diamond shapes, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth, South West, Guide

When you think of a diamond the image of a classic round cut is probably the first to pop into your head. When it comes to diamonds they come in a range of wonderful different shapes, meaning there is a diamond shape to appeal to all tastes.

All beautiful in their own right, how will your possibly choose!

Cushion Diamond, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth, South West

A cushion cut diamond is a square or rectangular shape with rounded corners that resemble a pillow. Large facets create maximum brilliance.

emerald diamond cut, Drakes Jewellers, South West

The emerald cut (originally developed for the gem of the same cut) is rectangular with stepped facets, oozing simplicity and sophistication.

Considered by many as the most romantic shape for a diamond, the heart is the iconic symbol of love.

The marquise shaped diamond delivers drama with its brilliant cut and tapered points at two ends.

Oval Shapes, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth, South West

Oval shaped diamonds appeal to those who like their classics with an edge. Similarly to the classic round, oval diamonds deliver a touch of elegance.

Pear Diamond, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth, South West

The pear shape is a combination of a round and a marquise shape, with a tapered point on one end. This eye catching cut is often referred to as the 'teardrop'.

Princess Cut, Diamonds, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth, South West

Princess cut diamonds are square or slightly rectangular in shape with pointed corners and an array of intricate facets, to create a modern and distinctive look.

Radiant Diamond, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth, South West

The radiant cut combines the shape of the emerald cut with the brilliance of the round diamond. It's trimmed corners are the signature characteristics of this shape.

Round Brilliant, Drakes Jewellers, Plymouth, South West

The classic and most popular of the diamond shapes is the round brilliant cut diamond. It's 57 facets bring out the most fire and sparkle of all the diamond shapes.