As 2018 draws to a close, it has become clear that the year has seen the revival of many older diamond cuts. Jewellery stores throughout Sydney have been able to utilise classic diamond cuts in order to create some truly timeless engagement rings. However, there have been four cuts which have stood well above the rest, and we feel that these cuts should be known as a means of inspiration for anyone who’s planning to pop the question before the year ends.
The round brilliant cut
Of the four cuts that are being exhibited, the round brilliant cut stands well above the other three, just as this exceptional cut continues to stand well above every other diamond cut there is. The reason that the round brilliant cut is such a successful diamond cut is because it is the quintessential diamond cut. It’s been developed so that it captures the best that diamonds have to offer – amplifying the diamond’s ability to refract light in a neat and timeless form.
The princess cut
After the round brilliant cut comes the princess cut. The princess cut is similar to that of the round brilliant cut, but it has a square face rather than having a round face like the round brilliant cut. This gives the princess cut an appearance similar to that of an inverted pyramid, unlike the round brilliant cut, which has more of a conical shape. Despite this, the princess cut is still a spectacular diamond cut that is adored by a lot of people.
The oval cut
A cut that was developed at the turn of the 20th Century, the oval cut is actually a modified version of the round brilliant cut diamond, having a table shaped like an oval rather than a circle. As a result, this means that the oval cut boasts many illusory properties, such as having a greater surface area, therefore appearing larger than it actually is and the oval shape giving the impression that the wearer’s fingers are slenderer than they actually are.
The pear cut
Last, but certainly not least, we have the pear cut. The pear cut is a beautiful hybridisation of two different cuts, the round brilliant cut and the marquise cut. As a result, the pear cut is shaped like that of a teardrop of a pear, which is where it gets its name. As a hybrid cut, it exhibits many of the amazing qualities that are exhibited by its parent cuts, such as the round brilliant cut’s ability to refract light perfectly, and the marquise cut’s illusory properties, which includes making the wearer’s fingers appear longer than they actually are.
2018 has seen some truly stunning diamond cuts grace some truly stunning engagement rings. At Armans Fine Jewellery, we strive to stay ahead of all of Sydney’s jewellery stores in terms of styles and quality. If you’d like to learn more about our beautiful engagement rings and our other fine jewellery pieces, visit our Sydney CBD boutique today.