Cuts of diamonds are the major defining characteristics of any diamond. While the high grades of clarity, color, and the carat weight also play a major role in a diamond’s appeal, it is the cuts of diamonds that determine the symmetry of the diamond’s facets, the overall proportions, and the ability to reflect light. An expertly professionally cut diamond will achieve high-levels of sparkle, brilliance and durability. There are different types of cuts of diamonds available, they include; round, radiant, princess, Asscher, marquise, and quadrillion. The costs of the cuts normally depends on time and amount of labor needed to file the diamond and set it, and also the general size of rough uncut-diamond that’s needed to get the desired size and shape.
A round-cut diamond, also known as a brilliant-cut diamond, is the most-expensive diamond-cut and also the most common. Round-cut diamonds have 58-facets (that is, 33 on the crown, 25 on the diamond’s underside). They are expensive the skill required and the workmanship and because a lot of the uncut diamond is usually lost during the entire cutting process.
A princess-cut diamond is a square-diamond that features 76-facets.This gives it more brilliance and sparkle than pear or emerald shaped cuts. A princess-cut requires a lot of care when setting it so as not to damage the diamond.It’s also among of the top-expensive diamond cuts available.’
A radiant-cut diamond is much similar to the princess-cut diamond, however, it features rounded-edges on a rectangular or a square stone. The radiant-cut has between 62 facets and 70-facets on the diamond’s underside and the crown.
The Asscher-cut diamond was originally created by the Asscher-Brothers in the year 1902. The square-shaped diamond features an emerald-cut with some rounded corners. The style is becoming popular with celebrities today like, Kate Hudson who prefers to wear Asscher-cut diamonds. The Asscher-cut diamonds are also quite expensive mainly because they are exclusively patented, and were only created in small-batches in Amsterdam, Netherlands.