Looking to get engaged? or just curious to find out what diamond shapes are currently in? This list has a breakdown of what consumers are buying in todays diamond market.
Round Diamonds (Hearts & Arrows)
Throughout time the round cut diamond has been the most popular diamond shape and nothing surprising because it's still the most desirable diamond cut for 2011. A round diamond represents approximately 75% of all diamonds sold world wide. A round shaped diamond with a hearts and arrows cut is much more brilliant then any other round shape diamond and due to its cut and shape a round diamond is generally superior to fancy shapes at the proper reflection of light, maximizing potential brightness.
First Created in 1960, the Princess cut diamond is by far the most popular fancy shape diamond and still continues to grow in popularity and tops the charts and still retains the number two spot.
The Radiant Diamond is a modified square shape which makes a nice bridge between a cushion and princess cut diamonds. A radiant cut diamond has complete brilliant-cut facet pattern, making it a very desirable.
The cushion cut diamond combines a square cut with rounded corners. The first cushion cut diamond was created almost 200 years ago, the cut has gone through some very much needed refinements and this has led to a recent resurgence in popularity.