There’s no more essential piece of jewelry than a pair of diamond studs. While the most popular shape for diamond studs is the classic round brilliant, diamond studs come in many different shapes, which allows you to choose a shape that perfectly fits your style. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of our favorite diamond stud shapes and talk a bit about what makes them special. Whether you’re looking to get your first pair of diamond studs or shopping for a new shape to spice up your collection, these diamond studs will make you swoon.
Cushion cut diamond studs offer excellent fire (the rainbow-colored light that shimmers from a diamond) and have unique shape that gives them a vintage look. The cushion cut diamond, which was once called the old mine cut, is shaped like a square or rectangle with rounded corners. For many years, the cushion cut diamond was the most popular diamond shape, thanks to its fiery sparkle.
The cushion cut diamond looks beautiful in every metal, whether you want the icy look of white gold or platinum, or the warmer look of yellow or rose gold. The beautiful pair of cushion cut diamond earrings featured above showcases two dazzling 2 carat cushion cut diamonds set in white gold. The simple beauty of the white gold settings used here excellently compliments the cushion cut’s halo of rainbow light.
Round cut diamonds are the most popular diamond shape today, thanks to their incredible sparkle and classic look. The round cut diamond is cut in what’s called a “brilliant” style, which is a way of cutting a diamond for maximum brilliance (the white-colored light that shimmers from a diamond). The round brilliant cut is unmatched in its ability to reflect and refract light.
The second most popular diamond shape, the princess cut diamond, is also a brilliant cut. However, when comparing a round vs. princess cut diamond, the round comes out above the princess in brilliance. The main reason that people choose a princess cut diamond rather than a round diamond usually comes down to style. The round diamond has a more classic look, while the princess diamond is a bit more modern.
The dazzling pair of round cut diamond earrings seen above features two 1 carat round cut diamonds set in white gold. These earrings are classic, gorgeous, and a true must-have for any diamond lover.
Pear Cut Diamonds
Pear cut diamonds, also called teardrop diamonds, are as unique as they are beautiful. The pear cut diamond is a less common diamond shape that has been coming back into style among those who want a less traditional diamond shape. The pear cut offers all the sparkle of any other white diamond, but has a more distinctive, eye-catching look.
Featured above is a dazzling set of pear cut diamond studs that will have heads turning from across the room. Here, two one carat pear shaped diamonds are set in elegant white gold v-end prong settings. This specialized earring setting cradles the delicate point of the pear shaped diamond, while still allowing the sides of this beautiful shape to be seen.
Asscher Cut Diamonds
The asscher cut diamond is an art deco dream. This unique diamond cut, which has a square shape with cut corners and step cut facets, gets its name from the Asscher Brothers, who created the cut in 1902. The distinctive asscher diamond reached peak popularity in the 1920s during the art deco period of the 1920s, when bold geometric shapes (like those of the asscher cut) were all the rage.
Today, the asscher cut diamond is highly desired among many people, especially those who love its vintage look. Featured above is a pair of asscher cut earrings that perfectly showcases the asscher diamond’s distinct beauty. Here, two asscher cut diamonds are set in white gold, creating an icy, geometric style that’s to die for.
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