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Understanding Different Diamond Cuts: A Guide to Finding Your Perfect Sparkle

Understanding Different Diamond Cuts: A Guide to Finding Your Perfect Sparkle

When selecting a diamond, one of the most important factors to consider is its cut. The cut of a diamond not only influences its shape but also significantly impacts its brilliance, fire, and overall aesthetic appeal. At LeGassick, we believe that understanding the various diamond cuts can help you make an informed decision and find the perfect piece of jewellery. Here's a guide to the most popular diamond cuts and what makes each one unique.

1. Round Brilliant

Milena features a 2.01 carat round brilliant cut white diamond at her centre. She is supported with a total of 14 round brilliant cut diamonds down her shoulders. She was designed and handcrafted by LeGassick's Master Jewellers, Gold Coast, Australia.

The round brilliant cut is the most popular and iconic diamond cut, known for its exceptional sparkle and timeless appeal. This cut features 58 facets, including 33 on the crown and 25 on the pavilion, strategically positioned to maximize light reflection and refraction. The round brilliant cut is designed to optimize brilliance, fire, and scintillation, making it the go-to choice for classic engagement rings and versatile jewellery pieces.

2. Princess

1.00ct Princess Cut Diamond Engagement Ring set in 18ct White Gold available at LeGassick Diamonds and Jewellery Gold Coast, Australia.

The princess cut is a modern and elegant square-shaped diamond with sharp corners, typically featuring 57 or 58 facets. The faceting pattern consists of vertically split pavilion facets and chevron-shaped facets that enhance its brilliance and fire. Its geometric shape and excellent light performance make it a perfect choice for contemporary styles and those who prefer a clean, symmetrical look.

3. Cushion

Melody features a trilogy of cushion-cut diamonds which includes a 2.11 carat centre stone with 2 x 0.50ct side stones that have been encircled by a halo of rare natural Argyle pink diamonds. Melody is delicately set with a further 40 round brilliant cut diamonds underneath the trilogy. She was designed and handcrafted by LeGassick's Master Jewellers, Gold Coast, Australia.

Combining a square or rectangular shape with rounded corners, the cushion cut diamond exudes a vintage charm. It typically features 58 facets, with larger facets that enhance its brilliance and give it a romantic, old-world feel. The cushion cut can have either a brilliant or modified brilliant facet pattern, with variations like the "crushed ice" look, popular for those seeking a blend of classic and modern aesthetics.

4. Emerald

Athena features a 3.02 carat Emerald-cut solitaire diamond, handcrafted in platinum and supported by 12 round brilliant cut diamonds in the band totalling 0.48ct. Athena is softened by a fine ribbon of rose gold around the white diamond, delicately set with rare Argyle pink diamonds. She was designed and handcrafted by LeGassick's Master Jewellers, Gold Coast, Australia.

The emerald cut is distinguished by its rectangular shape and step-cut facets, typically featuring 57 facets. This cut emphasizes the diamond’s clarity and color over its brilliance, creating a hall-of-mirrors effect with flashes of light. The emerald cut's large, open table and parallel facets give it a sophisticated, elegant look, ideal for those who appreciate understated glamour and refined beauty.

5. Oval

0.70 Carat Oval Diamond Engagement Ring With Diamond Shoulders from LeGassick Jewellery.

The oval cut diamond offers a unique twist on the traditional round shape, with an elongated silhouette that creates the illusion of greater size. It typically features 56 facets, arranged to maximize light reflection and enhance brilliance. Its elongated form flatters the finger, making it a popular choice for engagement rings, while its brilliant faceting pattern ensures exceptional sparkle.

6. Marquise

Marquise Solitaire 0.70 carat diamond engagement ring available at LeGassick Diamonds and Jewellery Gold Coast, Australia.

The marquise cut, also known as the "navette" cut, features an elongated shape with 58 facets and pointed ends. This cut maximizes carat weight, making the diamond appear larger. Its distinctive shape is perfect for those who want a bold, dramatic look and a diamond that stands out from the crowd. The marquise cut's unique outline also creates an elegant, elongated appearance on the finger.

7. Pear

18ct Gold 0.50ct Pear Solitaire Engagement Ring with Diamond Band available at LeGassick diamonds and jewellery Gold Coast, Australia

Resembling a teardrop, the pear cut diamond combines the best of the round and marquise cuts. It features 58 facets, with one rounded end and one pointed end, offering a blend of brilliance and elegance. The pear cut’s unique shape allows for versatile wear, whether with the point facing up or down, making it a favorite for pendants and earrings. Its brilliant faceting pattern ensures optimal light performance and sparkle.

8. Asscher

4.46 Carat Double Row Asscher Cut Diamond Ring from LeGassick Jewellery.

The Asscher cut is a square-shaped diamond with step-cut facets and typically 58 facets. Its high crown and large, open table create a distinctive "X" pattern when viewed from above, emphasizing clarity and creating a unique optical effect. Similar to the emerald cut, the Asscher cut’s step-cut facets give it a vintage appeal and refined elegance, perfect for those who appreciate Art Deco style and geometric designs.

9. Radiant

0.80ct Radiant Cut Engagement Ring set with a Argyle Pink Diamond available at LeGassick Diamonds and Jewellery Gold Coast, Australia.

Combining the elegance of the emerald cut with the brilliance of the round cut, the radiant cut diamond has a rectangular or square shape with trimmed corners and typically 70 facets. Its numerous facets create exceptional sparkle, making it a popular choice for those seeking a balance of brilliance and unique shape. The radiant cut’s facet arrangement enhances its fire and scintillation, making it a dazzling choice for any jewellery piece.

10. Heart

Heart Shaped Diamond Halo Ring With White And Pink Diamonds from LeGassick.

The heart cut is the ultimate symbol of love and romance, featuring a heart-shaped diamond with 56 to 58 facets. This cut requires exceptional craftsmanship to ensure symmetry and brilliance, with a distinct cleft at the top and a pointed end. The heart cut’s brilliant facet pattern enhances its sparkle, making it a sentimental choice for romantic occasions and a unique alternative for engagement rings.


Choosing the right diamond cut is a personal decision that reflects your style and preferences. At LeGassick, our expert jewellers are here to guide you through the process, ensuring you find the perfect diamond that suits your taste and occasion. Whether you prefer the classic sparkle of a round brilliant cut or the vintage charm of a cushion cut, we have a diverse selection of finely crafted diamonds to help you create a piece of jewellery that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Explore our collection today and discover the beauty and brilliance of LeGassick diamonds. If you have any questions or need assistance, our team is always here to help you find the perfect sparkle.