Diamonds come in different shapes. Each shape has different and unique characteristics that come to determine its specific quality. In most cases, BNT Diamonds uses the two following diamond shapes for investment purposes:
The round brilliant cut diamond is by far the most popular and most researched diamond shape available today. This shape has set the traditional standard for all diamond looks. In addition, a round diamond will typically give you more flexibility in terms of balancing cut, colour, and clarity grades while still getting the fire and brilliance you want.
The princess diamond has a square rectangular appearance. Princess-cut diamonds can vary greatly in how square or rectangular they are. The cut requires more weight to be directed toward the diamond's depth in order to maximise brilliance. Depth percentages of 70% to 78% are not uncommon with these diamond shapes.
On demand, BNT Diamonds also offers a variety of other shapes, including such as pear, oval, heart, cushion, asscher, emerald, marquise, or radiant. Let’s look at a few.
Also known as the teardrop cut, pear shaped diamonds offer an elegant and unforgettable look with one rounded end and one pointed end. This signature silhouette creates a classical and timeless look. Plus, only a small percentage of diamonds on the market today are pear shaped, which adds to the exclusivity of this choice of investment.
Oval shaped diamonds are similar to the classic round shape except for their narrower sides which elongate the stone and accentuate the look. This shape is popular because the cut maximises the carat weight of the diamond.
Heart shaped diamonds offer a unique and expertly cut heart look that makes a stylistic statement. These diamonds typically cost less than round cut diamonds, but getting a well-cut heart-shaped look is a difficult task.
Cushion cut diamonds offer a slightly more modern, yet still classic look with high brilliance, though slightly less so than round cut diamonds. With that said, the cushion cut has been around for over 200 years and when it first entered the market it was the most coveted cut for nearly a century.