Diamond jewelry is the epitome of luxury that not only helps the adorner look magnificent, but also exudes a sense of sophistication. With perceptions and preferences varying from person to person, our diamond jewelry is designed in such a way that there is something for everyone.
Read on to learn more about the different cuts and settings that turn these rocks into beautiful pieces of jewelry.
Various Stone Settings
If you are buying a diamond, you want its beauty to also be worth your money. This is not always easy, but there are a few things you can do to make sure you are getting the most bang for your buck. Firstly, make sure that you know the three best stone settings: the two traditional settings for a larger center stone are Prong and Bezel settings, whereas Pavé is only used for smaller stones.
The prong setting holds the stone is held in place by prongs. It is a popular setting style because it is secure and allows for a lot of light to reach the stone, giving it a brighter appearance. The prong setting is a good choice for rings that will be worn daily.
A bezel setting is where a rim or border encircles the stone, holding it in place. They can be made of metal, plastic, or even glass. Bezel settings are popular because they provide extra protection for the stone, and can be very decorative. They can be used with all sorts of stones, from diamonds to gemstones. Bezel settings can be simple or elaborate, depending on the look you want to achieve.
The pavé is created by setting small stones close together in a row or pattern. It is a popular setting style for engagement and wedding rings. Paving is often used to accentuate the center stone of a piece, or to create a blingy effect around it.
Types of Diamond Cuts
Another aspect that needs to be taken into consideration is the diamond’s cut and workmanship.
Round Brilliant Cut Diamond
Brilliant cut diamonds are special for their unique cut. The cut is designed to maximize the diamond's fire and brilliance. It is the most popular diamond cut and is often used in engagement rings. But, what makes a brilliant-cut diamond so special is its specific facet pattern and precise facet angles that all work together to create a diamond that is sophistication personified. Other brilliant cut rounded stones include Oval, Pear, and Heart Cut diamonds.
There are rectangle shapes like the Emerald Cut with fewer facets and more obvious inclusions, or the Radiant Cut that has more facets and reflects more light. Both of those cuts come in a square shape as well. As for square-shaped diamonds, the Princess Cut is more common than the Square Emerald and the Square Radiant because of its contemporary style. Further, there is the timeless, romantic Cushion Cut diamond that has soft, rounded edges to distinguish itself from the other angular shapes.
Other Diamond Shapes
Other diamond shapes of note include the Marquise Cut that resembles a long teardrop, due to its dramatic pointed ends it has a larger surface area than any other diamond shape. Pear Cut diamonds are known for flattering fingers while showcasing the stone’s distinctive sparkle. A modification to the pear shape is the Heart Cut diamond, a bold and romantic look. The striations in the rock formations are evoked by each of these combined cuts, thus adding to the uniqueness of the rocks.
You can also check out our blog on Mined Vs. Lab Grown Diamonds that goes over the 4 C's of diamonds.
Diamonds are known to be a girl's best friend and make excellent gifts for your loved ones. Remember that it is not the stone itself, not the size or the clarity, but also the cut that makes the stone what it is. Visit us at Throwing Stars Jewelry today to invest in some trustworthy diamond jewelry with great workmanship!
And remember, if you already have a stone that you would like to use, from an heirloom or an ex for example, we would love to help you design a custom piece of jewelry for yourself or loved one.
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