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Diamond Cuts

There are different types of cut diamonds. Round (57 facets), princess (65 facets), emerald, cushion, heart, pear, marquis, radiant, usher, and so on. Any cut except for the round cut (57 facets) is considered a fancy cut. A diamond's maximum brilliance and light play are obtained by using precise proportions, calculated according to a specific formula that takes into account the diameter of the surface and diameter of the stone.

The "Round" cut

The best way to show the brilliance and play of light in a stone and minimize the risk of external damage..

The "Pear" ("Teardrop") cut

This cut visually resembles a teardrop. A stone like this has distinct symmetry in the point of contraction, as that is where the play of light is concentrated.

The "Marquis" cut

This cut is an oval with pointed ends, similar to a boat. It was created in France in the mid-18th century.

The "Princess" cut

This rectangular cut is the second most popular cut for diamonds. It was created in the 1980s by jeweler Betzalel Ambar, who branded the original version with 49 edges as the "Quadrillion". The brilliance of the "princess" is equal to that of round diamonds, but at the same time, after the cut, about 80% of the stone is preserved.

The "Baguette" cut

The modern version of this cut appeared in the early 20th century. It takes its name from the French word "bague" which, before the 17th century, referred to gemstones in general.

The "Heart" cut

One of the most complex and expensive forms of the wedge cut. It is often used in exclusive jewelry.

The "Octagon" cut

Originally, this cut was meant for emeralds, but later sapphires and other stones were also cut in this way. The light that falls on the surface of a stone with this cut is reflected in broad, bright flashes.

The "Oval" cut

This cut is different from the round cut in that it maintains the weight of the stone. The elongated shape gives the illusion of a larger stone and is especially attractive on rings.

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