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Different types of diamond cuts

The shape of the diamond, i.e. the cut, is one of the first and most important decisions a buyer has to make. There is no worse or better cut, but the right cut is an individual decision for each person. Each diamond cut has its own characteristic properties and, for example, some cuts have a greater sparkle than others.

The most popular diamond cuts

Briljantti hiontamuoto

Brilliant or round cut is the classic and most popular diamond cutting technique of all time. A well-cut brilliant-cut diamond allows light to shine and sparkle optimally. Its unparalleled sparkle makes it a sought-after shape for wedding and engagement rings. 


Prinsessa timantti hiontamuoto

Princess cut is widely used for wedding and engagement rings around the world. The princess cut is square when viewed from above. This cut is characterised by the fact that the colour can be more visible at the edges of the diamond than in round diamonds. We recommend that you pay attention to good colour grading.


Emerald timanttihiontamuoto

Emerald -cut also known as Emerald cut. It is a rectangular grinding shape with bevels that give it a "mirror-like" visual appearance. Because emerald diamonds have fewer and longer cutting lines, impurities are more clearly visible. It is therefore important to pay special attention to the purity of the diamond and at Macor Jewellery we have done this for you. All of our diamonds are of a quality where there are no impurities visible to the eye.
Emerald's characteristics also include that it sparkles more discreetly than other forms of diamond, but it is known as an elegant choice.


Markiisi hiontamuoto

The Marquise cut has two sharp tips and has often been described as having the shape of a small ship. This diamond cut emphasizes the length of the diamond and usually looks 'bigger' than other diamond shapes on the ring, as well as beautifully emphasizes the length of the fingers.


Ovaali hiontamuoto

Oval cut sparkles a lot, just like a brilliant-cut diamond. Also, like an Marquise, it beautifully emphasizes the length of the finger. This form of cut is also one of the most popular cuts on wedding and engagement rings.


Radiant hiontamuoto

The radiant cut shape is very similar to the Emerald with cut corners. It can be square or slightly more elongated, which beautifully emphasizes the fingers, in comparison with the popular round brilliant -shapes.
Radiant cut diamonds are one of the most brilliant diamond cuts on the market and are perfect for engagement ring diamonds.


Pisara timantti hiontamuoto

The shape of this cut is rounded at one end, and sharp at the other. The narrowing tip of the diamond creates a subtle and modern impression.


Sydän timantti hiontamuoto

No other diamond cut symbolizes love as well as a 'heart', or heart-shaped diamond. A well-cut heart diamond sparkles beautifully by shining light back towards the viewer. It is worth choosing one grade higher Clarity, as the tip of this form of cut is more sensitive to show colour.


Cushion timanttihiontamuoto

Cushion may look slightly smilar to Radiant cut, but its corners are more rounded and have larger facets. It reflects the most rainbow-colored sparkles of light.