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The Jewelry Hut, The online premier Diamonds Store, has an exceptional selection of diamonds in round shape and fancy shapes.  All of our loose diamonds are certified diamonds are graded by an independent diamond Lab that includes diamond clarity, FL - SI2, diamond color, D - J, and diamond cut, Ideal, Excellent, Very Good, Good, and Fair.

  • Choosing a Diamond Shape that is best for you.

All diamond shape have very different unique characteristics that determine the quality of each diamond shape. Below, learn how to recognize the most beautiful diamond and select the right diamond shape to compliment your taste. If you have any questions or require assistance in searching for a diamond that is perfect for you, please contact the “The Jewelry Hut Diamond specialist.”

Today, the round brilliant diamond shape is the most popular diamond shape available.  For past 100 years, skilled diamond cutters have been using advanced theories of light behavior and precise mathematical calculations to optimize the diamond fire and brilliance in a round shape diamond. In addition to being the most popular and researched diamond shape, a round diamond will typically give more flexibility in terms of balancing cut, color, and clarity grades while getting the fire and brilliance you desire for your diamond.

For maximum brilliance of a traditional round shape diamond, select one with two highest cut grades, Ideal Cut or Very Good Cut; and choose Ideal, Excellent, or Very Good Polish or Symmetry Grades.

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Princess shape diamonds are the most popular fancy shape diamonds. Its beautiful brilliance and unique cut makes it a favorite choice for engagement rings. The princess diamond has pointed corners and is traditionally square in shape. When choosing color grade, consider that while the price of a I color non-round fancy shape diamond is exceptional, color may be slightly visible in its corners.  Princess cut diamonds can also vary greatly in how square or rectangular they are.  to find the dimension of a princess shape diamond, look for the “length to width ratio”  in The Jewelry Hut Diamond Search details.  The length to width ratio of a princess diamond help you to determine what the diamond will look like when viewing it from above.  Below, The Jewelry Hut shows you the length to width ratios for a princess shape diamond that is pleasing to eye.

For a princess diamond shape that is square, look for length to width ratios between 1.00 - 1.05.  If you prefer more of a rectangular princess shape, look for length to width ratios greater than 1.10.

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What makes the emerald shape diamond different is its pavilion, which is cut with rectangular facets to create a unique optical appearance.  Due to its larger, open table, this shape highlights the clarity of a diamond.  If you choose an emerald shape diamond with a lower clarity grade, such as SI, be sure to review the clarity plot on the diamond certificate. Also, emerald cut diamonds can vary greatly in how rectangular they are. If you would prefer an emerald cut diamond with a squared outline, look for an Asscher cut diamond.  To find the shape of emerald you want, look for the length to width ratio in The Jewelry Hut Diamond Search details.  The length to width ratio will determine the diamond’s outline, or what it will look like when viewed from the top.

For the classic emerald cut shape diamond, look for a length to width ratio between 1.30 to 1.40.  For the highest standard of craftsmanship available in an emerald shape diamond, view The Jewelry Hut Diamonds list.

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This beautifully unique diamond shape is nearly identical to the emerald cut diamond, except that it is square.  Also, the Asscher shape has a pavilion that is cut with rectangular facets in the same style as the emerald shape diamond. If your choose SI clarity when purchasing an asscher shape diamond, be sure to view the clarity plot on the diamond certificate, because this shape highlights the clarity of the diamond. When choosing a color grade, consider that while the price of J color fancy shape diamond is exceptional, color may be slightly visible in its corners.

All Asscher cut shape diamonds from The Jewelry Hut will appear square, because each one is guaranteed to have a length to width ratio between 1.00 to 1.05.  For and ideal asscher shape diamond, please view The Jewelry Hut Diamonds list.

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The shape of a Marquise diamond can maximize carat weight, giving you a much larger looking diamond. This brilliant cut diamond looks beautiful set with a round or pear shape diamonds on each its two sides, and the length of the marquise diamond makes fingers appear long and slender. To find the dimension of a marquise shape diamond you prefer, look for the length to width ratio (L to W ratio) in The Jewelry Hut Diamond Search details.  The length to width ratio will determine the diamond’s outline, or what it will look like when viewed from the top.

For most traditional marquise cut shape diamonds, look for length to width ratio of 1.75 to 2.25.

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An Oval Shape diamond has beautiful brilliance that is similar to a round shape diamond. Oval shape diamonds are also very popular as their length to width ratio can accentuate long, slender fingers. To find your desired dimension of an oval shape diamond, look for the length to width ratio (L to W ratio) in The Jewelry Hut Diamond Search details.  The length to width ratio will determine the diamond’s outline, or what it will look like when viewed from the top.

For most traditional Oval cut shape diamonds, look for the length to width ratio of 1.33 to 1.66.

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This brilliant Pear cut shape diamond is also called a teardrop diamond for its single point and rounded end.  The unique look of the pear shape diamond helps make it a popular choice for a variety of diamond jewelry.  If you choose an elongated pear shape diamond, the length of the diamond creates a subtle slimming effect on the fingers.

To understand what the diamond will look when viewing it from above, look for the length to width ratio on each diamond’s length to width ratio (L to W ratio) in The Jewelry Hut Diamond Search details.  For most traditional Pear cut Shape diamonds, look for the length to width ration of 1.45 to 1.75.

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Trimmed corners are the signature of Radiant cut shaped diamonds, and they help make the radiant cut diamond a popular and versatile choice for jewelry.  A radiant shape diamond looks equally beautiful set with either baguette or round shape diamonds on each of its two sides.  Radiant cut shaped diamonds can vary in their degree of rectangularity. To find the dimension of your desired radiant shape diamond, look for the length to width ratio (L to W ratio) in The Jewelry Hut Diamond Search details.  The length to width ratio of a radiant shape diamond will determine the diamond’s outline, or what it will look like when viewed from the top.

For a radiant shape diamond that is square, look for length to width ratio of 1 to 1.05 or greater than 1.10 length to width ratio when you choose a rectangular radiant shape diamond.

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This unique Cushion Shape diamond has been popular for more than a century.  Cushion Cut diamonds, also are known as “pillow Cut” diamonds, have been rounded corners and larger facets to increase their brilliance. The larger facets of a cushion shape diamond highlight the diamond’s clarity, so if you have decided to purchase an SI clarity grade cushion shape diamond, be sure to review the clarity plot on the diamond certificate. Cushion cut shaped diamonds are available in shapes ranging from square to rectangular shapes.  To find the dimension of the cushion shape diamond you will select to purchase, look for the length to width ratio (L to W ratio) in The Jewelry Hut Diamond Search details. The length to width ratio will determine the diamond’s outline, or what it will look like when viewed from above.

For a cushion cut shaped diamond that is square, look for length to width ratio of 1 to 1.05 or greater than 1.15 length to width ratio when you choose a rectangular cushion shape diamond.

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The Heart shape diamond is the ultimate symbol of love.  The unique look of the heart cut shaped diamond helps make it a distinctive choice for a variety of diamond jewelry. When choosing a color grade, consider that while the price of a J color heart shape diamond is exceptional, color may be slightly visible in its corners.  To find the dimension of a heart shape diamond you will choose to buy, look for the length to width ratio (L to W ratio) in The Jewelry Hut Diamond Search details.  The length to width ratio will show you the diamond’s outline, or what it will look like when the diamond is viewed from the top.

For more traditional heart cut shaped diamond. look for the length to width ratio of 0.90 to 1.10.

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