Princess Cut & Other
Basic Shapes of Diamond Stud Earrings
cut diamonds refer
to diamonds that have been crafted in a square shape. Origins
relay back to 1979 when a jeweler created the square cut to
rival the brilliance that comes with the round “brilliant”
cut. Today, princess cut diamond earrings rank second in popularity,
in diamond earrings, necklaces and diamond engagement rings.
The princess cut is shaped similar to that of a pyramid,
with the top being cut into a square or rectangular form,
and the bottom reaching a point in the setting.
Not only are princess
cut diamond earrings going to create the most dazzle, but they also
give you a bang for your buck – as less of the diamond needs to
be cut to create the signature look. This way, the stone often comes
at a cheaper price than other cuts. When
buying princess cut diamond earrings the cut should be precise.
Precision is necessary with the princess cut – as the entire view
is from stop the diamond. It needs to be impeccably accurate
to reflect the light, and retain its sparkly appeal. Since so much
of the diamond is on display from the top, it is recommended that
the color of princess cut diamond an earring stud is above a G.
This will ensure that the diamond appears natural in color, without
any distracting tints. Clarity determines the flaws within a diamond.
When buying a princess cut diamond it is important that the rating
be above a VS2 to ensure the diamond appears flawless to the naked
Princess cut diamond
earrings are a timeless classic, as they always retain the dazzle.
The way that princess cut diamond earrings are created allows the
light to dance within the diamond, creating the brilliance of the
round stone with modern, elegant style.
It is important to keep in mind that although princess cut diamonds,
and brilliant cut diamonds may be of the same carat weight – the
diameter of the princess cut may be smaller, as the diamond is longer,
and pyramid shaped, accounting for the carat weight. Princess cut
diamond earrings are a great gift idea, or a great present to spoil
yourself with. They were created with the purpose of maximizing
brilliance in a square cut, and have succeeded – and are only growing
Shapes of Diamond Stud Earrings
Not only do diamond
fashion earrings come in a variety of colors and sizes, they come
in a variety of shapes. Each of these shapes creates a different
appearance of the diamond earrings, and each shape comes in and
out of style each season. Of course, there is the classic princess
and brilliant cut – but diamond earrings have become popular in
other styles like pear or fancy shaped stones.
Square Shaped diamond earrings are available in cuts like princess,
or emerald cut. What is the difference between emerald cut diamond
earrings, and princess cut diamond earrings? Emeralds cut stones
appear to be shaped like rectangles and yields the most brilliant
of the square stones. Emerald shaped cuts seem to hold the most
color, so when choosing an emerald cut be sure to choose a clear
stone, or a stone with a good color rating (over a g rating). Princess
cut diamond earrings sparkle effervescently because of the cut to
take advantage of the facets within the diamond.
Round shaped diamond earrings come in two main cuts; brilliant
cuts of diamond earrings allow the light to come through the stone
creating a highly sparkled effect. This is one of the most popular
cuts of diamond earrings, and interestingly enough is the most chosen
for diamond earring gifts.
diamond earrings have been popularized with days like Valentines
Day. The heart setting is created with a cut of diamond
that is flat upon the top, and has many facets created to
make the heart shaped diamond earrings sparkle. These earrings
are a perfect gift, regardless of the holiday – and can add
a different direction to the jewel box. Heart shaped diamond
earrings are available at most stores, especially around Valentine’s
Day – but can be special ordered to suit the occasion from
most jewelers if they are not in stock.
Fancy shaped diamond
earrings include; marquis, pave diamonds and bevel style diamond
earrings. Pave style diamond earrings include various smaller stones
fitted together to give the illusion of a larger stone within the
diamond stud earrings. Earrings that have been created to have a
bezel cut are flush with the mounting, so the stone does not protrude.
Using fancy shaped stones allows the diamond to appear larger and
more elaborate because of the unique cutting styles.
Regardless of which style is chosen, the shape will remain timeless
– as all diamond earrings do. Fancy cuts are most often found
in drop earrings, whereas the basic cuts such as princess, emerald
and brilliant are reserved for the traditional diamond stud earrings.
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