflects not only the diamond's inherent beauty but also the personality and style of the wearer. All Mazucchellis diamonds are cut with the utmost care an attention to detail.  

Have you chosen a favourite? Ultimately, the perfect diamond cut is the one that resonates with the individual. Whether you know exactly what you’re looking for or are open to exploring styles, our diamond experts are always on hand to help connect you with your perfect piece.  

Links to:  

The Five C's of a Diamond

Ring Sizing - Find your Fit in 4 Easy Steps