House of Diamonds has the largest and most extensive in-house inventory of all diamond shapes in Hawaii. Feel free to look at and browse through all the different shapes in our office.
Our high quality standards allows us to search and pick the most beautiful diamond shapes. We have an expansive collection of round brilliant diamonds and we also offer the largest inventory in-house of ‘Fancy-Shaped’ (Non-Round) diamonds available to see.
The Round cut diamond is the most popular diamond shape, representing approximately 75% of all diamonds sold. As a result of the ideal dimensions of its shape, the round diamond is commonly superior to fancy shapes as the proper reflection of light maximizes the potential brightness of a diamond also known as the ‘Bling’ factor. It is also the most valuable diamond of all shapes, because it requires the largest sacrifice of weight from the rough when cut.
The Princess cut diamond was first created in 1980 and is the most popular fancy diamond shape for engagement rings. This is a square or rectangular cut with several sparkling facets. Because of its design, this cut requires more weight to be directed toward the diamond’s depth in order to maximize brilliance. Princess cuts are flattering to a hand with long fingers.
The Cushion cut diamond combines a square cut with rounded corners, much like a pillow. It is an antique style of cut that is a hybrid between an Old Mine Cut (a deep cut with large facets that was common in the late 19th and the early 20th centuries) and a modern oval cut. This Old Mine Cut has been around for almost 200 years, and for the first century of its existence was the most popular diamond shape (similar to round cut today). The Cushion cut is used in a variety of styles in rings, and provides a classic touch for its elegance and resemblance to its antique predecessor.
The Heart Shaped diamond is the ultimate symbol of romance, as it is a unique and unmistakable symbol of love, popular in solitaire pendants as well as rings. The skill of the cutter determines the beauty of the cut. Look for a stone with an even shape and a well-defined outline.
The Asscher cut diamond was first produced in 1902 by the Asscher Brothers of Holland. The Asscher cut diamond is similar to the emerald cut, but in a square shape with larger step facets, a higher crown, and a smaller table. This combination often produces more brilliance than the emerald cut.
The unique look of the Emerald cut diamond is due to the step cut facets of its pavilion, and its large, open table. It is known as a ‘Step Cut’ because its concentric broad, flat planes resemble stair steps. Inclusions and inferior color are significantly visible in this particular cut, so superior clarity and color are ideal to take advantage of the beauty of this shape.
The Oval cut diamond is a perfectly symmetrical shape popular among women with small hands or short fingers. Its elongated shape gives a flattering illusion of length to the hand. Ovals are a modified brilliant-cut, like a round brilliant, so the two diamond shapes possess a similar fire and brilliance.
The Marquise cut diamond is an elongated shape with pointed ends inspired by the fetching smile of the ‘Marquise de Pompadour’ and commissioned by the ‘Sun King’, France’s Louis XIV, who wanted a diamond to match it. It is gorgeous when used as a solitaire or when enhanced by smaller diamonds. Because the marquise diamond is long and narrow, it can also create the illusion of greater size. Carat for carat, the marquise diamond has one of the largest surface areas of any diamond shape, making it a good choice when trying to maximize perceived size.
This is a spectacular wedge of brittle fire. First developed in Amsterdam, the exact design can vary depending on a particular diamond’s natural characteristics and the cutter’s personal preferences. It may be a traditional triangular shape with pointed corners or a more rounded triangular shape with 25 facets on the crown, 19 facets on the pavilion, and a polished girdle. It is definitely for the adventurous.
The Pear shaped diamond is a hybrid cut, combining the best of the oval and the marquise, and is shaped most like a sparkling teardrop. Ideally, a pear shaped diamond should possess excellent or very good symmetry. The point should line up with the apex of the rounded end. It also belongs to that category of diamond whose design most complements a hand with small or average-length fingers. It is particularly beautiful for pendants or earrings.
The radiant cut diamond combines the elegance of the emerald shape diamond with the brilliance of the round, and its 70 facets maximize the effect of its color refraction .It is the first rectangular cut to have a complete brilliant-cut facet pattern applied to both the crown and pavilion, creating a vibrant and lively diamond.