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Diamond Guide

Here at watch and jewels we offer the explanation of the "Diamond cut". No two diamonds are the same so when you choose that special diamond you can rest assured it's a one off individual. No one else will have the same diamond in the entire world. When buying a diamond, certificated stones are always the best, the most recognised being GIA, IGI, EGL, a diamond certificate represents independent verification that the stone purchased has all the qualities of cut, colour, clarity, shape, and weight expected. It is a further indication of the condition and value of that diamond as represented on our site. Such certificates are issued by several agencies employing highly trained gemologists and provide an unbiased and accurate evaluation of the diamond. These gemologists scrutinize each stone to analyze its dimensions, clarity, cut, colour, finish, symmetry, and other details.

Round Brilliant Diamonds
The Classic Cut: the vast majority of diamonds sold are rounds. The traditional choice for all occasions and preferred by many for their personal investment portfolio.

Marquise Cut Diamonds
The Marquise Cut takes its name from a legend relating to the Marquise of Pompadour. According to the legend, the Sun King desired a stone to be polished into the shape of the mouth of the Marquise.

Princess Cut Diamonds
The Princess Cut Diamond is a brilliant style shape with sharp, uncut corners. It is typically cut square rather as a rectangle. Brilliant style refers to vertical direction crown and pavilion facets instead of step style horizontally facets.

Emerald Cut Diamonds
An emerald cut diamond shape is usually rectangular. The flat planes of the outside edges allow for a variety of side stones shapes. Typical pairings would be two or three side baguettes

Pear Shaped Diamonds
The pear shaped brilliant diamond is based upon the traditional configuration of the round brilliant diamond. More than other fancy shapes, length-to-width ratio is a matter of taste when it comes to pear shaped diamonds. Because pears may be used for engagement rings, suites in necklaces, dangles in earrings, and integral parts of custom designs, a wide variety of shapes is considered desirable.

Oval Cut Diamonds
The oval cut diamond is based upon the traditional configuration of the round brilliant diamond and that's why its technical name is oval modified brilliant diamond. The oval was invented by Lazare Kaplan in the early 1960s.

Heart Shaped Diamonds
Romantic perfection for the special occasions. The perfect stone for special occasion requirements. The Heart shaped brilliant is the hit item on Valentines Day

Asscher cut Diamonds
The Asscher cut is a modified square cut Emerald characterized by a smaller table and larger step facet than the Emerald Cut. It features dramatic, cut corners. It usually has a high crown and a deeper pavilion. Because of its high crown and small table, the Asscher cut has more light and fire than the Emerald Cut.

Cushion Cut Diamonds
The Cushion Cut was evolved from the ?Old Mine Cut? that was developed before the turn of the century.
A cushion cut is square to rectangular cut with rounded corners and 58 brilliant facets that resemble a pillow shape, hence the name.