Diamond Shapes

Diamonds are considered to be women’s best friends. These precious stones are considered to be extremely valuable in the civilized world and therefore diamonds are considered to be among the best gifts that a person can gift to his or her near and dear ones.

How do diamonds originate?

Diamonds are basically the forms of carbon. To be more specific, a diamond is an allotrope of carbon. A diamond is the hardest rock that is known to man. Diamonds are formed due to various factors working on the carbon containing materials. These various factors include pressure and temperature. The amount of pressure and the extent of the temperature are specific and therefore the diamonds are found only in those places where these two conditions can be met.

The diamonds that are mined are rough and unpolished diamonds. These diamonds can be used in jewelries and will become valuable once they undergo the cutting and the polishing process. The cutting process results in the formation of various edges on the diamonds. These edges help in trapping the light within the diamonds. When light gets trapped within the diamonds, it results the diamonds to shine. This process of polishing further adds to the shine of the diamonds.

What are the various cuts used for cutting the diamonds?

There are four basic cuts used for cutting of diamonds. These are

  • Amorillion Cut: The Amorillion Cut is an exclusive cut modified for diamonds. The AM-GOLD Products Incorporated has the sole rights of this diamond cut. The specialty of this cut is that it is composed of two elongated shield shaped cuts that are perfectly merged. As a result, this cut provides the illusion of a diamond with a marquise cut. The shield shaped cut not only provides more shine and glow to the diamonds but also makes them appear larger than ordinary diamonds.
  • Ashoka Cut: The Ashoka Cut is named after the legendary warrior king Ashoka who once ruled in India. It is said that the king once received a flawless diamond which was named after him. The diamond had a peculiar cut which later originated into the Ashoka cut. This cut is the exclusive property of William Goldberg Diamond Corporation. The specialty of this cut is that it consists of a rectangle shaped girdle with rounded corners. The girdle along with the rounded corners helps in trapping the lights and lends a unique luminosity to the diamonds.
  • Asprey Cut: The Asprey Cut was developed and popularized by Gabi Tolkowsky. This cut is a modified version of the traditional cushion cut. The uniqueness of this cut lies in the fact that there is a flower in the center of the diamonds. It is considered that this flower lends softness to the diamonds. Another striking feature of this cut is the visible presence of the letter A on top of the diamonds.
  • Asscher Cut: The Asscher Cut is the only cut that resembles a square (an octagon to be more specific). This kind of cut is more popular in case of emeralds. Though the Asscher cut promises more shine and glow still these cuts are usually found in antique jewelries.

Now when you go to the market to buy diamonds, you know which cut you are looking for. The prices of these precious stones are usually dependent on the cuts. So visit a jewelry store and gift your loved ones the gift of their life time.


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