Diamond Cuts For Engagement Rings

BAGUETTE CUT

The baguette style is rectangular and is categorized in the step cut group which also includes emerald and Asscher cut diamonds.  This group has 14 facets that are parallel with octagonal corners. This style first became popular in the 1920s, and 1930’s in the art deco and nouveau movements.

This cut works excellent with diamond engagement rings and bracelets.

CUSHION CUT

One of the most beautiful cuts you can find is the cushion cut diamond. This beauty was once called the old mine cut and is square with round corners.

This cut usually pairs best with engagement rings and fashion pieces. This style has been increasing in popularity over the years, and as a result, prices and values are on the rise. From Kim Kardashian to Kanye West, this style is adored by many celebrities.

EMERALD CUT

If you’re looking for something rare, emerald cut diamonds make up only 3% of all diamonds in the world. It’s rectangular with its corners cropped. Many celebrities such as Amal Clooney and Beyonce have been seen adoring these breathtaking diamonds. Many say this cut shows the real beauty of the diamond more than any others on the market. It’s common that people confuse this cut with radiant and Asscher diamonds.

HEART CUT

The heart cut diamond is the perfect gift to say I love you. A beautiful heart cut diamond is not only a symbol of love but very popular as well. The cut is not a simple one to make, so you can bet it comes with a price. Most of the time, you’ll have to search for a good jewelry store to find someone talented enough to handle the job.

MARQUISE CUT

When you think of the marquise cut diamond, you imagine the football shaped stone with 58 facets radiating with light at every turn.  This style was earliest discovered in the 18th century in France by King Lous XV. This cut works best with long fingers and is majestic in appearance.  You can’t go wrong with a marquise cut diamond at the gold and diamond zone.

OVAL CUT

Imagine a brilliant round diamond that’s turned on its side.  The oval cut is beautiful in appearance and works great for larger hands and fingers.  The fire is radiant but finding the perfect stone is no simple task. This diamond appears more extensive than it is due to it’s the taller shape.  If you’re low on cash, but want the big diamond look, ask about the oval cut diamond.

PEAR CUT

The pear-shaped diamond is a combination of a round shape diamond and marquise shape and has a tapered point at the end.  This diamond is known for its high sparkle and ability to make large fingers look thinner and smaller in appearance.

These diamonds are relatively rare. Only 4% of GIA-certified diamonds are available for sale globally.  This cut is an excellent choice for an engagement ring.

PRINCESS CUT

Now, for my personal favorite on the list, the princess cut diamond is the second most popular cut next to the round brilliant cut diamond.  This cut has 57 or 76 facets with a typical ratio of 1.0 to 1.05. Its a hybrid of shape and cutting style that creates more shine than traditional square or rectangular diamonds.  Get the engagement ring you’ve always wanted with the princess cut diamond engagement ring.

RADIANT CUT

The radiant cut has a complete brilliant cut facet pattern applied to both the crown and pavilion.  This style first took flight in the 1980s and has been a hit ever since. The radiant cut has a definite rectangular outline with cut corners, almost like a portal to another dimension, it’s captivating and shines with beauty from every angle.  This cut offers a much more fiery look than the princess cut and is another popular choice for colored diamonds.

ROUND BRILLIANT CUT

I think the name gives this one away.  This diamond cut has multiple facets and creates a genuinely exceptional brilliance.  I can’t express enough how incredible this diamond cut is. The diamond has to have a minimum of 58 facets and cut according to modern standards to make the list.  The round brilliant cut was designed to give maximum scintillation, beauty, and fire in its presentation. Did someone say they wish to be the center of attention?

TRILLIANT CUT

The Trilliant cut diamond has many variations.  It can either have curved or uncurved sides, and the shape can vary.  This cut will give your engagement ring a more substantial appearance but can be more vulnerable to chipping than other cuts.  If you want the look of a big diamond but don’t have the cash, try on a trilliant engagement ring.

 

 

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How to Tell if Gold is Valuable

How can I tell if my items are Gold and is Valuable?

On gold pieces, look for Karat markings. Any one of these indicates that your jewelry is gold:

For 8 Karat you will see 375 – this is used primarily in items
For 10 karat you will see: , 10kt, or 417
For 14 karat you will see: , 14kt, or 585
For 18 karat you will see:  18kt, or 750
For 22 karat you will see .917

How to Tell if My Jewelry is Silver

Most silver jewelry is sterling silver and should be stamped with a hallmark of either “.925” or “sterling.” Sterling is 92.5% silver. The other 7.5% metal generally is copper.

If your jewelry is stamped “German Silver”, “E.P.N.S.(Electro Plated Nickel Silver), “Alpaca”, or “Nickel Silver” you don’t have sterling silver but rather you have an alloy of Nickel and copper with no silver. Unfortunately we don’t buy these items. If you can’t find the hallmarks on your jewelry, don’t worry. Bring it in and we will gladly test it for you at no cost.