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Types of Diamond Cuts


When you’re picking out a ring, there are a lot of things to consider, one of which would be the cut. A diamond's cut refers to its facets and angles, the proportions and symmetry which affect how light reflects out of the stone. There are actually a lot of cuts to choose from, and here are the most common.


This diamond cut is the most popular diamond shape, representing approximately 75% of all diamonds sold. The round diamond is generally superior to others due to the mechanics of the cut which maximizes potential brightness.

Princess Cut

First created in 1980, the princess cut diamond, is a popular fancy diamond shape for engagement rings. The princess possesses a flexibility that enables it to be worked with in almost any style of ring.


This cut is a football-shaped, modified brilliant-cut. Because it is long and narrow, it can create the illusion of having a greater size. The marquise is a good choice when maximizing perceived size for it has one of the largest surface areas of any diamond shape.

Cushion Cut

The name cushion cut was given because the shape of the diamond is much like a pillow, square cut with rounded corners. For 200 years this cut has been around and has had a resurgence of popularity through some refinements of the shape.

Once you’ve figured out what kind of cut you’re looking for, make sure to get a good ring from an excellent craftsman. IMG is the largest importer of loose diamonds in Northeast Ohio and is known around the world for the quality of our designs. 

No matter what the occasion, you can count on our experts at IMG Jewelers to provide you with the most beautifully designed fine jewelry.  Our long history of helping our customer’s dreams come true is a testament to our philosophy of providing the finest quality, the best values, and outstanding personal service. Contact us today for your custom design.



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