Engagement Rings - Fancy Cuts
Fancy cut diamond rings utilise diamonds which have various shapes, excluding the modern, classic Round Brilliant diamond. Princess cut diamonds may also be categorised as Fancy Cut.
Oval cut diamond engagement rings are the preferred shape for people who want a slightly elongated design, possibly to suit long slender fingers. Quite often the customer is looking to put other diamonds around the centre stone to create an Oval cut halo engagement ring.
Pear shaped diamond engagement rings are for those who like asymmetry and the combination of the strong and the soft. When set with surrounding stones, pear shape diamonds look both elegant and striking.
Marquise diamond rings have a sharp, crisp look, either as a solitaire diamond ring or set with other stones. This dramatic shape is somewhat regal and may be reminiscent of royalty. It is also a little unusual and well suited to the discerning and refined buyer, even though the Marquise diamond doesn’t carry a royal price tag.
Square Radiant cut diamonds set into engagement rings are becoming more popular nowadays. They are similar to Princess cut diamonds, but have the corners cut off at 45 degrees. This gives flexibility in the way the diamond is set into the ring. Rectangular Radiant cut diamonds are often the same shape as the traditional Emerald cut, but the facets are more in the style of the princess cut.
Heart shape diamond engagement rings are something quite rare in our collection, but are still made on occasion. Often used as a stand-alone Heart shape Solitaire diamond ring, this shape is for the true romantics.
Trilliant diamonds are the most triangular of all the cuts and usually used on either side of a more regular shaped larger centre diamond. This also goes for Baguette cut diamonds and Tapered baguette diamonds, which complement the focus stone they are set with.
Other more elaborate fancy cuts include the Asprey diamond cut, which is similar to the square cushion, the Criss diamond cut which is a variation on the rectangular Emerald and Radiant cut diamond shapes, the Flanders diamond cut, a variation on the square radiant cut diamond, while the Royal Asscher is a normal Asscher cut, with added facets on the pavilion.
The Tamsin cut diamond is rarely sought after but is an octagonal shape, with a similar pavilion to a Round Brilliant cut diamond.