What diamond shape are you?
Not sure what engagement ring to get your significant other? At Shimansky we believe each bride has her own unique style and personality; therefore Shimansky provides a wide variety of different diamond cuts and shapes to suit each and every bride-to-be.
Just like any individual, all diamonds have their own unique qualities and features. Find out what each specific diamond cut and shape says about your other half:
Brilliant 10 Diamond
The breathtakingly beautiful diamond was born from a dream to create the world’s most brilliant diamond cut. The Shimansky pantented Brilliant 10 diamond has 71 facets, which give the perfect display of fire, brilliance and scintillation. Therefore, the distinct diamond cut is in a class of its own representing brides around the world that are committed, passionate and romantic.
My Girl Diamond
The exceptional My Girl diamond was created by Yair Shimansky after three years of intense research and development. The eight-sided, square-cut diamond has maintained its reputation as one of the world’s most coveted and distinctive diamond cuts. The mesmerising My Girl diamond cut is perfect for a bride that will describe herself as elegant and timeless. Some might even say the My Girl ring is as sparkling as her personality.
Cushion Shape Diamond
The spectacular cushion shape diamond was created in the 1830s attracting brides around the world with its unique cushion type of shape. The timeless design has a square shape with rounded sides resembling a cushion or pillow. The modern cushion shape diamond consists of 58 facets to maximise the fire, brilliance and scintillation of the diamond. With a very unique and vintage-style design, the cushion cut diamond ring is the perfect combination of modern and classic all in one. A cushion cut is perfect for a modern-day bride looking for a soft, romantic design.
Oval Shape Diamond
The oval shape diamond is known for its unique elliptical shape and its perfectly proportioned facets that display the right amount of fire, brilliance and scintillation. Over the years, this modified brilliant cut diamond has become quite popular amongst the rich and famous. The reason? The design has 56 to 58 facets giving the wearer the beauty of an elongated round cut diamond, but with a unique and classical twist. The oval shape diamond is made for a more creative individual with a feminine flair.
Eight Hearts Round Brilliant Cut Diamond
The and Eight Hearts round brilliant cut diamond is one of the most popular and classic diamond cuts of all time. The round shape remains a traditional favourite amongst brides due to its timeless beauty that never manages to go out of style.
A round brilliant cut diamond is often referred to as an “open” cut diamond; this refers to the cut’s ability to maximise the amount of light that enters and exits the crown of the diamond. The unique Eight Hearts diamond has been linked to personality traits such as warmth, innovative, empathy and dependability.
Marquise Shape Diamond
The marquise shape diamond dates back to the period Louis the XIV reigned over France. Legend has it, the renowned monarch was looking for a diamond cut that will be as brilliant as the smile of the Marquise of Pompadour. A Marquise shape diamond ring has the ability to make the wearer’s ring finger look leaner and the diamond appear larger. The elongated shape diamond cut represents an outgoing and elegant individual.
Pear Shape Diamond
The gorgeous pear shape diamond, also known as a teardrop diamond, was created by Lodewyk (Louis) van Berquem of Brugge in 1458. The unique hybrid cut has 58 facets and resembles the marquise and round diamond cut as it has both the narrow and rounded points of each stone. Individuals, who are attracted to the unique diamond shape tend to be adventurous, sociable, adaptable, independent and fun.
Princess Cut Diamond
The princess cut is a relatively new shape to the world of diamonds; the modern-day cut has a square appearance with sharp corners. The contemporary design has become popular amongst brides due to the cuts beauty, versatility, brilliance and striking appearance. Brides, who are drawn to the Princess diamond cut tend to be lively, independent, confident, trendy, flirty yet traditional.
Radiant Cut Diamond
The radiant cut diamond has 70 facets and takes a talented craftsman with years of experience to create. The beautiful shape has both the elegance of the emerald cut diamond (below) and the brilliance of the round brilliant cut diamond. The radiant cut diamond is less delicate than the princess cut and therefore more attractive to an individual with an active lifestyle. Brides, who prefer the radiant cut diamond tend to be energetic, confident, fun, flirty and sociable.
Emerald Cut Diamond
The emerald cut is truly a unique diamond step-cut due to its ability to create flashes of light that have a ‘hall of mirrors’ effect; this effect is different compared to a brilliant-cut diamond that makes a sparkle effect. The unique style of the emerald diamond cut symbolises an open heart when it comes to love. A bride with an emerald cut diamond ring is usually very confident and has a good sense of what she wants in life. Their personality characteristics can be described as glamorous, organised, resourceful and disciplined.
Square Emerald (Asscher) Cut Diamond
The beautiful square emerald cut diamond became popular during the 1920s and was named after its creator, Joseph Asscher. The square emerald cut diamond was designed for brides who are looking to express a sense of elegance as well as beauty. The square emerald cut diamond ring tends to be popular amongst woman who are unique, feminine, vintage and elegant.
Criss Cut Diamond
The criss cut diamond is the new variation of a classic emerald cut diamond; the unique cut has up to 85 facets that maximise the diamonds natural beauty. The one of a kind diamond cut is known for its various step-like facets that cross each other in a crisscross manner. The criss cut diamond is the perfect design for brides who are looking for a unique design.
Heart Shape Diamond
The heart shape diamond cut is designed for woman who are known to be hopeless romantics. The beautiful cut symbolises pure romance, fantasy, passion and emotions while representing the commitment of two destined souls. Brides who see themselves as hopeless romantics are usually drawn to the heart shape diamond rings. They also tend to be very sentimental, sensitive and romantic.
When it comes to making a decision on buying a diamond engagement ring, the cut and shape of a diamond is an important design consideration. A diamond engagement ring is a symbol of your love and commitment which is worn for many years to come. It’s up to you to make sure the unique design reflects her personality and style. If you’re not sure what shape or cut of a diamond to select before the proposal a diamond expert at Shimansky would be happy to assist. You will also have the opportunity to select a truly unique shape and cut from the Shimansky collection of patented diamond cuts. For more information visit your nearest Shimansky store.