Below are some examples of popular diamond shapes, not to be confused with diamond cuts, which is part of the 4Cs of diamonds. Hogan's Jewelers offers diamonds in all of the shapes seen below, as well as some other fancier shapes from time to time.
This shape has set the standard for all other diamond shapes, and accounts for more than 75% of diamonds sold today. Its 58-facet cut, divided among its crown (top), girdle (widest part) and pavilion (base), is calibrated through a precise formula to achieve the maximum in fire and brilliance.
This is our most popular fancy-shaped diamond. Its beautiful brilliance and unique cut makes it a favorite for engagement rings. The princess has pointed corners and is traditionally square in shape. When choosing a color grade, consider that while the price of a J-color fancy-shaped diamond is exceptional, color may be slightly visible in its corners.
What makes this shape different is its pavilion, which is cut with rectangular facets to create a unique brilliance. This shape also highlights the clarity of a diamond, so if you choose an emerald-cut with an SI clarity grade, be sure to review the clarity plot on the diamond certificate.
This beautifully unique shape is nearly identical to the emerald-cut, except that it is square. Also, this shape has a pavilion that is cut with rectangular facets in the same style as the emerald-cut. If you choose SI-clarity be sure to view the clarity plot on the diamond certificate, because this shape highlights the clarity of the diamond.
An oval diamond has beautiful brilliance that's similar to a round diamond. Oval diamonds are also very popular as their length can accentuate long, slender fingers.
The shape of a marquise diamond can maximize carat weight, giving you a much larger-looking diamond. This fancy-shaped brilliant-cut diamond looks beautiful set with round or pear-shaped side stones, and the length of the marquise makes fingers appear long and slender. When choosing a color grade, consider that while the price of a J-color fancy-shaped diamond is exceptional, color may be slightly visible in its corners.
One of the most popular diamond shapes a century ago, cushion-cut diamonds (also known as "pillow-cut" diamonds) have rounded corners and larger facets to increase their brilliance under candlelight. These larger facets highlight the diamond's clarity, so if you choose an SI clarity grade, be sure to review the clarity plot on the diamond certificate.