Guide to Diamond Shapes

Get an exquisite collection of the best quality diamonds in a variety of shapes, from the round cut diamonds to the popular princess cut, Asscher cut, emerald cut, and more. At Sogani Jewellers, we are known for offering the finest, certified diamonds that have been graded by the GIA or AGSL to have FL-SI2 clarity, D-J colour, and a fair cut.

With the wide collection of diamond jewellery in all different cuts, you get a fair choice to buy from. Choose from the most popular and the traditional round cut diamonds with sheer brilliance to the unique princess cut diamonds that are just too pleasing to the eye. You’ll get all of them, whether you want the classic emerald shape with rectangular facets, or Asscher cut that best highlights the clarity of a diamond, marquise diamonds with the maximum carat weight, oval shape diamonds, radiant cut diamonds with trimmed corners, or the elongated pear shaped ones.

Popular Diamond Shapes

When thinking of diamonds, many will immediately think of the classic round diamond shape. It’s no doubt that the round brilliant cut is the most popular shape but if you’re looking for something different, there are plenty of other shapes available. A diamond’s shape refers to its physical form and each diamond shape is very different, possessing unique characteristics. Even though shape is not a part of the 4 C’s of Diamonds, this element will have an impact on the appearance of your diamond. Since each diamond shape is cut to different specifications, they reflect light differently, giving each shape a unique fire and brilliance.


The round brilliant cut diamond is the most popular shape of diamond. Renowned for its unrivaled fire and brilliance, this shape boasts excellent light refraction properties. It represents approximately 75% of all diamonds sold.


The princess cut is very trendy at the moment; especially for solitaire rings. The color that is emitted from princess cut diamonds is very unique. While the color of other diamond is displayed mainly in the center, the princess cut diamonds show distinct color in each of the corners as well.


Cushion cut diamonds tend to have impeccable brilliance and clarity in their appearance which can be attributed to their rounded corners and larger facets. Cut into a square or rectangular shape with rounded corners and sides, it’s considered by many to be a more vintage version of the round cut diamond.


A marquise cut diamond is a perfect shape for maximizing carat weight by emphasizing the size of the diamond. The marquise cut is rumored to have been specially developed for King Louis XIV of France who wanted a diamond that simulated the smile of Marquise de Pompadour.


Emerald cut diamonds has a unique optical appearance because of the rectangular facets step-cut into the diamond’s pavilion. This type of diamond is more transparent than other shapes, often requiring higher standards of clarity.


The Radiant Cut is an enchanting choice due to its numerous facets found in the pavilion and crown. These features provide a high level of both brilliance and fire. Its cropped corners also make it a delightful match for pairing with rounded or square diamonds.


A winning combination of the marquise and oval cuts, pear shaped diamonds reminds you of teardrops (tears of happiness, of course!). Pear shaped diamonds are cut to produce maximum brilliance, so it’s important to look for excellent symmetry.


Oval cut diamonds have a classic appearance with a modern twist! It is a popular cut in all types of jewelry, especially in engagement rings, The Oval’s elongated silhouette offers a large appearance compared to other shapes of the same carat.


This diamond shape utilizes many of the same cutting techniques as the emerald cut. What set asscher diamonds apart are their uniquely angled and cropped corners creating a timeless look. The asscher cut has recently resurged in popularity, especially amongst celebrities.