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Origin Diamonds offers diamonds in eleven gemstone shapes in both brilliant and step cuts. No shape is superior to another. Whether you’re interested in a brilliant cut with its triangular facets that capture and reflect the most amount of light, or a step cut with its large, stunning trapezoidal facets


Circular in shape, and brilliant in style. The round brilliant is the most well known, most studied, and most popular diamond style of the last 100 years. The round brilliant has 57 facets, and it's proportions are said to maximize for potential brightness.


The cushion cut is the marriage of the round brilliant and radiant cuts with its square or rectangular shape and rounded edges. The cushion cut has no vertices. It is one of the most popular diamond shapes today.


The Princess cut—also known as the Square brilliant—has the brilliance and fire of the Round Brilliant, but it is square in shape. This cut was perfected in 1979 by Israel Itzkowitz. 


The Radiant Cut is octagonal in shape with clipped or cut corners, which make the gemstone easier to set in jewelry and more durable. Radiants can also be cut in either rectangular or square dimensions. This cut is also known as a Cut Corner Square Brilliant or Cut Corner Rectangular Brilliant.


One of the oldest diamond cuts, it features large facets and cropped corners that draw light into the center of the stone, intensifying its brilliance and fire. Rectangular in shape, the emerald cut is a beautiful choice.


The asscher cut is similar to the Emerald cut, but is square in shape and more closely resembles an octagon.  This cut is named in honor of Joseph Asscher, who perfected the emerald and asscher cuts in the late 19th century. Given their geometric symmetry, it makes sense that they would have been a staple in art-deco jewelry.


Oval cut diamonds were popularized in the 1960s, and are often said to make the finger of the wearer appear more elongated given its shape. Since oval diamonds vary in width, you can work with our diamond concierge to find the dimensions that work best for your design.


The pear cut diamond is an asymmetric teardrop and should be worn with the tapered end of the diamond pointing towards the wearer. 


The marquise cut is oval with tapered ends with two points that are diametrically opposite to each other. Marquise diamonds vary in width, but we strive for symmetry between the two halves of our marquise diamonds. Because of their length and narrowness, marquise diamonds create an illusion of a larger size.


These triangular diamonds are primarily used as accent or side stones in three stone engagement rings.


The heart shape is an undeniable symbol of love. They are most commonly worn as pendants or as engagement rings, though of course we could set one for you however you’d like it.


Now that you have a basic idea of the most popular diamond shapes, you should now be more prepared to go in and look at diamonds for your jewelry collection. To help you further, here are some common questions that you might have:


Which diamond cut sparkles the most?   Technically the round brilliant diamond cut should sparkle the most, but it mostly depends on the quality of the cut itself. If you work with us at Origin, we will make sure you get a radiant diamond cut that most speaks to your heart.


Which diamond cut looks the largest?   This is also something that depends on the size of your diamond, but as stated above, emerald, pear, and oval cut diamonds can give the illusion of a greater size diamond. Again, work with one of our Origin representatives, and we will make sure that you get the perfect size diamond for your style.

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