Diamond Shapes - Preview Popular Diamond Shapes
The Gemological Institute of America puts diamond cuts into three basic categories. When you break it down like that, cut really isn't confusing at all. Here's a look at the cutting styles you'll encounter when you shop for a diamond.
This is helpful information, because it illustrates the differences you'll see within each shape. For instance not all oval diamonds are alike, likewise with many other shapes. By Diamondinfo.com.
DiamondGrading.org offers an excellent, multi-page article about diamond shapes. It goes a step further, because it also explains many of the the mechanics of a diamond cut, giving important advice to help you select a diamond.
Take a step-by-step look at the different types of diamond cuts and the variations in each one. The information includes photos, text, schematics, and tabular data to help you learn more about cut diamonds.
DiamondInfo.org provides details about the shapes you'll encounter when you shop for a diamond ring.
A complete explanation of many cut diamond shapes. By Gary Dutton.
Blue Nile offers this excellent tutorial to help you choose a fancy-shaped diamond. Easy-to-understand text, great graphics.
A Diamond is Forever illustrates the seven basic cutting shapes for diamonds and tells us which shape accounts for over 75% of diamond sales.